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Friday Kid Lit Round-Up

If you’re looking to increase your knowledge of famous folks like Lincoln, Sequoyah and Fitzgerald, you need to check out the National Portrait Gallery’s Face to Face blog.  On Thursdays the Gallery has a talk about “a selected portrait on view in the gallery,” with podcasts made available on the website.

Searching for ways to bring art into your classroom?  Why not take advantage of the sale going on at the Norman Rockwell Museum?  Buy a calendar at 25% off, separate and laminate the pages and you’ll have 12 illustrations to use in your lesons.

To keep up to date on what’s new in fairy tales, check out the Horn Book’s current list.  You Read to Me, I’ll Read to You: Very Short Fairy Tales to Read Together written by the 2008 Children's Poet Laureate Mary Ann Hoberman and illustrated by Michael Emberley is bound to be a favorite.

Another great suggestion from the Horn Book is to check out Mother Reader’s list of book and gift pairings.  One of my favorites is to “Pair  Monsters on Machines or Building with Dad with toy construction vehicles.”

Over on Ink Splot 26 is an edition of Guess the Book, Holiday Style.  You use portion of the cover art to identify books.  I always have a blast trying to figure them out.  It would be a fun activity to try making your own classroom version featuring favorite books.

And with that folks, I’m off to find the shovel for tomorrow’s storm.

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