Author & Illustrator Spotlights

Happy Friday! I’m VERY excited to share a new resource that is finally ready to go live. In the “EXTRAS” menu above you will find a page titled: Author & Illustrator Spotlights As of today, there are 22 authors and/or illustrators included (in alphabetical order by first name). As stated at the top of the page: I believe author spotlights are a great way to encourage readers to try new materials. This list includes a variety of authors and/or illustrators I’ve spotlighted in the past (and plan to in the near future) in order to encourage their readership. I’ve tried to include their hometown, a quote, and extra resource (video or article) with each of them. Use as you please and notice there is a PDF (8.5 x 11 info page) to accompany most authors/illustrators. They are a wonderful addition to displays and make for fun signage to highlight parts of your collection (if you’re a librarian that is). The first page always contains the author’s photograph, a short bio, and a quote. The second page (if one exists) features the covers of their books. If you have an author you’d like to see information for simply message me. It’s hard to […]

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 […]