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An Out of this World Book!

I’m always on the lookout for picture books that entertain readers – especially if I’m reading it multiple times to youngsters. While at our local library, I found a book that does just that. 215 more words

Picture Books

Top Ten Tuesday - Top 10 Books About Boxes! (Yes... I said boxes!)

Well, it’s June… and that means trying to finish up all of the school projects and units that need to be complete.  It also means some days, we need our students to be engaged and excited about school, even though our classrooms are stifling and summer is calling.   559 more words

Top 10 Tuesday


Written and illustrated by Antoinette Portis Roaring Brook Press, 2015


The plot in a nutshell:  A boy slows down to look at the world around him.

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Other Books

Letting the Children Lead

Two weeks ago I decided to mix up the regular library routine with my kindergarten classes. Rather than starting with a read-aloud selected to support their classroom curriculum or a particular library lesson, followed by book choice and borrowing, I offered my take on a “flipped classroom”. 661 more words

Children's Literature

Book review: Wait, by Antoinette Portis

Portis, Antoinette. Wait. Roaring Brook Press, 2015. ISBN 978-1-59643-921-4. $16.99. Grades K-2. P8 Q8

Adult and child hand in hand walking towards something, adult in a hurry, child slowing things down. 23 more words

Book Reviews

"Wait," by Antoinette Portis (2015)

A woman hurtles toward a train station, distracted child in tow. “Hurry,” she says, checking her watch, her phone, the elevated train platform, the dark clouds above them. 539 more words