Kid Lit Love: More Blueberries by Susan Musgrave with illustrations by Esperanca Melo

Hello Readers and Lovers of Picture Books! Since I have a huge appreciation for book reviews, I’m on a mission to post one picture book review each month (weekly during July and August) of a book I love.  All the picture books I review in 2018 from this point forward will be the books ofContinue reading “Kid Lit Love: More Blueberries by Susan Musgrave with illustrations by Esperanca Melo”

Welcome!

Hello and Welcome! I’m happy you’re here.  I hope you’ll take some time to pour a cup of tea or a nice cool glass of lemonade or whatever you fancy.  Then I hope you’ll spend a few moments reading. I’m an early childhood educator, a picture book writer and a music teacher.  I do myContinue reading “Welcome!”

Kid Lit Love: In The Red Canoe

Hello Readers and Lovers of Picture Books! Since I have a huge appreciation for book reviews, I’m on a mission to post one picture book review each month of a book I love.  I’m going to stray a little from posting reviews of 12×12 members books to focus on another category: Canadian picture book writersContinue reading “Kid Lit Love: In The Red Canoe”

Kid Lit Love: Sam and Jump by Jennifer K. Mann

Hello Readers and Lovers of Picture Books! Since I have a newfound appreciation for book reviews, I’m on a mission to post one picture book review each month of a book I love.  All the picture books I review in 2018 from this point forward will be the books of 12×12 members! Reality being whatContinue reading “Kid Lit Love: Sam and Jump by Jennifer K. Mann”

Kid Lit Love: Lion and Rabbit’s Opposite Day by Tara J. Hannon

Hello Readers and Lovers of Picture Books! Since I have a newfound appreciation for book reviews, I’m on a mission to post one picture book review each month of a book I love.  All the picture books I review in 2018 from this point forward will be the books of 12×12 members! So here isContinue reading “Kid Lit Love: Lion and Rabbit’s Opposite Day by Tara J. Hannon”

Kid Lit Love: A Morning With Grandpa

Hello Readers and Lovers of Picture Books! Since I have a newfound appreciation for book reviews, I’m on a mission to post one picture book review each month of a book I love.  All the picture books I review in 2018 from this point forward will be the books of 12×12 members! So here isContinue reading “Kid Lit Love: A Morning With Grandpa”

Raising a Reader Tip #10

Welcome to my Raise a Reader series with weekly tips for encouraging early literacy! Tip #10: Make a book of favourite words with your child.  Choose one word each day.  Write it on a piece of card stock.  Punch a hole in the corner and add a new word each day.  Keep them on aContinue reading “Raising a Reader Tip #10”

Raise a Reader Tip #9

Welcome to my Raise a Reader series where I share weekly tips for encouraging early literacy! Tip #9: Help your child to make connections between stories and real life.  Choose books that are relatable for your child.  Talk about parts of the story that connect with your child’s life.  Listen to your child’s ideas aboutContinue reading “Raise a Reader Tip #9”

Raise a Reader Tip #8

Welcome to my Raise a Reader series with tips for encouraging early literacy. Tip #8: When reading to your child, stop occasionally in the middle of the story and ask your child to predict what might happen next.  This keeps your child engaged in the story and excited to continue reading!