By Bianca Schulze, The Children's Book Review
Published: August 28, 2009
The Belly Button Fairy releases on September 1, 2009. Pre-order your copy here to add it to your collection: The Children's Book Review Store
By Reading is Fundamental
Published: August 26, 2009
Long before they go to school, before they even know the alphabet, children begin to write. In fact, for most children, literacy begins at home . . . with a crayon.
The scribbles of very young children have meaning
By Ericka Boussarhane
Published: August 26, 2009
Author Showcase: A place for authors and illustrators to gain visibility for their works.*
Sam and the Boogie Man
Reading level: Ages 4-12
Paperback: 28 pages
Publisher: AuthorHouse (July 22, 2009)
Meet Sam, a young boy who does not want to sleep in his own bed.
Three books that focus on the theme of acceptance are Pink!, Patulous The Different Caterpillar, and Bob the Lizard. All three books help kids see that even though they're different, they'll still be accepted and have friends.
The Children’s Book Review proudly presents an interview with Newbery award-winning author Susan Patron. After recently reviewing The Higher Power of Lucky and Lucky Breaks, I received a very gracious thank you note from Susan, herself. I couldn’t resist asking for the opportunity to e-mail her a few questions.
Crazy Hair is a book for any child or parent who has ever wondered the following thoughts:
Is that guy’s hair real? It’s so long, do you think he sits on it every time he takes a seat? When was the last time he washed his hair? I’m sure there are things growing under all that mess! What would happen if you never washed your hair?
The Children’s Book Review presents a guest post by Andrea Ross, co-creator of the children’s literature and literacy radio program Just One More Book!!.Through this thrice-weekly program and its website, Andrea and co-creator Mark Blevis are building a lively, interactive community that puts great children’s book recommendations in ear buds and links children’s book readers, authors, illustrators, librarians, enthusiasts and activists. Andrea lives in the heart of Canada’s capital with her husband, two daughters and a ridiculously large number of children’s books.
We often talk about the benefits of reading aloud to our children — but we usually focus on the benefits to the children. Today, let’s reflect on the ways reading aloud to our children benefits ourselves as parents, our families and our relationships with each other.
The Children’s Book Review presents a guest post by Dawn Little, founder of Links to Literacy. She holds a Masters Degree in Education with an emphasis on curriculum and instruction, and literacy. Enjoy…
There has been a lot of talk lately (well, several years lately) about boys and reading. Why don’t boys like to read? What can we do to encourage them to read? What is the difference in learning for boys and girls? As an educator and a mom of a six year old boy, I am intrigued by this “new” phenomenon. I am a reader. I do not know a life without reading. I hope that my children will become avid readers, too. But, I worry about my son. I know the statistics. Even though boys are pretty much developmentally even with girls when they start school, by fourth grade an average boy can be up to two years behind. How is that possible? What can we do to ensure that our boys don’t stray from the path of reading?