School here in Vancouver runs until the end of June, but I know many of you are on the cusp of Summer Reading time. In celebration of another school year past and to give you time to get your orders in for the next school year, I’m sharing 2019 picture books about school today. When… Continue reading 2019 Picture Books: School Stories
We are the dinosaurs, marching, marching. We are the dinosaurs…. I love dinosaurs because they combine science and animals. Kids love them too. Here’s a selection of 2019 picture books about dinosaurs to fill your shelves! See the other books in my 2019 Picture Book series: Books Featuring Babies Biographies of Women Feelings and Emotions… Continue reading 2019 Picture Books: Dinosaurs
We are in full Harry Potter mode in my household these days. Sophie is reading the first book and officially *obsessed.* Which of course makes my little children’s librarian heart happy. For her 8th birthday party we did a Harry Potter theme, and we decided to make wands as gifts for each attendee. I don’t… Continue reading DIY Harry Potter Wands
Intergenerational bonds are something special. Sometimes I have moments where I forget that all of my grandparents have died, and I’m struck with an intense sadness when that moment passes. Here are some books coming out in 2019 to help us treasure the time we have with our grandmas and grandpas. See the other posts… Continue reading 2019 Picture Books: Grandparents
In November 2017 my colleague Christie Menzo and I launched a new project designed to get library staff serving children to read and discuss emerging research related to our field of practice. It’s called the Library Services for Children Journal Club. I’ve written recaps of each of our meetings here on Jbrary as a way… Continue reading The Library Services for Children Journal Club Wins an Award!
I mean, OF COURSE I was going to make a thematic list about literacy! I think these books would make great CLEL Bell award nominations too. Check out these 2019 picture books about reading and writing. See the other books in my 2019 Picture Book series: Books Featuring Babies Biographies of Women Feelings and Emotions… Continue reading 2019 Picture Books: Reading and Writing
Welcome to Part 3 of my Professional Development Books series. Part 1 showcases books about language and literacy, while Part 2 features my go-to program planning resources. This post is all about child development, child psychology, and brain development. In truth, I have not read all of these in full – this list is partly… Continue reading Professional Development Books: Child Development
Winter, spring, summer, or fall. All you have to do is…look up the call number. James Taylor, anyone, anyone? I get asked to do season specific storytimes at preschools and daycares more than any other theme. Here are some 2019 picture books about seasons to add to your library collections. Check out the other posts… Continue reading 2019 Picture Books: Seasons