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…

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…

“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…

“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…

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…

“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…

“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…