Tag Archive: Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers

Nonfiction Children’s Books: Women In Science

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When I took my 12-year-old son to the sports medicine doctor for a check-up on his broken ankle, Max was told he had to continue to wear the boot another 10 days. On the car ride home, my son said “Mom, why didn’t you schedule the appointment with a woman doctor? Women doctors seem to know more. That guy doesn’t know that my ankle is healed and I don’t need to wear the boot anymore.” I smiled at him with agreement and said “Yes! Sometimes women do know more than men.” In honor of Women’s History Month, here are several books about women in science that will inspire the children in your life.

Moving Isn’t Easy, and Books Can Help us Understand

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After living near my hometown my entire life, I just recently moved to a new state that requires a plane ride or a cross-country road trip to get home. Moving is one of… Continue reading

Review: Little Cat’s Luck

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Little Cat’s Luck by Marion Dane Bauer and illustrated by Jennifer Bell. 9781481424882. 2016. Gr. 3-6 Though Patches is a full grown cat, she is small and a little bit naïve about life… Continue reading

Using Memoirs in the Secondary Classroom

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If I could have one lasting impact on the world, it would be to spread a deep understanding of others, which I believe would undoubtedly grow compassion. If we understood every aspect of… Continue reading

Review: Ada’s Violin

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“The world sends us garbage. We sent back music.” – Favio Chavez The Recycled Orchestra began as a small music class for kids in Cateura, a small Paraguayan town built on a landfill… Continue reading

Series Review: Bear & Hare

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Meet Bear and Hare, the two friends at the heart of Emily Gravett’s delightful new picture book series. Fans of Gravett’s clever stories and deliberate pacing will appreciate these simple stories. The first… Continue reading

More Picture Books to Make You Look Closely

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Once again I can’t help but be charmed by picture books that make readers look closely at the illustrations to get the full story. Last fall I shared Sam and Dave Dig a… Continue reading

Wordless Books in the Classroom

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One of my favorite parts of teaching preschoolers was watching them flip through the pages of a picture book while listening to them read aloud their own story about what was taking place. Some of… Continue reading