It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #IMWAYR 1/17/22

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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? Sharing Picture Books, Early Readers, Middle Grade Books, and Young Adult Books for All Ages! It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is a weekly blog hop co-hosted by Unleashing Readers and Teach Mentor Texts which focuses on sharing books marketed for children and young adults. It offers opportunities to share and recommend … Read more

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #IMWAYR 1/3/22

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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? Sharing Picture Books, Early Readers, Middle Grade Books, and Young Adult Books for All Ages! It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is a weekly blog hop co-hosted by Unleashing Readers and Teach Mentor Texts which focuses on sharing books marketed for children and young adults. It offers opportunities to share and recommend … Read more

Review & Giveaway!: Susie B. Won’t Back Down by Margaret Finnegan

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Susie B. Won’t Back Down Author: Margaret Finnegan Published October 5th, 2021 by Atheneum Books for Young Readers Summary: This funny, big-hearted novel about a young girl’s campaign for student council president is told through letters to her hero Susan B. Anthony. Susie B. has a lot to say. Like how it’s not fair that … Read more

Be the Dragon: 9 Keys to Unlocking Your Inner Magic by Catherine J. Manning, Illustrated by Melanie Demmer

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Be the Dragon: 9 Keys to Unlocking Your Inner Magic Author: Catherine J. Manning Illustrator: Melanie Demmer Published: September 14, 2021 by Workman Summary: There is magic inside you if you only dare to look. Dragons are the heroes we need. They have fires in their bellies, wisdom in their eyes, and hearts big enough … Read more

Author Guest Post: “Using Similes and Metaphors to Spark Conversations about the Power of Empathy” by Michelle Schaub, Author of Kindness is a Kite String

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“Using Similes and Metaphors to Spark Conversations about the Power of Empathy” One of the most important things we can do as parents and educators is encourage kids to be kind.  Not only does fostering a culture of kindness and empathy create a positive learning environment, but it also improves kids’ sense of well-being and … Read more

Planet Ocean: Why We All Need a Healthy Ocean by Patricia Newman, Photography by Annie Crawley

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Planet Ocean: Why We All Need a Healthy Ocean Author: Patricia Newman Photographer: Annie Crawley Published March 2nd, 2021 by Millbrook Press Summary: A little more than 70 percent of Planet Earth is ocean. So wouldn’t a better name for our global home be Planet Ocean? You may be surprised at just how closely YOU … Read more