What If…

What If… by Samantha Berger My rating: 4 of 5 stars I enjoyed this colorful book. The story explores imagination and the question young readers often ask, What if? Creativity knows no bounds or limits. No pencils, use the paper to make origami. No paper, break up the desk and build with the wood. No […]

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Silent Days, Silent Dreams

Silent Days, Silent Dreams by Allen Say My rating: 5 of 5 stars Caldecott Medalist Allen Say creates a luscious imagined biography of artist James Castle, tells the story of a deaf, mute, dyslexic, autistic man who never learned to read or write. This picture book frames Castle’s silent world. Say’s powerful illustrations in Castle’s […]

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The Little Lemon that Leapt

The Little Lemon that Leapt by Karen Sanders-Betts My rating: 4 of 5 stars The Little Lemon that Leapt is a book that could easily have been missed. When a colleague brought it to my attention and shared it with me one afternoon, I didn’t think too much of the cover but agreed to take […]

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All Are Welcome

All Are Welcome by Alexandra Penfold My rating: 5 of 5 stars All Are Welcome. It’s a message we all need to hear. As I shared this book with a group of first graders this week, I loved talking with them about what they noticed and wondered. “Why is she wearing that cloth over her […]

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