How to Read a Book

by Kwame Alexander Illustrated by Melissa Sweet How to Read a Book Reviewers suggest this picture book for ages preschool through 2nd grade; but in the hands of the right teacher, this book could enchant and motivate a classroom of 4th-graders or even older.  Poet Kwame Alexander is a Newberry Medalist, illustrator Melissa Sweet is […]

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This Beach Is Loud!

by Samantha Cotterill This Beach Is Loud! This picture book is a good tool for any child who might become overwhelmed in a new situation.  It tells the story of a little boy who is very excited to go to the beach with his father; he helps with all the preparations and talks very excitedly […]

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The Important Thing About Margaret Wise Brown

By Mac Barnett The Important Thing About Margaret Wise Brown A biography about famous children’s author Margaret Wise Brown, written by famous children’s author Mac Barnett, is perhaps one of the best biographies I have ever read.  Skipping right over all of the humdrum and pomp and circumstance, Mac Barnett tells us exactly what is […]

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