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Ish, A Fantastic Picture Book

By Carol Ekster

I read everything I can about children’s books – the SCBWI Bulletin, Children’s Writers Magazine, kidlit blogs, Publisher’s Weekly, etc., so I can’t remember where I first saw mention of… 369 more words

Children's Books

Time flies but are we having fun?

2014 is ripping by in way that makes me wonder whether those long, lazy Summers that never seemed to end from my childhood are some kind of alternate reality. 353 more words

Mixed Bag

Kids can read, yes they can! But where is their attention span?

By Alison Potoma

As part of my library curriculum, March is “Spotlight on an Author” month.  In the past I have read aloud many of the works of Eric Carle,  Arnold Lobel and Marc Brown. 747 more words

Children's Books

Is It Faith Versus Science – Or?

In the previous post I said the two views of origins, creation and evolution (meaning atheistic evolution), are often placed over against each other as Faith versus Science. 995 more words


Formulas and frames

I was teaching a unit on legend writing recently and, in order to ensure that the children included all the features of a legend, we used writing frames. 487 more words


To Rhyme or Not To Rhyme

Confession time: My current ‘bathroom book’ is a 1946 OUP version of ‘The Poems of John Milton’. In it I read an explanation of why ‘Paradise Lost’ was not rhymed poetry. 401 more words