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What I’ve Been Reading (April 2017)

I’m so excited for the new picture book out by Drew Dewalt, author of The Day the Crayons Quit! The concept is brilliant and it is executed to perfection. Go read a copy of The Legend of Rock, Paper, Scissors as soon as possible. It definitely made it on my recommended list for April. Preschool (3-5 […]

What I’ve Been Reading (March 2017)

Great children’s books that I read in March! Enjoy! Preschool (3-5 years) & Early Elementary (5-8 years): Early Elementary (5-8 years): Middle Grades (8-12 years): 

What I’ve Been Reading (Feb 2017)

Here are my recommended children’s books from the ones I read in February. Happy reading! Babies and Toddlers (0-2 years) & Preschool (3-5 years): Preschool (3-5 years) & Early Elementary (5-8 years): Early Elementary (5-8 years):  Early Elementary (5-8 years) & Middle Grades (8-12 years):

What I’ve Been Reading (Dec 2016)

Preschool (3-5 years) & Early Elementary (5-8 years): Early Elementary (5-8 years) & Middle Grades (8-12 years): Middle Grades (8-12 years):

What I’ve Been Reading (Oct 2016)

In preparation for our 4th grade field trip to Jamestown, VA, we used the historical fiction book Blood on the River by Elisa Carbone as our class read-aloud. This was a great way to make history come alive for our students. The field trip to Jamestown was meaningful to them because of the characters, places and […]

What I’ve Been Reading (September 2016)

September came and went and the calm, but productive days of summer are gone. School is in full-swing and as a teacher, that means very little time for my “side gig” as a writer. I managed to get through a couple children’s books that I’d recommend, but that makes my list super short this month. […]

What I’ve Been Reading (August 2016)

In March of this year, I attended the SBCWI MD/DE/WV conference with my good friend and critique group buddy, Nicole Groeneweg. After listening to Traci Todd, the Executive Editor or Abrams Appleseed, Nicole and I were inspired. We decided to collaborate on a board book series to submit to her. Abrams Appleseed specializes in books […]

What I’ve Been Reading (July 2016)

Ahhh! Summertime! Lazy days and more trips to the public library. I attended a Children’s Literature Conference at Shenandoah University in June, so many of the books on this list are by the fantastic authors and illustrators I met there. Preschool (3-5 years): Preschool (3-5 years) & Early Elementary (5-8 years): Early Elementary (5-8 years): Middle Grades (8-12 […]

What I’ve Been Reading (June 2016) Alphabet Books!

As research for an ABC story I’m working on, I read stacks and stacks of alphabet books. Gosh, there are a lot! Here are my favorites. Preschool (3-5 years) & Early Elementary (5-8 years): Early Elementary (5-8 years):