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Our Big Book Block Party

In All, Books by Matthew Winner0 Comments

This summer we threw a Big Book Block Party and invited all of our team members at All The Wonders to share a post to introduce themselves on the site. We’ve called all of our special guest back around the buffet table once more in case you missed the chance to meet any of them.

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Our Big Book Block Party

In All, Books by Matthew Winner0 Comments

This summer we threw a Big Book Block Party and invited all of our team members at All The Wonders to share a post to introduce themselves on the site. We’ve called all of our special guest back around the buffet table once more in case you missed the chance to meet any of them.

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Letter to My Younger Self: Kelly Light

In All, Books by Matthew Winner0 Comments

Many of the experiences we have in elementary school shape the person we become in our adulthood. We invited author-illustrator Kelly Light to send a letter to her younger self along with a copy of the Louise and Andie: The Art of Friendship.

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Books for Better

In All, Books by Lauren Davis4 Comments

The team at All The Wonders is proud to spearhead the #BooksForBetter initiative, whose goal is to give families and teachers a resource to find great read aloud books that celebrate diversity, compassion and inclusiveness. We envision a movement that will grow well beyond our efforts, but we’re getting it started with a monthly Twitter chat and Instagram campaign.

Join us the first Monday of each month (beginning August 1, 2016) at 8pm EST for an #ATWchat about children’s books that showcase the human potential for goodness. Then post your favorite books on this topic on social media under the hashtag #booksforbetter. We’ll be compiling and sharing your ideas, making it simple for every family to find #booksforbetter.

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My Ms. Bixby

In All, Books by Hannah Barnaby0 Comments

Continuing our Week of MS. BIXBY’S LAST DAY, Hannah Barnaby shares a reflection on teachers who share their stories–and their humanity–with students.

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The Color Tamer Game

In Crafts by Katey Howes0 Comments

Share this Post This week we feature all the wonders of author/illustrator Julia Denos’ new book, Swatch: The Girl Who Loved Color. You may have read books about color before, …

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Make Your Own Little Card

In All, Crafts by Matthew Winner0 Comments

National Library Week 2016 is April 10-16, and we want to help promote this great opportunity to sign up for a library card, see what’s going on at your local library branch, and tell those hard-working library employees how much you appreciate their dedication to reading and access to great literature for all. That’s why we invited A Big Surprise for Little Card illustrator Anna Raff to help us create a Little Card of our own!

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Swap! Pirate Ship Snacks

In Crafts by Katey Howes1 Comment

One of the super things about SWAP! (that I’m pretty sure author/illustrator Steve Light never suspected as he wrote it) is that it is packed with snacking potential. After all, what does any average group of kids do when they sit down in the cafeteria and open their lunch boxes?
They SWAP!

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HOME by Carson Ellis: Mini Houses Craft

In Crafts by Danielle Davis0 Comments

Home is a beautiful book. It’s a meditation on where we live. City and country. Splendid and simple. Real and imagined. This craft is less instructional and more inspirational. Do you want to make a mini home like one from the cover of the book? Or would you rather dream up your own? Please do!

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Something Extraordinary Tissue Paper Dandelion

In All, Crafts by Danielle Davis2 Comments

The cover of Something Extraordinary contains a wish. A boy blowing on a dandelion, as you do. The first page tells us what the wish is: to fly. In fact, everything the boy wishes for is extraordinary like that. But as the book goes on, the boy learns that extraordinary stuff is in the every day too. Wish granted!

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Leo: A Ghost Story Popsicle Stick Puppets

In Crafts by Danielle Davis0 Comments

Leo: A Ghost Story is a book that reflects a child’s imagination with its pretend-play, the way a ghost feels commonplace, and the fact that Christian Robinson’s illustrations are created out of imperfect cut-paper. Also, knights of the round table and sidewalk chalk drawings!

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Make Your Own Clay Alien

In All, Crafts by Danielle Davis0 Comments

YOUR ALIEN by Tammi Sauer, illustrated by Goro Fujita, will make you want your own alien. In fact, because the book is written in second person, it says you will see an alien out your window and you will want to keep him. Of course you will!

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Little Tree Embroidered Leaf Patch

In All, Crafts by Danielle Davis0 Comments

Loren Long’s LITTLE TREE is a sweet, sweet book. It’s about a tree who hangs on to its leaves, who can’t let go. I think of this craft as a merit badge. It would be a really neat way to recognize a recent or future achievement for a kid. Letting go of something in order to take a step toward growth? Embracing a new challenge? Being brave? We’ve got a patch for that.

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Grant Snider: Picturebooking, Episode 58

In All, Picturebooking, Podcasts by Nick Patton2 Comments

Today’s show features Grant Snider, the illustrator of Susan Cain’s book QUIET POWER: THE SECRET STRENGTHS OF INTROVERTS for kids and teens. Susan’s books and ideas have helped me understand myself and I’m so thrilled to get to talk about them here with Grant. Grant’s comic style and tone fit perfectly into this book. And as chance would have it, Grant is a huge picture book fan.

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Home Book Trailer

In Videos by Matthew Winner0 Comments

Artist Carson Ellis has shared a beautiful story through her art and words in HOME. Each dwelling tells a tale and this book trailer Carson created with Central Office is a look into the studio and the life of the artist.

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The Reading Ninja

In All, Original, Videos by Blake Hamilton0 Comments

All The Wonders couldn’t let National Ninja Day pass without adding our own story to the mix. We hope it inspires you to grab some crayons and create your own. But first, behold the power of the animated GIF in our three-part ninja tale!