Thursday Thoughts: On Seuss, Selection, Criticism and Censorship

Thanks to Sam Bloom for turning me onto a recent a guest post article on the Intellectual Freedom Blog! Carole Soden, former international school teacher and library school graduate, shared her thoughts on “Why I Am Keeping Seuss Books.” Here’s Why I Personally Am NOT... Selecting Seuss Books to Read in Storytime Recommending Seuss Books… Continue reading Thursday Thoughts: On Seuss, Selection, Criticism and Censorship

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2018 Year in Review: Beautiful Books

  I could look at these beautiful books all day long! 😍 Did I miss a lovely book from 2018? Have you tried one of these titles yet? Was it a smashing success or a flop? Please share! ⭐️= favorite 👎= nope ⭐️Boats on the Bay by Jeanne Walker Harvey Rhymes and retro color illustrations… Continue reading 2018 Year in Review: Beautiful Books

2018 Year in Review: Books to Build Emotional Intelligence

  Back with Part Two of great books to build emotional intelligence! Here's Part One. I LOVE reading these kinds of stories during a vocabulary focus month and tying talking about feelings to my literacy message! The more words kids know, not only the more words can they read... the more words they also have… Continue reading 2018 Year in Review: Books to Build Emotional Intelligence

Storytime Spotlight: It Started with a Snow Plow and Ended with a Duck

Wondering how we got from trucks to ducks? Here's a recent go with the flow mixed-age family storytime!   Welcome & Set Expectations *Sing: Clap Everybody and Say Hello Flannel: Saw a Snowflake... This is a fun counting up OR down song I like to sing in winter! It's a very versatile tune. This time… Continue reading Storytime Spotlight: It Started with a Snow Plow and Ended with a Duck

Flannel Friday: Keep Calm & Use Clip Art

Happy Flannel Friday! On a Sunday. Because sometimes the stars don't align and let you post on time... which is relevant to my PSA today: Making flannels can be a super time-intensive labor of love. My recent Mouse House makeover took more than three hours! And that's okay! Sometimes I just keep calm and carry… Continue reading Flannel Friday: Keep Calm & Use Clip Art