Tagged with " poetry"

Author Spotlight: Andrea Cheng

Author Spotlight: Andrea Cheng

This past December, the children’s literature world lost one of its  beloved authors, Andrea Cheng. We all were deeply saddened […]

Apr 25, 2016     No Comments
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Onomato-what-a? Books That Utilize Onomatopoeia

Onomato-what-a? Books That Utilize Onomatopoeia

The Sounds of Poetry This post is brought to you by your friendly neighborhood literary device, onomatopoeia. Onomato-what-a, you ask? […]

Feb 15, 2016     No Comments
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2015: A Few Favorites

2015: A Few Favorites

It’s always difficult to choose the best children’s books of any year, for, I must confess, I love them all!  I have […]

Jan 27, 2016     No Comments
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Inspired by Mother Goose

Inspired by Mother Goose

These books take a Mother Goose rhyme as inspiration, and then dive into their own unique story.  Check them out! […]

Sep 7, 2015     No Comments
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Children’s Books Featuring Biracial and Multiracial Families

Children’s Books Featuring Biracial and Multiracial Families

A few months ago, a parent approached me at the end of a workshop with a question. She wanted to […]

Aug 10, 2015     2 Comments
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Author Focus: Juan Felipe Herrera

Author Focus: Juan Felipe Herrera

Poetry is a powerful early literacy tool. It fosters children’s social and emotional development and can help children talk about their […]

Jul 20, 2015     No Comments
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In Praise of Books

In Praise of Books

Adora Dupree was a poet and storyteller from East Tennessee who wrote praise poetry. Taken from West African oral traditions, these […]

Mar 2, 2015     No Comments
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Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Here’s some food for thought and a craft activity for Thanksgiving Day from Bringing Books to Life. We hope your day […]

Nov 27, 2014     No Comments
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Habits of Mind: Clear and Precise Language

Habits of Mind: Clear and Precise Language

Can you really expect clear and precise language from preschoolers? Like most things, the answer is “It depends.” Some children start using […]

Nov 13, 2014     No Comments
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Hist Whist on Halloween!

Hist Whist on Halloween!

My favorite Halloween poem, “hist whist” by e.e. cummings, provides lots of imagery for your little illustrator to play with. Read […]

Oct 30, 2014     No Comments
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