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The 101 Picture Book Challenge: Olivia

Posted about 1 month ago by Patti L

Posted in 101 Picture Book Challenge, Children and Parenting and eBooks and Audiobooks | Tagged with animals - fiction, early literacy, humorous books for kids, picture books, reading, reading recommendations, ready to read, self-confidence, stories and words

Children can easily see themselves in Olivia the pig, who is always involved in a whirlwind of activity and has unrestrained confidence in herself.

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The 101 Picture Book Challenge: Thunder Boy Jr.

Posted 3 months ago by Eric P

Posted in 101 Picture Book Challenge, Children and Parenting and Fiction, Graphic Novels and Poetry | Tagged with books for children, Children's Stories, early literacy, folklore, identity, Indigenous peoples, Native Americans, picture books and reading

A seemingly simple story about a boy and his name gets complicated by the book's relationship to issues in the outside world.

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The 101 Picture Book Challenge: Last Stop on Market Street

Posted 4 months ago by Patti L

Posted in 101 Picture Book Challenge, Children and Parenting, eBooks and Audiobooks and Movies and Music | Tagged with early literacy, picture books, reading, reading recommendations, ready to read, stories for children and words

A young boy’s journey on a city bus with his grandmother opens his eyes to the beauty all around him.

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The 101 Picture Book Challenge: Guess Who, Haiku!

Posted 5 months ago by Patti L

Posted in 101 Picture Book Challenge, Children and Parenting, eBooks and Audiobooks and Fiction, Graphic Novels and Poetry | Tagged with children's books, children's poetry books, early literacy, Haiku, picture books, reading, reading recommendations, stories, stories in rhyme and words

The animals have haikus, just for you! Can you guess who they are talking about in these fun poems?

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The 101 Picture Book Challenge: Calvin Can’t Fly: The Story of Bookworm Birdie

Posted 7 months ago by Patti L

Posted in 101 Picture Book Challenge, Children and Parenting, eBooks and Audiobooks and Movies and Music | Tagged with 101 Picture Book Challenge, children's books, early literacy, humorous books for kids, pets - fiction, picture books, reading, reading recommendations, stories and words

Calvin the starling can’t fly. When his brothers, sisters and cousins were learning all of the bird tasks such as flying, pulling up worms and chasing bugs, Calvin was learning to read.

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Take the 101 Picture Book Challenge Today

Posted 8 months ago by Cindy V

Posted in 101 Picture Book Challenge, Children and Parenting, eBooks and Audiobooks and Movies and Music | Tagged with animals - fiction, early literacy, humorous books for kids, imagination - fiction, picture books, Readers' Advisory, reading, reading recommendations, ready to read, stories and words

We picked 101 of our favorite picture books and we want you to read them too! Our list includes classics, new titles and everything in between.

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5 Tips to Improve Your Writing Skills

Posted 11 months ago by April S

Posted in Arts, Crafts and Hobbies, eBooks and Audiobooks, Education, Fiction, Graphic Novels and Poetry, Wellness: Fitness, Health and Spirituality and Writing and Publishing | Tagged with authorship, character development, compostion, creative writing, editing, English Grammar, Fiction - Technique, grammar, plotting, punctuation, reading, revising, spelling, story ideas, story writing tips, vocabulary, word choice, writer's block, writing, writing mechanics, writing skills, writing style and writing tips

Get tips and resources designed to help improve your writing skills.

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