Here are some activities to foster your budding rock hounds after reading A Rock is Lively! These activities are meant to help your child develop connections with nature, express themselves creatively, and use their brains while investigating all kinds of wonderful rocks! Rock Hunting- Take a nature walk and look at all the rocks you… Continue reading biblio activities – A Rock is Lively
We don’t always think of rocks as things that posses life, but Dianna Hutts Aston and Sylia Long show us that rocks are more lively than we think. From erupting volcanoes, to galactic meteors, to beautiful crystals, A Rock is Lively highlights the wonderful world of the rocks around us. The poetic language of Dianna Hutts Aston… Continue reading Poetic Science: A Rock is Lively
‘Zen’ is the Japanese word for a practice of meditation, and is a word which we in the West often associated with stillness and peace. Jon J. Muth has used his time in Japan as the inspiration for his book Zen Shorts, a way to introduce children to the idea of meditation, contemplation, and peacefulness. “Three… Continue reading Pensive Panda: Zen Shorts
Is there anything more satisfying that breaking into a brand new box of crayons? The smell, the bright colours, the untapped potential! But what about when those crayons inevitably break? Hazel Hutchins and Dusan Petricic have crafted an entertaining story about a little boy, his broken crayons, and what you can do with persistence and… Continue reading Crayons, Crayons, Crayons! – Snap!
Two dragons, two very different lifestyles, one very unlikely friendship. Robyn Eversole and Scott Campbell have teamed up to create this beautiful story about friendship, working together, and not judging a book by its cover! “East Dragon and West Dragon live on opposite sides of the world, have never met, and like it that way.… Continue reading East Meets West: East Dragon, West Dragon
Have you ever wondered what dinosaurs would be used for if they were still around? Canadian author and illustrator duo Linda Bailey and Colin Jack have created a whimsical book addressing that very question! “Say there, Reader… do you happen to have a dinosaur just lying around your living room? Eating you out of house… Continue reading Multi-Purpose Dinos: If You Happen to Have a Dinosaur