Did you know we’ve featured 4 of Jaqueline Woodson’s books in our past bundles! We love her! These two amazing reads as well as Brown Girl Dreaming and Pecan Pie Baby! Our Black Voices Bundle will feature more Black authors like her! Get yours soon!!📷: @penguinkids
🍃 LEAF THROUGH A BOOK 🍃 -Usborne ‘Look Inside’: Nature
I’ve been a reader for far longer than I have been anything else. The very reason I became a teacher of English is due to my love of reading. Imagine a job where you can talk about what you love, every day and all day. Well, that’s my job and while everyday reality can sometimes be a little bit different from the ideal, I love to remind myself of this fundamental truth.
Reading is such an important part of my life that I am committed to #raisingreaders both in the classroom and at home. Therefore, a couple of times a week, I’ll be sharing books that we are reading at home as well as what I am. reading at work. Welcome to another regular feature where I #bookblog on Instagram. 📚
I was drawn to this lovely #Usborne book from the ‘Look Inside’ series. I liked the promise made by its cover and I was not disappointed. Nature is a gift of a subject even in the worst times but this was book takes a holistic understanding of nature and eco-systems to an unbelievable level (by breaking it down into toddler-size chunks). My youngest and I have really enjoyed looking through it today. She adores opening the flaps and peeping inside. Each illustration tells a little story and I’ve had fun coming up with prompts to nudge her thinking along. Do swipe right to have a look inside. Isn’t it gorgeous? We love Usborne ‘Look Inside’ books but I definitely think that this one is a little gem. 💎
We have been reading together - reading aloud - from the day she was born and my droning little voice, lifted in narration, is the basic soundtrack to her childhood. I read to her just as much for myself as I do for her. Hopefully, in time she will go on to become a critical reader and critical thinker. Hopefully she will also be a creative writer with strong opinions and the ability to express them!
The Royal Adventures of Princess Halima: Exploring the Wilderness of Tanzania written by Jainaba Fye, YaAdam Fye, Anna Fye, illustrated by Dolph Banza. This was a really fun fiction/nonfiction hybrid chapter book. Princess Halima is taking her readers around the African continent visiting various countries and learning about them. Here were learned a bit about Tanzania’s people and geography. I highly recommend these slim volumes be on your transitional chapter book shelves for kids who love travel, princesses, and nonfiction. Use the link in my bio to read my full review on the blog. .
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[Image description: A book on a wood grain background. On the cover a young brown-skinned girl looks back over her shoulder. She has her hair in braids and wears a blue robe with a decorative collar. Ahead of her is a tree and a stream that goes back to a water fall. Beyond that is open grassland.]
What's your favorite story to read together? #storytime We're working hard on the Tiny Humans Read launch coming soon, and we're so excited to bring you a variety of boxes so you can find the right fit for your family. ✨ Board book box for 0-3 yr olds
✨ Picture book box for 3-8 yr olds
✨ Siblings mix box for mixed age families