A natural successor to Dr. Seuss’ Oh, the Places You’ll Go!

 “…This charming and engaging celebration of life is a must-read and a must-have. A natural successor to Dr. Seuss’ Oh, the Places You’ll Go! that deals with navigating life’s ups and downs.” —Booklist From Newbery Medalist and bestselling author Katherine Applegate, comes Sometimes You Fly, a sweet book of encouragement, filled with humor and insight…

Ocean Meets Sky by Terry Fan & Eric Fan (Quarto Kids)

We truly hope we don’t sound disingenuous whilst drooling over this incomparable picture book. We had been waiting for the Fan Brothers next offering with great anticipation and had seen glimpses, but now it’s in our hands we can’t begin to tell you what a treasure this is. Without doubt, this is positively one of…

Illustrators Introduce a New Generation to Margaret Wise Brown

Originally posted on Young People's Pavilion:
HarperCollins Children’s Books announced the acquisition of New York Times bestselling and award-winning illustrators Anna Dewdney, Loren Long, Jerry Pinkney, Greg Pizzoli, and Christian Robinson to illustrate several works from Margaret Wise Brown, the beloved storyteller who brought us Goodnight Moon. Starting in 2016, readers are invited to…

Midnight Teacher: Lilly Ann Granderson and Her Secret School

An unsung hero and literacy champion whose teaching changed many lives. An excellent homage to an African-American woman who taught ahead of her time. – Kirkus Reviews In Mississippi in the mid-1800s, it was illegal for enslaved people to learn to read and write. Getting caught meant thirty-nine lashes with a whip as punishment. But…

How to Write a Descriptive Essay

What is a descriptive essay? The descriptive essay is a genre of essay that asks the student to describe something—object, person, place, experience, emotion, situation, etc., according to Purdue University. Create reader interest with a catchy introduction, reads page 167 of Writing With Power by Perfection Learning. The text suggests that you try out several…

A Walk to Remember

I can say however, that A Walk to Remember was my favorite novel to write. I enjoyed the process of capturing the voice of a smart-alecky 17-year-old kid. Likewise with Jamie Sullivan. There was something intrinsically sweet about her character that gradually seemed to take over the book. – Nicholas Sparks There was a time when the world was…

Drones, robots and slime … oh my!

Things got pretty wild at the Statehouse on Tuesday when kids took over the Rotunda with flying drones, robots and Play-Doh. Students from elementary to high school showed off their technology and engineering skills to lawmakers in celebration of STEM Matters! — a campaign to raise awareness about science, technology, engineering and math in Idaho. The…