Tag Archives: Ageism

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

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We Need Diversity in AGING also

Diversity issues are creating quite a buzz these days in the children’s literature world—authors, agents and publishers are chiming in. Just watch for the hashtag  #WeNeedDiverseBooks. Many believe kids of different races, cultures, and ethnic backgrounds need to see themselves … Continue reading

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Top 10 Reasons to read “A Sick Day for Amos McGee”

    A Sick Day for Amos McGee, by Philip and Erin Stead, is no longer a new book, but you know that old is good…right? (Roaring Brook Press 2009.) I’m pretty certain this beautiful blockbuster, a Positive Aging picture … Continue reading

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Rosie Revere, Engineer: An A is for Aging book review

It’s not often that I begin with the ending, but I’m primed for the very last page of Rosie Revere, Engineer –it was Women’s History Month in March. Author Andrea Beaty and illustrator David Roberts dedicated it:  “With gratitude to our … Continue reading

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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

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Serving Seniors? 9 Reasons to use Positive Aging books

Reason number one? A collection labeled “Honoring Older Adults–Positive Aging Books for all ages” sends a clear message to all, no matter their age—this organization respects elders. Recently I’ve noted that about one third of those following A is for … Continue reading

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Kiki’s Hat’s: An A is for Aging book review

In Kiki’s Hats by Warren Hanson, bright, colorful knitted caps make visible all the good that small acts of kindness can bring, and in addition the author shows us an older character to inspire all ages. Yes, Kiki loves to … Continue reading

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Meena: An A is for Aging Book Review

Meena (for ages 5-9) by Sine Van Mol is an unusual book, and not simply because it’s a Belgian import. On the surface it is seemingly not a Positive Aging book, but it definitely serves my goal of increasing intergenerational … Continue reading

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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

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The Teacher Who Would Not Retire: An A is for Aging book review

A gray haired, first grade teacher dons her disguise and slips back into school—first as a window washer, next as the lunch lady, and finally as the fire inspector. This is The Teacher Who Would Not Retire and she is … Continue reading

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