Multicultural kids books
on May 27, 2020 at 9:00 am
Looking for great picture books to share with the children in your life? You'll find books here that are sure to captivate the imaginations of kids ages 0-8. Monthly.Delivered: 5/27/2020 12:00:00 AM
How I learned to read
on January 12, 2016 at 5:03 pm
I was in first grade in 1941. The school system (one of the best in the country) adhered rigidly to the look say method. I wasn't reading while it seemed
2015 Winners of Caldecott Award and Newbery Medal
on February 3, 2015 at 11:28 am
The latest winners of the oldest and most prestigious awards for children's books - the Caldecott Award and the Newbery Medal - were announced on 2nd February 2015. The 2015 Caldecott Award was won by Dan Santat, the illustrator and writer of The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend. This is a picture book about friendship and courage. An imaginary friend, Beekle, is born on an island far away and waits to be chosen by a real child. Eventually, fed up with waiting, he heads off on a courageous and emotional journey to the city to find his own human. Read more here about previous winners of the Caldecott Award, including our all-time top favourites. The Crossover by Kwame Alexander was the winner of the 2015 Newbery Medal. It is about two 12-year-old African American twin boys who are basketball stars, coached by their father, a former professional basketball player, and supported by their mother, the assistant-principal. When an attractive girl arrives on the scene, the brothers begin the painful process of moving apart for the first time. This novel, suitable for readers aged 11 and over, is written in verse with quirky vocabulary adding an amusing touch to the narrative. You can read more about the previous winners of the Newbery Medal here.
Best Word Book Ever
on January 20, 2015 at 11:55 am
After being read to from the better books, a child will often be interested in seeing the words for anything that interests him or her. Richard Scarry's
Book and Toy Gift Ideas
on November 27, 2014 at 10:48 pm
Can't think what to give your little ones for Christmas? I love to give books as presents to the special children in my life, and often I try to go one step further and pair a book or two with a similarly themed toy to create an educational book and toy gift combination. The toy helps to spark the child's interest in a new subject and then, when they are captivated enough to want to find out more, they can turn to the book to extend their knowledge. Here you can find some of my favourite book and toy gift ideas for children. In each case I have suggested two books in addition to a toy which perfectly compliments the book choices.
Newbery Medal Winners by Recommended Reading Age
on October 14, 2014 at 8:53 pm
First awarded in 1922, the Newbery Medal was the first children’s book award in the world, and it continues to be one of the best known and most discussed children’s book awards. Reviewing past winners is a reliable way of finding inspirational and captivating novels suitable for young readers aged 8 and over. To help you choose just the right book for your child look no further than this full list of Newbery Medal Winners grouped by recommended reading age. You will even find recommendations for the very best of the best - those books considered by some to be most deserving of receiving this prestigious award.
New Multicultural Children’s Books May 2020
by Colours of Us on May 31, 2020 at 9:12 pm
Some exciting new releases this month! It wasn’t easy to decide on our favourite multicultural children’s books from this list but here they are: Welcome To The Party (Babies & Toddlers), Swashby And The Sea (Preschool), Lift (Elementary … Read More The post New Multicultural Children’s Books May 2020 appeared first on Colours of Us.
11 Multicultural Activity Books for Children
by Colours of Us on May 13, 2020 at 12:32 pm
Keeping children busy during these unprecedented times isn’t easy! These colourful multicultural activity books are a good way of engaging children in creative activities and at the same time teaching them about different cultures. 11 Multicultural Activity Books … Read More The post 11 Multicultural Activity Books for Children appeared first on Colours of Us.
New Multicultural Children’s Books April 2020
by Colours of Us on May 1, 2020 at 9:28 am
April saw the release of some gorgeous new multicultural children’s books! Our favourites this month are In My Anaana’s Amautik (Preschool), A Story About Afiyah (Elementary School), One Earth (Middle School), and Mad, Bad & Dangerous To Know … Read More The post New Multicultural Children’s Books April 2020 appeared first on Colours of Us.
80 Picture Book Biographies About Bold Black Women & Girls
by Colours of Us on March 16, 2020 at 4:49 pm
Women’s History Month is one of our favourite times of the year! We just love searching the internet up and down for multicultural children’s books about amazing women and girls. You’ll be sure to find plenty of gems … Read More The post 80 Picture Book Biographies About Bold Black Women & Girls appeared first on Colours of Us.
19 New Black History Children’s Books 2020
by Colours of Us on February 20, 2020 at 8:11 am
January and February have seen the release of some beautiful Black History children’s books, from picture books for pre- and elementary school children to chapter books and novels for teenagers. #NotOnlyForBlackHistoryMonth 19 New Black History Children’s Books 2020 … Read More The post 19 New Black History Children’s Books 2020 appeared first on Colours of Us.
Multicultural Children’s Book Day 2020
by Colours of Us on January 31, 2020 at 6:43 am
Multicultural Children’s Book Day is in its 7th year! Celebrate by joining our twitter party and checking out our linky party & free resources (details below)! MCBD is a non-profit children’s literacy initiative founded by Valarie Budayr and … Read More The post Multicultural Children’s Book Day 2020 appeared first on Colours of Us.
The 50 Best Multicultural Picture Books Of 2019
by Colours of Us on January 15, 2020 at 11:04 am
Never too late for a ‘Best of’ list! Just like 2018, last year saw the release of many wonderful multicultural picture books. So much so that it was difficult to decide which ones to include in this list! … Read More The post The 50 Best Multicultural Picture Books Of 2019 appeared first on Colours of Us.
20 Multicultural Children’s Books To Help Build Self-Esteem
by Colours of Us on July 27, 2019 at 2:30 pm
You cannot truly love others if you don’t love yourself. Healthy self-esteem is the foundation for resilience, compassion and joy. The multicultural children’s books on this list can be a great support in building children’s self-esteem! 20 Multicultural … Read More The post 20 Multicultural Children’s Books To Help Build Self-Esteem appeared first on Colours of Us.
New Multicultural Children’s Books June 2019
by Colours of Us on July 6, 2019 at 7:57 pm
Last month saw the release of some real gems! Where Are You From?, Leila in Saffron and How To Read A Book are our favourites on this list of new multicultural children’s books June 2019. Which ones are … Read More The post New Multicultural Children’s Books June 2019 appeared first on Colours of Us.
New Multicultural Children’s Books May 2019
by Colours of Us on June 5, 2019 at 8:45 pm
A little late due to our whole family being sick but here are the new multicultural children’s books for May 2019! Our favourites this month include the supercute Nerdy Babies: Ocean, beautifully illustrated The Girls, and inspiring We … Read More The post New Multicultural Children’s Books May 2019 appeared first on Colours of Us.