“The Illustrated Emily Dickinson” by Ryan Van Cleave introduces the poet and 25 of her best-known poems to younger audiences.
Top 10 Reasons Why “Grandfather” Is the Best Job in the World
Being a grandfather is the best job in the world, and here are the top 10 reasons why. It’s also possibly the easiest, because your grandchildren teach you.
Naomi Shihab Nye: Young People’s Poet Laureate
Author Megan Willome takes a trip to the library with Young People’s Poet Laureate Naomi Shihab Nye. Refreshments will be served.
How to Turn Your Story Questions Into Writing Prompts!
After reading a good story, you can follow these three easy steps to turn your story questions into writing prompts. See 5 sample prompts based on the fairy tale ‘The Golden Dress,’ to help you on your writing way!
The Children’s Storybook Garden (Arlington, Washington)
Bethany Rohde and her daughter Dot find creativity and community in the Children’s Storybook Garden in Arlington, Washington.
Teach It: How to Avoid the Tragedy of Becoming “Only One Thing”
Let’s play The Excuse Me Game to avoid the tragedy of becoming “only one thing” and losing ourselves and our possibilities due to a failure of imagination.
Of Color, Beauty, the Alphabet, and Fun: “A is for Azure”
“A is for Azure,” written by L.L. Barkat and illustrated by Donna Falcone, is a book about color, the alphabet, and literacy. It’s also full of childlike wonder.
Learn to Read! — Beautiful Art for a Predictable Sentence Chart
You can teach children to read and write important high-frequency words by creating “predictable sentence” charts that are personalized for them and their friends. We’re helping you add beautiful art!
10 Delightful Ways to Keep Your Kids’ Summer Reading in Swing
How many books does it take to save your child from the Summer Reading Slide? Get the answer, plus 10 totally fun ideas for how to keep summer reading in swing!
The Wild 100 Summer Book Challenge
What do you think is beautiful? What is wild about the color yellow? Join Callie Feyen and her kids in a summer challenge to read 100 books and find out.
The Grandfather Stories: Goldilocks and the Three Brothers
Reading to our grandsons has taught us that the “social time” of reading is just as important as the reading itself — reading tells them they matter.
How To Dress Like a Reading Diva—And Read ‘The Sleepy Little Alphabet’
Some self-doubt in the shoe department leads to a surprising reflection on how to teach reading with The Sleepy Little Alphabet—and love it.
Make It: Poetry Hearts at the Table
A lovely glass milk jug becomes the inspiration for a beautiful poetry hearts activity. Join Callie Feyen and make a few thoughtful hearts for Valentines or just for fun.