Our Playtime Booklist sent me looking for fun and games in the digital world. Needless to say, the list of what's available is long. Here are a few highly recommended ones for tablets and/or smartphones.
Draw and Tell
Pigeon Presents Mo on the Go!
Roxie's Puzzle Adventure
On December 31, 1892, Ellis Island became a receiving station for immigrants. Over 130 years later, immigration is still very much part of American life. Many excellent books help young readers understand the immigrant experience
Tis time to deck the halls, hang the stockings, and enjoy all the traditions associated with this celebration. Read alouds are an essential part of the season; add some fresh sparkle to those shelves with this year's crop of books.
Fun and games are part of Hanukkah, Christmas, and Kwanza. These books extend that fun!
App of the Month
About Kindig, Jon Scieszka has said "If we could clone her and sprinkle a million of her around the country, every kid would be reading and be excited about it." Kindig shared tips on helping kids want to read at Shenandoah University's 2013 Children's Literature Conference.
"Telling Stories with Pictures" was acclaimed novelist and illustrator Perkins' theme at a recent conference. What do YOU see?
Quote of the Month
"If you have not had an opportunity to use this database, it is a true gold mine."
Marilyn Irwin, Associate Professor
Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing
Search Tip of the Month
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