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Picture Book Month 2012

November 5, 2012

Picture Book Month has rolled around again. Once again, the Picture Book Month website features an interview with a picture book author or illustrator about why picture books are important as well as numerous great printables. Many librarians and teachers have planned activities to highlight the month. Be sure to check out Watch Connect Read for information […]

Six Month Update on Reading Challenges

July 1, 2012

I am participating in four reading challenges this year as well as a reader for the Iowa Children’s Choice Award. I’m pleased with my progress so far for all but one of the challenges. Goodreads challenge: 200 books. I’ve read 100. Right on track. This is really good because I don’t track  any of my […]

Nonfiction Monday: Bird Books

June 3, 2012

For the Birds: The Life of Roger Tory Peterson by Peggy Thomas and illustrated by Laura Jacques covers Peterson’s life from early childhood. From a young age he was a keen observer of nature as well as a talented artist. Inspired by Yan of Two Little Savages by Ernest Thompson Seton, Peterson taught himself bird identification […]

Nonfiction Picture Book Challenge: May Update

May 29, 2012

I finally caught up on some nonfiction picture book reading at the end of the month. As usual, history and biography dominated my efforts for the Nonfiction Picture Book Challenge. Georgia in Hawaii: When Georgia O’Keeffe Painted What She Pleased by Amy Novesky and illustrated by Yuyi Morales is a feast for the eyes. This […]

Award-Winning Books Challenge: Great Britain

May 9, 2012

The Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals are probably the foreign book awards American children’s librarians know best (I’d like to pretend it’s the Governor General’s Awards what with Canada being right next door and all, but alas in my experience that is not the case). The 2010 Kate Greenaway winner, Harry & Hopper by Margaret […]