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Children’s book reviews by elementary school teachers Kate Glinsmann and Jennifer Sykes.

LOL Children's Books Part Two

More Laugh Out Loud Children’s Books

As promised, here is part two of our “Laugh out Loud Children’s Books” roundup. For this second selection of giggle inducing material, I must warn you – some potty humor lies ahead. Whether it is talking about using the bathroom, or laughing at the word “butt,” some kids just cannot get enough. Read More

LOL Children's Books

Laugh Out Loud Children’s Books

Some of the most memorable children’s books are the ones that make you laugh. I recently gathered a long list of laugh out loud book recommendations from friends, social media, and our local librarians. Together with my ten- and eight-year-old I have narrowed the top Laugh out Loud Children’s Books down to six selections, which will be shared between two posts. Read More

Fun Books for Kindergartners

Funny Books for Kindergartners

Kindergarten is a special age for many reasons. Kids are learning to recognize sight words and write their letters, figuring out how to use scissors, and going on some of their first field trips. Regardless of where you live, every kindergarten class experience will include reading time. Read More

Three Irish Stories for Saint Patrick’s Day

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

Book Cover: Made by Raffi

Made by Raffi – A story for kids who don’t fit in

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

3 Books to Celebrate Black History Month

3 Children’s Books to Honor Black History Month

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

Library Lion Book Cover - a lion in a library with two children

Book Review: Library Lion

Library Lion, written by Michelle Knudsen and illustrated by Kevin Hawkes.

I have been a fan of libraries for as long as I can remember.  As a bibliophile, the joy of browsing shelf after shelf of stories – unknown or familiar – always brings me pleasure. Read More

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