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1. Children's Picture Books About Dogs
Children's Picture Books About Dogs
There are so many good picture books about dogs and children always seem to love dog stories. Usually even if they don't have a dog at home, they wish they did and so love to hear stories about dogs. Below are some of my favorite read alouds about dogs. I hope that you will like them too.
Books, Poetry & Writing - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:12:16
2. Picture Books About Feelings and Emotions
Picture Books About Feelings and Emotions
Encourage children to identify their own feelings and the feelings and emotions of others through the use of picture books. Children go through many emotions such as being grumpy, sadness, and experiencing empathy just to name a few.They need to learn to appreciate individuality, to apologize, ho...
Books, Poetry & Writing - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:11:16
3. Children's Picture Books About Fractions
Children's Picture Books About Fractions
When trying to teach children fractions, a good introduction is a picture book. There are many excellent picture books you can use. Below I have reviewed some which I have found to be helpful. I hope that you will enjoy using them also.
Books, Poetry & Writing - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:10:19
4. Making Raggedy Ann & Andy Dolls
Making Raggedy Ann & Andy Dolls
Raggedy Ann and Andy dolls were created by author Johnny Gruelle around 1915 when his daughter Marcella brought him a rag doll from the attic and he drew a face on it. Looking for a name, he pulled a book of poems by James Whitcomb Riley off the shelf and took the name Raggedy Ann from two of his...
Hobbies, Games & Toys - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:12:15
5. Picture Books About Punctuation
Picture Books About Punctuation
We all know punctuation is important, but we often take it for granted until it is either misused or misplaced. In the following picture books, we learn just how wonderful punctuation marks really are! These books can help us teach children their importance. So read on!
Books, Poetry & Writing - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:13:18
6. Picture Books About Going to the Doctor
Picture Books About Going to the Doctor
Going to the doctor or to the hospital can be a really scary experience for a young child. One way to help prepare them for this experience is to read them stories about other children going through the same things. This can make that first visit familiar and not quite so scary. The books below a...
Books, Poetry & Writing - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:10:19
7. Teach Math With Picture Books
Teach Math With Picture Books
Using picture books can be a good way to introduce and reinforce math concepts. Many books written and published that make math fun by introducing the concept in story form. Below are some reviews of books I have used in the library to do storytimes revolving around math concepts. They're all gre...
Books, Poetry & Writing - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:13:18
8. Picture Books About the Underground Railroad
Picture Books About the Underground Railroad
I have found the topic of the Underground Railroad to be an interesting subject with many children's picture books written about it. Most of the following books I have used with third through fifth graders, with the exception of Henry's Freedom Box which I have also used with first and second gra...
Books, Poetry & Writing - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:14:17
9. Picture Books about Birthdays
Picture Books about Birthdays
As a children's librarian of 30 years, I often do storytimes for younger children. In this lens I will recommend some picture books on birthdays. What child or adult for that matter, doesn't like to hear a story about birthdays? We all have a common background here, and these stories remind child...
Books, Poetry & Writing - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:13:18
10. Rebus Picture Books
Rebus Picture Books
A rebus story is a picture book or poem that combines words and pictures to tell a predictable story. In the story, a familiar pictorial representation is used time and time again for a particular character or item. They are great for beginning readers because even children who don't recognize an...
Books, Poetry & Writing - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:12:15
11. Picture Books About Grandmothers
Picture Books About Grandmothers
Don't you just love grandmothers? Aren't they just the greatest? Well, apparently, I'm not the only one who thinks that because there have been lots of wonderful picture books written about grandmothers. Check out the ones reviewed below and see if you'd like to share one of these books with a fa...
Books, Poetry & Writing - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:10:19
12. Children's Picture Books that make Good Graduation Gifts
Children's Picture Books that make Good Graduation Gifts
Graduation is a milestone in a young person's life, whether it's from elementary, middle, high school, college or university. This is a goal that has been set and now achieved and should be recognized and celebrated. Children's picture books can be an especially meaningful gift if selected proper...
Books, Poetry & Writing - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:14:17
13. Picture Books About Magic
Picture Books About Magic
In planning storytimes for children in kindergarten through third grade, I have found that there is something about magic that appeals to most children. After all, it is fun to imagine the "what if this could happen?" Below I have reviewed some of the picture books I have used with children of th...
Books, Poetry & Writing - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:11:16
14. Picture Books About School
Picture Books About School
Often children are uncertain and nervous about starting school. The following reviews are for some picture books that can reassure and comfort children about school. Stories are a good way to introduce your child to new experiences, and they give us an opening to talk with our children about thin...
Books, Poetry & Writing - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:14:17
15. Picture Books About Having a New Baby
Picture Books About Having a New Baby
So your family is expecting a new baby in the house? One way to help your child or children get used to this idea is to start reading picture books about having a new baby in the house. This will open the discussion and give them an idea of what it will be a big brother or big sister. There are p...
Books, Poetry & Writing - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:13:18
16. Picture Books About Princesses
Picture Books About Princesses
Every little girl dreams about being a princess at one time or another. Therefore, if you have a little girl, these books have the potential for becoming some of their favorites. Remember the story by Hans Christian Anderson, The Princess and the Pea. There are so many old fairy tales with prince...
