Kids learn so much by reading non-fiction stories! Learn why we need non fiction books for kids, and discover a non fiction picture book about Chuck Yeager. Last week I got to interview Duke University professor turned picture book author Alan W. Biermann as part of the book tour for his new non-fiction picture book, Chuck Yeager Goes Supersonic. This engaging and … [Read more...] about Why Kids Need Non-Fiction Picture Books
Multicultural Children's Book Day is a wonderful day to celebrate the world's diversity, while encouraging the publication of more books that reflect the world's population. Read your world! What Is Multicultural Children's Book Day? Multicultural Children’s Book Day (1/27/18) is in its 5th year! It was founded by Valarie Budayr from Jump Into A Book and Mia Wenjen from … [Read more...] about Celebrating Multicultural Children’s Book Day in 2018!
Children's books deal with every aspect of life, including childhood grief and anxiety. A review of two books published in 2017 that handle these topics admirably. Note: I received review copies of both books featured in this post. All opinions are my own. Using Books to Help Children Cope with Anxiety Most children feel at least some anxiety, and for many children … [Read more...] about Using Children’s Literature to Address Childhood Grief and Anxiety
A review of the new middle grade fiction book, "Walking with Miss Millie", plus an interview with the author, Tamara Bundy. Disclosure: we were sent a review copy of this book. My daughter Emma loves to read middle grade fiction books, and she often writes reviews for my blog. Walking with Miss Millie is on Emma's recent favorites. I read it as well (on her … [Read more...] about Walking with Miss Millie Review and Interview with Author Tamara Bundy
My 11-year-old came up with this challenge to design the best treehouse ever after reading Lisa Graff's Book, The Great Treehouse War. Check out the treehouses my kids designed, and Emma's review of the book. Creative Challenge For Kids: Design The Best Treehouse Ever! My bookworm daughter Emma designed her dream treehouse after reading Lisa Graff's The Great Treehouse … [Read more...] about Creative Challenge For Kids: Design The Best Treehouse Ever!