Category Archives: picture books

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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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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Motivating Readers: More Books About Reading

This month on Literacy Toolbox, I will share ways parents and educators can motivate children to become readers and writers.  This is especially necessary at the beginning of the school year when teachers are building their classroom communities. Last week, … Continue reading

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Parent Reading Resources: Picture Books

This month I plan to post resources to help parents as they try to raise a reader.  Perhaps through the resources I share, you’ll find something to help you engage your child in reading over the summer (and beyond!). Over … Continue reading

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