Amazing Treasures

I had this book in my classroom for the last 2 weeks of school and it was in near-constant use. My 3rd and 4th graders are pouring over the pictures, maps, and facts found inside.  Who doesn’t love a good treasure hunt?! Amazing Treasures: 100+ Objects and Places that Will Boggle Your Mind (aff link), by David Long … Continue reading Amazing Treasures

Say Hello

My 2 year old got this amazing book for her birthday in March, and I'm just getting around to giving it the attention it deserves. Say Hello, by Rachel Isadora, published by G.P. Putnam's Sons, follows Carmelita as she walks to her grandmothers house, saying hello to her neighbors along the way. On her journey … Continue reading Say Hello

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