Category Archive: Picture Books

Picture Books : Saying Good-bye to Friends

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My boys have been fortunate to have lived their entire childhood in the same house—gone to the same schools, had the same pediatrician. At 25 and 20 years old, they have had many… Continue reading

Picture Books : First Steps, Parties, & Getting Lost

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Usually I select books on a similar topic for my posts.  We gave a presentation last fall to Minnesota librarians and have shared on this blog many of the books we talked about… Continue reading

Tracey’s Favorite Picture Books of 2013

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I love picture books and find that this list is the most difficult to make, and this year was no different.  Take a look at my favorites, and if I missed one of… Continue reading

Book Review: Once Upon a Memory

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Once Upon a Memory by Nina Laden and Renata Liwska (ill.) December 2013. 9780316208161. Gr. Ps-2 I made my 2013 Top Ten list in the middle of December, and I posted it with… Continue reading

Mindy’s 2013 Top Ten

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This is the most difficult post I’ll write for Books in Bloom all year.  How do I narrow down the list of books I’ve loved this year to just a top ten?!  Last… Continue reading

How Do You Feel? : Entertaining Emotions in Picture Books

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I was going to come up with a couple examples of when my boys were really grouchy or ornery or just plain restless—there are plenty to choose from!  And though I don’t think… Continue reading

Art Through the Ages (i.e. kids’ ages!)

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Good art history and art appreciation books for kids are not so easy to find. There are tons of series books on creating art (drawing, painting, crafts, etc.) and a good number of… Continue reading

Let’s Write a Story

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If you want to write a story, you’ll need a few things to get started. You’ll need to know the story’s path. In Little Red Writing, a teacher in pencil school tells her… Continue reading

Bugs : Invading Your Personal Space

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Bugs in My Hair! by David Shannon. 9780545143134. 2013. Gr K-2. There are some conditions that one does not discuss or admit to having.  I have been fortunate not to have had any… Continue reading

Just for Fun

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We here at Books in Bloom spend a lot of time reading and blogging about books for the classroom on serious curriculum topics.  And that’s good.  We’re definitely going to keep doing that. … Continue reading