Tag Archive: Charlesbridge

Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It STOP!

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Much of the northern United States is getting pretty sick of winter. In the Minneapolis area, where I live, this month has been not only the snowiest February on record, but the sixth… Continue reading

Tracey’s 2018 Favorite Nonfiction

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One of my t-shirts declares: “I read too many books to believe what I am told.” I bought it because I thought it was funny, but in all seriousness, I love learning about… Continue reading

Tracey’s 2018 Favorite Picture Books and Graphic Novels

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Happy holidays! It’s that time of year again, which for me means it’s also time for my annual favorite books of the year posts. I think choosing the picture books is the hardest,… Continue reading

WELCOME BACK TO SCHOOL!

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Goodbye Brings Hello : A Book of Firsts by Dianne White (ill. by Daniel Wiseman). 9780544798755. 2018. Gr PK-2. Yes, I do realize that for most of our readers, school has just finished… Continue reading

Art & Critical Thinking in the Classroom

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As I promised in my post last month, here is another post inspired by an EdWeb webinar I viewed over the summer. This webinar, Art Builds Critical Thinking, was based on the book… Continue reading

Rainy Day Stories

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During the last week of school I joined my daughter’s preschool class on their Celebration Day field trip to a park a few blocks from the school.  The kids had only been playing… Continue reading

I Didn’t See It Coming! Picture Books with Surprise Endings

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Mom’s empty lap = Story Time. Every time I sat down when my boys were little, they would come to me with arms full of books, and climb into my lap.  I usually… Continue reading

Books for the Birds

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Not so much for the birds, I suppose, as about them.  These books aren’t just for bird-lovers.  Give them a chance even if you wouldn’t know a meadowlark from and oriole.  I think… Continue reading

Fantastic History Biographies

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As a lover of history, I’m also a big fan of biographies. They allow us a glimpse into a person’s life and the time period they lived in. And the truly great biographers… Continue reading

Coming Up: April and National Poetry Month

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April is National Poetry Month, one of my favorite book celebrations. Funny thing is—I don’t really remember a lot of poetry as a young child, just nursery rhymes, the songs and hymns at… Continue reading