Need back-to-school icebreakers or storytime ideas? Download this activity kit to be used alongside School’s First Day of School! “A perfect first day read-aloud,” says School Library Journal! School’s First Day of School story by Adam Rex; pictures by Christian Robinson It’s the first day of school at Frederick Douglass Elementary and everyone’s just a … Continue reading Download the School’s First Day of School Activity Kit!
Download our new kit filled with activities that celebrate libraries, which can be used alongside the new picture book, Dear Librarian by Lydia M. Sigwarth, illustrated by Romina Galotta! When Lydia was five years old, she and her family had to leave their home. They hopped from Grandma’s house to Aunt Linda’s house to Cousin … Continue reading Activity Kit: Dear Librarian
Inspired by the many Indigenous-led movements across North America, We Are Water Protectors is a bold and lyrical picture book by Carole Lindstrom and illustrated by Michaela Goade. It issues an urgent rallying cry to safeguard the Earth’s water from harm and corruption. In the spirit of this stunning book, we want YOU to take the … Continue reading Activity Kit: This Earth Day, Take the Pledge to become a Water Protector!
Stacy McAnulty’s fact and fun-filled Our Universe picture book series invites children to explore our solar system from the points-of-view of the celestial bodies that hang out among the stars. These charming and humorous “autobiographies” are beautifully illustrated by such artists as Stevie Lewis and David Litchfield.
Santa Baby by Jonathan Stutzman; illustrated by Heather Fox Jonathan Stutzman and Heather Fox, the duo behind Llama Destroys the World, take their trademark hijinks up to the North Pole in this laugh-out-loud, heartfelt Christmas-themed picture book. Santa is feeling old, and being in the business of Christmas for centuries is . . . well, it isn’t … Continue reading Activity Kit: Santa Baby
The Runaway Belly Button by John Flannery; illustrated by Mika Song In the charming and lighthearted picture book, The Runaway Belly Button, John Flannery and Mika Song bring to life the sweetly goofy Belly Button as she reminds you how nice it is to be sparkling clean. Grace loved to get dirty. But she was also … Continue reading Activity Kit: The Runaway Belly Button
This fall, Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group invites you to embrace difference! From our favorite foods and activities to how our families look and the stories that we know, everyone is different. These differences, from the small and simple to the large and complicated are important. Check out some of our favorite books to start the … Continue reading Activity Kit: Embrace Difference, Make a Difference
A Little Space for Me by Jennifer Gray Olson With clever, inventive art and universally relatable themes, A Little Space for Me by Jennifer Gray Olson is a heartwarming picture book about the importance of mindfulness, understanding, and finding a moment of peace within a big, busy world. Sometimes, when it’s too loud, too crowded, too messy, … Continue reading Activity Kit: A Little Space for Me
Con Quest by Sam Maggs Cat and Alex are excited to be at the world’s most popular comics convention—and they’re even more excited to compete in the Quest, a huge scavenger hunt run by their favorite nerdy celebrity. The big prize: a chance to meet him! The twins ditch their older sister Fi and set … Continue reading Activity Kit: Con Quest
Let’s Get Sleepy by Tony Cliff These cats are on an adventure to find that darn mouse named Sleepy. But Sleepy is a sneaky mouse—he’s hard to find. The cats will have to look everywhere: all over town, out by the beach, up in space, and even back in time with the dinosaurs! Can the … Continue reading Activity Kit: Let’s Get Sleepy