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

Little Known Heroes Books

Little Known Heroes – Books to Inspire Kids

Finding personal connections to historical figures can create wonderful educational opportunities. The Little-Known Heroes series of books is a great way to introduce children to heroes that are worthy of recognition, but rarely highlighted in textbooks. The authors wanted little readers to see real life heroes who may or may not look like them and to help parents start conversations about difficult topics with their children. Read More

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

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