February 10th: Nonfiction 10 For 10 (nf10for10)

It’s February 10, 2018, and all the local news revolves around the deep snow and Winter Olympics, so I’m going to use the news for my theme. My nonfiction picture book “10 For 10” has me thinking about winter (#nf10for10). The Snowflake: Winter’s Secret Beauty (Kenneth Libbrecht): Pair this nonfiction book with Snowflake Bentley (JacquelineContinue reading “February 10th: Nonfiction 10 For 10 (nf10for10)”

This is NOT a review of THIS IS NOT A VALENTINE

This is NOT a Valentine. It’s just a little note that tells readers they will enjoy this lovely picture book by Carter Higgins! Carter has taken all the Valentine-stereotypes and threw them out the school bus window, and shows us what Valentine messages really mean. Valentines sparkle; they’re pink and glittery. But you might likeContinue reading “This is NOT a review of THIS IS NOT A VALENTINE”

IMWAYR Review: The Youngest Marcher

I love learning about people and their real-life stories. I especially love the lesser-known stories of historical time periods. Today we celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. and we also remember other great names in Civil Rights history. Did you know that some famous Civil Rights activists were children? Today’s IMWAYR title should be shared widely.Continue reading “IMWAYR Review: The Youngest Marcher”

Picture Books Are For Everyone! January 12, 2018 Reviews

If you ever hear someone say picture books are just for kids, don’t listen! Read these picture books. You’ll be glad you opened your heart. Wolf in the Snow, by Matthew Cordell. (Feiwel and Friends, 2017) Matthew Cordell doesn’t need words to convey the message of empathy, love, and kindness in this Caldecott nominee forContinue reading “Picture Books Are For Everyone! January 12, 2018 Reviews”