How do you build a reading life and celebrate a birthday during a pandemic? The answer is easier than you think - celebrate with books! Today my youngest turns 6 and the traditional birthday party has long since been thrown out the window, so we needed a creative way to celebrate. Enter books. This year… Continue reading Books for Birthdays!
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 Not Hansel and Gretel is Josh Funk's second book focused on rewriting traditional fairy tales and nursery rhymes. Like, It's Not Jack and the Beanstalk, this story takes the classic and gives it a modern twist with multiple perspectives. Funk expertly weaves the voices of each of the characters with playful banter from the… Continue reading It’s Not Hansel and Gretel by Josh Funk
At first I thought that fungus was really gross...but now I think they are good for our planet- Julia, Grade 3 They mixed a storybook with poetry and a BUNCH of facts! - Rain, Grade 3 That's a LOT of fungi! Barely any fungi in my yard! Yeast is fungi. We eat fungi ?!? -… Continue reading Fungus is Among Us! written by Joy Keller Illustrated by Erica Salcedo
https://youtu.be/YiMwpCJ8VWc Pencil was an artist who liked to work alone. When he met Eraser, he was not interested in seeing anything that Eraser had to offer. Throughout this story, s Eraser continued to change Pencil’s drawings, and each time Pencil grew angrier and angrier. He thought his art was amazing, and it didn’t need to… Continue reading When Pencil Met Eraser by Karen Kilpatrick and Luis O. Ramos, Jr., illustrated by Germán Blanco