Category: Kid Lit

3 NEW Picture Book Pairings

These picture book pairings are for busy PreK-2 Teachers and Librarians: I’m sure you’ll agree that pairing picture books on a similar topic is a fabulous way to introduce new genres to students. With the school year winding down, and your summer book lists growing, here are three pairings of new and upcoming picture books… Read more »

Getting started: Picture Book writing for Student Authors.

Dear Wonderful Teachers: Yes–YOU. On Monday, I talked to a class of Student Authors who are writing their own picture books, and weren’t sure how to get started. It reminded me of the Picture Book Unit that was always a hit with my students. Have you ever tried this? Pair up Kinders or first graders with your Student… Read more »

Kindergarten #tbt Show and Tell –part 17

Our final #tbt Show & Tell is from Nancy Castaldo. This adorable kindergartner grew up to be an educator, SCBWI Regional Advisor, and #kidlit author of nonfiction books for children, including TWO 2017 releases: SNIFFER DOGS: How Dogs (and Their Noses) Save the World (HMH Books for Young Readers) “An exemplary presentation of information in… Read more »

Kindergarten #tbt Show and Tell –part 16

Today’s #tbt Kindergarten Show and Tell is from  Jill Santopolo.  This sweet kindergartner grew up to be an author of both #kidlit and adult books, the Editorial Director of Philomel Books (Penguin Young Readers) with TWO #1 bestsellers in 2017 (!), and an adjunct Creative Writing professor. Did I mention Jill Santopolo has TWO new books… Read more »

Kindergarten #tbt Show and Tell –part 15

It’s kindergarten #tbt Show and Tell again, and today’s post is from #kidlit author Dashka Slater. This Kinder kid grew up to write amazing books in many genres and there are incredible new ones on the way! Her picture books include: ESCARGOT (FSG, illus. Sydney Hanson) “Escargot’s voice is parfait, an airy blend of ego and need… Read more »