children’s literature

The Sydney Taylor Shmooze: A Mock Award Blog for Jewish Children’s Books

Do book awards matter? Having chaired a book award committee, I admit I’m biased, but I contend that they do matter. Book awards single out titles that excel at their craft, that carry important messages, that touch the soul. Awards offer not only prestige but credibility, showing the world that experts recognize the achievement of […]

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Welcome to #WorldKidLit Month

Language Lizard has partnered with World Kid Lit to talk about world literature for young readers. Today we’ll talk about how this collective of volunteers shares fiction and nonfiction from around the world! Where did the #WorldKidLit Month come from? Literature experts Marcia Lynx Qualey, Lawrence Schimel, and Alexandra Büchler held their inaugural World Kid

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Big Folktales Small World – Korean Folktales

A maiden finds help from seven quirky dwarfs after she flees from a jealous and wicked Queen who is after her life. Hungry Jack swaps his cow for magic beans only to find himself fleeing for his life when he disrupts a sleeping giant. Do these stories sound familiar? Fairy and folktales existed even before

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Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) and Why It Matters

Growing up is hard. Students worry about getting good grades. Moreover, they worry about looking good and being popular. Even excelling in extracurricular activities can increase stress. Social media only adds to these worries. Additionally, research studies show that children today struggle with high levels of depression and anxiety. “Social-emotional learning” (SEL) is growing in

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Read Around the World Summer Reading Series - Multicultural Kid Blogs

Read Around the World Summer Reading Series

Vacation is upon us, kids are out of school, and we have long summer days and lots of free time! What to do? Join us on a journey around the world! Welcome to the 5th installment of our Reading Around the World Summer Series! Throughout this summer, starting on June 4th through August 29 every Monday,

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