Tag Archives: children’s books

Janice Spina – Pinnacle Book Achievement Award Winner!

Reblogged from Janice Spina at Jemsbooks: I am thrilled to announce that my children’s book, Colby the Courageous Cat won a Pinnacle Book Achievement Award in the Category of Children’s Interest! I am extremely excited that my book won this award! … Continue reading

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Little House in the Big Woods – Jennie Fitzkee

Reblogged from A Teacher’s Reflections: I began reading aloud a new chapter reading book, Little House in the Big Woods, by Laura Ingalls Wilder.  In thirty minutes, I had read only four pages.  Four!  There was so much happening in the … Continue reading

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Guest author: Robbie Cheadle – Waitoma Glowworm Caves

During our family visit to the North Island of New Zealand in August 2016, we visited the Waitomo Glowworm Caves. The name Waitomo comes from the Maori words wai meaning water and tomo meaning hole or shaft. I have a … Continue reading

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Childhood fantasy

He’s right… by the time you reach an age with double figures, fairy stories are for babies… and you are no longer a babe. In just the same way that we cease admitting to the guilty affection for the music … Continue reading

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From “The Three Billy Goats Gruff” to Dr. Seuss – Jennie Fitzkee

Reblogged from A Teacher’s Reflections: This week began with National Fairy Tale Day and ended with Dr. Seuss’s birthday.  I was in my glory.  So were the children. We voted on our favorite fairy tale.  The Three Billy Goats Gruff … Continue reading

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Hear Ye, Hear Ye! E.B. White on How To Write – Jennie Fitzkee

Reblogged from A Teacher’s Reflections: I love writing.  This summer I read the best book on how to write, the advice of E.B. White, author of Charlotte’s Web and other classics. Oh, I have read a host of posts and articles … Continue reading

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Smorgasbord Posts from Your Archives – An Art Museum For Book Lovers by Jennie Fitzkee

Reblogged from Smorgasbord: Today Jennie Fitzkee shares a visit to the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art… a treasure trove of images from some of the classic children’s books of the last fifty years. An Art Museum For Book … Continue reading

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Guest author: Victoria Zigler – Kero’s World

Regular readers of Sue’s blog will be familiar with her “Notes From A Small Dog” posts, where Ani has her say.  Personally, I’m a big fan of those posts. As it turns out, I have a similar thing on my … Continue reading

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Hear Ye, Hear Ye! E.B. White on How To Write from Jennie Fitzkee

Reblogged from A Teacher’s Reflections: I love writing.  This summer I read the best book on how to write, the advice of E.B. White, author of Charlotte’s Web and other classics. Oh, I have read a host of posts and articles … Continue reading

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Guest author: Robbie Cheadle – Sir Chocolate and the Candy Dragon

On the day before Halloween, Sir Chocolate was really busy, Making candy and chocolate treats, So fast it would make you dizzy. * Edible spiders and caterpillars, A set of shortbread fingers, His gingerbread tombstones with a spicy smell that … Continue reading

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