Tag Archives: Recommended Books

Gender and Orientation-Progressive Coloring Books!


Looking for some fun gender and orientation-progressive coloring pages for your students as part of a diversity-themed lesson or just as an additional homework time activity? Check out these coloring books!

Girls Are Not Chicks Coloring Book
Jacinta Bunnell (Author), Julie Novak (Author)  http://www.amazon.com/Girls-Chicks-Coloring-Reach-Teach/dp/1604860766

Sometimes the Spoon Runs Away with Another Spoon Coloring Book
Jacinta Bunnell (Author), Nat Kusinitz (Illustrator)  http://www.amazon.com/Girls-Will-Be-Boys-Coloring/dp/193236062X/ref=pd_bxgy_b_img_z

Girls Will Be Boys Will Be Girls: A Coloring Book
Jacinta Bunnell (Author), Irit Reinheimer (Author)   http://www.amazon.com/Sometimes-Spoon-Another-Coloring-Reach/dp/1604863293

Thanks to Cassie for this find!


Diversity in the Classroom?


After the recent writing activity at training gathering information and experiences about exploring diversity in the classroom, I thought it would be helpful to share 3 excellent books from the Creative Action library that explore the subject and suggest activities.  If you’d like some ideas or want to explore the topic more before November and January trainings, check them out!

Storybook Theatre?


I was recently reminded of these books in conversation with a Teaching Artist who is adapting Storybook Theatre for older grades (3rd+).  Whether you are looking to adapt the Storybook Theatre curriculum or simply looking for engaging activities to do around a storybook, these books by Shirley Raines and company have an excellent assortment of recommended books (all Caldecott or other award winners) on a variety of themes (animals, nature, friendship, family, etc.) and engaging/well-thought-out accompanying activities: cooking, drama, writing, music, art, etc.  They are available from the Austin Public Library.