I am guilty of creating an excessive amount of Top 10 Lists but I thought I made mostly esoteric KidLit lists. This thought made me research my Top 10 Lists that were not book related. And here they are…
I was a little sad that this list didn’t make the list: Top 10: Things Autistic Children Wish You Knew (by Notbohm)
The Girls’ Book of Excellence Makes for an Excellent 4th Grade Girls’ Book Club! And I found a boys’ version: Science on the Loose: Amazing Activities and Science Facts You’ll Never Believe by Helaine Becker.
I was combing the bookshelves to clean them out and ran across our little pile of Christmas books that I’ve save through the years. I read them last night to my youngest but my oldest, now 11, read her favorite, Auntie Claus, and returned it the pronouncement, “That is a good book.” This is a particularly good book for responsible older sisters, particularly the self sacrificing type, which might explain why she loved it when we read picture books exclusively. It will always be on our shelves at Christmas for her because that is the power and magic of picture books: You Never Out Grown Them!
A funny poem from a teacher right before winter break … and it’s probably how all teachers feel this time of the year!
Thank you to Tanya from the wonderful blog, Books4YourKids. She is my guest author with her favorite picture books of 2011.
This lovely poem is from the Slimy Bookworm blog about time and children as they grow.
ReadInASingleSitting has a great list of Young Adult Novels in Verse and she was kind enough to let me repost it. Here is the link for the full post. Here is the beginning of the post plus her list of books. Please see her full post for the blurbs on the books (had trouble cutting and pasting it all).
With autism affecting one in 110 children, more and more families are facing the question of what presents to buy and what holiday activities to plan for children with autism, who are often sensitive to over stimulation. MyAutismTeam, the recently launched social network for parents of children with autism, asked their nearly 14,000 parent members for their recommendations.
Soccer without Borders is an organization that Senior Boston College soccer player, Julia Bouchelle, has introduced to our family. Julia’s sister, Zoey Bouchelle, is an All-American soccer player at Penn State and spent an eight month internship helping girls through Soccer Without Borders video (attached).