this week's selection is helping us go back to a sleeping routine that will work for back to school
the prince's bedtime is written by #joanneoppenheim, illustrated by #miriamlatimer and narrated by #jim.broadbent and it's from @barefootbooks.
this books tells the story of a prince who will not sleep. all kinds of characters come to help him find a way to rest but it will take a motherly touch to fix his problems.
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this companion book to boy of mine shows a dazzling little girl enjoying playtime in the moon's soft glow. as daddy cradles his baby girl, she is suddenly whisked away on a fantastical adventure, swinging above lush floral gardens under the golden moonlight. the sweet text, inspired by "rock-a-bye baby," will whisk little ones off to peaceful slumber.
with asim's engaging and adorable rhymes and pham's vibrant illustrations, babies and parents alike are sure to fall for girl of mine .
Every day (or so), we’ll be posting artwork by favorite illustrators—with a bit of trivia thrown in.
maurice sendak owns the record for most caldecott honors (7). who’s tied for second? jerry pinkney (5). pinkney was born on december 22, 1939 in philadelphia, pennsylvania. his father, a carpenter who migrated from the south, allowed pinkney to draw on the bedroom wall. when there was no room left, his father would paint the wall white again—giving pinkney a fresh canvas.
living with dyslexia, pinkney felt “exhausted” in school. it would take 40 years before pinkney heard about “dyslexia”. he hid his struggles—not wanting to feel like an outsider. fortunately for him, he leaned on (and learned from) his a prodigious drawing talent.
after graduating with honors from grade school, pinkney attended college the philadelphia college of art. it almost wasn’t so. in an effort to shield pinkney from “automatic rejection” as a black student, his teacher didn’t give him the application. he snuck behind her back, and handed applications out to his black friends. three scholarships were awarded. one went to pinkney. another, to a black friend.
he’s gone on to write and/or illustrate over 100 books for children—many focusing on inclusive representation. as pinkney says, “there is something special about knowing that your stories can alter the way people see the world, and their place within it.” reflecting on his dyslexia, pinkney notes, “i truly believe it made me the achiever i am in my art, and it made me who i am as a person.” he’s won virtually every award, earned nearly every honor.
'tiny perfect things' tells a lovely story of a child and a grandfather who go on a walk in their neighborhood looking for tiny perfect things together. these are things that may seem ordinary and mundane but to them, they are special and perfect. from a flower growing through a sidewalk crack, to their shadows (that walk when they walk and stand when they stand). at the end of the book, there's a pull-out that reveals the whole neighborhood, inviting readers to find many tiny perfect things hidden in the pages. it's a fun little activity you can do with your child after finishing the story. better yet, you can invite your child to explore the backyard or the local park with you and look for tiny perfect things together. it's a type of activity that doesn't cost anything but i guarantee that your child will have a great time, and you might even discover some beautiful magical things that you have previously taken for granted.
to me, this book is a lesson for adults as well as kids that if you open your eyes and look at the world with childlike curiosity, there are always wonderful and beautiful things to be found anywhere and anytime
What links all of hermione's love-interests? quantum harry, the podcast, episode 23: the half-blood potions text, is part 1 of a 2-episode arc about harry potter and the half-blood prince. streaming on youtube, castbox, stitcher & itunes (link in bio).