Today’s #tbt Kindergarten Show and Tell is from
–the tenth and final installment in her Sparkle Spa chapter book series.
(Aladdin / Cathi Mingus, illustrator)
“Girls are sure to enjoy the concept of a kid salon and the everyday activities of sisters, family, and school situations. The simple, easy-to-read text flows effortlessly…”
—Library Media Connection /All That Glitters
Jill Santopolo’s NATIONAL and INTERNATIONAL Best Selling
debut novel for adults,
now available in over 30 languages!
“A beautiful and devastating story that will captivate readers.”
—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“It’s the epic love story of 2017 and the ending is one you’ll be feeling for months to come.” —Redbook
“One Day meets Me Before You meets your weekender bag.”—The Skimm
Here is a sample page:
As Jill said recently at memorial event on September 11th,
“…story is a bridge between people with different backgrounds. “
It’s no wonder that this is her Kinder memory:
I don’t remember a ton of things from kindergarten (it was so long ago now!), but I do remember that we had a piano in our classroom, and my kindergarten teacher played the piano for us while we sang. I couldn’t tell you what songs they were, but I do remember that I loved the sound of her playing and the whole class singing along, together. No one ever misbehaved during song time.
TOGETHER is the key word here,
and in my opinion, we need this more than ever.
Music does indeed bring kids (& grown-ups) together–
no matter our differences.
I firmly agree with Jill, that story does this too.
As the Editorial Director at Philomel,
Jill Santopolo has helped to shape many wonderful books. Her list includes authors Amy Ephron, Lisa Graff, and more,
not to mention…
the #1 New York Times
bestselling picture book,
by Chelsea Clinton
(Philomel Books/illustrations by Alexandra Boiger)
the #1 New York Times bestselling
by Mayim Bialik, PhD.
Congrats to all!
To learn more about Jill Santopolo, go to JillSantopolo.com
My sincere thanks to Jill and all who have contributed and joined us on this #Kindergarten blog series project.
And check back next week for our final #tbt Show & Tell from
educator and #kidlit author of nonfiction books for children, including Sniffer Dogs: How Dogs (and Their Noses) Save the World, Deserts, Rainforests, and River Wild.