Sweet Picture BooksEmbracing Positive Friendships Positive friendships help us develop trust, compassion and a sense of belonging. Lena Aburdene Derhally writes in The Washington Post, “Friendship is often underrated, considering the tremendous impact it has on our well being. Early-childhood friendship is something Read More … ….
8 Great Books to Ease Back to School Many of my international school teacher friends are already going back to school. And soon many others will be back at work preparing for the new school year. Starting school is a Read More … ….
Book Gift Guide for Children Choosing a book as a gift can be a struggle but it is worth the effort. For me, receiving a book was always full of anticipation. You could tell by the shape it was a Read More … ….
Using Picture Books With Older Children Picture Books Are Not Written to Teach Reading I believe children of any age, including in secondary school, benefit from reading picture fiction. Illustrations along with text lead to more complex analyses of a Read More … ….
Outstanding Gift Ideas forMarvel Lovers I have already shared a wonderful collection of Marvel books for young children. Here you will find an assortment of fantastic gift ideas for Marvel fans, young and old! We know from the popularity of Read More … ….
Awesome Marvel Booksfor Avenger Fans These Marvel books will make reading for pleasure all the more attractive! And what could be more fun than reading about your favourite Marvel characters! The popularity of Marvel has generated a growing collection of books Read More … ….
Summer Picture Booksto Read at the Beach School’s out! The sun is shining! With no homework, it’s time for fun and adventure. Whether you are at the beach, camping, having a picnic, sitting by the pool or visiting family grab Read More … ….
An Overview of Early Chapter Books for Young Readers Early chapter books are a growing genre written to support children in their reading development. They also bridge the gap from picture books to chapter books. They help children learn to Read More … ….
Glorious Gifts for KidsPassionate About Gardening The recent post on Vibrant Books for Budding Gardeners highlights wonderful fiction and non-fiction books for children. This gift guide follows on with practical ideas and gifts for kids passionate about gardening. The suggestions Read More … ….
Vibrant Books for Budding Young Gardeners Are you lucky enough to have a school garden or a space to grow plants? Maybe you have a gardening club. If so, take advantage of this to connect your students and budding young Read More … ….
Celebrate Pride Month with Wonderful Picture Books June is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month. This started as Gay Pride Day to honour the 1969 Stonewall riots in America. Over time, it evolved into a month of events Read More … ….
Strategies to Help When Children Make Reading Errors This post follows on from the post A Guide to Reading with Children. You will find strategies on how you can positively support your children when they make reading errors. Learning to Read More … ….
12 Wonderful Cause & Effect Games that Won’t Bore Your Children Recently, I have written several post about teaching cause and effect (see below). As a teacher, you will know it is not always the easiest concept to get across Read More … ….
Fun and Educational Cause and Effect Activities Children will Love After discovering the Cause and Effect Book List page is the most popular on this website, I thought why not cover more relevant books and activities. As it is not Read More … ….
Children’s Books to Read DuringRamadan & Eid-al-Fitr What is Ramadan? Muslims observe Ramadan during the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. It is the most important Islamic religious observance for millions of Muslims around the world. The start of Ramadan Read More … ….
*Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. When you click them and then make a purchase I receive a small commission at no additional cost to you. Thanks for supporting my work in this way Why Wordless Picture Books are Important Read More … ….
Teaching cause & effect can be a bit of a drag. Read on to discover how to effectively teach this complex concept using picture books. You will also find 15 fantastic picture book recommendations that are perfect to teach cause & effect. ….
“Reading is a complex interaction between the text, the reader and the purposes for reading, which are shaped by the reader’s prior knowledge and experiences, the reader’s knowledge about reading and writing language and the reader’s language community which is Read More … ….
How to Host a School Poetry Slam Poetry will forever remind me of a wonderful poetry slam held at the international school where I worked as teacher librarian. While working at the school in Malaysia I had the opportunity to Read More … ….
Delightful Easter Books Children Will Love Easter is on its way and its always good to have a few books ready to read. Whether it’s about the Easter bunny or more spiritual we have you covered. Some of these titles Read More … ….