Elephant & Piggie Like Reading!

Elephant & Piggie books. What more can I say? I LOVE Mo Willems and all of his books. Since the series is now complete (sorry to break the news to you if you didn’t already know), there is a whole new set of books coming out by a variety of wonderful authors called the….wait for it… Elephant and Piggie Like Reading! I was fortunate enough to see Dan Santat read The Cookie Fiasco in person a few months back and knew I had to check out the rest of the books. Currently, four books make up this series, they include (all are humorous): It’s Shoe Time! by Bryan Collier (topics: friends, family, concept – pairs) The Good for Nothing Button! by Charise Mericle Harper (topics: feelings, concept – colors) We Are Growing! by Laurie Keller (topics: growth, english language arts – adjectives and superlatives) The Cookie Fiasco by Dan Santat (topics: sharing, math – counting and division) What a wonderful collection not only to add to your library or classroom but to use for storytimes! Mo Willems even has an activity kit just for this series that you can find at: Elephant & Piggie Like Reading Activity Kit Your librarian, Katelyn Martens-Rodriguez P.S. For all of you who […]

Infographic: 200 Powerful Words to Use Instead of “Good”

I was recently contacted by the creator of a handy infographic that fits in well with the  128 Words to Use Instead of “Very” infographic. I envision this being extremely helpful to writers of any age. Please take a minute to check out: 200 Powerful Words to Use Instead of “Good” In order to make the infographic a bit more accessible for those of you that prefer black-and-white versions of each section, I’ve created a multi-page PDF to accompany the original. There are a few words that have been removed and some added however the rest remains the same. Below are links to the full page and quarter page versions of all sections of the above infographic. Powerful Words to Use Instead of “Good” – full pages PDF Powerful Words to Use Instead of “Good” – quarter pages PDF As always, please contact me if there’s any way I can be of assistance. Your librarian, Katelyn Martens-Rodriguez