Picture Book Pair for a Fun Fall Story Time

by Rebecca J. Gomez Pairing two or more picture books with similar themes can open up a world of discussion possibilities, and those discussions are great ways to connect with your children or students. It can be fascinating to see how different authors and illustrators approach different topics and themes. Pairing books with similar themes during story time will help children learn that everyone sees the world a little differently, and it's good to see other people's perspectives. Read : Leaves by David Ezra Stein and The Leaf Thief by Alice Hemming, illustrated by Nicola Slater Discuss :  What is the main theme in each of these stories? How are these two books different? How are they similar? What were Bear and Squirrel both confused about?  Have you ever been confused or curious about something in nature? Talk about it! What is fall like where you live? Do you see leaves changing, then falling from the trees?  What other books about fall or leaves have you read? Are any of

Summer Challenge Week One: ICE CREAM!

We are kicking off the Summer Challenge with an ice cream party. Your challenge? To read and discuss books about ice cream or other frozen treats, then have some festive frozen fun! 

Remember to share about your experience on Instagram and Twitter using the hashtag #RDDSummerChallenge. We'd love to know what books you're reading and the fun you're sharing together. 

Recommended titles

Scoop the Ice Cream Truck (Sky Pony, 2018) written and illustrated by Patricia Keeler

Should I Share my Ice Cream? An Elephant and Piggie Book (Hyperion Books for Children, 2011) written and illustrated by Mo Willems

Wemberly’s Iceream Star (Greenwillow Books, 2003) written and illustrated by Kevin Henkes



Mindy Baker said…
This is one challenge I might have to do multiple times!! Yummy!
Rebecca Gomez said…
Once for every day of the week?