Classic fairy tales offer many benefits for children. These stories created by the hands of time strengthen a child's imagination, vocabulary and human understanding.
For teachers, parents, and librarians, a list of books from 2017 for children ages 3-8 which which feature diverse characters in everyday contemporary life.
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.
In this classic tale by Dick Gackenbach, Harry finds a two-headed monster who feeds on fear down in the basement. But is this book about standing up to a bully a good choice for story hour?
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.
The Little Red Hen Makes a Pizza by Philemon Sturges and Amy Walrod is a modernized retelling of the classic Little Red Hen folktale. This children's picture book takes Little Red Hen off the farm and into the city with some zany, beatnik buddies.
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.
Everyone has secrets, but students are surprised that their teachers have secrets. Secrets of family arguments are common and even teachers have these in their family. Students decide that they must find a way to get their two favorite teachers to make up and be sisters again .
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.
Remember your favorite children’s book? Re-read the books you enjoyed as a kid -- share them with your own children. A great story in a great book lasts forever!