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Counting Practice

Yesterday I shared about our family’s latest and greatest alphabet read to promote early literacy, Playful Pigs from A-Z. Today it only seems appropriate to address another foundational skill for young children: counting.  398 more words


Trombone Shorty Written By Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews And Illustrated by Bryan Collier

Today I decided to update the look of the blog, so I wanted to do a special first post to celebrate the new layout. Today’s selection is an award-winning children’s picture book: … 773 more words

Children's Picture Book

First Post...Ever - So Many Good Books

(FYI: This is my very first post.)

I have just returned to the U.S. following two years of living overseas (a story for another day).  I am about to begin graduate school to become an elementary school librarian.   245 more words


Where The Wild Things Are

Sendak, M., & Sendak, M. (1963). Where the wild things are. New York: Harper & Row.

Caldecott Medal, 1964

Interest Level: K-3

Reading Level: 3.4… 310 more words

Easy Reader

My Drive-Thru Read

Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World’s Most Famous Bear

Written by Lindsay Mattick

Illustrated by Sophie Blackall

Grade Level: K-3

Awards: 2016 Caldecott Medal… 356 more words

Book Review

What Books Can Do

This week continues the Stay-Cation theme to provide ideas for those who cannot take an extended family vacation. For information regarding Stay-Cation please check archives. … 1,424 more words


Book Review: Where the Wild Things Are

Today my son and I read Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak. Winner of a Caldecott Medal, the pictures are amazing. The boundary between fantasy and reality becomes blurred throughout this book, with the illustrations cleverly adding to the thematic elements. 194 more words

Book Reviews