Books, Poetry & Writing - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:12:15
17. Picture Books About Moving
Picture Books About Moving
When was the last time you moved? Moving is one of the top stresses in a person's life. Think about how if you were a child what kind of changes would moving mean for you? Leaving your friends behind is a big one. Then you are faced with having to make new friends. Getting used to a new school an...
Books, Poetry & Writing - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:10:19
18. Picture Books About Bears
Picture Books About Bears
There are so many good picture books about bears. I just love to do a storytime relating to bears. After choosing some books, I will throw in a couple of action rhymes about bears, like "Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, Touch the Ground" and "We're Going on a Bear Hunt." The student really love to go on a...
Books, Poetry & Writing - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:14:17
19. Children's Picture Books about Earth Day
Children's Picture Books about Earth Day
The first Earth Day was held way back in 1970 when Senator Gaylord Nelson from Wisconsin started a grass roots movement to organize people in the United States to take a stand for our environment. He asked everyone to demonstrate on April 22 of that year. About 20 million people got involved to s...
Books, Poetry & Writing - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:11:16
20. Bedtime Stories
Bedtime Stories
There's nothing better than a nice, cozy story at bedtime to help your little ones get ready to go to sleep. And it shouldn't be a scary story right before bed either. Looks like a scary one is what this child had read to him! Instead let it be nice and soothing and maybe even about going to slee...
Books, Poetry & Writing - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:11:16
21. Picture Books About a Dentist Visit
Picture Books About a Dentist Visit
As a child, I always dreaded going to the dentist. I can even remember once throwing up in his chair because I was so nervous. Even as an adult, I get butterflies in my stomach just thinking about it. But the going to the dentist doesn't have to be a scary experience. Prepare your child by readin...
Books, Poetry & Writing - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:10:19
22. Picture Books About the Death of a Pet
Picture Books About the Death of a Pet
When a child is young, it is very hard to teach them the concept of death. Often a good picture book dealing with this idea can be helpful. Below are some picture books which would be helpful to read to your child during this crisis time. I have found them to be very helpful and often children ca...
Books, Poetry & Writing - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:13:18
23. Thanksgiving Picture Books
Thanksgiving Picture Books
We all want our children to know the true meaning of Thanksgiving, that's it's not just a time to eat a big feast, but a time for reflection about things we are thankful for. Although this is a serious topic, we can approach it in less serious ways. Some of these books put a little (some a lot) o...
Books, Poetry & Writing - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:10:18
24. Picture Books About Divorce
Picture Books About Divorce
This is a sad, sad topic, but one that is all too prevalent in today's world. And one we are sometimes forced to face with our children. Statistics say that 50% of all marriages end in divorce. Explaining why mommy and daddy aren't living in the same house anymore can be difficult to say the leas...
Books, Poetry & Writing - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:14:17
25. Picture Books About George Washington
Picture Books About George Washington
George Washington (February 22, 1732 - December 14, 1799) was the dominant military and political leader of the new United States of America from 1775 to 1797. As the leader of the Continental Army in the American Revolution, he led the American victory over Great Britain. He then presided over t...
Books, Poetry & Writing - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:10:19
26. Picture Books About Bullying
Picture Books About Bullying
Unfortunately, children can be very cruel and mean to each other at times. In one survey, it was reported that one in every seven children was either a bully or a victim, and the National Education Association estimates that 160,000 children miss school every day due to fear of attack or intimida...
Books, Poetry & Writing - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:12:16
27. Picture Books About Grandfathers
Picture Books About Grandfathers
Whatever name you give them, Grandfather, Grandpa, Pop-Pop, or your favorite, they are definitely the best! And there are many wonderful picture books about grandfathers. Maybe you have a favorite, but if you don't, check out some of my favorites. Father's Day is coming up and one of these books ...
Books, Poetry & Writing - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:11:16
28. Picture Books About Snowmen
Picture Books About Snowmen
Every kid loves to build a snowman! And now that winter is here, you can get some great ideas about building your next snowman by reading these wonderful stories. But even if you don't live where it snows, you can still read some delightful books about snowmen. Even in Charleston, South Carolina,...
Books, Poetry & Writing - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:10:18
29. Picture Books About Valentine's Day
Picture Books About Valentine's Day
Every Valentine's Day on Feb. 14th, we celebrate by giving flowers, candy and cards to those we love. There are several legends about why we do this. One legend dates back to the third century during Roman times when Claudius II was Emperor and decided that soldiers should not marry. Valentine wa...
Books, Poetry & Writing - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:12:16
30. Picture Books About Adoption
Picture Books About Adoption
All children at some stage in their lives wonder about their birth and are thrilled to hear stories about it. With so many more adoptions going on these days, these titles can be helpful in opening up a discussions of birth parents and adoptive families. Children also like to know that there are ...
Books, Poetry & Writing - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:11:16
31. Picture Books About Gardens and Gardening
Picture Books About Gardens and Gardening
When it gets to be Spring and the Robins start singing, I always want to get out in the dirt and plant something just so I can watch it grow! This is the perfect activity to do with your child. But before you begin to plant, check out these books about gardens and gardening. You and your child wi...
