Join author Megan Willome as she learns Jane Taylor’s “The Star” By Heart and gets a little twinkly. Lil Wayne sings along.
If Leigh Botts can become a writer, so can you. Join author Megan Willome as we read Beverly Cleary’s ‘Dear Mr. Henshaw’ for the Children’s Book Club.
Shhh! Words aren’t needed for this meeting of our Children’s Book Club as we read Matthew Cordell’s Caldecott-winner, ‘Wolf in the Snow.’
In the final meeting of the ‘Twirl’ Book Club, we remember that writers are made, not born. Mostly.
In the second meeting of the ‘Twirl’ Book Club, we consider how costumes give us the freedom to be wild, bold, free—and even how they can help us come back from a possible undoing.
In the first meeting of the ‘Twirl’ Book Club, we consider how Callie Feyen got her lightning back (and found a way to wear heels again).
What happened when J.R.R. Tolkien got a motorcar? He ran into the three bears—Archie, Teddy, and Bruno. Join author Megan Willome for a Children’s Book Club discussion of ‘Mr. Bliss.’
Must every children’s book be zippy? Author Megan Willome discusses ‘Only One Woof,’ one of James Herriot’s animal stories.
Turn over a new leaf— turn all the way upside down. Join us for a Children’s Book Club discussion of poet Juan Felipe Herrera’s picture book memoir, ‘The Upside Down Boy / El Niño de Cabeza.’
There is a problem with Laura Ingalls Wilder, nicknamed Half-Pint. It’s the reason readers love her, despite the questions about some of Wilder’s cultural perspectives.
Why was the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award renamed the Children’s Literature Legacy Award? It has to do with being eight years old.
Drink tea, change the world. Join us for a Children’s Book Club discussion of ‘Two Friends: Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass’ by Dean Robbins, illustrated by Sean Qualls & Selina Alko.
What happens when you bring a seal to Apple Pie Day? Join us for a Children’s Book Club discussion of ‘May I Bring A Friend?’ by Beatrice Schenk De Regniers, illustrated by Beni Montresor.
Are you engaging in the luxury of fear? Take a cue from illustrator Susie Jaramillo, and learn the secrets to making art despite the self-doubt that picks at your artistic heart.
What would you do if your crayons left you angry notes? Join us for a Children’s Book Club discussion of ‘The Day the Crayons Quit’ by Drew Daywalt, illustrated by Oliver Jeffers.
Pour a cup of tea and enjoy these haiku picture books (including a cat tale!) that will make you smile and get you writing.
Early readers Molly and Joe want to help a child learn to read. Learn fun facts about mandolins and take a spin writing a limerick, along with this fun reading activity coloring page.
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!
T. S. Poetry Press is delighted to announce its new picture book, The Golden Dress: A Fairy Tale. One dress, sparkly and shimmery, grants wishes for a long, long time. Then the “emerald day” comes, and everything is about to change. Will the dress survive? That’s up to one girl, who needs to open her heart and her hands.
Join us for today’s Children’s Book Club discussion of Kate DiCamillo’s The Tale of Despereaux, and shine some light through story.