Category: Featured Book

“The Sun is Kind of a BIG DEAL”

And it is! This book makes me smile! The illustrations are inviting and the title is not only fun, but so accurate. I love the personification (great ELA connection!) that Nick Seluk used as the foundation of this fact-based informative picture book about the… Continue Reading ““The Sun is Kind of a BIG DEAL””

Happy Picture Book Month!

How do you plan on celebrating this AMAZING month? The picture above is one of the ways that I celebrated last year, when I worked at an elementary school. I transformed one of the hallway bulletin boards into one that highlights some of my… Continue Reading “Happy Picture Book Month!”

“Moon! Earth’s Best Friend”

Simply just take a look at this book cover! Don’t you just want to pick it up and read it! 😍 I did, and so did many of my 8th graders, when I displayed it. So just imagine the K-5 audience! Well, if you… Continue Reading ““Moon! Earth’s Best Friend””

“On Earth” by G. Brian Karas

This past summer I posted about the amazing children’s books I found about all things space, when I visited the McCall Public Library. For the next few weeks, I hope to share with you some of those treasures. “On Earth” by G. Brian Karas… Continue Reading ““On Earth” by G. Brian Karas”

Birthday Happiness

Today is my birthday 🎂, and I am starting the day posting about one of my favorite things: picture books! 😀❤️ As you get ready to start another year, I highly recommend you purchase this set of Kobi Yamada books! They are at the… Continue Reading “Birthday Happiness”

“The Curious Garden”

I must be on a curiosity kick, because among my rainy afternoon reads is: “The Curious Garden” written and illustrated by Peter Brown. Liam lived in a dreary plant-less city. 😕 While others took cover from the rain, his outdoor heart took him outside… Continue Reading ““The Curious Garden””

“Curiosity: The Story of a Mars Rover” by Markus Motum

Did you know that the latest Mars rover, Curiosity, was named by a sixth-grader from Kansas? I didn’t, nor did I know so many of the intricate details that went into preparing the Mars rover. A fascinating read, told by the fictional perspective of… Continue Reading ““Curiosity: The Story of a Mars Rover” by Markus Motum”

“The Story of Inventions”

To my delight, I came across this book at my local library. The novel-like binding intrigued me. I thought it might be written like a novel, diving deep into a couple of inventions and their backstory–similar to the documentary series “How we Got to… Continue Reading ““The Story of Inventions””


Written by Shauna LaVoy Reynolds Illustrated by Shahrzad Maydani This is a popular book, at least locally. I had wanted to share this post back in April, during National Poetry Month, but it just became available at the library. I think poets have a… Continue Reading ““Poetree””

“What do they do with all that poo?”

Amazon Link to Book This book was an instant grab off of the library shelves for me. I mean, just look at it! The illustrations are fun and inviting and that title! 🙂 I knew this was a must-read for my kindergarten students, really,… Continue Reading ““What do they do with all that poo?””