Road Work Ahead

My Book of the Week

Road Work Ahead by Anastasia Suen
A transportation picture book

  • Copyright: 2011
  • Ages: 3-5
  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: Viking

“Suen’s sparse rhyming verse leads readers through the busy scenes and uses simple vocabulary that suits both the youngest listeners and those just beginning to read.” ~ Kirkus Reviews

“A batch of Grandma’s homemade oatmeal cookies beckons, but for this backseat narrator, the sights and sounds along the road to her house are equally compelling.” ~ Publishers Weekly


Play the Road Signs Matching Game.

Find out more about Cars, Trucks, and Construction Play.

Watch the construction site video.

Make a Traffic Light Necklace with yarn and stickers.

Picture Book of the Day

Beautiful Yetta: The Yiddish Chicken
by Daniel Pinkwater (Author) and Jill Pinkwater (Illustrator)

Booktalk: Yetta, beautiful Yetta, manages to escape from the butcher’s shop. But now she is lost in Brooklyn—a strange place filled with rude rats and dangerous buses!

Snippet: Yetta, beautiful Yetta, will not be sold. She will not be soup. She will not be roasted chicken on a Friday night. She is free. She is in Brooklyn.

Chapter Book of the Day

Nerd Camp

Nerd Camp
by Elissa Brent Weissman (Author)
272 pages

Booktalk: Ten-year-old Gabe is excited to go to the Summer Center for Gifted Enrichment, but then he meets his new stepbrother, Zack, who doesn’t like nerds. Now what? Gabe makes a chart to figure it out…

PROBLEM: Am I a nerd who only has nerdy adventures?

(I am not a nerd.)
1. I am going to a sleepaway
camp for six weeks!

(I am a nerd.)
1. It is the Summer Center
for Gifted Enrichment.

The 2011 Cybils Middle Grade Novel Winner!


March 2012 Online Workshops

The March 2012 workshops will begin on Wednesday, March 7th.

Which workshop is best for you?

New to children’s books?
Learn about the different types of children’s books in the Children’s Book Genres Workshop.

Passionate about literacy?
Find out how you can write for children learning to read in the Children’s Literacy Workshop (for Writers).

Ready to write?
Write and edit your book in the

After you finish a writing workshop you can work through two more edits in a “work-in-progress” workshop, by rewriting your picture book or easy reader or working on the next chapter of your children’s chapter book or children’s novel.

The March workshop dates are March 7-April 25, 2012.


February 2012 Carnival Of Children’s Literature

The carnival will go live today at The Fourth Musketeer.


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