Picture Book Pair for Sharing Love and Friendship

  Picture book pair posts are about showing how 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 and experiences the world a little differently, and it's good to see other people's perspectives. Today is Valentine’s Day, and that has everyone talking about love! But not just romantic love. The love of friends and family is a big topic too! Yes, this time of year love is a hot topic, but it’s a good topic to read and talk about all year long. So today we’d like to share two lovely books with a theme of love between friends. But love isn’t the only thing these two books have in common. They also both feature bears! In Love is in the Little Things by Stella J. Jones, illustrate

Coming Soon: Read, Discuss, Do! Summer Challenge



The Read, Discuss, Do! Summer Challenge is coming!

Do your kids complain about boredom over the summer? Would you like them to spend less time in front of screens and more time reading and having summer adventures? Are you looking for ideas to connect with your kids over the summer? Or perhaps you're a caregiver or educator looking for ways to mix things up and bring more summer fun into your summer daycares or classrooms. If so, the Read, Discuss, Do! Summer Challenge is for you! It's a fun, low-pressure way to prevent the "summer slide." 

The Summer Challenge is not your typical summer reading program. There are no logs to fill in and no need to track the time spent reading or number of pages read. In other words, it's not meant to be like homework! 

Last summer, we launched Read, Discuss, Do! with a challenge to get adults and the kids in their lives to read, discuss, and do more together by pairing books with discussion and activity ideas especially for the summer. We shared weekly themes, such as Play in the Dirt, Ice Cream, and Go Wild with Zoo Books! 

This year, the Summer Challenge will cover ten weeks over the summer, from June 3 to August 5. Every Friday we will share broad themes, book recommendations, discussion topics, and ideas for activities to pair with the books. You can find the posts here on the blog, in our newsletter, and on our social media platforms: Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter

Watch for more information on how to officially participate and be eligible for giveaways, and be sure to sign up for our newsletter so you don't miss a thing! 

Comments

Mindy Baker said…
Can't wait for the summer reading!