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Kid Lit Frenzy · 3d ago

#Road2Reading Challenge: What am I Reading?

Baby Monkey, Private Eye by Brian Selznick and David Serlin (Scholastic, February 27, 2018) I love this new early chapter book by Brian Selznik and David Serlin done in the style of Hugo Cabret. I am not sure I would have ever thought of tackling a...
Kid Lit Frenzy · 4d ago

#Nonfiction Picture Book Challenge: What Am I Reading?

Between last weekend at ALA Midwinter and the long weekend for Presidents' Day, I have been working on catching up with some of the piles of books. Here is what I have been reading and enjoy...
Kid Lit Frenzy · 1W ago

#Road2Reading Challenge: Congratulations to the Geisel Winners

The Theodore Seuss Geisel Award given annually to the author(s) and illustrator(s) of the most distinguished American book for beginning readers published in English in the United States du...
Kid Lit Frenzy · 1W ago

Nonfiction Picture Book Challenge: Congratulations to the Sibert Winners

The Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award goes to the most distinguished informational book published in the United States.  Last week, I made my predictions. On Monday, at the ALA Yout...
Kid Lit Frenzy · 2W ago

NF 10 for 10 post - My Favorite Cat Books

Thank you Cathy Mere and Mindy Robek for beginning and continuing to host the Nonfiction ...
Kid Lit Frenzy · 2W ago

#Road2Reading Challenge:

Today, I am flying to Denver to attend the ALA Midwinter.  So, I am taking a short break ...
Kid Lit Frenzy · 2W ago

Nonfiction Picture Book Challenge: ALA Youth Media Awards and My Mock Sibert Winner

On Thursday, I leave for Denver for the ALA Midwinter Meetings. I am looking forward to book discussions with the other members of the Schnieder Family Book Award Committee. I am also looki...
Kid Lit Frenzy · 3W ago

#Road2Reading Challenge: The Essentials #2 - Read Alouds

Last week, I found myself writing a reflection post about teaching children to read, and I am continuing with another post this week. It isn't an exaggeration to say that I find myself almost daily in conversations with colleagues and friends about t...
Kid Lit Frenzy · 3W ago

Nonfiction Picture Book Challenge: Ordinary, Extraordinary Jane Austen

Ordinary, Extraordinary Jane Austen: The Story of Six Novels,Three Notebooks, A Writing Box, and One Clever Girlby Deborah Hopkinson; Illustrated by Qin LengJanuary 23, 2018 (Balzer & Bray)Nonfiction * Biography * LiteraryAudience: Grades 2 to 4Indi...
Kid Lit Frenzy · 4W ago

#Road2Reading Challenge: The Essentials

I have been sitting here staring at my computer screen and trying to figure out how to wri...