Friday Kid Lit Round-Up
I’ve been a big fan of Craig Frazier since I first started using Stanley Mows the Lawn in picture book presentations. His graphics are sleek and draw you right into the story. Now you can check out Hank and many other picture books on Lookybook.
As always, the folks at the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art have some helpful info on their site. Included in their Suggestions for Sharing Picture Books with Young Children (PDF) are standards like get a library card and create your own books but they make the list fresh with ideas like, “get silly.”
Still spooked from the new Harry Potter trailer? Well head on over to Magnetic Poetry’s home page and relax while you mix and match words to create a Zen inducing state of mind. My favorite is the garden edition. You get all the word play without tracking dirt into the house.
More for all you poets out there, some exciting news and especially
timely with Bill Bryson’s Shakespeare: The World as Stage recently
published. It seems The Theater
has been uncovered in London or at least the foundation. This is believed to have been an important theater during old William’s time. Having visited the reproduction of the Globe Theater last summer, I find this exciting news for poets and Shakespeare aficionados alike.