Read, Wonder, and Learn! Favorite Authors & Illustrators Share Resources for Learning Anywhere – Spring 2020 – Kate Messner Hello, friends! I’m Kate Messner, a former classroom teacher, forever-educator, and the author of more than three dozen books for kids. These include picture books like Over and Under the Snow, The Brilliant Deep, and The Next President; the Fergus and Zeke easy reader series; the Ranger in Time historical chapter book adventures; nonfiction like Tracking Pythons and Solve This: Forensics; and novels like All the Answers, Breakout, and Chirp.
Woman pens heartfelt letter to Pink as she thanks her for helping her daughter to overcome bullies A woman has penned an emotion letter to Pink in order to thank the singer for helping her daughter overcome bullying. Pernille Ripp, from Madison, Wisconsin, took to Twitter on Thursday, May 2, to reveal that she and her daughter, Thea, 10, were heading to a Pink concert. She explained in the tweet that the singer's songs had helped Thea overcome bullies last year.
Indianapolis Public Library When you are on vacation, running errands or just away from home, read along stories are a great way to fill what can be hours of waiting into a lot of fun. Listed below are more than 100 video read alouds from old classics like Where the Wild Things Are to newer favorites like Little Jumbo. It's story time online! All Are Welcome by Alexandra Penfold New York Times bestseller! A warm, welcoming picture book that celebrates diversity and gives encouragement and support to all kids. Follow a group of children through a day in their school, where everyone is welcomed with open arms. A school where kids in patkas, hijabs, and yarmulkes play side-by-side with friends in baseball caps.
Pausing to Talk About Copyright and Virtual Storytimes (This is an excerpt from the forthcoming ALSC Virtual Storytime Services Guide) While it is generally considered fair use to share copyrighted stories and songs for library programs held in-house and for outreach programming, these implied permissions change when library programs go online. When using print or music resources in virtual storytime, it is critical to obtain permission from publishers or artists first (unless using original work or materials from the public domain).
Meet Yasmin by Saadia Faruqi and Hatem Aly Hello, Saadia Faruqi! Thank you so much for celebrating Meet Yasmin! with me today. How will you celebrate Yasmin’s book birthday tomorrow? Saadia: It’s strange to be celebrating a character’s birthday, but it somehow feels natural because Yasmin has become such a big part of my family! We often talk about how Yasmin would do something or what she would say in a certain situation. Can Teachers Read Books Out Loud Online? Actually, Yes. The first image many people have of school is a circle of small children, sitting cross-legged, paying attention (or not) to an adult reading a book aloud and showing pictures to the class. Indeed, presidents and sports stars choose exactly this photo op when visiting schools. And teachers across the country reenact the scene daily—or did until a few weeks ago. As schools, teachers and families face the shock of abruptly shifting to online education, one small question has been how to shift these read alouds to Zoom, Facebook, Google Hangouts and YouTube, the spaces where many classes continue to meet. A second question has been given almost equal importance: Is reading a book to students online even legal?
Welcome to the (Theodor Seuss) Geisel Award home page! The Geisel Award is given annually to the author(s) and illustrator(s) of the most distinguished American book for beginning readers published in English in the United States during the preceding year. 2021 Medal Winner See the Cat: Three Stories About a Dog, written by David LaRochelle, illustrated by Mike Wohnoutka, and published by Candlewick Press See the Cat: Three Stories About a Dog is a deceptively simple book that teaches readers the power of words. The text is in direct contrast with the illustrations, defying both the reader’s and Max the Dog’s expectations. Surprises and twists keep readers engaged and cheering for Max as he tries to outwit the narrator.
Children's Book Authors and Illustrators: Talking About Learning and Attention Issues Hear first-hand what it was like to struggle with reading from Dav Pilkey, Carmen Agra Deedy, Patricia Polacco, Avi, Jerry Pinkney, and E.B. Lewis. Learn how these talented writers and illustrators discovered their strengths and gifts. Gene Yang and Jack Gantos talk about the challenges and joys of being "slow" reader. Books for kids who struggle with reading