Category Archives: Activities and Resources

A Recipe for Sparking Conversations between the Generations: Little Free Libraries!

A.) Refurbish one funky cabinet using creativity and found objects         B.) Add FREE books C.) Place in a community setting in need of said books… D.) Encourage interaction between young and old If the books you … Continue reading

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12 to Share–Celebrations and Challenges at A is for Aging

I’m celebrating an anniversary—I just passed the one year marker of blogging on Positive Aging picture books. Woot! I’m one year older and wiser (how about you?) and I’m feeling more positive about the representation of aging in picture books … Continue reading

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Little Free Libraries and Positive Aging Picture Books

Have you noticed? There’s a new phenomenon sweeping the world and it’s related to books! Real books. Lots of books. Free books. Perhaps it’s landed on a street near you? Little Free Libraries are cropping up everywhere—small boxes of great … Continue reading

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It Jes’ Happened: When Bill Traylor Started to Draw

Bill Traylor first picked up a pencil to draw at the age of 85 and people of all ages stopped to admire his drawings as he worked on the street. Award winning author Don Tate illuminates the hardscrabble life of … Continue reading

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Six Great Ways to Celebrate Grandparents Day (that don’t involve greeting cards)

I’m not sure how you feel, but the waning days of summer always hit me with a zillion regrets—the picnics not packed, the flowers not planted, the lakes where I never even dipped a toe. Well, I’m here to save … Continue reading

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Review of “My Abuelita”—a Grandparent raising her Grandchild

In My Abuelita, by Tony Johnston, a young boy lives with his grandmother and from the first page he tells us how much he loves her. Also, from the beginning he tells us Abuelita loves her work, and we follow … Continue reading

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Resources to spark your creativity

Perhaps you’re not quite ready to dye live kittens in pastel colors after reading Bottle Houses: The Creative World of Grandma Prisbrey, but it may spur you to get in touch with your creative side. Reading about real life Grandma … Continue reading

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An Elder’s Story via Story Corps

Chinese/American grandmother, Kay Wang, only shared details of her life with great reluctance. But her tales of growing up in China and then years later, working as a Bloomingdale’s store detective in NYC, were her last precious gift to her … Continue reading

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Generations United – Building Bridges

Someone needs to power up their PC and churn out a children’s book about a “grandfamily” a.s.a.p. Does anyone know of such a book—featuring a grandparent or other older adult raising young children? I know many grandfamilies, teachers and librarians … Continue reading

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100 Books for 100 Years

I’m meant to be reading a novel for one of the two book clubs I belong to, so naturally I’ve been reading more children’s books. I came across a colorful, creative book that details ideas for kids to celebrate their … Continue reading

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