A list of the best narrative nonfiction books for children, which are emphasized in the curriculum of the common core. Kindergarten through 6th grade. Includes reviews by a children’s librarian.
Children love stories - listening to them, reading them, inventing their own. Why is this, and what do children gain from stories and storytelling?
Here is the basic formula I use for our library's story hour. I use books, music, movement, and transitions to create the sense of routine that young children crave.
Picture books with short stories hold great appeal for kids. The fox and the crow fable is a popular such tale—here you can read it with pictures.
Here is an illustrated short story "The Clever Rabbit and the Foolish Lion." Short stories with pictures and morals to discuss are popular with young children and their parents.
There is plenty of great descriptions with the epic series of Harry Potter and Middle Earth. Have a read and see what you think. A great way to try and emulate to improve your writing or just read.
Spice up your spooky fiction booktalks with audience participation. Here you’ll find ideas for ways to get the children involved along with complete booktalks for several kids’ spooky fiction books.
Who are the top publishers for children's books? Which of the top children's books publishers are accepting submissions from new authors? When do you need an agent? Find out the answers to these questions and more!
In The Little Prince, Antoine de Saint-Exupery seems to be trying to teach us the secret to what is important in life and suggests that grown-ups are unable to see it. The secret, in the words of the wise fox who wishes...
The Burrowers is a children's book about tiny people living in secret in a house. They survive by "borrowing" food and other items from the big people in the house.