Everywhere I looked, there were—BIG words! STRANGE words! SCARY words! A Walk in the Words is an inspiration. Author and illustrator, Hudson Talbott, shares his childhood story of his challenge with reading. He loved to draw, and he did it all the time. He also liked words. He would visualize each word as a picture.… Continue reading A Walk in the Words by Hudson Talbott
Going Up by Sherry Lee reviewed by Susan Kennedy As we are going back to school in whatever form that is taking, hopefully we are returning to writing. I love writing with students and hearing them storytell their narrative plans. Returning to school this fall, I hope we'll start with some narratives: small moments, memoirs,… Continue reading Going Up by Sherry Lee
It’s a tremendous honor to join the TBR blog this school year. I am beginning my twentieth year as an educator, and my sixth year working with third graders. I’m looking forward to sharing books, building my library, and creating a passionate reading community in my classroom. I recently found out that my school district… Continue reading Can I Give You A Squish?
I look up at the 30 kids sitting on my rug and think...this is it, the moment I've been waiting for. It's time to read "Come With Me." There are books that are fun to read; books that make you laugh; books that make you sad; books that make you feel big things; books that… Continue reading Come With Me…Follow Us
"You saved my life!" "And you saved mine!" They said to one another. And in a flash, to each it felt, there simply was no other." Prince & Knight by Daniel Haack, illustrated by Stevie Lewis is Haack's debut picture book with a happy ending. A modern take on a traditional tale of finding the… Continue reading Prince & Knight by Daniel Haack
Children of all colors, sizes and abilities stand together to Say Something! perfectly summing up this book. Every now and then it might be okay to judge a book by its cover. Students couldn’t help but think of things to say. Teachers can use this timely book to help build a culture of shared responsibility… Continue reading Peter Reynolds’ Say Something!
I Will Be Fierce! By Bea BirdsongIllustrated by Nidhi Chanani I Will Be Fierce! by Bea Birdsong captures one young girl's journey as she takes on the world around her in valiant ways. Our protagonist finds that she has all the tools she needs to take on the things that frighten her. Author Bea Birdsong… Continue reading I Will Be Fierce!