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En la Clase: Gracias~Thanks

In last week’s En la Clase I talked about using Round is a Tortilla and Green is a Chile Pepper as the basis for a poetry activity based on gratitude, gratefulness, and awareness.  757 more words

En La Clase

En la Clase: Gratitude, Awareness, and Poetry for the Classroom

It’s officially November. Here at Vamos a Leer we’re not advocates of teaching the traditional tales of Pilgrims, Indians, and the First Thanksgiving (Charla does a great job discussing this in her post “ 998 more words

Children's Literature

Marvelous Cornelius

This month I’m spotlighting Marvelous Cornelius, the creation of Phil Bildner and John Parra, with a book giveaway!

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I love how the book joyfully celebrates the life of an extraordinary garbage man, working in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina. 187 more words

Book Giveaway

hotTEAs of Children's Literature: John Parra

☕ CUPPA OF CHOICE: Café Bustelo, a Cuban-Style coffee, brewed and cloth strained old fashion style mixed with milk and Solgar sweetener to kick start any day. 215 more words



Join moderator, Jules Danielson, at Politics and Prose on November 9, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. as she hosts the 3rd Annual Picture Book Panel: Too Good to Miss-Picture Books for Older Readers. 29 more words

Book Signings

Book review: Green Is a Chile Pepper, by Roseanne Greenfield Thong, illustrated by John Parra

Thong, Roseanne Greenfield. Illustrated by John Parra. Green Is a Chile Pepper. Includes glossary. Chronicle Books, 2014. 978-1-4521-0203-0. 3-5 yrs. 40 pgs. P.8, Q. 9. 101 more words

Book Reviews

Books in Unexpected Places

In a delightful post at BookRiot.com, blogger David Attig offers some of his research on bookmobiles and libraries in out-of-the-way places.

In one example, he writes about “a delightful twist on the Pack Horse Library. 184 more words