Just as the picture book narrative offers a meaningful context for learning language concepts, structures and vocabulary; so, also, picture book art can provide a rich teaching tool for presenting the basic elements of art – line, shape, form, color and texture. Picture book illustrations are often the child’s first exposure to art. Since story… Read More


Do Unto Animals: A Friendly Guide to How Animals Live, and How We Can Make Their Lives Better by Tracey Stewart (Author), Lisel Ashlock (Illustrator) Publisher: Artisan (October 20, 2015) Short Description: The more we know about the animals in our world and the better we care for them, the better our lives will be.… Read More


Reading Picture Books with Children: How to Shake Up Storytime and Get Kids Talking about What They See by Megan Dowd Lambert (Author), Chris Raschka (Foreword), Laura Vaccaro Seeger (Contributor) Publisher: Charlesbridge (November 3, 2015) Short Description: The Whole Book Approach is an interactive approach to storytime that was developed in conjunction with the Eric… Read More


Our Farm –  By the Animals of Farm Sanctuary Author: Maya Gottfried Illustrator: Robert Rahway Zakanitch Short Description: Inspired by and about the non-human residents of Farm Sanctuary – a national animal rescue and advocacy organization Genre: Children’s book of illustrated poetry Published: February 9, 2010; Knopf I am very pleased to make “Our Farm… Read More