Tag Archive: Chronicle Books

Diversity in Picture Books: Guest Post by Hena Khan

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We are excited to offer a guest post from Hena Khan about her Muslim-themed picture books. At Mackin we were thrilled at her use of colors to explain aspects of Muslim culture when… Continue reading

Telling Stories with No Words (or just a few words)

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“I love big books and I cannot lie.” This quote can be found on t-shirts, mugs, bags, and bumper stickers, and it is so true for me. When I search for books at… Continue reading

New Middle Grade Fiction Titles

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Since no one can read all the books that come out each year (though we give it the old college try!), the librarians in Mackin’s Collection Management department divvy up the new books… Continue reading

Tracey’s 2017 Fiction Favorites

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I have the same problem with fiction as I do with nonfiction. I like to read almost anything, though I must admit that my favorite genre is anything speculative.  See, even there I… Continue reading

Tracey’s 2017 Favorite Nonfiction

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Ever since I was young, I have liked reading popular science books, especially on biology and zoology, as well as history and other social studies topics. I would always have read books on… Continue reading

Wordless (Mostly) Picture Books

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Last week I posted a list of interactive books that are excellent tools for drawing readers and listeners into a story. Wordless books can be used to prod children’s imaginations, increase their vocabulary,… Continue reading

Interactive Picture Books

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“Give the pupils something to do, not something to learn; and the doing is of such a nature as to demand thinking; learning naturally results.” John Dewey Those of us who are teachers… Continue reading

The Write Way

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Without great writing, the types of quality titles that Mackin and other book publishers/sellers put out on a consistent basis would not exist. As such, this Spark Post looks at the importance of… Continue reading

Walking in a Winter Wonderland

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With the first snowfall upon us this year it’s hard not to revert back to those days as a child- bouncing up and down, excited to get outside and jump into new piles… Continue reading

Making Author Visits Unforgettable: A Guest Post by Aaron Reynolds

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We love this guest post from Aaron Reynolds, and we think Books in Bloom readers will too, especially those of you who plan author visits in schools. Want to make your next author… Continue reading