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School Time

The start of a new school year may be accompanied by anxiety or apprehension. These picture books about school can ease the back-to-school transition.

“A Tiger Tale: Or What Happened to Anya on Her First Day of School” by Mike Boldt, 2016, Simon & Schuster, ages 4-8. 361 more words

Picture Books

2 Picture Books about ... family and migration

Within the first few pages of reading “The Keeping Quilt” this morning I was thinking about “This is the Rope.” It’s impossible not to make the comparison. 337 more words

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Books about Bullying

Children’s books take on the problem of bullying by providing an opportunity for children to learn by living through the experiences of others.

“Bully” by Laura Vaccaro Seeger, 2013, Roaring Book Press, ages 3-7. 520 more words

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Honoring Presidents

Children’s books provide readers of all ages with a glimpse at the lives of American presidents by presenting both their struggles and their heroism.

“Just in Time, Abraham Lincoln” by Patricia Polacco, J. 380 more words


The Polacco Series: Gratitude

Some of you, and maybe a lot of teachers, might be familiar with the name Patricia Polacco. As educators, I think her books are essential components of our libraries. 333 more words

Book Reviews

Book Review: Thank You, Mr. Falker

Today is Patricia Polacco’s birthday, so I wanted to give a shout out to another great book by her, Thank You, Mr. Falker. This story is autobiographical in nature and based on her own struggles to learn to read. 267 more words

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Book Review: Pink and Say

Patricia Polacco’s book Pink and Say is an emotional retelling of the Civil War, but also a heartbreaking story of friendship between two boys from two different races. 186 more words

Book Reviews