They say that history is written by the victor. In the case of the Native Americans, I would say that while the victors may allow the Native Americans a voice, but they certainly get a better distribution deal. And it’s strange that we, who grow up in the United States, and even study history in college know so little about the Native American heritage.
This is a nice blog with tagline: Where Grandmas Bond, Brag and Benefit. Don’t you just love that? Here, Pam Allyn, share her love of books with her granddaughter — a love that helps create sense of empathy, create a sense of community and indulge a child’s imagination. Thanks for the great post!
TD Canadian Children’s Literature Awards courtesy of Kids’ Lit from the Menemsha Library.These books make great gifts to the Canadians in your life. You can spot them because they all are really, really good at hockey.
2010 Children’s Lit Award Winners: Caldecott, Newbery, Batchelder, Belpre, Geisel, and Silbert awards.
I found this great site called Africa Access, founded in 1989, to help schools, public libraries, and parents improve the quality of their children’s collection on Africa. Africa Access Review, our online database, contains over 1000 annotations and reviews of children’s books written by university professors, librarians, and teachers most of whom have lived in Africa and have graduate degrees in African Studies. Their award, Children’s Africana Book Awards has presented more than forty awards since 1992. These are the winners for 2010 with reviews by Africa Access.
Happy Birthday United States on this 4th of July! To celebrate with picture books, I hope you enjoy two picks with an Asian twist. Both families are immigrants from China. The children in each book , like all children of immigrants, straddle between two worlds trying to be “more-American-like-their-friends” while immersed in the culture and traditions from their home country. But what is lovely in both these books is an acceptance that there is no one correct way to celebrate being an American. This is a homage to the United States of America, the great melting pot nation. Happy Birthday!
Fangs! is an appealing non-fiction series for preschoolers through 1st graders, particularly for reluctant young boy readers. The text is larger than most books and is composed in short sentences, usually about 3.
I read the loveliest Top 10 Picture Books that Teach Life Lessons on the Simple Mom blog. She’s out on maternity leave so this post was from Simple Homeschool editor, Jamie Martin of Steady Mom. Click here for the link.
And so this book, A Small Child’s Book of Prayers, is especially sweet. It’s a collection of prayers (and really some are poems) but authors, poets and the anonymous authors of prayers that are especially well know. As in: I see the moon. And the moon sees me; God bless the moon. And God bless me.