I remember fist-pumping and high-fiving my friends in two different arenas during elementary school: on the playground–during kickball or football–and when my teachers gathered us on the carpet to return to a favorite book. Tales of the Fourth Grade Nothing, Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh, Hang Tough Paul Mather. These were books that […] […]Read more "Storytime: What Matters Most Cannot be Measured by David Rockower — Nerdy Book Club"
Mary Pope Osborne, American writer born: Mary Pope genre(s): children’s picture books, fantasy, myths and fairy tales retold, American biography and fictional diary born: May 20, 1949 in Fort Sill Oklahoma, USA known for (among others): Magic Tree House series Website: http://mthclassroomadventures.org/ I get ideas from my own personal experiences, from my imagination, and from […] […]Read more "3 Quotes – Mary Pope Osborne — My train of thoughts on…"
Below are a baker’s dozen of new picture books in alphabetical order that we’ve recently added to our library collection. All were released in 2017, so brandy new. Well, except for Piggy who came in at the tail end of 2016, but really, who can resist him? ABC Pasta an Entertaining Alphabet written and illustrated […]Read more "2017 Picture Books — Marcia Strykowski"
Stories have the potential to alter our perceptions about our world. We need stories. Lots and lots of them. Picture books, shared in a classroom where writing, thinking and discussion happen, offer countless opportunities for each of us to grow in how we understand each other, our place in our communities and in the larger […] […]Read more "Picture Book Believing: Sharing Picture Books with Intermediate Students by Carrie Gelson — Nerdy Book Club"
When I went back to Canada at the end of last year, I was pleased to be able to spend time at my favourite places – schools, libraries and bookstores, where I read from my latest book and spoke about my writing. It was a busy time but also a lot of fun. Here are […] […]Read more "Schools, Libraries and Bookshops – A Few of My Favourite Places — Darlene Foster’s Blog"
When the director of my school, the American Embassy School (AES) in New Delhi, offered me the position as elementary school librarian I didn’t want to take it. At first. It had been many years since I had added my librarian credentials to my teaching certificate and I had been teaching fourth grade for a […] […]Read more "Falling in Love with Picture Books by Monika Schröder — Nerdy Book Club"
As an elementary school librarian, I am always looking for ways to connect my read alouds with other books I have shared with students, and build a community of books, reading and readers. One way I do this is by choosing specific picture book “series” for each grade level and making sure to read EVERY. […] […]Read more "Top Ten Picture Books for Read Alouds by Kate Olson — Nerdy Book Club"