Category Archives: literacy

I’m My Own Dog Blog Tour: Five Questions with David Ezra Stein

Publisher: Candlewick Press Publication Date: August 5, 2014 Recommended Grades: Pre-K-3 My eight year old, Chloe, and I were very excited to receive I’m My Own Dog, the new book from David Ezra Stein (Caldecott Honor Winner for Interrupting Chicken). … Continue reading

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Giveaway! Guinea Dog 3 by Patrick Jennings

Ages 8-12 Publication Date: August 5, 2014 “Youngsters will eagerly jump in for another fast, fun read.”—Kirkus Reviews “Another cute and laugh-out-loud entry in the series.”—School Library Journal My 8 year old is a fan of the Guinea Dog series, … Continue reading

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Blog Tour: Minion by John David Anderson

I’m excited to be part of the blog tour for Minion, the companion book to Sidekicked, both by John David Anderson.  I had the opportunity to be a part of the blog tour for Sidekicked last year and it was … Continue reading

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Peter Panda Melts Down by Artie Bennett

Publisher: Blue Apple Publication Date: February 11, 2014 Recommended Grades: Pre-K-2 Peter Panda is a typical three year old. He goes about his day with Mama Panda, but there are many instances throughout the day that cause melt-downs. What happens … Continue reading

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Sidekicked Blog Tour, Author Guest Post, and Giveaway

Several weeks ago I reviewed the book Sidekicked by John David Anderson.  Today, as part of his blog tour, John David Anderson stopped by Literacy Toolbox to share his hilarious thoughts on his writing process. Check out the Walden Pond … Continue reading

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Sidekicked by John David Anderson

Sidekicked by John David Anderson Publisher: Walden Pond Press Publication Date: June 25, 2013 Recommended Grades: 4-8 “Andrew Bean might be part of H.E.R.O., a secret organization for the training of superhero sidekicks, but that doesn’t mean that life is … Continue reading

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Open This Book by Jesse Klausmeier

A fun book by debut author, Jesse Klausmeier, that celebrates the power of books and friendship.  What will you find when you (read) Open This Little Book?  One surprise after another.  An entertaining and interactive read, children will want to open … Continue reading

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Share a Story, Shape a Future: Literacy the First Five Years Day Five

This week we celebrate Share a Story, Shape a Future. The theme this year is, “Literacy: The First Five Years.”  As part of Day 5, “Look Mom, I Can Read”, I share the following post:  Text Features with Kindergartners Last year, I plugged … Continue reading

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A Flower in the Snow

Written by: Tracey Corderoy and Sophie Allsopp Published by: Sourcebooks Jabberwocky Date: December 1, 2012 Luna and Bear were the best of friends living together in the tundra.  Everything they did, they did together.  One day, something most unusual pops … Continue reading

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Infinity and Me

Written by: Kate Hosford Published by: Carolrhoda Books Date: August 1, 2012 Uma feels small when she looks up at the night sky.  She begins to wonder about infinity and what it is/means.  Uma asks her friends and family what … Continue reading

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