Book Reviews, Kids' Corner, Picture Books

Kids’ Corner: STEM Picture Books Featuring Female Main Characters

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Last week I read my 4-year-old her favorite book (at the moment) for the 100th time, Violet the Pilot.

*Side note: this was our most recent book from Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library.  If you do not know about this program, you can read all about it here → Kids’ Corner: Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library.

Anyways!  I actually don’t mind reading this book to her so many times because I loved how the book features a GIRL engineer/pilot.  This jogged a memory from last year when I read Ada Twist, Scientist and had similar feelings.  It is so wonderful to read STEM books featuring girl main characters.  STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.  When browsing the picture books at the library, I notice that my daughter is drawn to books with anything princess, fairy, unicorn, ballerina, etc.  They are often very PINK and very sparkly.  Don’t get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with these books, actually they often hold important themes & lessons, HOWEVER it is also nice to see books that center around girls in traditionally male-dominated fields like science & math.

Long story short, I started researching to find more STEM picture books that featured girl main characters.  Sadly, I was disappointed with my findings.  There are very few of these books.

Here are the books I did find…

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ARC Reviews, Book Reviews, Kids' Corner, Picture Books

Kids’ Corner: Pink is for Boys by Robb Pearlman

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When I was contacted with the opportunity to read & review Pink is for Boys, I jumped at the opportunity.  For one, I’m always on the lookout for books that challenge the traditional gender norms to share with my children, and secondly I could tell it was going to be wonderfully illustrated.  That’s a win-win in my book!

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Features, Kids' Corner

Kids’ Corner: Story Writing Activity for Kids Via Education.Com @Education_Com

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With school just around the corner, school lists are posted and back to school shopping is in full swing!  Are your children ready for the start of the school year?  Did you do anything to combat the dreaded “summer learning loss” with your kids this summer?

Today I have something a little different to share with all my fellow parents or educators of elementary school aged kids.   I am teaming up Education.com  to feature one of their learning activities to try out with the little people in your life…

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Book Reviews, Kids' Corner, Picture Books

Kids’ Corner: Diverse Children’s Picture Books in Review (March 2017)

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If you are new to my blog,  then you may not be aware that I review a batch of diverse children’s picture books every month.  What do I mean by diverse children’s picture books?  I mean children’s picture books that are written by or about people of color, people with disabilities, LGBTQ+, and any other minorities.  The #WeNeedDiverseBooks movement has inspired me to not only reevaluate my reading, but also the books I read to my children.  Diversity in books is just as (if not more) important in children’s literature.  I know this is cliché to say, but children are our future and it is our job as parents (and/or educators) to teach them to celebrate diversity.

Books included in this post: Ada Twist, Scientist, Suki’s Kimono , Grandmother’s Dreamcatcher , Marisol McDonald Doesn’t Match & And Tango Makes Three

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Book Reviews, Kids' Corner, Middle Grade

Kids’ Corner: Diverse Middle Grade Books in Review (Feb 2017) #DiverseKidLit

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Hello bookworms!

As some of you may remember, I made it one of my 2017 goals to read & promote more diverse children’s books.  Today I bring you mini-reviews for a few diverse middle grade books.

*Books included in this post: Listen, Slowly by Thanhha Lai, Stella by Starlight by Sharon M. Draper, & When the Sea Turned to Silver by Grace Lin

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