16 Children’s Picture Books About Refugees
by Marsha Rakestraw As war, climate change, persecution, and hunger challenges escalate, the number of refugees worldwide, and the challenges…
15 Most Popular Blog Posts From 2017
by Marsha Rakestraw Happy New Year! 2018 promises to be a year full of enormous changes, and even more opportunities…
12 Children’s Picture Books About Families With Gay Parents
by Marsha Rakestraw In November 2017 California announced that it is adopting “LGBT-inclusive” history textbooks for grades K-8. It is…
Friday Feature: 4 Resources About Forests and Deforestation
by Marsha Rakestraw Here in Oregon, where I live, we’re still mourning the loss of tens of thousands of acres…
#FridayFeature: 4 Chapter Books for Kids About Refugees
by Marsha Rakestraw According to the UN Refugee Agency’s new Global Trends study, more than 65 million women, children, and…
#FridayFeature: 7 Children’s Books Featuring Elephants
by Marsha Rakestraw Elephants are amazing beings. They’re extremely intelligent and social. They have matriarchal culture and grieve their dead.…
#FridayFeature: 5 Children’s Picture Books Celebrating Identity
by Marsha Rakestraw Even we adults struggle with our identity, so imagine how challenging it is for children, in a…
She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World
Books
by Chelsea Clinton Philomel Books, 2017. Grades PreK-2. “She persisted” has become a mantra for many since the 2016 US…
The Journey
Books
by Francesca Sanna Flying Eye Books, 2016 Grades 1-4 The Journey is the story of a family’s journey to flee…
Mixed Me!
Books
by Taye Diggs Feiwel and Friends, 2015. Grades K-3 Mike is a perfect blend of his two parents. Mike…
Treehuggers: Children’s Picture Books Honoring Trees
by Marsha Rakestraw Trees are mythical, magical and mysterious. We depend upon them for everything from the air we breathe…
21 Children’s Picture Books for Exploring Eco-Friendly Actions
by Marsha Rakestraw Earth Day may be every day, but our relationship to the natural world often gets a little…