Poetry Friday – Toes

It’s Friday! And you know what that means: Poetry! Want to know more about Poetry Friday? Click this link right here. And be sure to check out Reflections on the Teche to see this week’s round up of wonderful poetry related posts, blogs and goodness. ________________________________________ Interested in doing a Zine Swap? Check out this post! I cannot believe that the school year is upon us again. Back in June, it felt like each day was a slow easy summer day. And then July passed in a whirlwind. My daughter goes back to school on Monday. In preparation, I have been trying … Continue reading Poetry Friday – Toes

Splatypus – Picture Book Review

  I was actually lucky enough to win a copy of Splatypus during a giveaway over on Unleashing Readers. A huge thank you to Kellee and Ricki who run the amazing blog. While it was created as a resource for teachers, anyone looking for some good books to add to their to-be-read piles should check out their blog.    Now on the the review! Buy here  Splatypus Written by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen Illustrated by  Jackie Urbanovic (Two Lions 2017) At a glance: Pros: Fun, bouncy lines goes right along with the story beautiful, texture-ful illustrations great message about trying new things, making mistakes, and … Continue reading Splatypus – Picture Book Review

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading – 8/7/17

The weekly post where I recap all the KidLit books I’ve been reading. Occasionally, I’ll also review some adult fiction books as well. Be sure to check out Teach Mentor Texts and Unleashing Readers to see what other kidlit readers are reading. Because, you know, we can never have too many books in our TBR pile. ______________________________ Board Books The Itsy Bitsy Spider illustrated by Laura Zarrin Cute, quick picture book. The illustrations are darling. My son got this one as a prize for the summer reading program at the library. Picture Books Tek: The Modern Cave Boy  by Patrick McDonnell The whole book … Continue reading It’s Monday! What Are You Reading – 8/7/17

Poetry Friday – Zine Swap

It’s Friday! And you know what that means: Poetry! Want to know more about Poetry Friday? Click this link right here. And be sure to check out Mainly Write to see this week’s round up of wonderful poetry related posts, blogs and goodness. ________________________________________ I recently discovered zines (short for magazines). These little mini magazines that can cover the whole gamut of possible content.  And they can be very basic or very ornate. Just do a quick image search for “zine examples“. But, at their core, they are very easy to make. Many (like mine below) are made out of one … Continue reading Poetry Friday – Zine Swap

IMWAYR + BookTube-A-Thon + August Giveaway Reveal

The weekly post where I recap all the KidLit books I’ve been reading. Occasionally, I’ll also review some adult fiction books as well. Be sure to check out Teach Mentor Texts and Unleashing Readers to see what other kidlit readers are reading. Because, you know, we can never have too many books in our TBR pile.                                          Before we get into the books that I have read, I want to take a second and mention BookTube-A-Thon. It’s a great not-so-little event … Continue reading IMWAYR + BookTube-A-Thon + August Giveaway Reveal

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading 7/17/17

The weekly post where I recap all the KidLit books I’ve been reading. Occasionally, I’ll also review some non-KidLit books as well. Be sure to check out Teach Mentor Texts and Unleashing Readers to see what other kidlit readers are reading. Because, you know, we can never have too many books in our TBR pile.                                                       Picture Books Miss Nelson is Missing! by James Marshall   Does this book ever get old? I’ve read … Continue reading It’s Monday! What Are You Reading 7/17/17