Category Archives: Ages 3+

A Bookish Advent Calendar

During a recent trip to Target, I was alerted to the fact that Christmas is fast approaching. Never mind that Christmas is still more than a month away. As my 4-year-old son and I strolled down the aisles, giant, iridescent baubles hung from … Continue reading

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New! Mr. Tiger Goes Wild by Peter Brown

Mr. Tiger Goes Wild by Peter Brown is the story of a tiger who becomes bored with behaving properly. One day, Mr. Tiger decides to ignore the expectations that society has for him and “go wild.” In the process, Mr. … Continue reading

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25 Children’s Books About Friendship

The recent onslaught of anti-bullying books has been rubbing me the wrong way. Many anti-bullying books focus on what kids should not do rather than what they should do. Many intentionally or unintentionally encourage kids to label each other as “bullies” … Continue reading

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18 Wintery Picture Books

After the Christmas festivities subside at our house, three months of winter weather still loom ahead. The only way to approach this season is to embrace it — to head out into the cold with sleds, skis and skates and … Continue reading

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Fantastic Nonfiction Picture Books from 2012

This year I am a judge for the Cybils nonfiction picture book award. As such, I have been reading a lot of newly published nonfiction picture books. Here are six nonfiction picture books that I am very excited about. I … Continue reading

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60+ Not-to-be-Missed Picture Books: The Grand Finale!

We adults introduce children to books for a variety of reasons. We introduce children to books to teach them to read, to teach them about subjects they are interested in, and, occasionally, to impart life lessons. I embarked upon this 60 … Continue reading

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60 Not-to-be-Missed Picture Books (December)

Here are my final 5 picks for the 60 Not-to-be-Missed Picture Books list, but the best is still to come — your picks! On Monday, I will share the 10 books that you, my readers, most frequently recommended, and they are … Continue reading

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Read Around the World Storytime: South America

Becky Morales — educator, mother and founder of KidWorldCitizen — and I are teaming up to bring you a series of Read Around the World Storytime posts in which we recommend great books and activities for teaching kids about countries around the … Continue reading

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15 Children’s Books About Africa (Updated!)

I am starting to update the Read Around the World booklists that I first published a couple of years ago. In the coming months, I will consider whether any newly published books should be added to the lists. Here is … Continue reading

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Tired of Dora and Thomas? Try These 15 Fantastic Children’s Book Characters Instead!

Children love series based on familiar characters like Dora the Explorer, Thomas the Train and the Disney princesses. When children enter our public library, they veer like bees to honey to the book bins that contain books featuring their favorite … Continue reading

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