Tag: picture books

Across the Bay by Carlos Aponte

Summary Would you like to visit the streets of San Juan, Puerto Rico? If so, follow young Carlitos as he roams the city in Across the Bay by Carlos Aponte. Carlitos is searching for his father in this award-winning book. He wonders about Papi… Continue Reading “Across the Bay by Carlos Aponte”

It began With a Page: How Gyo Fujikawa Drew the Way by Kyo Maclear and Julie Morstad

Summary What was your favorite childhood picture book? Did the story feature children of different races? If so, we can thank Gyo Fujikawa. She paved the way for racial inclusion in picture books. It Began With a Page: How Gyo Fujikawa Drew the Way,… Continue Reading “It began With a Page: How Gyo Fujikawa Drew the Way by Kyo Maclear and Julie Morstad”

Gittel’s Journey: An Ellis Island Story by Lesléa Newman

Summary Imagine leaving your country, all by yourself, at the age of ten. Now see yourself arriving in a new country. No one is there to meet you, and you don’t understand the language. Imagine what that must feel like. This is Gittel’s story.… Continue Reading “Gittel’s Journey: An Ellis Island Story by Lesléa Newman”

Lessons Inspired by Picture Books for Primary Grades by Maureen Schlosser and Rebecca Granatini

Our Book is Published! We are so excited about the 21 lessons in this book! We hope you will be, too! We are passionate about picture books. We especially love books that compel us to think, create, share and grow. Many of our collaborative… Continue Reading “Lessons Inspired by Picture Books for Primary Grades by Maureen Schlosser and Rebecca Granatini”

Dreamers by Yuyi Morales

Summary Yuyi Morales reminds us how important libraries are in her latest book. When Morales first arrived in America with her young son, she didn’t know how to speak English. She was afraid and unsure of her new surroundings. One day, she visited the… Continue Reading “Dreamers by Yuyi Morales”

Snails Are Just My Speed! A Toon Book by Kevin McCloskey

Summary Do you have the book Snails Are Just My Speed! by Kevin McCloskey in your collection? If not, I highly recommend getting a few copies. Learners and educators are going to love this book. As the stamp on the left-hand corner of the cover implies,… Continue Reading “Snails Are Just My Speed! A Toon Book by Kevin McCloskey”

All That Trash: The Story of the 1987 Garbage Barge and Our Problem with Stuff by Meghan McCarthy

Summary What would you do if you had to get rid of 3,186 tons of trash? This was a problem that Lowell Harrelson thought he could handle. He rented a barge, loaded it with trash from New York City and Long Island, and shipped… Continue Reading “All That Trash: The Story of the 1987 Garbage Barge and Our Problem with Stuff by Meghan McCarthy”

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