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 Three: Setting Sail!


It's week three of the Summer Challenge, and hopefully you're having a blast sharing great books, having good discussions, and getting active with your kiddos. If you're just joining us, don't worry. You can jump in any time! 

This week's challenge is SETTING SAIL! We hope you'll read some books the feature BOATS in some form, and that you'll do some "sailing" of your own. It could be any thing from a bathtub adventure to setting sail on a real boat! Whatever you do, make it fun, and be sure to share your posts on social media with the #RDDSummerChallenge hashtag!

Recommended titles:

Boats Float! by George Ella Lyon and Benn Lyon, illustrated by Mick Wiggins

The Circus Ship by Chris Van Dusen

Penguin Sets Sail by Jessica Linn Evans

Bon voyage!


Mindy Baker said…
I'm loving these challenges!!