My picture book, Gabby, is coming out this September. I’m excited! The illustrations are by Jan Dolby and it’s published by Fitzhenry & Whiteside. I’ll be doing some readings in schools, book stores and at Word On The Street to publicize the book. I sewed and stuffed some fabric letters to […]
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Julie Booker is an author, a teacher, a librarian and last but not least, the mom of twin toddlers. All this to say, she knows her picture books! Her Canadian summer picture book reading list was recently published here on 49th Shelf, an awesome Canadian book website. Below is her list […]
“Mr. Morton is the subject of the sentence and what the predicate says – he does!” Thanks to Tina, via her FB page, for this.
Here is a simple, elegant, wonderful game that’s great for: • Story-building • Fostering imagination • Putting events in sequence • Inspiration for writing a story • Staving off boredom while you’re waiting at a restaurant • General all-round silliness. There are nine dice. Each one has six simple pictures. For instance, a happy […]
It’s very important to read to your child. In fact, we consider it one of the top three most important things you can do to help your kid develop a love of reading. Every day – but especially on Wed., March 7 – take the time to read to your child. […]
My bookshelf and my books have been held captive in my attic for eight years. Last week I hired a professional organizer. Long-story short, my bookshelf is now where it belongs – in my home-office, with all of my favourite books on it. There’s the Pelican Shakespeare, with the tissue paper leaves; The […]
To a pre-reader, words aren’t the main attraction. As a parent, you can read the words to your child sometimes… and then other times, don’t be afraid to ignore the words. You can go through an entire picture book with your toddler, pointing to the pictures and talking about them. Identify […]
The New York Times Book Review has released its list of this year’s “10 Best Illustrated Children’s Books,” and here they are. The Times has done a terrific review for each book, here.
Terrific Hallowe’en is an easy, fun and speedy online game. The goal is to find the differences between the two, similar-looking pictures. You click on each thing that’s different. It might be a missing leaf on a tree, a missing house in the background, or a different-coloured tie. When you spot the five […]
I’m a big believer that if you want kids to understand words and letters, they’ve gotta get their hands dirty. If there’s something to feel, touch, throw, squish and otherwise interact with — kids are going to get the message on a whole different level. (It’s called kinesthetic learning, but […]