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Penny and Her Song

Well, between the election and storms of all sorts, it’s been a little difficult to concentrate, hasn’t it? My focus is returning and I would like to turn my focus to a book for new readers. Books for new readers have a specific structure to help the new reader successfully negotiate the story. (Some of […]

Early readers vs. Picture books

Some of you know that I have served on the Caldecott and Geisel committees—two equally rewarding experiences. The Geisel Award is given annually to “the most distinguished American book for beginning readers published in English in the United States during the preceding year.” It’s a relatively new award, so it’s interesting to see how the different committees […]