Category: Author Study

Maurice Sendak on Life

It’s been a while since I’ve come across something so moving. It’s an excerpt from an interview with the beloved children’s author/illustrator, Maurice Sendak. You probably know him best from Max’s rumpus in Where the Wild Things Are. Sadly he passed …

March Author Study: Oliver Jeffers

As delightful as Spring Break was, it certainly made March feel somewhat nonexistent this year.  Despite the abbreviated author study that also ensued as a result, Oliver Jeffers has made a huge and lasting impression on us. His books are …

February Author Study: Marie-Louise Gay

With that fiery red hair, she blissfully blazes her way through the world with imagination, courage and sheer joy. Thanks to author and illustrator, Marie-Louise Gay, we’re really enjoying reading about Stella, her brother Sam, and many other charming and …

January Author Study: Steve Jenkins

I’ve sung the praises of Steve Jenkins‘ books before so it’s no surprise that he’s our feature author for this month. Kids, big and small are naturally drawn to nature and animals; Jenkins makes learning about them super engaging, fun, …

Holly & Jolly

This is always a fun day. My little ones are performing their dance at our school Christmas Concert, we’ll bring in the stockings we lovingly stuffed for charity, and we get to spend the day singing carols, playing games and …

December Author Study: Barbara Reid

When our dear Teacher Librarian, Ms. Eddy surprised all the grade ones with a free copy of the gem, Gifts last week, it made perfect sense to have Barbara Reid assume the position as our feature author for this month. Her …