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Elizabeth Kennedy

Updated Articles and Resources

By Elizabeth Kennedy

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • Top Children’s Picture Books About Cars, Trucks, and Diggers Created: Friday, June 15, 2007 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      Children's picture books about cars, trucks, and diggers are very appealing to kids. Here you'll find an annotated booklist of recommended children’s picture books about them to help you find...
    • Are You My Mother? by P.D. Eastman Created: Sunday, July 26, 2009 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      Are You My Mother? by P.D. Eastman is both a beginning reader book for beginning readers and a good book to read aloud to children two years old and up. It is a book children love to read (or liste...
    • Children's Books About Writing Poetry Created: Wednesday, February 04, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      These books about writing poetry are for tweens and teens. They provide writing prompts, tips about writing poetry, poetry, and more.
    • Strong and Resourceful Female Characters in Children's Books Created: Saturday, November 29, 2003 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Finding children's books that will reinforce the concept of females, including girls, as being strong and resourceful, is not always easy. These children's books resources will be helpful whether y...
    • Spotlight on Walter Dean Myers Created: Tuesday, August 02, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Here is a biography of Walter Dean Myers, the award winning author of young adult books who has written numerous books for teens about African American youth." itemprop="de"$zTP='t3'" --> itemprop=...
    • Save Money at Your Public Library Created: Sunday, February 08, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      Here are a dozen ways to save money at your public library by checking out children's books, audiobooks, DVDs, eBooks, enjoying free programs and more.
    • Top 10 Children's Books About Passover Created: Friday, June 15, 2007 Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014
      Here are recommended children’s books about Passover. These children's books, picture books and nonfiction, are available for a wide range of ages.
    • Max Makes a Cake Created: Monday, April 14, 2014 Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014
      Max Makes a Cake by Michelle Edwards will delight young children who enjoy an entertaining story; they will also learn a little about Passover.
    • 10 Popular Books for Teen Boys Created: Saturday, April 02, 2011 Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014
      Learn about top teen books for boys from this list of popular teen books for teen boys.
    • The Hunger Games Created: Thursday, September 30, 2010 Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014
      The Hunger Games Book Review - The Hunger Games if the first book in the Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins. It is a dystopian novel that will engage teens but is too dark for younger kids.
    • April 2014 Calendar of Children's Books Created: Saturday, April 01, 2006 Updated: Sunday, April 13, 2014
      The April 2014 calendar of children's books contains recommended children's books for the season, including books for National Poetry Month, National Library Week and more.
    • Award-Winning Author Beverly Cleary Created: Sunday, January 04, 2004 Updated: Saturday, April 12, 2014
      Beverly Cleary, the author of more than 30 children's books, has delighted 8-12 year old children for several generations with her stories about Ramona Quimby, Beezuz Quimby, Henry Huggins and the other children who live on Klickitat Street.
    • The Country Bunny and the Little Gold Shoes Created: Friday, June 29, 2012 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      The Country Bunny and the Little Gold Shoes is a classic children's picture book about s country bunny whose dream of becoming an Easter Bunny came true.
    • Best Easter Picture Books Created: Friday, June 15, 2007 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      Whether you are looking for children's picture books about the Christian celebration of Easter or children's picture books about the Easter Bunny, I have a Children's Easter picture book for your c...
    • Top Children's Books About Dinosaurs Created: Friday, June 15, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      There are all kinds of children's books about dinosaurs available, including dinosaur picture books and beginning readers. Here are ten favorites.
    • The Story of Ferdinand Created: Wednesday, June 27, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      The Story of Ferdinand, a gentle bull, is a classic children's picture book by Munro Leaf that has been popular for more than 75 years.
    • Top 2013 Summer Reading Lists For Kids and Teens Created: Friday, June 15, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      These 2013 summer reading lists for kids and teens are among the best. You'll find children's books and books for teens - books for elementary school, middle school, and high school ages.
    • Dystopian Novels and Teens Created: Monday, September 05, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Frequently asked questions about dystopian novels for teens. These novels portray a dark and grim world where citizens are oppressed by the government." itemprop="descriptit3'" --> itemprop="descri...
    • Jane Yolen's Children's Poetry Books About Nature Created: Monday, June 24, 2013 Updated: Thursday, April 03, 2014
      These children's poetry books by Jane Yolen focus on nature and are illustrated with color photographs by Jason Stemple.
    • What Is International Children's Book Day? Created: Friday, March 20, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 02, 2014
      Check this FAQ to learn all about International Children's Book Day (ICBD), including when it is held and what that has to be with Hans Christian Andersen.
    • The Scraps Book by Lois Ehlert Created: Tuesday, March 25, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, April 02, 2014
      The Scraps Books is an account by collage artist and author of the joy she finds in illustrating and writing children's picture books and how she approaches their creation.
    • 11 Facts About Beatrix Potter, the Creator of Peter Rabbit Created: Sunday, March 30, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, April 01, 2014
      Learn all about Beatrix Potter, author and illustrator of The Tale of Peter Rabbit and other classic children's books.
    • Beatrix Potter: The Complete Tales - Including Peter Rabbit Created: Monday, March 31, 2014 Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014
      For an overview of Beatrix Potter: The Complete Tales, which includes The Tale of Peter Rabbit and other classic children's stories, read the review.
    • Al Capone Does My Shirts by Gennifer Choldenko Created: Friday, March 28, 2014 Updated: Friday, March 28, 2014
      Al Capone Does My Shirts by Gennifer Choldenko is an award-winning middle grade novel set in 1935 on Alcatraz Island.
    • The Boy on the Wooden Box, the Youngest Survivor on Schindler's List Created: Friday, March 28, 2014 Updated: Friday, March 28, 2014
      The Boy on the Wooden Box: How the Impossible Became Possible…on Schindler’s List is the memoir of Leon Leyson, the youngest Holocaust survivor on Schindler's List.
    • 10 Facts About Children's Author and Illustrator Lois Ehlert Created: Friday, March 28, 2014 Updated: Friday, March 28, 2014
      10 Facts About Children's Author and Illustrator Lois Ehlert provides a look at the life, collage art and picture books of the award-winning artist.
    • The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making Created: Thursday, March 20, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, March 26, 2014
      The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente is a fantasy novel for ages 10-14.
    • Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit Created: Saturday, September 15, 2012 Updated: Monday, March 24, 2014
      For a good book for ages 11-15, I recommend Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit, fantasy fiction that kids who like manga and animé will enjoy.
    • The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art Created: Sunday, January 04, 2004 Updated: Thursday, March 20, 2014
      The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art celebrates the art of children's picture book illustration with traveling exhibitions and exhibits of the work of Eric Carle, who has illustrated and written and illustrated numerous children's books, including The Very Hungry Caterpillar.
    • The Very Hungry Caterpillar Created: Sunday, December 07, 2003 Updated: Thursday, March 20, 2014
      If you are looking for a picture book for your child that children love to look at and hear again and again, try The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle, one of his many popular children's picture books. Your child will enjoy hearing the story again and again.
    • 11 Best Children's Picture Books About Gardens and Gardening Created: Friday, June 15, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, March 19, 2014
      These children's picture books about gardens and gardening include city gardens and country gardens are the best I've found.
    • Video Book Talks: Middle Grade Books Created: Tuesday, May 29, 2012 Updated: Thursday, March 13, 2014
      Watch these five videos for recommended middle grade books and then use the reading lists to comparison shop online or to look for books at your local library or bookstore.

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