November 12, 2008

Making Books

Susan Kapuscinski Gaylord's website, Making Books with Children, is a fantastic resource for parents, teachers, librarians and anyone seeking ideas for fun, creative projects to make with kids. I've been receiving her e-newsletter, Making Books Monthly, for over a year now and I love its hands-on flavor. (You can easily sign up for the newsletter via a quick link on the site's homepage.)Susan stresses the use of accessible materials and her directions are straight-forward. Recently she shared how to make a Sticker Poem Book using a brown paper bag, the plastic hanger piece from a pair of socks, and stickers!

November 5, 2008

Election History

November 4, 2008 was the historical culmination of a historical election. What some of us have known for years was said often last night: the face of America is changing. We each have different talents, networks and styles. May we work together, with renewed vigor, to insure that the children’s books of our country will soon reflect the beauty and diversity of America’s children. Día is part of that work.