May 20, 2018

One of the things I love most about teaching writing is the opportunity to share my favorite books with others. I had fun teaching a class through the Rehoboth Beach Writers' Guild on May 12 -- “Top 10 Tips for Writing Picture Books." Everyone especially enjoyed these two books: Super Manny Stands Up and Strictly No Elephants....

June 4, 2017

Author: Bruce Hale

Illustrator: Guy Francis

Publisher: Harper Collins

Themes: Sharks, behavior, school

Age Range: 4-8

Word Count: 656

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Clark the Shark Activities

Why I Love It: Clark the Shark is short, snappy, and downright fun. Clark is a shark with a zing, bang, BOOM, but he has so much enthusiasm that it gets him into trou...

April 1, 2017

Creators: Lucy Tapper and Steve Wilson

Publisher: Maverick Arts Publishing in the UK and Henry Holt in the U.S.

Themes: friendship, Valentine’s Day, seasons

Age Range: 2-6

Word Count: 308 

Teaching Tools:

Hedgehugs Coloring Sheet

Fun Hedgehog Facts for Kids

Why I Love It: Hedgehugs is short, snappy, and really sweet. Horace and Hattie a...

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