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Kids’ Book Reviews

Children’s book reviews by elementary school teachers Kate Glinsmann and Jennifer Sykes.

Category: Kids’ Book Reviews

Children’s book reviews by elementary school teachers Kate Glinsmann and Jennifer Sykes.

Library Lion Book Cover - a lion in a library with two children

Library Lion

Library Lion, written by Michelle Knudsen and illustrated by Kevin Hawkes.

I have been a fan of libraries for as long as I can remember.  As a bibliophile, the joy of browsing shelf after shelf of stories – unknown or familiar – always brings me pleasure. [Read more...]

The Best Problem Solving Books for Kids

In this day and age you hear a lot about how so many young adults don’t know how to solve problems because their parents never allowed them to encounter situations where they needed to figure things out on their own. I’ve heard people say that millennials don’t know how to handle rejection or failure because they were never given the chance to experience these things because their parents always jumped in to save them from feeling bad. [Read more...]

Librarian’s Favorite Rhyming Books

One of the most important things that I learned during my 36-year career as an early childhood educator was the importance of phonological awareness activities. Phonological awareness is a broad skill that includes identifying and manipulating units of oral language. Simply put, it includes activities such as rhyming (cat/hat), segmenting (the word cat is broken up by saying each sound /c/-/a/-/t/) and onset and rimes (the word cat would be /c/-/at/). [Read more...]