Category Archives: Ages 8+

WEEK 2. Comics Club – realistic comics + depicting movement

We are back for Week 2 of Comics Club! This spring, I am leading an after-school Comics Club for 4th and 5th grade students as well as sharing book recommendations and comics creation activities here. I hope that Comics Club will … Continue reading

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WEEK 1. Comics Club – humorous comics + creating cartoon characters

As I mentioned last week, I am leading an after-school comics club for 4th and 5th grade students. (Last week, I wrote about why it’s valuable to encourage kids to read comics.) While I’m at it, I thought I would quickly … Continue reading

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Comics Club: Why encourage kids to read and create comics?

I will be leading an after-school comics club for 4th and 5th grade students this spring. I’m very excited about it. I thought I could lead a stripped down version of comics club here at Delightful Children’s Books. For the in-person version … Continue reading

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New! Trombone Shorty

Trombone Shorty offers readers a peak into the life of a wonderful jazz musician by the same name. I lived in New Orleans for a couple of years and had the pleasure of hearing Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews play back when … Continue reading

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New! Emmanuel’s Dream

In Ghana, West Africa, a baby boy was born: Two bright eyes blinked in the light, two healthy lungs let out a powerful cry, two tiny fists opened and closed, but only one strong leg kicked. So begins Emmanuel’s Dream, … Continue reading

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New! Bird and Squirrel on Ice (+ A Few Questions for James Burks)

Bird & Squirrel on Ice by James Burks is the perfect graphic novel to put in the hands of kids who think they don’t enjoy reading. This graphic novel has fast-paced action, humor and irresistible characters. While Bird & Squirrel on Ice is the … Continue reading

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New! A Tale of Two Beasts

A Tale of Two Beasts by Fiona Roberton seemed like a good book to share with you today on Multicultural Children’s Book Day. A Tale of Two Beasts is a clever picture book that parents and teachers can use to help children see the world from … Continue reading

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