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Yoko’s Paper Cranes

Yoko’s Paper Cranes

Yoko’s Paper Cranes by Rosemary Wells When Yoko was very young, she lived in Japan.  Her grandmother, Obaasan, showed her cranes in the pond at the end of her garden, and explained how the cranes left during the winter, but returned each year.  Yoko’s grandfather, Ojiisan, could fold paper into cranes – and frogs, and…

Make Fun Sheep Puppets

Make Fun Sheep Puppets

Make Fun Sheep Puppets – Art Project for Where is the Green Sheep Here is a fun art project to do with preschoolers that goes along with reading Where is the Green Sheep? by Mem Fox. Read the book, gather your art supplies and young artists, and let’s get started.         SUPPLIES:…

Where is the Green Sheep?

Where is the Green Sheep?

Where is the Green Sheep? by Mem Fox, illustrated by Judy Horacek This is a fun picture book for the toddler and preschooler set.  My daughter loved this book – I think we read several times a day for months. The text and illustrations are simple, but engaging.  The text has a rhythm that moves…

A Kitten Tale

A Kitten Tale

A Kitten Tale, by Eric Rohmann Once upon a time there were four kittens.  They heard that winter would come, and that snow would come too.  Three of the kittens were worried – what was this snow like?  Would they be OK if cold, wet snow comes and covers everything? The fourth kitten is excited,…

Magic Box

Magic Box

Magic Box, by Katie Cleminson This is a fun picture book celebrating imagination and magic. Eva is given a special box as a birthday present.  It looks like a big, plain, empty cardboard box.  Eva opens it up and jumps in – it is bigger than it looks – and becomes a magician. Eva wishes…

For Gifted Young Readers

For Gifted Young Readers

I’m adding a new page on Bookworm Bear – Young Gifted Readers – a page for those who learn to read very well at an early age.  It is very exciting to have a strong, young reader.  As a parent, you try to help him or her find books that are fun to read, and…

Kid Lit Blog Hop Giveaway Winner

Kid Lit Blog Hop Giveaway Winner

First, thank you to everyone who stopped by Bookworm Bear, looked around, left a comment, and entered the Rafflecopter!  You’ve mentioned some wonderful books – I’ll be adding many to my list of books to review for Bookworm Bear.  Some were books I remember reading, and loving, as a child.  Others I read to my…

Last Day for Kid Lit Blog Hop Giveaway

Last Day for Kid Lit Blog Hop Giveaway

Today is the last day for the Bookworm Bear Kid Lit Giveaway Blog Hop in honor of Children’s Book Week. Enter for a chance to win a $20 Amazon.com gift card before midnight tonight.  Winners will be announced within 24 hours of the close of the contest. All you need to do is leave a…

Wednesdays in the Tower

Wednesdays in the Tower

Wednesdays in the Tower by Jessica Day George This is the sequel to one of our favorite chapter books, Tuesdays in the Castle. We return to magical Castle Glower, and to Celie (a strong and resourceful young princess) and her family.  Castle Glower is behaving strangely.  Oh, it still is creating new rooms, or moving…

The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me

The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me

The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me by Roald Dahl, illustrated by Quentin Blake Billy is a boy who frequently walks by a boarded-up old sweet shop near his house.  He wishes someone would open up a new sweet shop there – he even wishes that he could make it into a sweet shop again.…

Kid Lit Giveaway Blog Hop

Kid Lit Giveaway Blog Hop

Kid Lit Giveaway Blog Hop in Honor of Children’s Book Week I’m trying something new here with Bookworm Bear:  the Kid Lit Giveaway Blog Hop in Honor of Children’s Book Week.  Bookworm Bear will be giving one lucky reader a $20 gift certificate to Amazon.com.  All you need to do to enter (one entry per…

Children’s Book Week

Children’s Book Week

The 94th Annual Children’s Book Week is May 13 – May 19.  Celebrate children’s books, young readers, and encourage a love of reading.  Look for events in your local school, library, and bookshops. The Children’s Book Week website explains: Children’s Book Week is the annual celebration of books for young people and the joy of…