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Exploring the world of children's nonfiction books
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Time to Celebrate #PoemInYourPocketDay - What poem is your pocket today? Mine is Allowables by Nikki Giovanni I killed a spider Not a murderous brown recluse Nor even a black widow And if the truth were told this Was only a small Sort of papery spider Who should have run When I picked up the book But she didn’t And she scared me And I smashed her I don’t think I’m allowed To kill something Because I am Frightened

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#Kidlit for #PoetryMonth: Feel the Beat - This week we have another new picture book for National Poetry Month, Feel the Beat: Dance Poems that Zing from Salsa to Swing by Marilyn Singer and illustrated by Kristi Valiant. You can tell from the title right off the bat this is going to be a fun and upbeat book.Who doesn’t like to dance? But Feel the Beat is also full of surprises. First of all, we expect poems to have a distinct rhythm. Prolific author Marilyn Singer takes things a “step” fur...

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#kidlit Biography of Pete Seeger: Stand Up and Sing - “Pete Seeger was born with music in his bones” That powerful statement encapsulates Susanna Reich’s new picture biography, Stand Up and Sing!: Pete Seeger, Folk Music, and the Path to Justice, illustrated by Adam Gustavson. Why read about Pete Seeger? First of all, he was a popular musician. Many people have heard — or even sung — Pete Seeger’s folk songs.  In addition, he was a social activist interested in making a difference. For exam...

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#Kidlit for #PoetryMonth: Animal Ark - Are you getting ready to share books for kids for National Poetry Month? Animal Ark: Celebrating our Wild World in Poetry and Pictures (National Geographic Kids) by Kwame Alexander, with Mary Rand Hess, Deanna Nikaido, and photographs by Joel Sartore should be at the top of your list. Animal Ark is an amazing combination of image and text. Full of vibrant verbs, the poems leap off the page: listen to the rumble giant stomping feet calling brothers … si...

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New #Kidlit Mapping My Day Teaches Important Spatial Skills - Today’s the launch day for the new nonfiction picture book Mapping My Day by Julie Dillemuth and illustrated by Laura Wood. Mapping My Day introduces basic map concepts and vocabulary by following main character Flora through her day. She wakes up to a lesson about cardinal directions, races to the bathroom while learning about map scale, and goes outside to use a treasure map full of landmarks. And that’s all before breakfast. T...

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#Kidlit: Into the Field Guides To Explore Nature - For Nonfiction Monday we are featuring two children’s books provided by Downtown Bookworks Publishing. They are part of a children bird science book giveaway offered at our sister blog, Growing With Science, starting today and running until 12:00 a.m. EST February 7, 2017. These Into the Field Guides are lightweight and a perfect size to carry along on a hike. They won’t take up much room in a backpack. The guides feature color photographs ...

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#ReadYourWorld #Kidlit: I am Rosa Parks by @BradMeltzer - Multicultural Children’s Book Day 2017 has arrived. It’s a huge, fantastic celebration of diversity. Be sure to check the pages that gather links for many, many more wonderful books. Disclosure: This book was provided by Penguin Group for review purposes. You can find out more about the Ordinary People Change the World series at their website. About the Book: I am Rosa Parks by Brad Meltzer and illustrated by Christopher Eliopoulos i...

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#Kidlit: Art Lesson Using A Celebration of Beatrix Potter Book

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#ReadYourWorld: Multicultural Children’s Book Day 2017 Events and Free Stuff
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