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I hate when things are over…summer reading beckons

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

Storytime Standouts’ guest contributor reflects on the school year and looks forward to summer reading One of my favourite lines from the song Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Deep Blue Something is “And I hate when things are over/ when so much is left undone”. At the moment, it sums up how I feel about the end of the school year. Though I look forward to the summer, the break, the rest, and the, hopefully, nice weather, I…

Discover Classic Picture Book: No, David!

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

No, David! written and illustrated by David Shannon Classic picture book published by Blue Sky Press, an imprint of Scholastic I have shared No, David! with dozens of preschool age children and, without exception, this is a picture book that they understand, appreciate and relate to. David is a child who can’t seem to do anything right. Whether reaching for a cookie jar, eating dinner, taking a bath or practicing his baseball swing,…

Good Dog, Carl – Checking Out a Classic Wordless Picture Book

Monday, June 18th, 2012

Storytime Standouts looks at wordless picture book Good Dog, Carl by Alexandra Day Good Dog, Carl created by Alexandra Day Almost wordless picture book published by Simon and Schuster This immensely popular almost wordless picture book will be thoroughly enjoyed by dog lovers and young mischief makers. When mother goes out for awhile, she asks her pet rottweiler, named Carl, to look after the sleeping baby. Carl watches at the window as Mother…

Lilly’s Chocolate Heart – A Sweet Treat for Valentine’s Day

Sunday, January 13th, 2013

Storytime Standouts looks at Lilly’s Chocolate Heart, a sweet story about Lilly (of Purple Plastic Purse fame) and her one remaining foil-wrapped Valentine’s Day chocolate heart. Lilly’s Chocolate Heart written and illustrated by Kevin Henkes Lilly is a beloved picturebook character. Best known for Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse , she also appears in Lilly’s Big Day, Chester’s Day, Wemberly Worried and Julius…

Books for Bedtime! Special Stories to Share with Children

Saturday, May 20th, 2017

Finding the perfect bedtime story can make all the difference as toddlers and preschoolers settle down for the night. In this post, we have a look at some delightful picture books that will set the tone for a good night’s sleep. In the comments, we hope you’ll let us know about your favorite books for bedtime! 10 Minutes till Bedtime written and illustrated by Peggy Rathmann Mostly wordless picture book published by G.P….

Anti Bullying Chapter Book – Joshua T. Bates in Trouble Again

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

You may also be interested in our page about anti-bullying picture books and novels for children, our page about anti bullying web resources or our posts tagged “anti bullying”. Joshua T. Bates in Trouble Again written by Susan Shreve and illustrated by Roberta Smith Anti bullying chapter book published by Knopf Books for Young Readers | Random House The day after Thanksgiving is extra special for Joshua T. Bates. It it the day he…

Introducing illustrator François Thisdale

Thursday, January 26th, 2017

…thor or illustrator who was a favourite? Why do you suppose that person’s work resonated with you? As far as I remember, I’ve always been attracted by drawing and art in general. At the age of 4 or 5, my favorite series of books was Tintin and Snowy, by Hergé. I’ve been moved deeply by one of these books, Tintin and the Blue Lotus. All Tintin and Snowy books were very special to me but this specific book haunted me by the…

Halloween Theme Picture Book Treats!

Sunday, October 23rd, 2016

…A Creepy Countdown at Amazon.com A Creepy Countdown at Amazon.ca Scaredy Squirrel Prepares for Halloween written and illustrated Mélanie Watt Halloween theme picture book published by Kids Can Press Scaredy Squirrel is a fun series of picture books written and illustrated by Mélanie Watt. In Scaredy Squirrel Prepares for Halloween, Scaredy has put together eight short chapters featuring panels with maps, lists, illustrations and diagrams…

Meet Author and Storyteller Joan Marie Galat

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

…Joan Marie Galat wasn’t published until the age of 12, when she became a paid weekly newspaper columnist. Today she is an award-winning and best selling author. Joan shares her love of the stars in the Dot to Dot in the Sky series, which combines the science of the night sky with the ancient myths that give constellations and planets their names. Her first title, Dot to Dot in the Sky, Stories in the Stars, became a best seller within six weeks…

Bone, Fog, Ash & Star: The Last Days of Tian Di, Book 3

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

…el right at the time, but have long term consequences that need to be weighed and judged. Sometimes, life really is choosing the lesser of two evils and this is a lesson that Eliza faces constantly. In this third book of her series, Catherine Egan pulls the reader in with intense action right from the start. When Eliza’s friend, Charlie, becomes the victim of an assassination attempt, just as she’s trying to tell him she has feelings…

