I am pleased to announce that my Kid Lit Love Series will resume very soon with a focus on new picture book releases in 2020 both fiction and non-fiction.
The entire Kid Lit Community is so amazing and I’ve been fortunate to connect with a number of authors who are releasing picture books this year. Kid Lit Love posts will be on Mondays. I am excited to say I have a bunch of wonderful books to share. So if you are looking for something new this year to read with the children in your life, come and visit my blog on a Monday and you just might find a new picture book that is exactly what you’re looking for.
Some of the books are fun, some are whimsical, some share important historical information, some deal with social and emotional issues, some feature diversity, some have themes related to caring for our world or each other. And with each book, you will learn a little about the making of it and how it came to be.
Curious? Follow my blog or like my facebook page where I share the posts. And if you love a book, I encourage you to leave a review, add it to your ‘to-read’ list on Goodreads, recommend it to a friend, request it at your library, or share it on your social media.
Thank you so much for stopping by and reading my blog! I hope you’ll leave a comment and visit again. Have a wonderful day!
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Okay, I’m a little behind schedule with my giveaway but here we go! This is great for picture book lovers, teachers, librarians, parents and grandparents. You can win Picture the Sky, by Barbara Reid and a signed copy of Katie Shaeffer Pancake Maker! The winner will also receive a pdf copy of my story stretchers for 10 great picture books. See my previous post, Ten Picture Books Every Preschool Teacher Must Have! for a list of the books.
Katie Shaeffer Pancake Maker
The contest is open to US and Canadian residents over 19 years of age. If you are outside of Canada and the US, you can still enter to win my story stretchers just in time for Back to School.
How to enter:
Comment on this blog post; What book do you remember loving as a child (It could be a novel or a picture book)
Today is #10pbfor10 day! This is the day to pick 10 picture books you cannot live without. Here are mine!
Water Can Be…
Water Can Be…
Katie Shaeffer Pancake Maker
And…I have some exciting news! In my upcoming giveaway, I’m giving story stretcher ideas for all of these beauties! I hope you’ll enter! Giveaway starts here August 14th. You can enter via Facebook too!
Welcome to Monday! This is your opportunity to learn a little more about the writer behind the blog.
As you may already have learned, I am an introvert. I get worn out from being around large groups of people. This is why I love teaching preschool and piano. My preschool is small, so we have 15 children at a time. There are no other preschool classrooms on the same site so I only need to get to know the families and children who are directly in my class. And with piano, I get to teach one student at a time. This works very well for my introverted self. The summers off are truly a time to rest and recharge and I really enjoy my alone time now that my children are both graduated from high school. Still, I’m sure I’ll miss them terribly when they eventually move out.
I’m working on relaxing and am hopeful that by the end of August, I’ll be fully rested and recharged and ready to go back to work. I’m feeling very grateful that I’ve been able to enjoy a couple of months off each year. It really helps me to appreciate and enjoy my preschoolers, piano students, and their families when I go back every fall.
Greetings and welcome to my blog! I wanted to let you all know I’m in the planning stages for my next blog/facebook giveaway. It has been too long since the last one 🙂
I’m working on the prizes right now and what they ought to be. You can expect a picture book or two in the package, that’s for sure. But what else? Hmm… an Amazon gift card might be a pretty good prize.
Do you have ideas for prizes? Ha! Silly question. I’m sorry, I am unable to give you a trip for two to Paris. C’est impossible! I’ll think on it some more…
Hey, here’s a thought…any teachers of preschool/kindergarten looking for some amazing activity ideas based on some amazing picture books? How about a set of story stretchers to go with my amazing picture book giveaways. Now that would be awesome for back to school!