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We Are Here by Tami Charles Book Review

We Are Here by Tami Charles

A worthy identity affirming follow-up from the author/illustrator team of Tami Charles and Bryan Collier! We Are Here Book Review The Text A free verse explosion that uses rhythm and language to remind Black and brown children that they not only exist, they’re at the very heart and soul of the country. When faced with […]

Totality by Jeffrey Bennett Book Review

Totality by Jeffrey Bennett

Totality by Jeffrey Bennett: A book about space written in verse that is immediately (or almost) relatable to kids? Carl Sagen would be proud! Jeffrey Bennett has done it again with another one of his children’s books about space! Totality Book Review The Text Much like Bennett’s other books he’s written with Big Kid Science […]

‘Twas the Night Before Christmas 2022 Book Review

'Twas the Night Before Christmas by Matt Tavares

Twas the Night Before Christmas 2022 – It’s not very often that you get a revitalization of a 199 year old poem that uses the exact wording, spelling and punctuation of the original, but somehow Matt Tavares has done it. Tavares is beginning to make a tradition out of publishing a new Christmas book each […]

To Change a Planet by Christina Soontornvat Review

To Change a Planet by Christina Soontornvat

Here is a To Change a Planet review for librarians, teachers and parents. One planet is all we have. Just one. A child is just one person. How can one child change a planet? When one molecule, carbon dioxide, threatens our one planet. It may seem like too much for one child to do much […]

Free Library Games, Resources and Videos

Use these free library games, resources and videos to help students pass the time in the library. These library games, videos, slideshows, and more will supplement your current library curriculum. Hopefully these games will help you save time and engage your students in library skills practice! Elementary Library Resources Take a look at some of […]

Grades 4-5 Library Resources

grades 4-5 library resources

Not sure what grades 4-5 library resources are available? Looking for FREE library printables for upper elementary students? You’ll find all the resources I use in my Library Lesson Plans and even more in the links below. Bookmark this page, so you can find it again when you need it! Online Resources and Free Library Printables Free […]

Grades 2-3 Library Resources

grades 2-3 library resources

Not sure what grades 2-3 library resources are available? Looking for FREE library printables for 2nd and 3rd grade? You’ll find all the resources I use in my Library Lesson Plans and even more in the links below. Bookmark this page, so you can find it again when you need it! Online Resources and Free Library Printables […]

Grades K-1 Library Resources

K-1 Library Resources

Not sure what K-1 library resources are available? Looking for FREE library printables for Kindergarten and 1st grade? You’ll find all the resources I use in my Library Lesson Plans and even more in the links below. Bookmark this page, so you can find it again when you need it! Online Resources and Free Library Printables Free […]

The Real Dada Mother Goose Book Review

The Real Dada Mother Goose

You’ve heard the Mother Goose nursery rhymes hundreds, if not thousands, of times. You’ve never heard the Mother Goose nursery rhymes like this. Jon Scieszka, the author who brought us the Caldecott Honor book The Stinky Cheese Man, continues his streak of tongue-in-cheek classic tales in what he refers to as “a Treasury of Complete […]

The Three Billy Goats Gruff by Mac Barnett Book Review

The Three Billy Goats Gruff by Mac Barnett

You’ve read or heard the story of the Three Billy Goats Gruff many times, and you’ve seen many book versions. Each time, the illustrations and wording are your standard ones with little variation. Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen have set a new standard for the fairytale genre with this new edition of the hundreds year […]