It's Kids Book Website Tuesday. Thanks to Chaz Kiernan, storyteller, author, blogger and book lover supreme, I can offer you the blog of Karen Chace. Right now, she is doing clean-up on her blog. So I linked to a post that is all about Fall, school, stories and books. Check it out.
Karen links to storytelling sites, school websites, educator's resources and lots and lots of other fun places. I am teaching Preschool First Day again and Karen's links to scarecrow resources is sure to come in handy - with fingerplays, a host of scarecrow books, craft ideas and more.
Finding a blogger who takes the time to research a plethora of useful links is a gift.
Mackin - a book jobber that sells primarily to schools and libraries - has a BookTalk site for teachers, parents and children. Want to more more about the book Creepy Carrots? (One of my favorite carrot books, by the way). Mackin BookTalk gives a summary of the book, information on the author, a place where readers can rate the books they read AND suggestions for more age appropriate books on similar subjects.
You can choose books from various States Best list for the most current school year, too. Alas, Pennsylvania is not among those states. But, wait, Pennsylvania is a Commonwealth! Hmmm, must think about this. Never mind. The other states pick excellent books, too, I'm sure.
And now for your convenience, I will separate out the sites I've linked to in my blog above:
Karen Chace and her excellent list of Fall resources can be found here: http://karenchace.blogspot.com/2011/10/school-daze-school-daze-ii.html
Chaz Kiernan's website is here: lostdollar.net
Mackin BookTalk lives at this URL: http://mackinbooktalk.com/
Peter Brown's website - he's the illustrator of Creepy Carrots - can be found here. http://www.peterbrownstudio.com/books/#.Ui83V7x4K_g