Read Hawks Kettle, Puffins Wheel and Other Poems of Birds in Flight to learn about animal behavior. Follow the illustration techniques to show movement when drawing animals.
Summary Can you guess what a murmuration is? The image above might give you a hint. A murmuration occurs when starlings fly together and change direction in a fluid movement. Their flight pattern looks like a choreographed dance that fills the sky with swarming… Continue Reading “One Dark Bird by Liz Garton Scanlon and Frann Preston-Gannon”
Summary How can we best support and encourage one another? How can we, ourselves, have courage in the face of adversity? In the book, Lubna and Pebble, Wendy Meddour and Daniel Egneus offer many opportunities to consider the answers to these questions. The opening… Continue Reading “Lubna and Pebble by Wendy Meddour and Daniel Egneus”
What is real, and what is fake? How do we know when a source is truly credible? In the interesting true story Fairy Spell, by Marc Tyler Nobleman, we read the story of two British girls that convinced the world that fairies are real!… Continue Reading “Fairy Spell by Marc Tyler Nobleman”
Joan Procter, Dragon Doctor- The Woman Who Loved Reptiles by Patricia Valdez Watch out! This is the story of a girl with very unusual guests to her tea parties…reptiles! Yes, Joan Procter was a pioneer in the field of woman scientists. She was fascinated… Continue Reading “Joan Procter, Dragon Doctor – The Woman Who Loved Reptiles By Patricia Valdez, Illustrated by Felicita Sala”
Summary The Proper Way to Meet a Hedgehog and Other How-To Poems by Paul B. Janeczko is a great way to share step by step processes with kids through poetry. There are many out of the box poem ideas that focus on key words… Continue Reading “The Proper Way to Meet a Hedgehog and Other How-To Poems by Paul B. Janeczko, Illustrated by Richard Jones”
Little Libraries, Big Heroes is a true story about a man with an idea. He created Little Free Libraries, handmade repositories for books. They can be found around the world!
When Jadav Payeng was a little boy, he noticed the impact the rainy season had on his island. The heavy rains washed away soil and vegetation, leaving animals without shelter or food. It worried Payeng to find dead animals after a storm. He was… Continue Reading “The Boy Who Grew a Forest: The True Story of Jadav Payeng by Sophia Gholz and Kayla Harren”
We all know how pervasive bad news is. We try to shield it from young learners, but they can see our faces full of worry. They watch us read news alerts and hear us whispering with coworkers. Imagine what it must be like for… Continue Reading “The Breaking News by Sarah Lynne Reul”