Reflective Renewal

finding meaning and inspiration in children's literature

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So simple, yet so complex: Check out this year’s Caldecott Honor books

April 6th, 2010 by christine · 1 Comment · Creativity, children's books

Don’t you consistently find that the simplest things in life are the most beautiful, and sometimes the most complex and fulfilling?  I find that I get more out of a simple children’s picture book than I often get out of a complicated textbook.  The same goes for a single flower versus a bouquet, or a [...]

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Pairing Caldecotts with Writing Lessons

January 27th, 2010 by christine · 1 Comment · Creativity, children's books

As a child, I remember visiting the library and seeing the silver emblem stickers on certain picture books that had been awarded Caldecott medals.  Honestly, although I markedly noticed the Caldecott stickers, I never gave the awards much thought.  I just loved the books.  As teachers, though, we all anxiously await the announcement of the [...]

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