Monday, January 30, 2017
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
There's been a lot of discussion in the children's book world recently about diversity. Read a thoughtful Q&A with someone who knows what she's talking about, Donna Bray of Balzer+Bray, an imprint of HarperCollins. It's on a blog CBC Diversity which is associated with the Children's Book Council.
Friday, January 31, 2014
Friday, January 24, 2014
Another interesting article about children's book characters and gender has appeared, this time with a Jewish perspective, on the website of the online magazine "Tablet." Check it out. Think about the books you read and how often men vs. women, and girls vs. boys, appear, as well as the roles they play.
Saturday, December 14, 2013
My Takeaway: When rewriting, try out alternative word choices to enrich the story.
A Seed Is Sleepy, published by Chronicle, is used below. You can visit the website of author Dianna Hutts Aston and the website of illustrator Sylvia Long.
Reading Rockets shows how a teacher uses "semantic gradients" to expand vocabulary and enrich the reading and writing of kids. It's an interesting lesson to see how a teacher uses a picture book as a jumping off place.
|A Seed is Sleepy by Dianna Hutts Aston, Illustrated by Sylvia Long|
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Sunday, December 8, 2013
|Apple Cake by Julie Paschkis|