Category Archives: Ages 5+

The Mock Caldecott: Who Doesn’t Enjoy a Good Competition?

This year, more than any other, it is hard for me to contain my excitement as I read about Mock Caldecott competitions being held in schools and public libraries. With Mock Caldecott competitions, kids are invited to select a winning book from a … Continue reading

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Superhero Comics for Kids

Next up in my comics series — superhero comics. As previously mentioned, I am taking a comics advising course this semester, which has inspired me to write a series of posts in which I recommend my favorite comics for kids. … Continue reading

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The 2014 ALA Award Winners: The Tip of the Iceberg

The ALA award winners were just announced yesterday, including the Caldecott winner (Locomotive by Brian Floca) and the Newbery winner (Flora & Ulysess by Kate DiCamillo). The most popular question bantered around since the announcements has been: Did the Caldecott … Continue reading

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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! On a Beam of Light: A Story of Albert Einstein

On a Beam of Light: A Story of Albert Einstein is a picture book biography written by Jennifer Berne and illustrated by Vladimir Radunsky. This book introduces young readers to Albert Einstein and celebrates curiosity in a way that will … Continue reading

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Leveled Early Readers: Valuable Tool or Marketing Ploy?

The number of early readers being published has exploded. On one hand, this trend is great. Kids learning to read today have many more options to choose from than they have had in the past. They are more likely to … 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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