A review of Music for Mister Moon, written by Philip C. Stead and illustrated by Erin E. Stead.
A book review of Before and After by Anne-Margot Ramstein and Matthias Arégui.
Moon: A Peek-Through Picture Book, as reviewed by Brain Pickings. Maria Popova masterfully examines this wonderful lunar book.
A review of Pearl by Molly Idle and Moonday by Adam Rex. These two books feature the moon but from completely different yet equally magical directions.
This post was going to be about the wonderfully written and illustrated book “Skyscraper” by author and illustrator Lynn Curlee. I thought it might be good material to keep on hand during the Materials and Structures unit of Grade 3 science. The author follows the phenomenon of the Skyscraper through various ages and architectural periods, … Continue reading Skyscraper by Lynn Curlee [Text Analysis]
This blog focuses on the K-6 age group because that is where I have the most experience. A relatively new experience for me is being a father. So today's post will be about some great books I have found in my hunt for reading material for my daughter. There are a series of books called … Continue reading Books for Kindergarten
This little book by Shaun Tan is how I picture Dali would illustrate for his kids. Every picture has so much to look at! The story is ostensibly about a boy who finds an out of place, well, thing, on the beach. It had a weird look about it. "You know, a sad, lost sort of … Continue reading The Lost Thing
I was first introduced to the works of David Macaulay by a friend with a big book about castles, cathedrals, and mosques. I was enthralled by the methods that our ancestors used to erect the architectural wonders of the world. Instead of removing the awe of wonder, it increased it by showing me the ingenuity … Continue reading The (New) Way Things Work
Another great wordless book, this time by the enigmatic Dennis Nolan. Hey, I love books with words too, but these wordless books are great for starting interesting conversations with those less than enthusiastic about reading. Amazingly illustrated ones like this may make them think, "There be magic betwixt them thar pages!" And they would be … Continue reading Sea of Dreams
This little gem by the imaginative Barbara Lehman was a Caldecott Honor Book in 2005. It has no words, so children at all reading levels can enjoy it. It has many possibilities for predictive and descriptive activities as the ‘reader’ follows an intriguing story of a book about a book. Let me know how you … Continue reading The Red Book