The Little Drummer Boy: A Story of Humanity & Kindness
Ezra Jack Keat's beautiful artwork is THE reason for reading this book. Each illustration lovingly captures the spirit and warmth behind this favourite Christmas song. A beautiful reminder that even the most humble of us has something of worth to offer Him this season if we 'play' for the audience of ONE.
Open Sesame: Celebrating Black History with Children’s Picture Books
In celebration of Black History, Hilltown Families contributing writer, Cheli Mennella features 10 new picture books in "Open Sesame: Kid Lit Musings & Reviews." Featuring stories of bravery, heroism, pursuit of justice and so much more, her list is impressive...and each one beautifully illustrated!
Looking for ways to enhance family reading time? Summer is the perfect time to explore books as a family, and to expand stories and create opportunities for deeper learning together. Hilltown Families offers a wealth of resources for supporting families in this endeavor, beginning with the very first featured title in our 2015 Summer Reading Resource series of literary guides! Designed for use with readers at a 5th grade level, our literature guide for Lois Lowry's "Gathering Blue" offers…
Literary Guide for Mem Fox and Kathryn Brown’s “Tough Boris”
Not just another book about pirates, "Tough Boris" teaches an important lesson about human emotions. Appealing to sailors and land-lovers alike, the story is rich in interesting vocabulary and relies heavily on the visual clues provided in its illustrations. Read the accompanying literary guide to find resources to guide your reading of this great book!