#Nonfiction Monday Bloom with Elsa Schiaparelli

This month we are exploring some of the fantastic nonfiction children’s books that have been nominated for 2018 Cybils awards. For Nonfiction Monday, let’s take a look at Bloom: A Story of Fashion Designer Elsa Schiaparelli by Kyo Maclear and … Continue reading

#Nonfiction Monday Counting on Katherine

Let’s explore some of the fantastic nonfiction children’s books that have been nominated for 2018 Cybils awards. For Nonfiction Monday, we’ll start with the picture book biography Counting on Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Saved Apollo 13 by Helaine Becker and … Continue reading

Fine Art Adventures #Kidlit from @ChiReviewPress

For Nonfiction Monday, we have a new title from Chicago Review Press, Fine Art Adventures: 36 Creative, Hands-On Projects Inspired by Classic Masterpieces by Maja Pitamic and Jill Laidlaw. For years I volunteered for Art Masterpiece, which was a program … Continue reading

50 Cities of the USA @QuartoKids #Kidlit: Exploring Tucson and A Giveaway

 50 Cities of the U.S.A.: Explore America’s Cities with 50 Fact-Filled Maps (The 50 States) by Gabrielle Balkan and illustrated by Sol Linero is a fun children’s book coming out in a few weeks. Let’s celebrate by exploring one of … Continue reading