Author Guest Post: “Little Red and the Big Bad Educator’s Guide” by Rebecca Kraft Rector, Author of Little Red and the Big Bad Editor

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“Little Red and the Big Bad Educator’s Guide” When I learned Shanda McCloskey would be illustrating my story LITTLE RED AND THE BIG BAD EDITOR, I was ecstatic. I knew her art would bring to life my story of the Big Bad Wolf correcting Little Red’s thank you letter to Granny. And I was right. … Read more

Educators’ Guide for Loujain Dreams of Sunflowers: A Story Inspired by Loujain Alhathloul by Lina AlHathloul & Uma Mishra-Newbery, Illustrated by Rebecca Green

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Loujain Dreams of Sunflowers Authors: Lina AlHathloul & Uma Mishra-Newbery Illustrator: Rebecca Green Published: February 8, 2022 by Astra Publishing Summary: A courageous girl follows her dream of learning to fly in this beautifully illustrated story inspired by imprisoned human rights activist Loujain AlHathloul. Loujain watches her beloved baba attach his feather wings and fly … Read more

Author Guest Post and Educators’ Guide: I Am Today by Matt Forrest Esenwine, Illustrated by Patricia Pessoa

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“Non-grammatical doesn’t always mean wrong” The year that shall live in infamy… School was at home, play dates were via computer, vacation plans were stalled. The pandemic shut-down was difficult for many people in many ways; however, as hard as it was for as adults to deal with, it was especially hard on kids, many … Read more

Educators’ Guide for The Rock from the Sky by Jon Klassen

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The Rock from the Sky Author & Illustrator: Jon Klassen Published: April 13, 2021 by Candlewick Press Summary: Look up! Turtle really likes standing in his favorite spot. He likes it so much that he asks his friend Armadillo to come over and stand in it, too. But now that Armadillo is standing in that … Read more

Blog Tour with Giveaway, Educators’ Guide, and Review: The House That Wasn’t There by Elana K. Arnold

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The House That Wasn’t There Author: Elana K. Arnold Published March 30th, 2021 by Walden Pond Books Summary: Alder has always lived in his cozy little house in Southern California. And for as long as he can remember, the old, reliable, comforting walnut tree has stood between his house and the one next door. That … Read more

Educators’ Guide for A Stone Sat Still by Brendan Wenzel

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A Stone Sat Still Author & Illustrator: Brendan Wenzel Published: August 27th, 2019 by Chronicle Books Summary: The brilliant follow-up to the Caldecott Honor-winning and New York Times bestselling picture book They All Saw a Cat by Brendan Wenzel! A Stone Sat Still tells the story of a seemingly ordinary rock—but to the animals that use it, it … Read more

Educators’ Guide for A Girl, a Raccoon, and the Midnight Moon by Karen Romano Young, Illustrated by Jessixa Bagley

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A Girl, a Racoon, and the Midnight Moon Author: Karen Romano Young Illustrator: Jessixa Bagley Published: January 7th, 2020 by Chronicle Books Summary: In a slightly fantastical New York City, one very special library branch has been designated for possible closure. Bookish, socially awkward Pearl, the daughter of the librarian, can’t imagine a world without the … Read more