The 2020 Nonfiction Picture Book Challenge #NF10for10

As soon as I read Melissa Quimby’s post on December 19th, I knew how I would organize my 10 for 10 Nonfiction Picture Book Collection. Each Monday in Melissa's class, she reads a picture book biography aloud for #MeetSomeoneNewMonday. Here are ten picture books of inspirational people I want students to meet: Hector: A Boy, A Protestor,… Continue reading The 2020 Nonfiction Picture Book Challenge #NF10for10

Learning to Revise Our Thinking with the Help of the Piano Recital by Akiko Miyakoshi

I was so excited when I found this book at the Harvard Book Store one Sunday afternoon.  It is a fantasy picture book that pushes students to reconsider their initial ideas and lift their thinking as they read.  When I began reading this book to a group of fourth-graders, they had no trouble inferring how… Continue reading Learning to Revise Our Thinking with the Help of the Piano Recital by Akiko Miyakoshi

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I met a lot of educators and read a lot of books over the years. So it made sense to create a space to share our collective passion for children's literature. I called my friends, and they called theirs, and suddenly we had twenty-seven educators with diverse experiences, backgrounds and book loves. I hope you… Continue reading Welcome!