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The 2023 Barefoot Librarian Book Award Book Review
The 2023 Barefoot Librarian Book Award Book Review 819 1024 Reader Views Kids
Books about grief are difficult to write, but the challenge is even greater when the book is meant for children. But Mandy Woolf does an outstanding job in her book Harmony Dances On: A Book About Grief. read more
MEET THE AUTHOR! A Conversation with Joanne Grodzinski, Co-Author of “Maestro Orpheus and the World Clock”
MEET THE AUTHOR! A Conversation with Joanne Grodzinski, Co-Author of “Maestro Orpheus and the World Clock” 225 267 Reader Views Kids
Joanne Grodzinski began her career as an educator, having taught both children and adults, after graduating from the University of Toronto. She has authored books on elementary school mathematics and Canadian Citizenship for ESL students; and is the co-creator and producer of the award-winning audiobook “Maestro Orpheus and the World Clock,” a children’s story set to classical music. She is also the co-author of the Classroom Teacher’s Guide that accompanies the audiobook. read more
“Maestro Orpheus and the World Clock” by Joanne Grodzinski and Robert Pennee
“Maestro Orpheus and the World Clock” by Joanne Grodzinski and Robert Pennee 745 1024 Reader Views Kids
Maestro Orpheus and The World Clock is a unique, creative, and lyrical children’s audiobook! It is a mystery and a fantasy story masterfully woven with classical music. So much attention was paid to every detail of this production, from the story, the narrators, the musical selections, and the orchestra, all keeping the audience engaged and enthralled. In addition, there is an extensive instructional guide to help educators and parents understand and teach the many educational layers and curriculum connections this audiobook has to offer. read more
“Silent Sally Speaks” by Payal Burnham
“Silent Sally Speaks” by Payal Burnham 175 175 Reader Views Kids
“Silent Sally Speaks” addresses Selective Mutism, a severe anxiety disorder that literally renders a person unable to speak. The book describes the journey of Sally, a girl around six-year-old, as she begins to overcome the anxiety that is causing her communication challenges. read more
“Nellie the Narwhal” by Sarah Cullen and Carmen Ellis
“Nellie the Narwhal” by Sarah Cullen and Carmen Ellis 175 175 Reader Views Kids
“Nellie The Narwhal” is an engaging picture book for ages 3-7. There are several layers to this book which makes it useful to teach different lessons. On one level, it is a fun rhyming story about the experience of an adorable narwhal and her sea creature neighbors. But it is also a great book for emotional learning. And finally, it offers a brief introduction to different inhabitants of the ocean world. read more
“Walkout” by Tina Shepardson
“Walkout” by Tina Shepardson 175 229 Reader Views Kids
In the picture book WALKOUT, experienced educator and author Tina Shepardson takes on the difficult and scary topic of school violence. Based on a true story, the author helps children see what they can do about a situation that feels out of their control. She also helps children understand that feelings that are different from their own are acceptable and valid. read more