Category Archives: narrative picture books

Raising Summer Readers Tip #53: Check out a few of these recently and to-be-released books for some great end-of-summer reads

Like my last post, I was hoping to write this one much earlier in the summer. There are so many great new books out there as well as some soon-to-be-released books that I’m eager to read, so I want to … Continue reading

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Read Aloud TATTLER #3 (The Teddy Bear)

Text and Text Talk for raising Lifelong Engaged Readers I have taken a longer-then-expected break from my blog and hope to get back into it again as some other commitments wind down. I am picking up with TATTLER #3 and the book The Teddy Bear, since … Continue reading

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Top Ten Hanukkah Picture Books for Elementary Classroom Read-Alouds

Growing up as a Jewish child in Southern California’s San Fernando Valley, I never felt that my religious or cultural traditions were overshadowed by the festivities of Christmas. I never felt different because of my religion. In fact, I don’t … Continue reading

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Read Aloud TATTLER #2 (Enemy Pie)

Text and Text Talk for raising Lifelong Engaged Readers My upcoming TATTLERs will highlight the books that I selected as my top 10 high-quality narrative picture books in a previous post. Check out that post if you want to get … Continue reading

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Read Aloud TATTLER #1 (The Circus Ship)

Text and Text Talk for raising Lifelong Engaged Readers Here is my first Read Aloud TATTLER… Click here for the introduction/rationale for the TATTLER, and click here for a brief description of each of the TATTLER components. Hover over the  below with your … Continue reading

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Picture Book 10 for 10 Event

I am new to the blogging world and have been completely blown away by the amazing number of terrific blogs about children’s literature (the “kidlitosphere” — there’s actually a term for it!). It has been fun to learn just how … Continue reading

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