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…
Resources for #WeNeedDiverseBooks
by Marsha Rakestraw When I was a child, I read a lot of books. A lot. And other than the…
When a Butterfly Sneezes: A Guide for Helping Kids Explore Interconnections in Our World Through Favorite Stories
Books
by Linda Booth Sweeney Pegasus Communications, 2001. 128 pages Systems thinking can be a challenging concept to grasp. Sweeney’s book…
Tips for Selecting Anti-Bias Children’s Books
by Marsha Rakestraw Stories are a powerful tool. They teach us about the world and ourselves; they influence our values;…
13 Children’s Picture Books about Bullying
by Marsha Rakestraw As information about bullying becomes more pervasive, schools and others who serve children are striving to create…
9 Resources for Finding Multicultural Books for Children
As we mentioned in a previous blog post, according to the latest figures from the National Center for Education Statistics,…
When Anju Loved Being an Elephant
Books
by Wendy Henrichs Sleeping Bear Press, 2011. Grades 1-3. At the age of five, Anju the elephant is stolen from…
12 Children’s Picture Books About Sharing
One of the first lessons we’re taught as young children is about the importance of sharing. Yet examine our actions…
14 Children’s Picture Books Exploring Race and Racism
by Marsha Rakestraw Studies show that children can learn racially-biased behaviors as young as three and learn to categorize people…
16 Children’s Picture Books About People Helping Animals
by Marsha Rakestraw Modeling a message of compassion for others is a vital part of creating a better world for…
13 Children’s Picture Books Whose Characters Have Special Needs
by Marsha Rakestraw Occasionally the media focuses on those with particular challenges, such as animals with special needs and people…
Are Picture Books Cultivating Consumerism in Kids? This Study Says Yes
If you’re a teacher, parent or picture-book aficionado, you know the powerful messages and values (both positive and otherwise) that…