Please welcome my guest authors today, Samantha Berger and Mike Curato. We are giving away a copy of their new picture book, What If?… Please fill out the Rafflecopter at the bottom to enter.
What If…by Samantha Berger, illustrated by Mike Curato
This girl is determined to express herself! If she can’t draw her dreams, she’ll sculpt or build, carve or collage. If she can’t do that, she’ll turn her world into a canvas. And if everything around her is taken away, she’ll sing, dance, and dream… [picture book, ages 5 and up]
We love your posts, love your sensibility, love you for reading What If…, which is a book about the power of creative expression to triumph over any obstacle, any circumstance.Read more…
For our Multicultural Children’s Book Day Classroom kit this year, we are exploring poverty through a book list, activities, discussion guide and posters. This book list was crowdsourced during our January 27th, 2018 Twitter Party. We hope to expand the list to include more books on rural poverty and intergenerational poverty. Can you please help us build this list? Thank you!
A Different Pond by Bao Phi, illustrated by Thi Bui
–> for understanding poverty experienced by some new immigrants
A Vietnamese boy and his father go fishing in the middle of the night. This is not for recreation; it for feeding their family. His father works several jobs. His mother also works. The boy also takes responsibility for his siblings when his parents are at work. This is a dignified portrait of new immigrants and how hard they work to get established in a new country. Despite working around the clock, the family is grateful for what they have and for their time together. [picture book, ages 4 and up]
These newly published books encourage kids to be their own true selves. I’m giving away 6 of these picture books. Please fill out the Rafflecopter at the bottom to enter.
What are you favorite Daring To Be Different books? Thanks for sharing!
Be Yourself Picture Books!
The Umbrella Queen by Shirin Yim Bridges, illustrated by Taeeun Yoo
Daring to paint from her heart, Noot makes her own tiny umbrellas so she can paint what she likes instead of the flowers and butterflies that are the standard for the umbrellas her village creates. [picture book, ages 4 and up]
Be Who You Areby Todd Parr
With bright happy colors, Todd Parr gives a loving message to young readers to embrace who they are. [picture book, ages 4 and up]
Have you met superhero Ellie Ultra yet? Her parents are super-genius scientists who fight super villains and she follows right in their footsteps. Who knew that Winkopolis Elementary School would harbor so many devious criminals? This is an early chapter book series for girls who appreciate the challenge of juggling super powers while trying to fit in at school.
I’m giving away a pair of signed hardcover books. It’s the latest two books in the Ellie Ultra series! Please fill out the Rafflecopter at the bottom to enter.
How about you? What are your kids favorite early chapter books and/or super heroes? Thanks for sharing!
Ellie Ultra: Superhero for President by Gina Bellisario, illustrated by Jessika von Innerebner
Ellie Ultra is a leader. As a superhero, she kind of has to be. So when the opportunity to become class president comes up, it’s a no-brainer that Ellie will run. The only downside is that devious Dex Diggs, her arch nemesis in the school, is going to run too. After an Ultra Genie wish machine gets into Dex’s hands, Ellie gets a glimpse of what the world will be like if Dex takes over. She has to do everything she can to make the world a better place and undo evil wishes, even if she isn’t president. [early chapter book, ages 6 and up]
Please welcome my guest author today, Pip Jones. She is the author of Izzy Gizmo. We are giving away one copy of her book. To enter, please fill out the Rafflecopter at the bottom.
Izzy Gizmo by Pip Jones, illustrated by Sara Ogilvie
This delightful rhyming picture book features a girl with a penchant for creating marvelous inventions and working through to fix the glitches that are part of the process. When she rescues a crow with a broken wing, she comes up with her biggest challenge yet. It’s not easy to create a flying machine but Izzy is not the kind of girl who gives up easily!
I love these STEM books that show girls who push through the hardest part of the inventing process. Use this picture book to get your kids thinking about engineering as creativity + problems = marveleous inventions! [picture book, ages 4 and up]
I’m thrilled to be participating in the An Extraordinary Ordinary Moth blog tour! To celebrate the release of this book, I’m giving away 3 books and a Sleeping Bear Press tote bag! To enter, please fill out the Rafflecopter at the bottom.
An Ordinary Moth is Extraordinary If You Take the Time to Learn More
An Extraordinary Ordinary Moth by Karlin Gray, illustrated by Steliyana Doneva
It’s easy to overlook a moth, especially a dusty brown one with no seemingly spectacular qualities. This rhyming picture book covers a range of moth species and spreads a message of looking deeper to find what is unique and special in all creatures. It’s an important lesson that can be applied beyond the inset kingdom. [nonfiction picture book, ages 4 and up]
Boston College Women’s Soccer Team has been working with Team Impact for a number of years. Team Impact is a national nonprofit that matches kids facing serious and chronic illnesses with local college athletic teams. Read more…