Happy Perfect Picture Book Friday, dear friends. Today’s featured book is about a topic near and dear to my heart – librarians! Some of you might know that my very first real job was in the children’s section of the Midwood Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library. And when I heard about this book, I knew it was one that I had to share with you. I connected with author Karen Henry Clark and because she is such a special person, I really connected with her. When you read the post, I think you will connect with her, too. She kind and talented and generous…please make sure you leave a comment and share the post for more tickets in the giveaway hat because she is offering a copy of this beautiful book AND a super hero figure of librarian Nancy Pearl!!!!! YES! There is a super hero action figure of Nancy Pearl, Librarian!!!!Continue reading
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Happy Mother’s Day: #50PreciousWordsforKids – Here Are Their Stories Plus a Giveaway
Happy Mother’s Day! I decided to share the #50PreciousWordsforKids stories on this special day – kind of a gift to all the moms out there.
What a thrill to receive so many amazing stories! I loved reading all of their precious words. And what is so astonishing, is that Continue reading
Perfect Picture Book Friday: Bunny’s Book Club
It’s Perfect Picture Book Friday…and I’ve got a PERFECT PICTURE BOOK for you!
But we need to make THREE announcements first.
- The lovely Susanna Hill is hosting her Valentiny Contest. For details on how to enter and win one of the fabulous prizes, go here.
- Last week we promised a copy of Andrea J. Loney’s debut picture book, BUNNYBEAR…and the winner is…
Congratulations, Jean! I’ll be contacting you ASAP so I can give your address to Andrea.
- Next month we’ll be honoring Dr. Seuss with the #50PreciousWords Contest…last year we had an unbelievable 128 entries…and prizes galore. I’m putting the challenge together now…more details to follow. If you’d like to donate a picture book, book on the craft of writing, piece of art, critique, or whatever else you think would warm the heart of a kid lit writer, please contact me: firstname.lastname@example.org…I plan to list the prize donors and their bios and photos/book covers on the February 11th contest post.
And now…hurray…I get to tell you how much I LOVE Annie Silvestro’s debut picture book!
BUNNY’S BOOK CLUB
Written by Annie Silvestro
Illustrated by Tatjana Mai-Wyss
Publisher: Doubleday Books for Young Readers (2017)
Ages: Preschool – Grade 3
Reading, libraries, friendship
Join Bunny for a top-secret trip to the library in a story that celebrates the love of reading.
Bunny loves to sit outside the library with the kids and listen to summer story time. But when the weather gets cold and everyone moves inside, his daily dose of joy is gone. Desperate, Bunny refuses to miss out on any more reading time and devises a plan to sneak into the library at night . . . through the library’s book drop!
What follows is an adorable caper that brings an inquisitive, fuzzy bunny and his woodland pals up close and personal with the books they have grown to love. A warm celebration of the power of books, Bunny’s Book Club is sure to bring knowing smiles to any child, parent, teacher, bookseller, and librarian who understands the one-of-a-kind magic of reading.
And the book has received glowing praise from major reviewers:
“A sweet salute to reading.”—Kirkus
“[Annie Silvestro] makes the pleasures of reading abundantly clear.”—Publishers Weekly
“Mai-Wyss’ soft, muted watercolor scenes sprinkled with charming, expressive cuddly animals is the perfect complement to Silvestro’s enchanting story about the love of books.”—Booklist
“Bunny loved books.”
Why I like this book:
- I love books that encourage young children to become lovers of books and reading…and this book definitely does!
- Wonderful read-aloud!
- Encourages parents and children to utilize the library.
- Beautiful illustrations team perfectly with Silvestro’s text.
Photo courtesy: http://www.education.com
Paper bag bunny puppet
Paper bags are one of my favorite craft materials…they are inexpensive, easy to work with, and so versatile.
You will need: 1 paper bag, construction paper, scissors, glue, crayons or markets.
- Cut out eyes, nose, whiskers, and ears from construction paper and glue on.
- Use crayons or markers to add details.
- Kids will enjoy role-playing with the puppet.
- Visit https://www.education.com/activity/article/bunny-paper-bag-puppet/ for more fun activities for kids.
This book provides a unique opportunity to get a library card for your child if he or she doesn’t already have one. And please check out your local library…most libraries have an array of free activities for children and adults.
That’s all for today…but don’t forget to come back tomorrow:
WILL WRITE FOR COOKIES
This post is part of a series for parents and teachers called Perfect Picture Book Fridays hosted by Susannah Leonard Hill. Click on her link and find lots of other picture book suggestions with summaries and activities.
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.