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Maniac Magee, by Jerry Spinelli

This book may be my favorite book of the year.  Written by the author of one of my recent favorites for middle and high school, … 467 more words

Quest, by Aaron Becker

Quest is the incredible sequel to Aaron Becker’s 2014 Caldecott Honor Book, Journey.   It, like Journey, is a wordless book with breathtaking illustrations.

I particularly like to use wordless books with my fourth graders.  185 more words

Picture Books

10 Bookish Costume Ideas for Halloween

Halloween is just around the corner! If you’re looking for a costume idea, we’ve collected our top 10 literature-inspired outfits here by level of difficulty, so you can look bookishly awesome no matter how much time you have on your hands. 368 more words


Book Review: Yell and Shout and Cry and Pout by Peggy Krugertietz

Title: Yell and Shout, Cry and Pout: A Kid’s Guide to Feelings
Author: Peggy Kruger Tietz
Publisher: Peggy Kruger Tietz
Pages: 40… 382 more words


Bad Day at Riverbend, by Chris Van Allsburg

Chris Van Allsburg is a great picture book author that my students love. His books, usually drawn in black and white, which include: Widow’s Broom… 152 more words

2nd Grade Read Aloud

Book Review & Giveaway: Gerbs in the House: The Dilly Dally Bedtime by Lydia Lukidis

Title: Gerbs in the House: The Dilly Dally Bedtime

Author: Lydia Lukidis

Illustrator: Heather Cook

Photographer: Bailey J. Thompson

Description (from Goodreads): 300 more words


In November, by Cynthia Rylant

This is a very peaceful book about the changing seasons and the coming of winter.  Beautiful illustrations by Jill Kastner are a great accompaniment to Cynthia Rylant’s words. 84 more words

Picture Books