November is National Picture Book Month. It's a gentle reminder of the importance of reading printed picture books to the children in our lives. I wish I could tell you what being read to, nestled in my mother's arms, meant to me, but I didn't have that kind of mom.
If you have (or know of) a child who is gluten-free, you might know how hard it can be for kids to cope with their dietary restrictions. Thankfully, there are ways to make it easier on your child.
Originally published on Kirkus. For the full list of the Best Picture Books of 2015, click here. ...
Fashion designer and feminist, Coco Chanel, said, "A girl should be two things. Who and what she wants." I don't believe that all princesses have to wear glittery pink dresses and dazzling tiaras. And I definitely don't think that every fairy tale needs a prince.
I am surprised not to see more about Edward Carey's Iremonger Trilogy, the last of which --- Lungdon -- has just been published.
I am not a literacy expert. I'm just gonna say that right up front. I am sure there a people with much more education than I have who can tell you all about what happens in a child's brain when you read to them.
What do a mouse and kindness have in common? This mother and daughter duo! Natalie, a mother from Boulder, CO., adds kindness to the world by writing...
Sometimes it seems as if children thrive in noise and chaos, but they need quiet, calm moments as much as anyone else. They may simply be unable to recognize this in the moments they need it the most.
Picture book crafting challenges me to depict life in its simplest forms. At the same time the craft is multi-dimensional. I've always enjoyed paintings which tell several stories captured in a single frame.
Galvin Scott Davis' timeless new film, Daisy Chain, a five minute animated short narrated by Academy Award winning actress Kate Winslet, was born from misery and travail, and is the most stirring recent example of art communicating the subject of anti-bullying.
The truth of the matter in writing is that writers all too often over-complicate the notion of engaging an audience, especially when writing mysteries, thrillers and compelling dramas.
Here is a recent and favorite Crusoe video. A police officer with the coffee and donut! This creativity permeates the Cru's blog! From Lassie to ...
This has been my dilemma as Marcus and I have met each new group. Should we talk about Down syndrome? And to what extent? It is, after all, Down Syndrome Awareness Month, and Marcus does happen to have Down syndrome.
"I'm interested in the human interaction because that's what we deal with every day. I'm trying to heighten that experience for myself. If I choose to do this, what's the ripple effect?"
Each of these books challenge youth to discover the leader with and make a difference in the world. Leadership is a journey often mistaken for a destination. Parents, educators, and community members can serve as guides on this journey of discovery by equipping young people to lead.
It's called Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast, and it's a ripping barnburner full of outlandish action, heroic and dastardly characters, roller coaster rhymes and some absolutely fabulous illustrations by Brendan Kearney.
The Story of My Teeth, on every level, is obsessed with artifice and the slipperiness of identity. Now translated by Christina MacSweeney, in collaboration with Luiselli, the book mimics her own play with authorial identity. In the book, Gustavo Sánchez Sánchez, also known as Highway, claims to be writing a “dental autobiography,” though the question of whose words we’re actually reading later becomes complicated.