Tag: books for young readers

By February 15, 2018 0 Comments Read More →

Book Trailer Thursday: RABBIT & POSSUM

A timeless tale of an unlikely yet endearing friendship, Rabbit & Possum (Greenwillow Books) is a small, seemingly unassuming story that takes on a big question: How do we celebrate our differences and learn to work together? Rabbit and Possum could not be more different, so when the cautious Possum ends up in a sticky situation, the […]

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Getting Started with the Global Read Aloud
By October 3, 2017 0 Comments Read More →

Getting Started with the Global Read Aloud

The 2017 Global Read Aloud kicked off yesterday, and I’m here to help. Author and educator Pernille Ripp founded the program as a way to connect students and teachers from different locales around the topics of books. (Think One Book One School or One Book One City, but on a global scale.) Each year, Ripp […]

Looking Back on the End of the School Year

Looking Back on the End of the School Year

One of my favorite things about working in a school is the school year cycle itself. I love the momentum and the sense of change. There’s a clear beginning (New school supplies! Bright ideas for lessons! Brand. New. Books!) and a clear end (Collecting all the books! End-of-year reports! Putting in final grades!). OK, the […]

Help Young Readers Understand the Refugee Experience with Picture Books
By April 12, 2017 0 Comments Read More →

Help Young Readers Understand the Refugee Experience with Picture Books

This is the first in a two-part series of recommended books for youth about the refugee experience. For a list of middle-grade and YA titles, click here. The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), also known as the United Nations Refugee Agency, defines refugees as people who are outside their country of […]

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Banned Books Week: “I Am Jazz” Read-Alikes
By September 22, 2016 0 Comments Read More →

Banned Books Week: “I Am Jazz” Read-Alikes

Next week is Banned Books Week, an annual celebration of the freedom to read. As part of their efforts, the American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom compiles a list of the top ten most frequently challenged books. As this year’s list proves once again, if any book is bound to end up challenged, it’s one that deals with LGBT issues […]