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Picture Book Fiction
A Note to the Reader Just in time for the holidays, I am delighted to welcome Maxine Rose Schur to talk about her new book The Peddler’s Gift.   Teaching The Peddler’s Gift Tell us about your book. What do you hope your young readers will take away from your book? The Peddler’s Gift is...
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A Note to Readers I am delighted to welcome Stephanie Wildman back to the blog to talk about her new book, Treasure Hunt. Stephanie appeared on my blog a year ago to talk about teaching her book, Brave in the Water: Teaching Brave in the Water. This delightful book will capture your children’s imaginations! It’s...
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A Note to Readers How many of you teach reluctant writers? I do. And sometimes it’s challenging to encourage them to stick with it long enough to get anything down on paper. I can’t want to read Brainstorm! to them! Brainstorm! is the perfect book to inspire them to let the ideas flow! Think about...
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A Note to Readers We’re smack dab in the middle of the holiday season. Tomorrow we celebrate Thanksgiving in the United States. Advent begins Sunday. Hanukkah begins Sunday night. With all the holiday joy, your students will be bursting at the seams to talk about their family traditions, and today’s post will help you! Today,...
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A Note To Readers Today I am delighted to welcome one of my debut group colleagues to the blog to talk about how to teach his picture book, I am Odd, I am New. Ben Giroux wrote his I AM poem as a classroom assignment when he was ten. Now that he’s 16, he’s about...
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A Note to Readers When I was a child, I loved mysteries. Not only did I devour books like Harriet the Spy–I was always looking around the neighborhood for mysteries to solve. I would have loved a book like Secret, Secret Agent Guy. I’m so excited to welcome my friend and critique partner to talk...
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A Note to Readers I’m delighted to welcome Candice Marley Conner to the blog to talk about how teachers can use her brand new book, Sassafras and her Teeny Tiny Tail with students. This book is Dyslexic inclusive; it is printed in a font that everyone can read, including people with dyslexia. Yay! Read on...
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A Note to Readers Letter week! Who doesn’t love celebrating each one of those lovely letters during letter week–as well as diagraphs. And with Stef Wade’s amazing book Q & U Call It Quits, you have a built-in tool for making this week rock! Enjoy! Rochelle   Teaching Q & U CALL IT QUITS  ...
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A Note to Readers We need to talk about consent with our children. But it’s awkward! Britta Stromeyer Esmail’s picture book, Raina’s (Un) Happy Birthday gives parents, teachers, and librarians an amazing starting point. Read on to learn more! Rochelle Teaching Raina’s  (Un) Happy Birthday Tell us about your book. Young children don’t have much...
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A Note to Readers I am so thrilled to welcome my friend and debut group member Leah Rose Kessler to the blog to talk about her new picture book Rat Fair. This nearly wordless picture book is full of so much kindness and joy–I just love it! And wait until you see the amazing tools...
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