Category Archives: winter

Introducing My Illustrator

Dear Kidsbook Friends Family, Many of you have been with me since my first days of blogging, so you know that publishing my first book, Isaac’s Ice Cream Tree, is a dream come true. Today, I’m sitting here with my … Continue reading

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Isaac’s Ice Cream Tree Becomes a Reality!

My theme this year for my 7th & 8th grade ELA classes is “RISK verses REWARD”. I’ve been pushing them to “go for the gold”, a fitting saying for this Olympic year. Is the risk worth the potential reward? So … Continue reading

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Reaching Rowdy Readers, Reading Club Lesson Plan: “Winter Wonders”

Whether you are a librarian lining up your story time, a parent picking out picture books, or a teacher typing your lesson plans, this Reading Club Lesson Plan is for YOU.  All the books, activities, and even supply list are at your fingertips to save you time in … Continue reading

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The Story of Snow, “Let Science & Art Give Your Snow Day a Fun Start”

In Dallas, Texas, we do not get to enjoy much snow, but after living in other colder states like Virginia, New York and Ohio, I still love snow and so do our kids (except for our youngest because he’s never seen it!). … Continue reading

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Wonderful Winter Book for Each Grade Level (K-5)

Each book featured per grade level is appropriate for independent reading and selected based on standard reading skills. Very fun to read together as a class too, especially with cups of hot cocoa! Kindergarten: Pip and Posy The Snowy Day by Axel Scheffler Two friends … Continue reading

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The Mitten, “One Size Fits All”

Jan Brett takes a Ukrainian folktale and adds her own ideas to make it one of her most loved stories. After visiting the Ukrainian section of NYC to learn more about their culture, she created her endearing drawings.  Since 1989, kids … Continue reading

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The Hat, “Animals Wear That?!”

  Jan Brett is one of the most well known and loved children’s book author illustrators with thirty nine million books in print. We have read most of her titles and among them, The Hat and The Mitten are two of our … Continue reading

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