July Reading Wrap Up

Hi everyone! July is always a busy one for me, and the last couple weeks had me busy with preparing for (virtual) poetry therapy programs! This activity meant that I hadn’t done a lot of reading for July. I read only 7 books. I had an enjoyable time reading them though! July Reading Stats PagesContinue reading “July Reading Wrap Up”

Maddy McGuire CEO: Bring Back the Bees by Emma Bland Smith/A Review

Maddy McGuire, CEO: Bring Back the Bees Author: Emma Bland SmithLength: 112 pagesGenre: Children’s FictionPublisher: Calico/Magic WagonRelease Date: August 1, 2018 As part of a summer assignment, I began reading children’s books to remotely distribute to families in my school district. Being a lover of books, I found this to be an ideal opportunity toContinue reading “Maddy McGuire CEO: Bring Back the Bees by Emma Bland Smith/A Review”

NetGalley Mini Reviews: May 9

I’m excited to share my thoughts on these digital reads! I have two digital review copies to share with you. I received these books from NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own! Thank You, Miyuki by Roxane Marie GalliezIllustrated by Seng Soun RatanavanhLength: 32 pagesGenre: Children’s FictionPublisher: PrincetonContinue reading “NetGalley Mini Reviews: May 9”

NetGalley ARCs/Mini Reviews: April 23

I received four ARCs from NetGalley this week! Mara the Space Traveler by An Leysen (Clavis Publishing)Release Date: June 20, 20204/5 Stars This is a lovely story about a young girl helping out some creatures in another realm. The illustrations in this book are beautiful, and the creatures in Mara’s tale are so adorable! AContinue reading “NetGalley ARCs/Mini Reviews: April 23”

Books (and a Craft) to Share for Earth Day

Happy Earth Day everyone! In case you’re looking for a fun craft to do with your child, here is one particular activity I did with my classroom during previous years! Earth Day Craft All you need for this craft is three things: —paper plates —blue paint (for the ocean)—green paint (for the land) Make sureContinue reading “Books (and a Craft) to Share for Earth Day”

Springtime Books for Children

Here in New Jersey, it’s been feeling like Spring has arrived early! In the past, the onset of warmer weather brought out many Read Aloud sessions for my toddler class, centered around Spring! Here are some books I’ve used in my Seasons curriculum when sharing with young learners about Spring: Little Yellow Bee by GingerContinue reading “Springtime Books for Children”

Blogmas Day 22: Hanukkah Books for Children

Today marks the first night of Hanukkah! This special holiday is known as the festival of lights, in which families of Jewish faith celebrate this occasion for eight nights. A menorah is used to symbolize Hanukkah, and families light a candle for each night of this special holiday. Here are some special stories centered aroundContinue reading “Blogmas Day 22: Hanukkah Books for Children”

Blogmas Day 14: Winter Books for Children

Winter begins in a matter of days, yet snow has already fallen in my area in central New Jersey. Students at my job have already begun asking about Winter, since naturally, snow is tied to the Winter season…followed by the excitement of the holidays! Here are some picture books/stories that have the Winter season asContinue reading “Blogmas Day 14: Winter Books for Children”

Blogmas Day 13: Christmas Books for Children

I love reading Christmas-themed books of any kind, especially ones for children. Since I work in the early childhood education profession, I’m always on the lookout for holiday stories geared towards kids. Here are some Christmas stories I discovered: The Gingerbread Man Loose in the School by Laura Murray Santa Duck by David Milgrim TheContinue reading “Blogmas Day 13: Christmas Books for Children”

KidLit: Books to Ease ‘1st Day/Week Jitters’

Although school has been in session for many since mid-August, the first week of September marks the beginning of school in the New York/New Jersey area! My social media feed is filled with friends and family posting pics of their children happily beginning their school year. My nieces Ana and Nadia started their first dayContinue reading “KidLit: Books to Ease ‘1st Day/Week Jitters’”