Saturday, October 21, 2017

Celebrate Picture Book Month With This Calendar and Awesome Resources!

In just a few weeks, we will kick off Picture Book Month. 

This special literacy initiative celebrates the print picture book during the month of November around the world. 

Every day of November, a picture book champion shares why they think picture books are important. 
The Picture Book Month Calendar has everything we need to bring this special event to all children, libraries and communities.

You will find the color and black/white calendar on the Picture Book Month site here.
Under the Activities tab, you will find lots of resources and materials including....
 a Certificate of Participation, 
 Bookmarks, 
 Picture Book Elementary Author and Illustrations and so much more.
Also under Promo Kit, you will find even more including these sweet little Picture Book Month Badges to display on your blog or site.  

There is more to check out on the Picture Book Month site but first.....
start here!

You will find the registration on the site, which will give you a place to pledge to celebrate your love of picture books too.

Happy Reading Friends.  I promise Picture Book Month will become one of your favorite months and celebrations too.  

7 Halloween Activities From Storyboard That!

With Halloween right around the corner, our friends at Storyboard That have several engaging and fun Halloween classroom activities.  
You will find several wonderful activities on the Halloween Storyboard That page. 

They include....

Using Storyboard That is a meaningful way to tie in Halloween, and other holidays, to writing, creating, synthesizing, reflecting and so many other skills and tasks. 

Not to mention, it is a whole lot of fun! 

You will find the Halloween Storyboard That activities here.  

Did You Hear? The YALSA Teens' Top Ten For 2017 Have Been Announced!

I love reading and sharing YA literature.  

One of my favorite lists to share every year is the YALSA Teens' Top Ten!  


The Teens' Top Ten is a "teen choice" list, where teens nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous year! Nominators are members of teen book groups in fifteen school and public libraries around the country. Nominations are posted on the Thursday of National Library Week, and teens across the country vote on their favorite titles each year. Readers ages twelve to eighteen will vote online between August 15 and Teen Read Week™ (October 8-14, 2017) here on the Teens' Top Ten site. 

And guess what?  Last week, the week after Teen Read Week, YALSA announced this awesome list for 2017!  

You will hear the Teens' Top Ten by watching Amandla and Nick. 
Also, check out the previous winners and...
resources for promoting the Teens' Top Ten on the site too
I am starting with Don't Get Caught by Kurt Dinan.  

What will you read first?