In an October 2021 post (link below), I wrote about readability and how elementary teachers level books to match their students’ independent reading levels. Although
Sunday night we returned from a two-week trip along the Pyrenees Mountains in France, Andorra, and Spain and while in Barcelona, I purchased a remarkable
Around the world there are similarities and differences in the way children’s books are illustrated. Let’s look at a selection of books from Pacific communities.
As we start this new year 2017 of writing and illustrating books, consider all the children of this earth. Universal themes underlie the best stories
Recently I traveled almost the length of Cuba on a people to people, educational tour, something only possible recently because I am an American.
One child at a time, or sometimes en masse, Rick Riordan uses his superstar power to transform kids into readers. In a previous article titled
We Need Diverse Books. Four simple words. This movement is not a trend or a fad, but a way of life. Diversity is all around
The American Library Association (ALA) annual conference, a ginormous offering for ALA’s 68,000 member librarians, was held this past weekend in Orlando at the
By Dianna Sanchez Reading about children who are different increases a child’s comfort levels. I watched the news coverage of the Orlando mass shooting with
At the library I borrowed two middle grade/ YA books, both of which are astonishing. One deals with a realistic cultural issue frequently in the news,
In my small collection of children’s books from around the world, some help explain ways of thinking. To children the world can be a scary
This is a review of two books with different target audiences that have one mission: to share some of the treasures and history of the