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Halloween Theme Picture Book Treats!

Sunday, October 23rd, 2016

…or Halloween: A Safety Guide for Scaredies at Amazon.com Scaredy Squirrel Prepares for Halloween: A Safety Guide for Scaredies at Amazon.ca Ten Timid Ghosts written and illustrated by Jennifer O’Connell Halloween theme counting book published by Cartwheel Books, an imprint of Scholastic When a moving truck pulls up to a haunted house, the ten resident ghosts watch nervously. Before too long, a green-skinned witch is scaring the ghosts with…

What a beautiful seaside counting book: A Pod of Orcas

Saturday, January 29th, 2011

A Pod of Orcas: A Seaside Counting Book written by Sheryl McFarlane and illustrated by Kirsti Anne Wakelin Counting, Rhyming Picture book published by Fitzhenry and Whiteside Preschoolers will love counting the sailboats, harbour seals, sandcastles and magnificent orca whales. Written and illustrated by residents of British Columbia, the gentle rhymes and striking illustrations encourage closer examination of a beautiful day at the seaside….

Billy Bully Learns Consequences of Bullying

Saturday, November 17th, 2012

…away from him. There is no one to play with. Now Billy Bully’s feeling blue, Until – he figures out just what to do. He says to Sheep, “It’s you who won.” And now his friends are up to 1! After counting down his friends, Billy sets to work repairing the harm he has done. When Billy Bull learns how to play, all his friends come back to stay. Best suited to preschool or kindergarten age children, Billy Bully is a…

Night Light – A Picture Book That Shines

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

…computer-generated illustrations include a zooming train, a hovering helicopter, a shiny taxi, a chugging tugboat, a hard-working loader and a gleaming firetruck. All have lights that shine in the dark. Youngsters will enjoy counting the lights, hearing clues and then speculating on what vehicle’s lights are glowing through the die cuts. As well, they will enjoy looking at the flip side of the die cuts and how Blechman incorporates the…

Zero by Kathryn Otoshi offers Countless Treats

Friday, November 4th, 2011

Zero by Kathryn Otoshi A counting picture book that examines themes of self esteem and self worth published by KO Kids Books Kathryn Otoshi’s picture book, One, was a delight from cover to cover and won many awards. Her latest picture book is titled, Zero and it will certainly be a strong contender as well. When Zero looks at herself in a mirror, she sees ‘nothing’ and ’emptiness.’ She compares herself to other,…

Summer and Camping Theme Picture Books and Printables for Young Children

Saturday, July 23rd, 2011

…. Note – Heat Wave begins on a Sunday and ends on a Saturday. If desired, extension activities could include learning about the days of the week. Heat Wave at Amazon.com Heat Wave at Amazon.ca A Pod of Orcas: A Seaside Counting Book written by Sheryl McFarlane and illustrated by Kirsti Anne Wakelin Ocean and beach-theme concept book published by Fitzhenry & Whiteside Preschoolers will love the sailboats, harbour seals, sandcastles and…

One Two That’s My Shoe by Alison Murray

Sunday, January 17th, 2016

One Two That’s My Shoe written and illustrated by Alison Murray Counting Picture Book published by Disney Hyperion Books A delightful, cheery picture book, One Two That’s My Shoe by Alison Murray will have tremendous appeal for toddlers, preschoolers and older children. Beautiful illustrations feature a lovely palette and direct readers to notice numbers and what is to be counted in each two-page spread. Very well-suited to a…

And the winner is…Cat’s Night Out

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

…bdued, delicate colours and their minimal movement, mysteriously transform a smoky New York night into a grooving and pulsating background for his cool dancing cats.” My thoughts about Cat’s Night Out”… It’s Saturday night and, as Easy Street grows dark, it is time for the neighborhood felines to kick up their heels. Featuring evocative illustrations that include hidden numbers, this rhyming counting book also…

Pumpkin Patch Fun! Picture Books and Free Printables

Tuesday, October 20th, 2015

…ry age children. No reference to Halloween. Pumpkin Town! Or, Nothing Is Better and Worse Than Pumpkins at Amazon.com Pumpkin Town! Or, Nothing Is Better and Worse Than Pumpkins at Amazon.ca Sixteen Runaway Pumpkins Rhyming, counting picture book about harvesting pumpkins written by Dianne Ochiltree and illustrated by Anne-Sophie Lanquetin Sam Raccoon is confident when she heads out to the pumpkin patch. She pulls a large blue wagon behind her…

Anti Bullying

Monday, July 11th, 2011

…loses friends. Eventually Billy Bully discovers that every one of his classmates has run away from him. There is no one to play with. Now Billy Bully’s feeling blue, Until – he figures out just what to do. After counting down his friends, Billy sets to work repairing the harm he has done. When Billy Bull learns how to play, all his friends come back to stay. Best suited to preschool or kindergarten age children, Billy Bully is a…

