Tag Archives: Lists

5 Picture Book Biographies Highlight Older Role Models

Picture book biographies including the third stage of life offer huge benefits to young readers. Kids absorb adventure, perseverance, creativity and joy shown over the course of an evolving life. Unlike the majority of picture books with an older character, … Continue reading

Posted in Book Reviews for Ages 6-9, Especially For Teachers | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

5 Stereotypes Positive Aging Picture Books Avoid

Why does it matter how children’s picture books present older characters and the aging process? In fact, those carefully chosen words and colorful illustrations of later life can create the older adult we will become. Yale University researcher Becca Levy … Continue reading

Posted in Articles, Resources for Writers | Tagged , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

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

Posted in Activities and Resources | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on A Recipe for Sparking Conversations between the Generations: Little Free Libraries!

10 Positive Aging Picture Books for Pre-schoolers: Promoting love of life…and reading!

We all want our children to live long and healthfully, but did you know that merely tweaking the images of aging they’re exposed to could add years to their lives? The earlier the better when it comes to protecting kids … Continue reading

Posted in Book Reviews for Ages 0-3, Book Reviews for Ages 3-6 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on 10 Positive Aging Picture Books for Pre-schoolers: Promoting love of life…and reading!

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

Posted in Activities and Resources | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

21 Positive Aging Picture Books—Gifts for All Ages

Any child on your holiday shopping list would both enjoy and benefit from the gift of a Positive Aging picture book, but consider… If you gift one to an older adult such as a grandparent or older neighbor you are … Continue reading

Posted in Articles, This and That | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on 21 Positive Aging Picture Books—Gifts for All Ages

November Carnival of Children’s Literature Roundup

Welcome to the November Carnival of Children’s Literature. You are in for a treat. Browse through a variety of posts by talented bloggers belonging to Kidlitosphere. Let them lead you to wonderful books just in time for your holiday shopping. Hosting … Continue reading

Posted in Book Reviews, Book Reviews for Ages 3-6, Book Reviews for Ages 6-9, Especially For Teachers | Tagged , , , | 14 Comments

7 Positive Things We Can All Learn about Getting Older—from Picture Books

  “Birthdays are good for your health. The more you have the older you’ll get,” so goes the quote—from Anonymous. Well…that Anonymous is onto something, something important to all of us—by embracing positive attitudes about getting older, amazingly, we can … Continue reading

Posted in Articles, Especially For Teachers, The Basics | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on 7 Positive Things We Can All Learn about Getting Older—from Picture Books

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

Posted in Activities and Resources, Especially For Teachers | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Six Great Ways to Celebrate Grandparents Day (that don’t involve greeting cards)

Educators on Using Picture Books to Change Attitudes to Aging

Blogging about positive aging picture books I’ve realized something—it’s not as “lonely” an effort as I first believed. Readers and organizations of great variety are supporting me (thank you!), both publishers and authors have requested book reviews, and several fascinating … Continue reading

Posted in Especially For Teachers, The Basics | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Educators on Using Picture Books to Change Attitudes to Aging