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On Cool Friend is what I brought Ayden back from Oregon. Just so happened to be signed by the author and the artist. From Powelll Books. Such a fun book. I think this would be a great gift.

"One Cool Friend", Toni Buzzeo (illustrated by David Small) A 2013 Caldecott Honor Book

Acceptance, Choices, Friendship, Conflict Resolution, Differences, Perspectives, Relationships

“Enemy Pie” by Derek Munson. Enemy Pie is about a little boy who learns an effective recipe for turning a best enemy into a best friend.

Teach kids about Christmas around the world, and in their own backyard with these multicultural picture books.

Books to Explore the Many Ways to Celebrate Christmas

Teach kids about Christmas around the world, and in their own backyard with these multicultural picture books. Independence Barnes & Noble is hosting a book drive for CAPA this holiday season. These books are some great ideas for donations to CAPA kids.

We love books in our house! I will be using as many of these tips as possible!

10 Ways to Bring a Book to Life

Bring a Book to Life Ideas: 10 Ways to Bring a Book to Life ~ Creative Family Fun

A theater stage with a red curtain, seats. Vector.

This site walks teachers and students through step by step during the process of creating an iMovie for a grade student's book report using pictures, text, and music to demonstrate comprehension of a biography.

The Bear Ate Your Sandwich Activities are full of fun literacy activities for kids including a BIG printable pack. The learning ideas are perfect for Read for the Record Day.

The Bear Ate Your Sandwich Activities

The Bear Ate Your Sandwich Activities are full of fun literacy activities for kids including a BIG printable pack. The learning ideas are perfect for Read for the Record Day.

A young girl describes her experiences growing up in China, beginning with the death of Chairman Mao in 1976

Little White Duck A Childhood in China by Nai Liu and Andres Vera Martinez 2012 ***** Intermediate-Middle School. A well told memoir and multicultural delight.

The Hello, Goodbye Window lessons and activities.

The Hello, Goodbye Window by Norton Juster, Illustrated by Chris Raschka - 2006 Caldecott Medal Winner. Original artwork available at the R.

A Baby Born in Bethlehem, http://www.amazon.com/dp/0807555231/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_awdm_u8IGub0729YVJ

This beautiful retelling of the traditional Nativity story caputres all the drama and joy, beginning with the angel's amazing announcement to Mary.

Peanut Butter and Homework Sandwiches to teach responsibility with homework

Peanut Butter and Homework Sandwiches teaches kids about homework expectations. Great book to read before introducing homework club.

The Insomniacs by Karina Wold, illustrated by The Brothers Hilts

"The Insomniacs", Karina Wolf (illustrated by The Brothers Hilts) 2012

Stitches by David Small - a frequently disturbing, pitch-black funny, ultimately cathartic story whose full impact can only be delivered in the comics medium, which keeps it palatable as it reinforces its appalling aspects. If there’s any fight left in the argument that comics aren’t legitimate literature, this is just the thing to enlighten the naysayers.

The author recounts in graphic novel format his troubled childhood with a radiologist father who subjected him to repeated x-rays and a withholding and tormented mother, an environment he fled at the age of sixteen in the hopes of becoming an artist.

I loved this book as a kid. I forgot all about it until I saw this pin. Socks for Supper   Jack Kent ~ Parents' Magazine Press, 1978

Socks for Supper, Jack Kent ~ Parents' Magazine Press, 1978 (Oh, how my children loved this book . a DELIGHTFUL story!) When a poor couple exchange socks for cheese and milk, they receive more than expected.