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Things To Do Poetry Mobile Craft

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The picture book Things To Do inspires us to do something crafty. This Poetry Mobile craft plays with the fluidity, motion and magic of poems in a concreted way and makes a beautiful decoration. It’s a perfect way to bring language and art together with children of any age.

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Diary Entry: A Writing Prompt for THE SECRET PROJECT

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THE SECRET PROJECT by Jonah Winter and Jeanette Winter offers an entry into study of the atomic bomb and the secrecy surrounding wartime scientific discovery. Classes and families can use this book as a jumping-off point for learning about the events and tensions that brought the world to its current state of nuclear proliferation. Here we provide a writing prompt that could be incorporated into language arts, history, social studies or science curriculum.

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Two Friends: A Picture Book of Tea, Truth, and Equal Rights

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Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass: Two Friends by Dean Robbins, illustrated by Sean Qualls and Selina Alko, makes connections between the struggles for civil rights by women and African Americans through simple prose, striking parallels, and moving multi-media art. It’s a welcome addition to any home, library or classroom.

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Inspiration Collages

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Ezra Jack Keats was inspired by a photo of a little boy when he created The Snowy Day. Today we will be making our own collages based on the people, places, and things in our lives that inspire us the most.

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Best of 2016: Chapter Books to YA

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The novels we read this year brought readers hope, challenged their perceptions, and illuminated experiences in ways both lasting and affecting. Enjoy our list of the best novels of 2016, as selected by the team at All The Wonders.