Category Archives: winter

The Story Behind the Story . . . Isaac’s Ice Cream Tree

Meet Isaac. We love our Kidsbook Friends friends, YOU! Our greatest hope is that Isaac will become your friend too as you read about his adventures through the seasons with his magical sugar maple tree. The Story Behind the Story Our first book, Isaac’s … Continue reading

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New Friend for the New Year . . . Introducing Isaac!

Happy New Year “Kidsbook Friends” Friends, We hope that you’ve made many new friends this year in the stories that have bedazzled you, made you laugh, and beckoned you to read them again and again. I’ve found many “kindred spirits” … Continue reading

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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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