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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Book Reviews, Kids' Corner, Picture Books

Kids’ Corner: Buy, Borrow, or Pass – Children’s Picture Books (February 2017)

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 Hello bookworms!

That’s right, I’m finally back from vacation.  We had a fantastic time in Florida and Disney World, but it is time to get back to reality.  Please bear with me while I get back into the swing of things in the blogosphere.

Enough about me, it is time again for another edition of Buy, Borrow, or Pass here on Cover2CoverMom!

Books included in this post: Flora and the Peacock, Ida, Always, A Child of Books, We Found a Hat & Are We There Yet? 

*Buy, Borrow, or Pass is a monthly feature within my Kids’ Corner division of my blog.  I write mini reviews for children’s picture books and at the end of my review, I state if I think it is worth it to buy the book, if you should borrow the book from the library, or pass on the book all together.  I would like to mention that if I suggest to borrow the book from the library versus purchasing the book, this is not negative.  I only suggest purchasing a book when I think it is a timeless book that can grow with your child, or that will appeal to multiple ages.  I also offer “sneak peaks” into the books, which gives you a taste of the illustrations these books offer.

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Book Reviews, Kids' Corner, Picture Books

Kids’ Corner: Buy, Borrow, or Pass – Picture Book Reviews (January 2017)

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Whew! That is a ridiculously long title!

Welcome to my first installment of a new feature within my Kids’ Corner division of my blog: Buy, Borrow, or Pass.  What is Buy, Borrow, or Pass?  Well my friend, I’m glad you asked!  Basically, I will be writing mini reviews for children’s picture books and at the end of my review, I will state if I think it is worth it to buy the book, if you should borrow the book from the library, or pass on the book all together.  I would like to mention that if I suggest to borrow the book from the library versus purchasing the book, this is not negative.  I only will suggest purchasing a book when I think it is a timeless book that can grow with your child, or that will appeal to multiple ages.  I also offer “sneak peaks” into the books, which gives you a taste of the illustrations these books offer.

For this feature, I am going to try and keep the picture books relatively current, so all the picture books mentioned will be from 2016 or newer.

*Books included in this post are Faraway Fox , Take Heart, My Child: A Mother’s Dream , Ideas Are All Around , Samson in the Snow, & Hoot and Peep

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