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Dear children's book enthusiasts,
Readers have been asking for help remembering the titles of beloved books. Take a look at the comments on this Top 60 Picture Books page, and see if you can identify any of the books described by readers!
Thanks!
Amy
Part of the impetus for this blog was the nagging thought that there are many amazing picture books in the world that I do not want to miss sharing with my children. This thought has reared its hea...
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WEEK 1. Comics Club: humorous comics + tips for creating cartoon characters #kidlit   #comics  
As I mentioned last week, I am leading an after-school comics club for 4th and 5th grade students. (Last week, I wrote about why it's valuable to encourage kids to read comics.) While I'm at it, I ...
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I have created an online Comics Club that parents and teachers can easily share with 4th and 5th grade students to motivate kids to read and teach visual literacy skills. Please, share with those you think might be interested! #kidlit   #literacy   #comix  

This mirrors an after-school program I am leading in my non-virtual life.
I will be leading an after-school comics club for 4th and 5th grade students this spring. I'm very excited about it. I thought I could lead a stripped down version of comics club here at Delightful...
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BIG PLANS FOR 2015

In December, I graduated from the University of Illinois with a library science master’s degree. Post-graduation, I have been dreaming and scheming about what I would like to do with Delightful Children’s Books, and I thought I would share some of these plans with you.

In 2015, I will be focussing on reviewing newly published books and updating existing booklists. In the past, I have focused on publishing lists of the best books on various topics, regardless of when the books were published. I may still add a new booklist from time to time, but my focus will be on reviewing newly published books and updated existing booklists.

I am an aspiring elementary school librarian, and, as such, I will be...
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Superhero Comics for Kids 
I have been surprised by my daughter's enthusiasm for superhero comics. Here are her and my top picks to share with young superhero fans. #kidlit   #comics  
Next up in my comics series -- superhero comics. As previously mentioned, I am taking a comics advising course this semester, which has inspired me to write a series of posts in which I recommend m...
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How to Raise a Reader: 5 Tips for Parents
http://delightfulchildrensbooks.com/2014/02/03/raise-a-reader/

As a parent and future children’s librarian, I am very interested in what parents can do to help motivate children to read. The following suggestions are based on research as well as my experience working with kids. #literacy
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WEEK 2. Comics Club: realistic fiction + tips for depicting movement #kidlit   #comics  
We are back for Week 2 of Comics Club! This spring, I am leading an after-school Comics Club for 4th and 5th grade students as well as sharing book recommendations and comics creation activities he...
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11 CHILDREN'S BOOKS ABOUT SPRING + 5 activities I plan to do with my youngest before he heads to kindergarten next year! #kidlit
This is my first booklist with 11 books -- an odd number. I do not know whether the decision to include 11 books reflects the fact that I am so excited about spring that I cannot stop at 10 or refl...
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NEW! TROMBONE SHORTY This modern day rags to riches story offers young readers a fantastic introduction to New Orleans jazz music. #kidlit 
Trombone Shorty offers readers a peak into the life of a wonderful jazz musician by the same name. I lived in New Orleans for a couple of years and had the pleasure of hearing Troy "Trombone Shorty...
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The International Book Giving Day 2015 poster has just been revealed! This coming year's poster was designed by UK author/illustrator Chris Haughton! #giveabook

For those who don't know, International Book Giving Day is celebrated each year on February 14th! You are invited to celebrate by...

-Giving a book to a child on Valentine's Day!
-Donating new or gently used books to a local hospital, shelter etc.
-Organizing a book drive. 
-Leaving a book in a waiting room for children to read.
-Printing and hanging these posters in your community.

http://bookgivingday.com/2014/12/10/international-book-giving-day-2015-poster-revealed/
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5 Comic Strip Anthologies for Kids
For children who enjoy reading comics, this is an exciting time to be a young reader. #kidlit  
I am excited to be taking a comics advising course this semester with Professor Carol Tilley of the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana. For this course, I am reading through various types of c...
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The Caldecott, Newbery and other ALA Youth Media Awards were announced yesterday. Here are the books that won, the books that got away, and my answer to the question:

Did the Caldecott and Newbery committees get it right?  #kidlit   #alamw14   #alayma  
The ALA award winners were just announced yesterday, including the Caldecott winner (Locomotive by Brian Floca) and the Newbery winner (Flora & Ulysess by Kate DiCamillo). The most popular ques...
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At Delightful Children's Books, find booklists for young children about a variety of subjects (e.g. friendship, birds, art).