For our tenth installment of the “Learn to Draw on TCBR” series, director, storyteller, professor, and mama bird Kataneh Vahdani teaches us how to draw both Kat and Juju from their namesake picture book Kat and Juju.
An introvert seeking acceptance from his parents discovers meaningful friendship and a solid sense of himself in New York Times bestselling author Sara Pennypacker’s middle-grade novel, Here in the Real World.
Ged Adamson’s picture books include A Fox Found a Box; Douglas, You Need Glasses!; Shark Dog!; Ava and the Rainbow (Who Stayed); and Bird Hugs!
Watching birds soar through the sky or nest in a tree are some of the simplest pleasures that we can foster in our children. Following is a description of bird-themed books that will surely spark the interest of even the youngest readers.
My Name Isn’t Oof!: Warren the Warbler Takes Flight is a lovely little tale of one bird’s first attempt at flying. It offers a nice introduction to the message of perseverance for young readers ages 3 through 7.
Sandy Stark-McGinniss uses beautifully lyrical prose to make this tender story sing like the extraordinary birds that she describes throughout her unique debut novel.
The Light in Cy is a rhyming picture book that explores the concept of self- acceptance.
Hawk Rising is an enticing blend of precise, intense language, and ethereal watercolor illustration.
Bound to capture the attention of music buffs, fledging ornithologists, and enthusiastic geographers, Ladies and Gentleman … The Penguins is as entertaining as it is educational.
Shadow’s Unexpected Adventure is a short illustrated story about two birds with the desire to trade places. Their adventure proves that even the best-laid plans aren’t always foolproof.