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Last week was our first week with book discussion on this blog rather than our usual posts from teachers. I didn’t exactly blow the horn to announce them, so this week I’m trying something different, hoping more of you see — and join — the discussions.

So… *horn fanfare* …we hope you will join us in talking about the five books we’re reading for Thursday night’s children’s lit class at HGSE.

For March 6, 2014, we have two picture books, two easy readers, and one book about how art works:

Last week we read these books, and we’d love to let the conversation keep going:

And now, let the wild discussions begin!


Lolly Robinson About Lolly Robinson

Lolly Robinson is the creative director for The Horn Book, Inc. She has degrees in studio art and children's literature and teaches children's literature at Harvard University's Graduate School of Education. She has served on the Caldecott and Boston Globe-Horn Book Award committees and blogs for Calling Caldecott and Lolly's Classroom on this site.



  1. Certainly, THIS IS NOT MY HAT is a big winner with all age groups, especially K-1. I have previously used it with Klassen’s other Caldecott winner of that same year -EXTRA YARN- though obviously in a thematic sense these are different. I still have not laid eyes on Jenkins’ book, though anything by Willems is hugely effective with the first graders. bang’s book is wonderful. I know the discussion here is aimed at inspiring a more specific discussion, but I just thought I’d break the ice.

  2. Lolly Robinson Lolly Robinson says:

    Hi, Sam. The bulk of the discussion is going on at the other posts linked above. Come join us there!

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