As realistic fiction, these books fill a need that talking animals cannot. Children who have never seen themselves in a book, now have a mirror.
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Joyful Animal Books
A beautiful cat climbed fences and dodged screaming kids to enter the library seven times on a cold February day. Three months later she needed a home – and was pregnant. So we are a cat family now, drawn to all things feline. Around that same time, I found Dianna Wilson Sirkovsky’s book, James’ ReadingContinue reading “Joyful Animal Books”
If children’s literature aims to represent all children, picture books about medical challenges need to be available and visible in libraries and bookstores.
This week we received happy news at school. Teachers are now allowed to check out books for classroom use. Whoo hoo! Tangible books can be circulated again! That’s one step closer to storytime and reading with students! As I have helped kids of multiple ages with Zoom classes and assignments, the underlining frustration they haveContinue reading “Optimistic Favorites”
I will be a Grandma soon! It’s time to add to my board book collection! My mom bought me The Sneetches when I was 17 and inscribed it with a message about starting a collection for her future grandchildren. So, when a high school daughter and I were in an art museum gift shop andContinue reading “Board books”
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I can’t wait until…
How often do we hear that? “I can’t wait until…” followed by an upcoming event that is going to make everything better. Instead of waiting for future happiness, let’s follow the advice of Julie Berry in Happy Right Now. What would life be like if we didn’t procrastinate joy? The book begins with a young girl claiming she will beContinue reading “I can’t wait until…”