Tag Archive: Jon Klassen

Darkness

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Darkness has different meanings to different people, especially children. Many can relate to being afraid of the dark, and there are many children’s books out there to help kids work through that. But… 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

Tracey’s Dozen (or so) Favorite 2012 Picture Books

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First of all, a very merry Christmas greeting from the bloggers at Mackin Books in Bloom.  We hope that you are enjoying the holiday season with your friends and family! I thought about… Continue reading

Funny Picture Book Read Alouds

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I’ve written several times about how I enjoyed reading aloud to my boys when they were little and to my daycare kids, and how they loved being read to.  These funny picture books… Continue reading

Mindy’s Caldecott, Schneider, & Stonewall Award Picks

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My brain is still in picture-book mode from choosing the picture book titles for our Booktalk Now! Spring Webcast, so I must say I am really looking forward to the Caldecott picks this… Continue reading

Exploring Character Education with Picture Books

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Among the sessions I was able to attend at the recent AASL conference was one that focused on character education through picture books.  Most of the books that the presenter discussed in the… Continue reading