The Classroom Bookshelf
March 14, 2022 by Katie Cunningham
A luminous companion to The Day You Begin, Woodson and López’s latest picturebook collaboration will remind children that they have the courage and capacity to “fly” past their most difficult times.
January 18, 2022 by Katie Cunningham
After over a decade, the much-awaited sequel to the Caldecott-winning A Sick Day for Amos McGee has arrived–and at just the right time. The return of fastidious zookeeper Amos and the beloved animals he cares for feels like coming home to an old friend.
December 6, 2021 by Katie Cunningham
This entry features two picturebooks by acclaimed picturebook creators who have crafted stories where things fall from the sky, events occur, and for some characters, lessons are learned.
October 25, 2021 by Katie Cunningham
Looking for a Jumbie is Baptiste’s debut picturebook that brings the folklore of jumbies to young readers expanding the audience for these folkloric stories to bring children stories outside of European roots.
September 20, 2021 by Katie Cunningham
Two luminous picturebooks explore the power of storms and the power within us. Simultaneously honest and reassuring, both I Am the Storm and The Longest Storm will leave a lasting impression on readers to help them navigate the next storm they encounter in life.
August 30, 2021 by Katie Cunningham
“Books allow us a bird’s-eye view of our own lives, and especially how our lives relate to those lives around us.” – Christopher Myers, 2013 As we begin another school year with a mix of uncertainty and hope, we find ourselves turning to children’s books as the single greatest source we have to honor the […]
May 17, 2021 by Katie Cunningham
Just in time for summer, Maybe Maybe Marisol Rainey is a charming tale of the everyday experiences of a young girl making her way through the world. This is a story primed for early elementary grade readers for summer reading, read-alouds, book club conversations, and to join the series bin of your classroom library.
April 12, 2021 by Katie Cunningham
Amari and the Night Brothers is a thrilling, fast-paced read that tackles issues of loss, belonging, and race in ways that will inspire readers to confront prejudice and interrogate privilege.
March 8, 2021 by Katie Cunningham
In Bear Island, Caldecott-winning author and illustrator Matthew Cordell affirms for children that they can find resilience and hope in the midst of grief.
February 1, 2021 by Katie Cunningham
In Eyes that Kiss in the Corners, a young Chinese American girl speaks to readers through lyrical language that celebrates the beauty of her eyes and the eyes of her beloved Mama, grandmother Amah, and little sister, Mei-Mei.
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