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

Story Time Idea: A KICK IN THE HEAD

National Poetry Month is the perfect time to explore different forms of poetry, and A Kick in the Head: An Everyday Guide to Poetic Forms by Paul B. Jeneczko, illustrated by Chris Raschka, is the perfect book to help you do that with your young budding poets. Read the book and talk about new and/or favorite poetic forms. Then write your own! 

Be sure to follow along with our National Poetry Month posts published every Friday in April for more ideas on how to celebrate poetry together.


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