Sloth at the Zoom – Picture Book Review

Sloth at the Zoom written by Helaine Becker illustrated by Orbie Owlkids, 2018 * I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review* At a Glance Category & Genre(s): Picture book, humor, friendship Age Range: 2-7 years old Plot: A sloth, heading for the laid-back Zzzzoo, is accidentally dropped off at the Zoom where zebras gallop aroud and cheetahs zip right by. How will she handle this fast paced life and will she be able to make friends? Strengths: clever, cute idea The main character is a sloth Its funny Shows the benefits of slowing … Continue reading Sloth at the Zoom – Picture Book Review

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? 8/13/18

#IMWAYR The weekly post where I recap some of the KidLit books I’ve been reading. Ocasionally, I’ll also talk about 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 piles. ____________________ Picture Books The Chupacabra Ate the Candelabra written by Marc Tyler Nobleman illustrated by Ana Aranda Nancy Paulsen Books, 2017 This book was so much fun! I was looking for suggestions for spooky picture books and this one came up. … Continue reading It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? 8/13/18

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? 7/30/18

#IMWAYR The weekly post where I recap some of the KidLit books I’ve been reading. Ocasionally, I’ll also talk about 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 piles. ____________________ BookTube-A-Thon starts today and runs through August 5th! You can see my 7 book TBR here.  Picture Books Boogie Nights written by Lisa Wheeler illustrated by Mark Siegel Atheneum/Richard Jackson Books, 2008 I am always on the lookout for great spooky-funny … Continue reading It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? 7/30/18

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? – 7/20/18

#IMWAYR The weekly post where I recap some of the KidLit books I’ve been reading. Ocasionally, I’ll also talk about 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 piles. ____________________ Board Books La Catrina: Emotions – Emociones by Patty Rodriguez & Ariana Stein Lil’ Libros, 2017 We. loved. this. book. The illustrations are so bright and wonderful. Each page has an emotion in both Spanish and English. In the 3 … Continue reading It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? – 7/20/18

SOMETHING FROM NOTHING by Damian Synadinos – Informational PB Review

Hank and Stella in Something from Nothing by Damian Synadinos At a Glance Genre(s): Informational picture book Age Range: ages 5-10, but can be enjoyed by anyone who is interested in improv Plot: “Hank and Stella in Something from Nothing” is an engaging story with cute characters that introduces children to improv principles and skills that are as useful on stage as they are at play and in life” (source). The story follows two stuffed animals as they make a boring rainy day more fun by learning about imrov. Strengths: makes improv easy to understand for young children illustrations are … Continue reading SOMETHING FROM NOTHING by Damian Synadinos – Informational PB Review

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? – 6/11/18

The weekly post where I recap some of the KidLit books I’ve been reading. Ocasionally, I’ll also talk about 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 piles. ____________________ Picture Book Maurice the Unbeastly written by Amy Dixon illustrated by Karl James Mountford Sterling Children’s Books, 2017 I absolutely love this picture book. It is funny and heartfelt and just great. Both of my kids sat through multiple readings. Mountford’s … Continue reading It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? – 6/11/18

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? – Book Giveaway!

The weekly post where I recap some of the KidLit books I’ve been reading. Ocasionally, I’ll also talk about 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 piles. ____________________ Happy Monday everyone! I am giving away a copy of Chris Harris’ I’m Just No Good at Rhyming. Click here to enter! Today is a post of recent books that I have absolutely loved. Have you read any of them? Poetry … Continue reading It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? – Book Giveaway!

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? 3/19/2018

#IMWAYR The weekly post where I recap some of the KidLit books I’ve been reading. Ocasionally, I’ll also talk about 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 piles. ____________________ Picture Books They All Saw a Cat by Brendan Wenzel This is an extremely clever and accessible way to teach children about different perspectives. And it is just all around fun. Definitely worth checking out! Every Day Birds written by … Continue reading It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? 3/19/2018

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? – 3/12/18

#IMWAYR 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.                                          Madness! Poetry is going on right now. If you’re looking for a way to get more poetry into the classroom, check this awesome competition out. Picture … Continue reading It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? – 3/12/18

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? – 3/5/2018

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? The weekly post where I recap some of 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.                                          Mouse written and illustrated by Zebo Ludvicek This is a delightful book. The illustrations are absolutely beautiful and the story is … Continue reading It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? – 3/5/2018