Strip Off those Jackets, and Get Your Books Naked!

Strip Off those Jackets, and Get Your Books Naked!

Katie Schaefer Dust jackets: a removable outer cover on a book. It is typically made of paper and folds around the case cover to stay in place. Case covers: the cover of your picture book hiding under the dust jacket. Sometimes they match the dust jacket, sometimes...
Fractured Fairy Tales

Fractured Fairy Tales

Katie Schaefer Fractured fairy tales: the whimsical world of storytelling with a twist! So, what exactly are fractured fairy tales? Well, imagine taking those timeless stories we all grew up with—Cinderella, The Tortoise & the Hare, Jack & the Beanstalk—and...
Let’s Shower Babies with Books

Let’s Shower Babies with Books

Katie Schaefer Baby showers are the perfect opportunity to help new parents build an amazing library for their kiddo. Picking out a book can be a tricky task however. Will the parents already have it? Is it beautifully illustrated? Is it a delight to read aloud? ...
Double Feature for Big and Little Creatures

Double Feature for Big and Little Creatures

By Katie Schaefer Love and loss of home tie together this double feature- not to mention two powerhouse female author-illustrators! These two emotional stories explore the complex reasons for leaving the places we call home. The characters wade their way through,...
Picture Books for Bundles of Nerves

Picture Books for Bundles of Nerves

By Katie Schaefer To all the teachers and students- happy beginning of the school year! I’m always nostalgic at this time of year having taught elementary and high school art for many years. A fresh art room and newly unboxed art supplies are the best! But just...
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