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A very belated Happy New Year! I’ve been away too long from the blog and all of you. Lots going on. My debut picture book was announced last fall. You can find out about it here. I am doubly-excited to share today’s book. First, I absolutely adored their first collaboration, BEAUTIFUL. The colors, the energy… Read more »

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How to Code a Sandcastle

Title: How to Code a Sandcastle Author: Josh Funk Illustrator: Sara Palacios Publisher: Viking Books, 2018 Editor: Kendra Levin and Leila Sales Book Type: Fiction Ages: 4-8 Theme: Coding, Persistence Excerpt: There must be a coding trick I can use. Aha! a LOOP! When you need to repeat something in code, you can use a LOOP!… Read more »

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Be Kind

I’m so excited to share this lovely book. It seemed like the perfect choice since Random Acts of Kindness (RAK) week is coming up February 11-17, 2018.    Title: Be Kind Author: Pat Zietlow Miller Illustrator: Jenn Hill Publisher:  Roaring Brook Press, 2018 Editor: Connie Hsu Book Type: Fiction Ages: 4-8 Theme: Kindness Excerpt: What does it mean to… Read more »

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Beautiful

Title: Beautiful Author: Stacy McAnulty Illustrator: Joanne Lew-Vriethoff Publisher: Running Press Kids (September 13, 2016) Editor: Lisa Cheng Book Type: Fiction Ages: 3-6 Themes: Identity, Girl Power, Self-Esteem Opening Line: “Beautiful girls … have the perfect look.” Synopsis (from Amazon’s website): Every girl is unique, talented, and lovable. . . .Every girl is BEAUTIFUL. Much more… Read more »

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Water is Water: A Book About the Water Cycle

Hope your summer has been relaxing and enjoyable. Can’t believe kids’ school starts in less than three weeks. In light of that I will be reviewing fiction and non-fiction books this month that can be used in classrooms. Enjoy!

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