Tag - Read Aloud

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FFTC BookHounds Invites Illustrator Nina Crittenden
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BookHounds Invities Erin Soderberg Downing in The Case of the Funnies
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BookHounds Invites Stephanie Watson
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BookHounds Episode 1 “It’s A Tiger” by David LaRochelle
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Read Aloud Wednesday ‘Ella and Penguin Stick Together’ Inspired Book Suggestions

FFTC BookHounds Invites Illustrator Nina Crittenden

From what I have experienced, a picture book illustrator is a fun person. Especially those from Minnesota.

I guess I could be biased, but I don’t think so.  At the beginning of August, we met Mike Wohnoutka and today we meet Nina Crittenden.

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More information is included in the links below.

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BookHounds Invities Erin Soderberg Downing in The Case of the Funnies

 

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“I’ve always been a huge fan of series.  It turns somebody into having a reading habit, going back to the same characters.”

-Erin Soderberg Downing

Erin Soderberg Downing is a fun mom!  You will hear about how she is a mother to three.  Sometimes four and sometimes five.  And how that alone was the inspiration for her popular book series, The Quirks and Puppy Pirates.

We have affiliate links to the books mentioned in the show notes below.

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BookHounds Invites Stephanie Watson

Stephanie Watson is a native Minnesotan who grew up immersing herself in stories:  reading, watching TV, acting in Children’s Theatre Company shows and spending lots of time at the library.  She is a local author who teaches writing classes and does picture book critique work as well.

Most importantly, she is happy to be a soul parent.  (Trust me, it’s most definitely soul and not sole–her heart and humor is two sizes too big)

She and her 5 year old daughter (who shares my birthday!) live in Minneapolis.

We are pumped to have Stephanie on BookHounds this month as she is a dynamic mama with a really cool job.  She talks about what it’s like to be an author and how they foster reading in their home.

For more information, see the Show Notes below.

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BookHounds Episode 1 “It’s A Tiger” by David LaRochelle


Welcome to BookHounds!  We love books and know that kids do to!  Each week, we want to help you find great books to read together because we know that families who read together have fun together.

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Show Notes


It’s A Tiger by David LaRochelle

BookHounds–How to Read the Book
  1.  Take your time.  Turn the page and sit for a moment to enjoy the pictures.
  2. Start calmly and speed as the character panics.  Really play in up.
  3. At the very end, let your voice trail off…..and let your child finish the book.
BookHounds–Activities to Make the Book Come Alive
  1. Print off a tiger or cut a tiger out of a magazine and hide it around the house. Whenever anyone finds the tiger, they shout, “It’s a tiger!!!!!”
  2. Play Tiger Hide & Seek
  3. Draw a picture of something you are afraid of and talk about it.
  4. Write a new circle story together.
BookHounds–Why I Like This Book
  1. The discusses fear in a light-hearted way.
  2. The pictures are very fun
  3. You can pick up on pattern.
  4. Make it a puzzle book and look for the tiger in each page.
Book Recommendations
Next Week’s Book


Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs by Judi Barrett

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Read Aloud Wednesday ‘Ella and Penguin Stick Together’ Inspired Book Suggestions

This month we had a blast partnering with the author of Ella and Penguin Stick Together, Megan Maynor. She has suggestions for kids books to enjoy together.

This month we have had a blast partnering with the author of Ella and Penguin Stick Together Megan Maynor.  She knows and loves her children’s books, and she has some great suggestions for you to enjoy together with your kids.  You can learn more about her in these two posts– Meet Megan Maynor and BookHounds #1 Ella and Penguin Stick Together.

Reading picture books together as a family is so important.  At our first BookHounds meeting, Megan mentioned the importance of picture literacy.  It’s important to understand what is happening in the pictures.  This is the beginning of discerning irony in plotlines and understanding people’s emotions.

It also helps us to use our imaginations even as adults.

Read Aloud Tip for January:  
in one book this month, take time to enjoy the pictures before plunging into the words. Read More

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