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.
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
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
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
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
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
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