Books, Poetry & Writing - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:11:16
32. Picture Books About Cats
Picture Books About Cats
Well, I have written a lens on picture books about dogs, so I thought it only fair that I also recommend some books about cats and kittens. Since the sayings goes, "Cats rule, dogs drool." Well, even if that isn't true, here are some of my favorite cat stories that I love to read to children. Hop...
Books, Poetry & Writing - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:12:15
33. Halloween Picture Books
Halloween Picture Books
Halloween is always a fun time for children. They look forward to it for months before hand and talk to their friends about what they are going to dress up as. In my elementary school library, students start asking for Halloween stories in September. Below are some of the favorites that the stude...
Books, Poetry & Writing - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:10:19
34. Picture Books About Winter
Picture Books About Winter
Reading these books might make you feel cold so snuggle up in front of the fireplace or maybe even in bed and read these stories about winter to your children. You might even feel warmed by these stories. The following reviews are of some of my favorite winter stories, but there are many more. Ho...
Books, Poetry & Writing - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:14:17
35. Picture Books About the Beach
Picture Books About the Beach
Maybe you don't live close to the beach, but you want your child to experience it. Why not go to the library and check out some of these picture books to help you introduce your child to the seashore? You may not be able to go there physically this summer, but maybe you can take a field trip thro...
Books, Poetry & Writing - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:13:18
36. Picture Books About Father's Day
Picture Books About Father's Day
Show dear old dad how much you love him by giving him a picture book about how great dads are! Or go to the library and check out some of these wonderful books to read to dad on his special day. You can read him to sleep and let him take a well deserved nap on Father's Day. So check out these gre...
Books, Poetry & Writing - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:12:15
37. Wordless or Nearly Wordless Picture Books
Wordless or Nearly Wordless Picture Books
Ever hear the expression, "A picture is worth a thousand words?" Well, in these picture books, that is a totally true statement. Wordless picture books are great for a child's imagination and for having them express themselves. In these books, the story line depends on the "reader." Where one per...
Books, Poetry & Writing - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:13:18
38. Picture Books About Quilts
Picture Books About Quilts
I am a quilter and so I love to read anything about quilting, especially children's picture books. The illustrations in these books are usually beautiful and sometimes inspire me to make a quilt, or in the very least, give me a new idea. Many of these books can also be used to teach children abou...
Books, Poetry & Writing - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:11:16
39. Christmas Picture Books
Christmas Picture Books
I've always loved the saying, "A book is a gift you can open again and again." As a child, I always loved getting books for presents at Christmas or any other time. As an adult, this hasn't changed. Christmas is the perfect opportunity to foster that love of reading and books by presenting a spec...
Books, Poetry & Writing - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:14:17
40. Picture Books About Groundhog's Day
Picture Books About Groundhog's Day
Groundhog Day is held on Feb. 2, in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania every year, and you might be wondering how a groundhog landed the job of predicting the weather. If you're unfamiliar with the tradition, it goes like this: If the groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil, sees his shadow, we're stuck with six mo...
Books, Poetry & Writing - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:14:18
41. Picture Books About Martin Luther King, Jr.
Picture Books About Martin Luther King, Jr.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is a United States federal holiday marking the birthday of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. It is observed on the third Monday of January each year, which is around the time of King's birthday, January 15. This year it will be observed on Monday, January 17, 2011.King ...
Books, Poetry & Writing - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:14:17
42. Picture Books About Abraham Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809 - April 15, 1865) served as the 16th President of the United States from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865. He successfully led the country through its greatest internal crisis, the American Civil War, preserved the Union, and ended slavery. Read ...
books-poetry-writing - Mon, 30 Jun 2014 00:22:29
43. Picture Books About Snow
If you are a snow lover, then you'll want to check out these books! Snow is magical for children, and even for some adults! When I was a kid, I can remember the excitement of waking up in the morning to get ready to go to school and discovering when I looked out the window that it had snowed duri...
books-poetry-writing - Mon, 30 Jun 2014 00:20:20
44. What Makes a Dyson Vacuum the Best?
Recently I visited my parents who had just purchased a Dyson vacuum cleaner. Several of my brothers and sisters were there also at the time and we actually ended up fighting on who was going to vacuum. In the end we decided the only fair way was to take turns. When it was my turn, I couldn't beli...
home-and-garden - Mon, 30 Jun 2014 00:18:46
45. Picture Books About Music
Most kids love music and musical instruments. When I read a story in the library that has musical instruments in it, I always try to have a couple of instruments available for the kids to accompany me or at least try out. It's usually a very popular storytime. I've brought my guitar, bongo drums,...
books-poetry-writing - Mon, 30 Jun 2014 00:16:43
46. Picture Books About St. Patrick's Day
St. Patrick's Day is celebrated on March 17 with parades and merry making. This is a particularly good time to read some of these Irish stories. Did you know that it is celebrated then because it is the feast day of St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. This day is a worldwide celebration of ...
books-poetry-writing - Mon, 30 Jun 2014 00:15:08

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