Kathryn Otashi’s One is an Enlightened Look at Bullying

Thursday, February 17th, 2011

One written and illustrated by Kathryn Otashi Anti bullying picturebook published by KO Kids Books Be sure to check out our page about anti-bullying picture books for children, our page about anti bullying chapter books, graphic novels and novels for children , and our Pinterest anti bullying board “Red was a hot head. He liked to pick on Blue, “Red is a great color,” he’d say. “Red is hot. Blue is not.”…

Classic Picture Book: The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

The Very Hungry Caterpillar written and illustrated by Eric Carle Classic picture book first published by the World Publishing Company and subsequently published by Penguin Putnam Beautiful, bright collage illustrations and intriguing die-cut pages complement this timeless story of a caterpillar’s remarkable transformation into a beautiful butterfly. Young children love the opportunity to poke tiny fingers through small holes as they…

Add this Treasure to Your Collection: Hannah’s Collections

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

Hannah’s Collections – written and illustrated by Marthe Jocelyn Problem solving picture book published by Tundra Books When Hannah’s teacher invites her students to bring a collection to school, Hannah finds it difficult to choose just one of her collections. “Hannah loved to collect things. She found new treasures wherever she went.” Striking collage illustrations take us to Hannah’s bedroom where we…

Free Printable Rhymes, Songs, Chants and Fingerplays

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

Download our free printable Rhymes, Songs, Chants and Fingerplays for Preschool and Kindergarten Step 1 – Make sure you have Adobe Reader. If you don’t have it, please click on the ‘Get Adobe Reader’ button to install it for free. Step 2 – Pin this page, bookmark this page, share this page or “Like” us on Facebook. Step 3 – Choose from any of our 250 free downloads, including these free printable…

Terrific Picture Books About Fathers and Fatherhood

Friday, May 23rd, 2014

…A good choice for children aged four years and up. Dad and Pop: An Ode to Fathers and Stepfathers at Amazon.com Dad and Pop: An Ode to Fathers and Stepfathers at Amazon.ca Daddy Hugs 123 written and illustrated by Karen Katz Counting book about an infant and her father published by Margaret K. McElderry Books Bright, cheery illustrations depict a baby girl and her father. As the day unfolds, they share all sorts of affectionate, happy moments….

Score a Winning Hockey Picture Book!

Friday, November 15th, 2013

…invites discussion of fairness, friendship and overcoming challenges. Highly recommended for children five years and older. The Moccasin Goalie at Amazon.com The Moccasin Goalie at Amazon.ca Over at the Rink – A Hockey Counting Book written by Stella Parthenhiou Grasso and illustrated by Scot Ritchie Hockey picture book (adaptation of a familiar song) published by Scholastic Canada Ltd. Exuberant fun awaits in this hockey-theme adaption of…

Valentine’s Day Printables Have Arrived

Monday, January 17th, 2011

…s Day picture dictionary for children who are beginning to read and write * Five Little Valentines – a rhyme that could be perfect for your Valentine’s Day preschool circle time , adapt it as a felt board story * Counting Valentines – a Valentine’s Day song, sung to a familiar tune, also great for Valentine’s Day circle time * Making a Valentine – a Valentine’s Day sequencing activity. This could also be…

Picture Books About Individuality and Respecting Others

Thursday, January 31st, 2013

…speaking, it does so very sensitively and without reference to “shyness.” Willow’s Whispers Facebook page Willow’s Whispers at Amazon.com Willow’s Whispers at Amazon.ca Zero by Kathryn Otoshi A counting picture book that examines themes of self esteem and self worth published by KO Kids Books Kathryn Otoshi’s picture book, One, was a delight from cover to cover and won many awards. Her latest picture book is…

Our Free Valentine’s Day Printables for Kids and The Day It Rained Hearts

Sunday, February 6th, 2011

We think this picture book is a perfect treat for Valentine’s Day, enjoy it with our free Valentine’s Day printables for kids ~ The Day it Rained Hearts written and illustrated by Felicia Bond You are no doubt familiar with Felicia Bond’s lively illustrations in If You Give a Mouse a Cookie. Here she tells the story of Cornelia Augusta, a girl who is caught in a rather unusual rainstorm. On The Day It Rained Hearts Cornelia…

Back to School? Picture Books to Help Your Child Start the Year Right

Tuesday, August 13th, 2013

…etailed illustrations that will enable youngsters to explore a typical preschool classroom, experience a field trip, observe playground activities and more. As well, the illustrations and text offer opportunities to practice counting, identifying colors and shapes, recognize rhyming words, the alphabet and letter sounds. Extensive notes for parents provide helpful suggestions of ways to extend learning and prepare young children for their very…

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