My Top 5 Read Alouds

Wednesday, March 28 is Children’s Picture Book Day, and I thought it would be fun to do a totally subjective list of my top five picture book read alouds. When I say, “totally subjective,” I mean that I’m going to base this completely on which picture books were super fun to read aloud and brought complete…

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A Fishy First Friday Giveaway

There is definitely something fishy about this month’s First Friday Giveaway! The adorable plush and slightly plump fish pictured here caught my eye (yes, that pun was intended!) because of its color and gigantic smile. I then learned that my new finned friend was the main character in The Fish with the Deep-Sea Smile, a…

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Run, Run as Fast as You Can!

Today’s December topic is the Gingerbread Man. You know, that brave cookie that thinks he can outrun anyone or anything! Well, he’s outrun me and for now I’m fine with that because I have something even better to offer you. Check out the links below—all follow-ups to that sneaky cookie’s tale! • a cut-and-glue sequencing…

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Happy Birthday and a Giveaway!

Here at The Mailbox Blog we routinely celebrate the first Friday of the month with a giveaway. However this First Friday Giveaway is extra special! You see today, December 1, is Jan Brett’s birthday, one of my favorite authors and illustrators of children’s books. If you follow us on Instagram (themailbox) you already know that…

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Did You Know…

Did you know that William Steig, award-winning author and illustrator of Sylvester and the Magic Pebble, also wrote Shrek, the source for the fabulous Dreamworks movie? He sure did! And tomorrow is his birthday. William Steig was born in 1907 and passed away in 2003 at the age of 95. In addition to Sylvester and…

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