Don’t stop the readin’…hold on to that read aloud feeling

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

…hardcore Journey fans…I’m sorry 🙂 (ps: it helps if you listen to the song in the background softly so you can read with the beat) Just a grade five girl Readin’ bout’ a wizard world She read the whole series Loved the characters Just a grade six boy Thinks he doesn’t like to read He found The Outsiders Thinks he’s Ponyboy His father comes into the room The moon is out the day is done For a while they can read…

Fabulous Fall Picture Books

Saturday, September 21st, 2013

…for toddlers or preschoolers published by Kids Can Press Beautifully vibrant and intriguing mixed media illustrations highlight this picture book for very young children. Written in rhyming couplets, the book is second in a series about Kitten. As the young cat explores the out-of-doors, young children will delight in the many animals that are encountered. Each is eating and preparing for winter. Kitten’s Autumn at Amazon.com…

Meet Author Laura Thomas

Friday, August 29th, 2014

…e you most proud of? My latest published children’s book is a Christian teen fiction novel, Tears of a Princess. It was published last year as the sequel to Tears to Dancing, and I’m currently finishing the third book in the series, Tears, Fears and Fame. As you might guess from the titles, these books are rather emotionally charged! They are written for female readers aged eleven-plus, and press into some topical issues for teen girls, always…

Forever Four is fantastic

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

Forever Four written by Elizabeth Cody Kimmel Part of the Forever Four series for middle grade readers/tweens published by Grosset & Dunlap, an Imprint of Penguin More book suggestions for middle grade readers I’m always equal parts wary and excited to start a new kids novel. Will I like it? Will my ten year old? Will my class? What messages are there and how can I tie it into curriculum? Sometimes, I read novels specifically to…

Discovering Diversity – Princesses in Picture Books

Monday, October 21st, 2013

…away her betrothed, Princess Elizabeth decides she must rescue him. Elizabeth’s wardrobe is in ruins so wears a paper bag as she follows the path of destruction to the dragon’s cave. Once there, Elizabeth uses a series of clever tricks to rescue Ronald. He is not at all grateful for her efforts on his behalf and gets exactly what he deserves. – Read America! Classic – NEA’s Cat-a-List for Reading – Greatest…

Celebrating Grandparents – Picture Books Featuring Grandpa and Grandma

Monday, October 7th, 2013

…Amazon.com Emma’s Story at Amazon.ca Grand written by Marla Stewart Konrad Picture book featuring photos of children and their grandparents from around the world published by Tundra Books The World Vision Early Readers series features minimal text and striking photographs from Romania, Uganda, Mongolia, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Pakistan, Cambodia, Vietnam. Grand depicts children and their grandparents enjoying quiet moments together,…

Score a Winning Hockey Picture Book!

Friday, November 15th, 2013

…three children are terribly disappointed to be left out but, as the end of the hockey season approaches, the Wolves’ goalie is injured and the coach asks Danny to play. The Moccasin Goalie is the first of a three book series. The Final Game is the second book. Victory at Paradise Hill is the third. Gorgeous illustrations – many using a pointillist technique – beautifully depict the joy of outdoor wintertime play. The story…

Using Word Families With Beginning Readers

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

…o be proud of (rather than just one). There have been many, many books written that focus on word families. A search of “Fat Cat” might produce a dozen or more results. I’m delighted to let you know about a series that combines word families, spinning word wheels, picture clues and early reader books. The word wheels are sturdy and easy to spin. They each create eight words: the wheel for Bug in a Rug produces bug, hug, dug,…

Our Free Printables

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010

…e picture dictionaries are all together on our Picture Dictionary page. We know young children get a great sense of satisfaction from using pictures to help them decode words. With these picture dictionaries, they can read a series of related words or they use the words to write a story. If you prefer, by following the links below, you can access all of our free preschool and kindergarten printables including prereading, reading and writing…

Special Wordless Picture Books to Enjoy with Your Child

Friday, August 19th, 2011

Wordless picture books are great for encouraging language development in young children. These books usually tell a story, clearly depicting a series of events. Before attempting to tell a ’story’, children should be encouraged to look through the entire book and get a sense of what is about to happen and how the story ends. Many children delight in the discovery that there are no words to ‘read.’ This can make for an exciting role reversal as…

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