Ever wonder how a balloon is made? Follow the journey of a balloon from its beginnings as gooey sap in a tree to its completion at a rubber factory. And after storytime, open a bag of balloons and introduce your kids to these fun balloon games and learning activities! Check out these online and printable…… Continue reading Kids feeling deflated from the summer heat? Introduce them to Balloon Trees and fun balloon games!
The Hawk of the Castle: A Story of Medieval Falconry by Danna Smith illustrated by Bagram Ibatoulline published by Candlewick Press Nonfiction Picture Book Ages 4 and up ISBN-10: 0763679925 ISBN-13: 978-0763679927 It’s here! To celebrate the release of The Hawk of the Castle: A Story of Medieval Falconry, we are giving away books! Fly…… Continue reading The Hawk of the Castle (plus giveaway!)
Spring has sprung and with it comes an opportunity to read books about nature- out in nature. In honor of my favorite season, I have put together a mixed tape of some of my favorite books on the subject (in no particular order). This collection includes new hits as well as oldies but goodies. So,…… Continue reading Spring Books to Celebrate the Season
Ada Lovelace, Poet of Science The First Computer Programmer by Diane Stanley illustrated by Jessie Hartland A Paula Wiseman Book, Simon & Schuster 2016 Where will booksellers keep all the amazing nonfiction books that are popping up? I recently read an article in Publishers Weekly which stated that “even before 2009 and the beginning of Common Core,…… Continue reading Ada Lovelace, Poet of Science: The First Computer Programmer
I am happy to reveal the cover of my next book, The Hawk of the Castle (Candlewick Press, April 11, 2017). Bagram Ibatoulline’s work is beautifully detailed and just amazing! As some of you may know, my father was a falconer so I was fortunate to learn about falconry first-hand. This book has a special place in my heart.…… Continue reading First Review of The Hawk of The Castle plus cover reveal!
I am thrilled to join a group of amazing authors, illustrators, and bloggers as we each discuss our all-time favorite children’s book of 2016 (so far). My pick is (drumroll please) Six Dots: A Story of Young Louis Braille. Simply follow the links at the bottom of this post to see the remaining favorite picks…… Continue reading Favorite Children’s Books of 2016