Children’s book reviews by elementary school teachers Kate Glinsmann and Jennifer Sykes.
Jennifer Garner is known and respected across the country not just as an actress, but also as a mother. I am a fan of hers, so when she shared a few of her favorite children’s books on Instagram, I immediately added them to our reading list. Read More
Books can be a wonderful way of introducing children to cultures and traditions around the world. Folktales are special because they give us insight to the way people lived many years ago. Irish folktales are especially fun to read around Saint Patrick’s Day because young children greatly enjoy stories of leprechauns, rainbows, and pots of gold. Read More
Made by Raffi, written by Craig Pomranz and illustrated by Margaret Chamberlain.
Made by Raffi is the story of a little boy named Raffi who feels different from the other kids at school. Compared to his classmates, his hair is longer, his clothes are brighter, and he doesn’t like the noisy, crowded playground. Read More
Those Darn Squirrels, written by Adam Rubin and illustrated by Daniel Salmieri.
From the creators of Dragons Love Tacos, meet Old Man Fookwire; a man so old and grumpy that he sneezes up dust clouds and dislikes puppies. The only thing Fookwire does like is painting the birds that visit his yard. Read More
February is African-American History Month, also known as Black History Month. I wanted to use the occasion to highlight several children’s books that feature African-American history throughout the eras of slavery and segregation. Each includes a child’s perspective on the experiences of slavery and/or racism. Read More