Posts Tagged: Kids Lit

“A Storm Called Katrina” Uses the Picture Book Format to Document a Boy and His Family’s Escape From the New Orleans Disaster

*Each week in the month of August I'll feature one children's book about Hurricane Katrina.* ~Rebuild~Remember~ The paintings are the real strength of the 2011 Picture book A Storm Called Katrina by Myron Uhlberg and illustrated by Colin Bootman. A

“A Storm Called Katrina” Uses the Picture Book Format to Document a Boy and His Family’s Escape From the New Orleans Disaster

*Each week in the month of August I'll feature one children's book about Hurricane Katrina.* ~Rebuild~Remember~ The paintings are the real strength of the 2011 Picture book A Storm Called Katrina by Myron Uhlberg and illustrated by Colin Bootman. A

“Ghost” by Jason Reynolds Rocked for Book Discussion

*This is a reblog from our work site, please excuse the work jargon and enjoy. 🙂 For our Chapter Chats program (book club for 3rd-5th graders,) we read Jason Reynold’s Ghost and the discussion was electric. The kids burst into

“Ghost” by Jason Reynolds Rocked for Book Discussion

*This is a reblog from our work site, please excuse the work jargon and enjoy. 🙂 For our Chapter Chats program (book club for 3rd-5th graders,) we read Jason Reynold’s Ghost and the discussion was electric. The kids burst into

Oliver Jeffers Picture Books Burst Boundaries -Great Gift Giving Ideas!

Although his most famous book is The Day the Crayons Quit, I first discovered Oliver Jeffers after reading The Heart and the Bottle. It’s the story of a girl who decides to keep her heart in a bottle to keep

Oliver Jeffers Picture Books Burst Boundaries -Great Gift Giving Ideas!

Although his most famous book is The Day the Crayons Quit, I first discovered Oliver Jeffers after reading The Heart and the Bottle. It’s the story of a girl who decides to keep her heart in a bottle to keep

Weird & Wonderful Wordless Books

When one thinks of wordless picture books, the names David Wiesner, and Shaun Tan, come to mind. Dig a bit deeper and there are all sorts of wordless wonders waiting to be read. Before After by Anne-Margot Ramstein, and Matthias

Weird & Wonderful Wordless Books

When one thinks of wordless picture books, the names David Wiesner, and Shaun Tan, come to mind. Dig a bit deeper and there are all sorts of wordless wonders waiting to be read. Before After by Anne-Margot Ramstein, and Matthias

“The Most Magnificent Thing” Encourages Girls to Invent and Persevere

One day a regular girl has an extraordinary idea. She wants to make a magnificent thing. She has a vision of how the thing will work, what it will look like and devises a plan to make it happen. She

“The Most Magnificent Thing” Encourages Girls to Invent and Persevere

One day a regular girl has an extraordinary idea. She wants to make a magnificent thing. She has a vision of how the thing will work, what it will look like and devises a plan to make it happen. She

Found at the Library: “Me, Frida”

This gorgeous picture book passed by the reference desk and I couldn’t help but share a couple of pictures.  Even the font used is artistic!  Me, Frida is written by Amy Novesky and Illustrated by David Diaz. 

Found at the Library: “Me, Frida”

This gorgeous picture book passed by the reference desk and I couldn’t help but share a couple of pictures.  Even the font used is artistic!  Me, Frida is written by Amy Novesky and Illustrated by David Diaz.