Happy Book Birthday: WISHES, DARES, AND HOW TO STAND UP TO A BULLY Plus Giveaway

Bookstores have closed their doors! And libraries are shut down! But never fear, parents, teachers, boys and girls…writers are still writing great stories and publishers are still getting them printed! Many bookstores are taking online orders and shipping for FREE or are enabling customers to do curbside pickup!

So today we are honored to sing a HUGE HAPPY BOOK BIRTHDAY to a brand-new Middle Grade novel from one of my favorite kidlit authors, Darlene Beck Jacobson.

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Perfect Picture Book Friday: MY FOOTPRINTS

Happy Perfect Picture Book Friday, dear friends! I’m coming to you today to share a very special picture book that is part of Multicultural Children’s Book Day which is celebrated this year on January 31st.

The founders of MCBD, authors Mia Wenjen and Valarie Budayr, are all about diversity, and inclusion and making sure that all kids have books they can relate to, books they can see themselves in. I’ve been a proud sponsor of MCBD for several years and I love the books that they feature.

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Perfect Picture Book Friday: Llama, Llama and the Bully Goat

Happy Friday, everyone! It’s time for a Perfect Picture Book review and craft activity.

The book I’m recommending is one that belongs on every school library shelf, as well as in every home. It addresses the problem of bullying – an issue of concern in schools and playgrounds everywhere. In fact, I’ve prepared a kid’s anti-bullying toolkit guide with some simple action steps to take. It’s a free gift when you sign up to get my awesome quarterly newsletter: http://eepurl.com/8pglH

Reading a picture book with your child creates a bond. It also gives you an opportunity to talk about sensitive issues like bullying.

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LLAMA LLAMA AND THE BULLY GOAT

Written and illustrated by Anna Dewdney

Publisher: Viking Juvenile (2013)

Ages: 3-5+

Themes: Bullying

 

Opening Lines:

“Llama, llama busy day.

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