When Aidan Became a Brother written by Kyle Lukoff and illustrated by Kaylani Juanita

When Aidan Became a Brother written by Kyle Lukoff and illustrated by Kaylani Juanita   “That can’t be right, it says ‘When Aidan Became a Brother’ and that is a girl on the cover,” Z said. “Boys can have hair like that,” L responded.   I knew that this was a potentially challenging book, but… Continue reading When Aidan Became a Brother written by Kyle Lukoff and illustrated by Kaylani Juanita

Joan Procter, Dragon Doctor

Joan Procter, Dragon Doctor The Woman Who Loved Reptiles Written by Patricia Valdez and illustrated by Felicita Sala I am trying to make sure that I include more nonfiction in our #classroombookaday read-aloud time and having read this book aloud last year I knew it would be a hit. I love stories about rule breakers… Continue reading Joan Procter, Dragon Doctor

Don’t Touch My Hair! written and illustrated by Sharee Miller

Don’t Touch My Hair! written and illustrated by Sharee Miller Aria loves her hair but does not love when everyone tries to touch it. Gorgeous art brings her struggle to life as she tries to escape the reaching hands until she lets everyone know that they should look, but not touch without permission. The author’s note… Continue reading Don’t Touch My Hair! written and illustrated by Sharee Miller

Where Are You From? By Yamile Saied Méndez, illustrated by Jaime Kim

"Jason speak such good English!" my son's first grade teacher said more than twenty years ago. "Um, we are from the United States, " I answered, "it's the only language he speaks." "Oh, he told us he was from The Netherlands," his befuddled teacher shrugged. "Ah, well he is. He was born in Amsterdam," I clarified.… Continue reading Where Are You From? By Yamile Saied Méndez, illustrated by Jaime Kim