Category Archive: Picture Books

Family Traditions in Picture Books

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I am a very nostalgic person. When I take people on a tour of my house, I am most proud of the objects that have special memories attached to them. For instance, the… Continue reading

Knitting Books for Kids

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So far this winter, all I’ve been doing is hibernating. Minnesota winter can be terribly long if you don’t get outside and enjoy it. Normally by now I would have several miles of… Continue reading

Let’s Talk Caldecott

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It’s always fun to speculate, and this year there are some great contenders. As we start counting down the days until the big announcement, I have to admit, I have Caldecott on the… Continue reading

Preparing for Black History Month, 2015

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Black History Month is celebrated every February. The books below, some of the best published in 2014 and 2015, will help your students to understand the passions in the fight for rights and… Continue reading

Tracey’s Favorite Picture Books of 2014 : A Baker’s Dozen

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It’s that time again—the posting of the yearly favorites from last year. I’m actually a bit late this year, but choosing my favorites is one of the most difficult jobs I have. Today… Continue reading

Review: The Right Word: Roget and his Thesaurus

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Ok, here’s a scenario I’m wondering if anyone can relate to besides me.   Let’s say you’re getting ready to go out for the evening, maybe you’ve gotten dressed-up for the occasion, but just… Continue reading

Thanksgiving

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With a winter storm descending on us here in Minnesota today and Christmas music already playing in the shopping malls, I’d like to give a nod to our slightly less hectic November holiday.… Continue reading

Read-alouds for your littlest listeners

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Are you looking for a picture book read-aloud for a group of little listeners? Try one of these great titles in your next storytime! Green is a Chile Pepper by Roseanne Thong puts… Continue reading

Picture Books : Who Let the Cat IN?

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A few weeks ago I wrote a post about dogs, called Picture Books : Who Let the Dogs Out? in which I mentioned the battle that often materializes when dog people and cat… Continue reading

Looking Closely…

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Some of my favorite picture books are the ones that make you look very closely at the illustrations to tell the full story. There are some great examples of that this year, and… Continue reading