Walk This World at Christmas Time

Ever wonder how people around the world celebrate Christmas? You can find out in Walk This World at Christmas Time by Big Chair Press, illustrated by Debbie Powell, a beautiful lift-the-flap nonfiction picture book about Christmas around the world. As you turn each page you are transported to a different part of the globe, illustrated … Continue reading Walk This World at Christmas Time

Kits, Cubs, and Calves: An Arctic Summer

Are you looking for a fun way to learn about arctic animals and habitats? Are you looking for a peek into life in the far north? Kits, Cubs, and Calves: An Arctic Summer, by Own Voices author Suzie Napayok-Short & illustrator Tamara Campeau, is the story of a little girl who visits her extended family … Continue reading Kits, Cubs, and Calves: An Arctic Summer

Hello, Neighbor! The Kind and Caring World of Mister Rogers

Were you welcomed into Mr. Roger's cozy home, and met with honesty, respect, and love when you were young? Do you want to welcome your own children into that world?Hello, Neighbor!: The Kind and Caring World of Mister Rogers, by Matthew Cordell, tells the story of how that cozy home became part of America's story. From … Continue reading Hello, Neighbor! The Kind and Caring World of Mister Rogers

Yayoi Kusama – Artist Study

We took a break from seasonal projects to read these two picture book biographies of Yayoi Kusama and afterwards we created some artwork inspired by her. I used Mini Masterpieces: Exploring Art History With Hands-On Projects for Kids and an artist study by Wildflowers By Sarah for inspiration. My two little ones love doing projects … Continue reading Yayoi Kusama – Artist Study

One Last Word: Wisdom from the Harlem Renaissance

I grabbed this one for the poetry section of my classroom library not knowing a lot about it. I'm so glad I did! First, I got a crash course in the Harlem Renaissance, something I previously knew very little about. Then I got a lesson in poetry. Did you know there is a poetic form … Continue reading One Last Word: Wisdom from the Harlem Renaissance

When Stars Are Scattered

Have you seen this gem yet? When Stars are Scattered, by Victoria Jamieson & #ownvoices Omar Mohamed depicts the struggles and hopefulness of life in an African refugee camp using Omar's own life story.The emotion and struggles that are expertly conveyed using kid-friendly language and bold, modern illustrations left me in awe. I was impressed … Continue reading When Stars Are Scattered

The Secret of the Tattered Shoes

Are you looking for a fairytale to get lost in? Are you looking to share a lesser-known fairytale with your little ones? The Secret of the Tattered Shoes, by Jackie Morris & Ehsan Abdollahi is an enchanting retelling of the Grimm Brothers' The Worn Out Dancing Shoes (or The Twelve Dancing Princesses). I did not … Continue reading The Secret of the Tattered Shoes