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A Literary Bathroom
A Lit­er­ary Bathroom
And then came the time to choose a theme for the bath­room. We got the fam­i­ly togeth­er so every­one could have their say. And people…I’m so proud! Our off­spring sug­gest­ed a lit­er­ary-themed bathroom! 
Shirley Chisholm Dared
Cel­e­brat­ing Black Women in the U.S.
Samira Surfs
Sami­ra Surfs
 I don’t think I’ve ever read a nov­el about surf­ing before Sami­ra Surfs. I was fas­ci­nat­ed by the set­ting, the sport, and the cul­ture, dif­fer­ent than my own.
Andersen's Fairy Tales
Bor­rowed Sparkle
I sat on a rust­ed swing hung from an I beam in our base­ment with a heavy book on my lap. I was ten and lone­ly because my only sis­ter had left home a year earlier.
Trans­porta­tion, Part II: Rid­ing the Rails
In the sec­ond part of our Trans­porta­tion series, we look at Calde­cott Award books that con­sid­er trains from dif­fer­ent van­tage points, from the out­side or inside, from a real or fan­tas­ti­cal world. Climb aboard!
The Year We Learned to Fly
Find­ing High­er Ground through Peacebuilding
We explore the mean­ing of peace­build­ing and what the infra­struc­ture for peace can look like in one class­room and through­out a school. We also sug­gest a pic­ture book and a book for the “adult on the rug,” both of which explore the deep con­cept of peacebuilding,
A Park Connects Us
How Parks Con­nect Us
… and Why It Matters
Spring is in the air, and we’re pulled out­doors to wan­der in our favorite city parks. Ducks are dab­bling; frogs are trilling; the apple trees are burst­ing into bloom. Every­where, it seems, chil­dren frol­ic and neigh­bors wave. It’s been a long win­ter, but our cities are alive.
Melanie Heuiser Hill
Zoom Sto­ry­time
Nev­er did I ever think I would do sto­ry­time on a screen. I want to see those sweet faces, get the high-fives and hugs, watch their delight in a story’s twists and turns. However…needs must!
Heard on the news: “No one wants to be a refugee.” Here’s a look at four pic­ture books that share the refugee expe­ri­ence with young readers.
Change Sings
Peace Books
We’re pub­lish­ing a list of some of the more recent books about peace and con­flict res­o­lu­tion, as anno­tat­ed by Car­ol Spiegel, a long-time K‑8 educator.
Rare & Blue Finding Nature's Treasures
Con­stance Van Hov­en and Her Read­ing Team
In this lat­est post, con­trib­u­tor Con­stance Van Hov­en shares the ways that books helped her recon­nect with her Read­ing Team now that they are able to be togeth­er in per­son once again.
Karen Cushman
Curi­ouser and Curi­ouser with Karen Cushman
When we pub­lished our first issue of Bookol­o­gy back in April of 2015, Karen Cush­man was our first fea­tured author. With the pub­li­ca­tion of her 10th book, War and Mil­lie McGo­nigle, we knew it was time to check in, curi­ous about the way Karen orga­nizes and writes her novels.
Why do I love this expos­i­to­ry lit­er­a­ture book so much? Because it clev­er­ly com­bines envi­ron­men­tal sci­ence and engi­neer­ing in a way that’s bound to engage a broad audi­ence of young readers.
Jayden's Impossible Garden
Gar­den­ing and Community
Wiener Wolf
Books Star­ring Dachshunds

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