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Top 100 Children's Books of All-Time

Top 100 Children's Books of All-Time
Developing a love of the written word can begin while your child is an infant. Babies who are read to are much more likely to read earlier, understand concepts better, and be faster learners than babies who do not have the chance to experience books. It is never too early or too late to begin reading to and with your children. Choosing a variety of well written, colorful, and entertaining stories from some of the best children’s books ever will help develop a love of reading and a love of learning in your child. Looking for chapter books? 11 to 20 21 to 30 31 to 40 41 to 50 51 to 60 61 to 70 71 to 80 81 to 90 91 to 100 Famous Children’s Books That Almost Made the List *NEW* 30 Best Children’s Books of 2012 Related:  Library Stuff

Famous Picture Book Authors & Illustrators - ChildrensPictureBooks.Info If you’re interested in a particular author of picture books, chances are that author has a website. Check our list of author websites to learn more about your favorite children’s picture book author. Nurturing the Next Generation Developing the next generation of picture book illustrators is part of the mission of Red Cygnet Press. They provide an opportunity for a select group of students to become published author/illustrators while still in school. Founder Bruce S. Glassman graciously answered questions about Red Cygnet Press and their work with student illustrators. The People Behind the Books: Visiting Author Historic Sites Plan a trip to a museum or historic landmark devoted to your favorite American author. Authors & Illustrators Websites

100 Best Children's Chapter Books of All-Time Chapter books-that final leap into the world of literature where pictures matter less and less. Young readers are now able to be spirited away to strange and far off places, without the limitations of what is drawn on a page. It’s a beautiful thing, to see that door open up for them. Below you will find a list of some of the best children’s chapter books, suitable for a wide range of ages. They are the ones that continue to be loved for ages upon ages because they are, simply put, quite wonderful. Looking for picture books? Top 10 Children’s Chapter Books Charlotte’s Web: This is truly a gem of a children’s book. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone: Although they weren’t written terribly long ago, the Harry Potter books have quickly become classics. A Wrinkle In Time: This is a simply fascinating chapter book for children to dig into. The Phantom Tollbooth: One day, a bored young boy named Milo unexpectedly receives a magic tollbooth, which he decides to drive through in his toy car.

Outdoor Bacteria Can Make You Smarter, and Happier Getting some outdoor time is not only good for the soul, it's probably good for the mind. Research from The Sage Colleges in Troy, New York, suggests that exposure to a natural soil bacterium called Mycobacterium vaccae can increase learning behavior. Another reason to enjoy, and protect, the great outdoors. If you see a mouse or two the next time you're outside, tell them thanks for the information. For this study, mice had to navigate a maze. Think about it: A real mouse has taught us to spend less time with a computer mouse. The research was presented earlier this month at the 110th General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology in San Diego. The picture above is of my daughter, getting smarter by the minute.

Picturing Books - About Here Is A Great Tool to Create Educational Newsletters and Flyers on Chromebooks November 18, 2015 We have recently received an email from one of our readers here in EdTech and mLearning asking about a good iPad app to use for creating newsletters and flyers on Chromebook. The one we would recommend the most and which we have also reviewed in several instances in the past is Lucidpress. This is by far the easiest and simplest tool to use with your students to create educational newsletters and flyers. Luidpress offers a wide variety of pre-made templates to use for creating newsletters, flyers, brochures, reports, posters, digital banners, presentations and many more. Lucidpress supports real time collaboration allowing you to work with your peers on the same project. Watch the video below to learn more about Lucidpress

5 Creative Ways to Connect Our Kids (And Yourself) to Nature © Getty Images This is a guest post from Richard Louv, author of The Nature Principle: Reconnecting to Life in a Virtual World and Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder. A recent study found that preschool children aren't getting enough time outdoors. Almost 50 percent of 3-to 5-year-olds studied weren't taken outside everyday. There are many factors that contribute to these sad findings, but parents and educators can, and should, find ways to incorporate play time in a child's life. Below are five simple steps to help connect your family to nature and community. 1. If we want our children or grandchildren to experience nature, we’ll need to be more proactive than parents of past generations. Encourage them to build forts, dig a hole, or plant a garden. 2. To reduce parental fear, Michele Whitaker, a guest blogger for The Grass Stain Guru, suggests that we become hummingbird parents: encouraging young children to play outside, but watch from a distance.

Picture Book Month — International Literacy Initiative Celebrating the Print Picture Book in November Book trailers Book trailers are a fairly recent phenomenon in the publishing industry. They originated less than ten years ago, based on the venerable institution of the movie trailer, but have only really taken off since the development of video sharing sites such as Youtube. Book trailers are a form of advertising for a book. Initially, they were literally sales pitches. Produced by publishers, and sometimes authors themselves, they were tools to pique interest in the novel. Book trailers can vary tremendously in how they are produced. In the last few years, the use of book trailers in education has become widespread. Where to find book trailers Digital Booktalk. Trailerspy is a collection of submitted book trailers Comic Book Trailers does what it says – trailers for comics. is another repository of trailers Booktease Website of an Australian book trailer creator How-to guides As mentioned above, there are many ways to produce a book trailer. Creating Book Trailers in Photo Story 3