Summer Reading

Baby Born in Collaborative Summer Library Program

I’m pleased to announce that Baby Born is on the Early Literacy list for this year’s Collaborative Summer Library Program. This summer reading program is used in 48 states!

Baby Born
by Anastasia Suen (Author) and Chih-Wei Chang (Illustrator)

Booktalk: “The soothing verse follows a year in the life of a newborn…”
~Kirkus Reviews

Baby born
in winter’s sleep
snowflakes fall
snuggle deep

See inside this board book!

Also available in Spanish

For toddler time:
Craft: Make a baby in a blanket (just like the book cover!)

Picture Book of the Day

Hey Little Baby!
by Heather Leigh (Author) and Genevieve Cote (Illustrator)

Booktalk: A little baby has found his hands, his tiny toes, his lovely voice, and his sweet nose—what else will he find in his world, his cozy, wonder-filled world? (A perfect baby gift!)

Snippet: Hey, little baby,
you’ve arrived in our world.

Chapter Book of the Day

Marco’s Cinco De Mayo
by Lisa Bullard (Author) and Holli Conger (Illustrator)
24 pages

Booktalk: Marco loves the food, parades, and fun of Cinco de Mayo. This year he’s one of the dancers. (This short “faction” chapter book has facts about the holiday and a simple fiction story. Try the “Make Your Own Maracas” activity in the back of the book.)

Snippet: Hi, I’m Marco. See my costume? It’s for Cinco de Mayo!

That’s a holiday that started in Mexico. People there speak Spanish. “Cinco de Mayo” means the “5th of May” in Spanish.

**Holli is one of my former students!**


Literary Links

Ready to write your children’s book? May 2-June 20 (online) children’s book writing workshops begin tomorrow!

How to Write a Book When You’re Really, Really Busy (via

Site Meter Read and Write Sports: Readers Theatre and Writing Activities for Grades 3-8

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