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Library Lessons: Jan 28-Feb 1, 2019


So: I’ve seen K’s approximately twice since the beginning of the year (So Many Missed Mondays!)…except for one class: i’ve seen them every single week.  139 more words

School Library Lessons

Review: The Little Drummer Boy Shows Beauty Of Simple Gifts

“It’s the thought that counts.” How many times have you heard people say that?

Well, in The Little Drummer Boy, Ezra Jack Keats throws in whimsical illustrations with the song lyrics to “The Little Drummer Boy” in order to show people that the thought of the gift matters most. 278 more words


Author Spotlight: Ezra Jack Keats

Back when I began college, I enrolled in the Early Childhood Education program because I could earn an AA after studying little kids for two years. 316 more words


Debatables: And the Parade Balloon winner is...

A couple of weeks ago, the lovely and talented Cricket Muse and I debated which children’s book character deserved to be a balloon in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. 108 more words


Debatables: The Better Balloon!

Welcome to a special Thanksgiving-themed edition of Debatables!

For those of you not in the know, Debatables is a monthly column where odd and esoteric kid-lit questions are argued with perhaps a bit too much passion. 911 more words

Children's Books

For the love of books // Frankie's Favorites

I love sharing the books that are special to each of my daughters. They gravitate to different genres and illustrators, and it’s a constant reminder that children are so unique in their interests. 567 more words

The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats

Rating: ★★★★

Genre: Children’s literature, picturebook

Synopsis: A young boy wakes up to a snowy day, a day with no school and only fun.

Review:  89 more words