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
As information about bullying becomes more pervasive, schools and others who serve children are striving to create anti-bully/pro-hero environments. Since…
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
At the age of five, Anju the elephant is stolen from her home in Sumatra, Indonesia. She is sold to…
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
Studies show that children can learn racially-biased behaviors as young as three and learn to categorize people by race (non-verbally)…
16 Children’s Picture Books About People Helping Animals
(Our Thursday blog posts are now reflecting monthly themes. For May, in honor of Be Kind to Animals Week (May…
13 Children’s Picture Books Whose Characters Have Special Needs
(Our Thursday blog posts are now reflecting monthly themes. For February, American Heart Month, we’re posting about compassion, empathy and…
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…