An activist is a person who works to bring about political or social change. Use these children’s books about activism to teach your children and students about activists who sparked change in their communities and the world. You’ll read biographies and stories about changemakers and movement starters, females and males, young and old, who stood […]Continue Reading
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Want the scoop on the best newly published picture books? Here’s what I’ve been reading and can recommend to you and your students and families. New Picture Books, January and February 2020 Fry Bread: A Native American Family Story by Kevin Noble Maillard, illustrated by Juana Martinez-Neal NATIVE AMERICAN CULTURE / #OWNVOICES This beautifully […]Continue Reading
Want to find picture books that inspire engineering, tinkering, and invention in kids? Read one or all of these engaging engineering and invention themed books. You’ll love how they show the STEM concepts in such a positive light. And, I bet they’ll put some new ideas in your child’s mind. Ideas like inventing their own […]Continue Reading
Many board books are about animals. And they have their place. Because who doesn’t love the classic board book, Brown Bear, Brown Bear? But it’s also important to read about the world around us, especially other children. So let’s look at board books for babies and toddlers that show people of color, families from different […]Continue Reading
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One of my kids was born on St. Patrick’s Day so I’ve always been interested in finding good St. Patrick’s Day picture books. Here are some of our favorites. Good St. Patrick’s Day Books Happy St. Patrick’s Day Curious George by H.A. Rey It’s George’s lucky day! He dresses in green, he makes traps, he […]Continue Reading
Whether you celebrate the holiday or not, these Hanukkah books for kids will introduce the holiday and traditions in kid-friendly stories. We all can learn about the history and holiday of Hanukkah even if we aren’t Jewish because it builds bridges of understanding with our Jewish friends and neighbors. I love that! To those […]Continue Reading
Nonfiction books teach kids how to read for information but well-written books like these best nonfiction books of 2019 for kids, do more than that. They inform, entertain, surprise, deepen curiosity, and inspire. See for yourself from books about math and animals to biographies and memoirs. And don’t miss last year’s list! The Best Children’s […]Continue Reading