Bookelicious Presents John Schu Live 2023-24!

Children’s book author, librarian, and former elementary school teacher John Schu brings book joy to students and educators at student assemblies and professional development sessions. Author Event and Student Assembly Experiences During in-person school visits, John… Read More

Teacher Talk Tuesday: Beyond Poetry Month

JoEllen McCarthy and Roderick Peele share a collection of some of their favorite books to invite the limitless possibilities for using poetry. Explore their list of inspiring mentor texts, authors, and picture books that are sure to touch the minds and hearts of your readers and writers all year long. Read More

March 14 is Learn About Butterflies Day

A butterfly begins life as a tiny egg. Within a week, the egg hatches into a caterpillar. The caterpillar eats leaves and flowers until it’s much, much bigger, and then develops a shell, called a chrysalis, that protects the caterpillar while it morphs into a butterfly. Chrysalises can often be found hanging under leaves or branches. After 10-15 days, a beautiful butterfly emerges! For more information about butterflies, check out our collection of nonfiction butterfly books, below. Read More

March is Women’s History Month

On January 20, 2021, Kamala D. Harris was sworn in as the first woman Vice President of the United States. Vice President Harris is also the first Black and South Asian American woman Vice President in American history. (And Doug Emhoff, her husband, is the first “Second Gentleman” in American history.) Celebrate Women’s History Month with these books about women who have been trailblazers in politics, science, sports and the arts. Read More

National Tell a Fairy Tale Day

Animals appear in many fairy tales, and since magic is also a common fairy tale element, many of those animals can talk. Talking animals represent an interesting and entertaining blend of animal and human characteristics that enables the author to effectively communicate his story through metaphor. Imagine what the story of Little Red Riding Hood would be like without the wolf roaring, “The better to eat you with, my dear!” Read More