Teaching tolerance and respect for others is a difficult job these days, especially with the increased rates of bullying. Using books is a great way to help children understand and respect others' differences. This hub includes a list of books and how to use them to teach tolerance.
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.
Are you looking for children's books to read aloud at home, in the home school or preschool classroom, or at a library story hour? Here is a comprehensive list of "old school" and online resources for finding just the right book to fit any subject.
Rainbow Fish by Marcus Phister is certainly a beautiful book, but it's so called message of sharing is a bit off. It's not just sharing it promotes, but uniformity, materialism, and perhaps socialism.
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.
I have some experience in children’s picture books and would love to share the parameters with you. Children’s books fall into one of several categories. Here's how to create a picture book.
I interviewed author, Shawn St. Jean, about his picture/sketch book, "Cranky Bear Wakes Up".
I used this list of engaging read-aloud children's picture books as a story time presenter at my local library. The recommended children's picture books are selected because they will keep most children's attention.
Tom’s Midnight Garden by Philippa Pearce is a classic children’s book about time travel, loneliness, and friendship. It often appeals to both children and adults.