Tag: literacy

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 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 »

Kindergarten #tbt Show and Tell –part 14 #windowsandmirrors

It’s kindergarten #tbt Show and Tell again, and we’re celebrating Back-to-School with important books that are windows and mirrors in our world. Meet this week’s kinder, who grew up to be #kidlit author and educator Gayle E. Pitman. By day, Gayle teaches Psychology and Women/Gender Studies at Sacramento City College. By night, she writes awesome–and much needed–children’s… Read more »

K is for Kindergarten #tbt Show and Tell –part 6

Welcome back to K IS FOR KINDERGARTEN Show and Tell–where #kidlit authors & illustrators and fan favorites share their kindergarten pictures and a kinder memory each #tbt. Today’s kinder grew up to be award-winning author Patricia Newman. Newman writes in many genres, including these fascinating non-fiction titles published by Millbrook Press/ Lerner: PLASTIC AHOY, SEA… Read more »