Tag Archives: Jan Brett

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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Reaching Rowdy Readers, Reading Club Lesson Plans: Easter

  Theme: Easter Read Aloud Titles/ New Friends: The Easter Egg by Jan Brett The Best Thing About Easter by Christine Harder Tangvald, Illustrated by Kathy Couri 10 Easter Egg Hunters by Janet Schulman, Illustrated by Linda Davick The Easter … Continue reading

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The Easter Egg, “The Last One There Is A ‘Winning’ Egg”

Featured Friend: The Easter Egg by Jan Brett During my childhood, I had about thirty rabbits. My first one was an albino bunny named after one of my favorite aunts, Linda. I got him when I was six years old, … 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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Kidsbook Friends Clip: “Five Fabulous Contemporary Kids’ Book Authors”

  As a mother of three very active kiddos, ages eight, six, and three, I recognize that there are too many good books and not enough time to read all of them. When we read a book and think, “We can’t … 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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