Tagged with " folktales"

A Shiver of Ghosties

A Shiver of Ghosties

For All Hallows Read (a scary book-sharing holiday created by author Neil Gaiman in 2010) try some of these  age-appropriate ghost […]

Oct 18, 2015     No Comments
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Books about Bears, oh my!

Books about Bears, oh my!

Children love books about animals. Today I want to discuss a few beautifully illustrated children’s books featuring bears. I was […]

Nov 20, 2014     No Comments
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Things To Do With a Book: Act up!

Things To Do With a Book: Act up!

 This is a series of “Things To Do With a Book”. Idea #1  Dramatic Play Read a story and then […]

Jul 7, 2014     No Comments
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Fabulous Fools and the Wisdom of Folktales

Fabulous Fools and the Wisdom of Folktales

Tomorrow is April Fool’s Day, so let’s look at a few fabulous children’s picture books about fools both large and small. Children learn about foolishness by […]

Mar 31, 2014     No Comments
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Illustrator Focus: Jane Ray’s Beautiful Fairy Tales

Illustrator Focus: Jane Ray’s Beautiful Fairy Tales

A friend recently suggested that I look into the work of author and illustrator Jane Ray. Recognized primarily as an […]

Feb 20, 2014     No Comments
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Great Picture Books to Read and Share

Great Picture Books to Read and Share

This month, the New York Public Library has released its 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing list of children’s books for 2013, […]

Jan 9, 2014     No Comments
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Early Chapter Books for Attentive Listeners

Early Chapter Books for Attentive Listeners

Let’s hear it for children who enjoy books early and often! Children who experience read-alouds from infancy often learn to be attentive listeners. If you […]

Jun 27, 2013     1 Comment
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Nashville International Puppet Festival

Nashville International Puppet Festival

June 21 – 23 are the dates for the 2013 Nashville International Puppet Festival at the Nashville Public Library!  This festival is a can’t-miss opportunity […]

May 30, 2013     No Comments
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Cherokee Stories

Cherokee Stories

Each fall, I remember and honor the Cherokee people by reading children’s books that were written by respected storytellers and authors who honor their traditions. […]

Nov 15, 2012     No Comments
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Storytellers in Print

Storytellers in Print

Some books are simply meant to be heard. The books that are featured today are especially good for read alouds because they spring from an oral […]

Sep 6, 2012     No Comments
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