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A Madeline Treasury is full of Parisian landmarks and timeless tales about lovable and irrepressible Madeline, a girl with a big heart and a good dose of mischief. Her adventures have been enjoyed and relished for generations.
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A Madeline Treasury: The Original Stories by Ludwig Bemelmans was published by Viking Books for Young Readers (@penguinkids).

The Magic Faraway Tree | by Enid Blyton | my pick for this months #littlelitbookseries theme "books that take you places" is this beloved, dog eared, well read 1980's copy of probably the most magical book I consumed as a child. A quick climb up the tree, dodging the Dame Wash A Lot, meant the most fabulous of retro adventures, weird and wonderful visits to the land of goodies, or do-what-you-please. Only after you finish your chores of course... Check out these awesome accounts for their picks:
@averyandaugustine @bonjour_mes_amies @bookbloom @carterhiggins @gigglegirlsbookclub @juliasbookbag @kidlitbookaday @littlebooksbigworld @live_read_write @ourbookbag @picturethisbook @sunlitpages @teeandpenguin @thekaleidoscopeca @thelittlebookcollector @thereadingninja @welovebookworms @writesinla
#thelittlebookcollector #themagicfarawaytree #enidblyton #retroreads

Two more incredible books on the theme of #diversity to read again and again with your children or students. It evident that so much research and love went into these books and I have loved sharing them with kids, especially as we explore what it's like to be a kid in other parts of the world. #littlelitbookseries

"Emmanuel had a sharp mind, a bold heart, and one strong leg. All he needed was a bike."
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This month, the #littlelitbookseries is sharing books that take you places. Emmanuel's Dream takes the reader to West Africa. It's the true story of a boy born with a with a severely deformed leg and all he overcomes despite this disability. He attends school and not only learns to play soccer (on crutches!) but how to ride a bike. At a young age, Emmanuel must work to support his family. Fueled by the encouragement of his mother and the support of his friends and the Challenged Athletes Foundation, he fulfills his dream of biking close to 400 miles across Ghana to become a voice for the disabled in his country. Emmanuel's journey is one of faith and perserverance, which Laurie Ann Thompson and Sean Qualls have captured so eloquently and beautifully through their words and art.
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Head over to the blog - link in profile - to watch an inspirational video about Emmanuel and don't miss other great selections of books that take you places from the #littlelitbookseries crew: @averyandaugustine @bonjour_mes_amies @bookbloom @carterhiggins @gigglegirlsbookclub @juliasbookbag @kidlitbookaday @littlebooksbigworld @live_read_write @ourbookbag @picturethisbook @sunlitpages @teeandpenguin @thekaleidoscopeca @thelittlebookcollector @thereadingninja @welovebookworms @writesinla
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Also, many thanks to author @juliesegalwalters, who highly recommended this book! Julie's picture book, This is Not a Normal Animal Book, debuts Fall 2017..
#livereadwrite #readtheworld #travel
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http://www.erikacrowl.com/emmanuels-dream/

❤️My favorite picture book (and story) of 2016! Last Stop on Market Street written by Matt De La Pena and illustrated by Christian Robinson about a boy CJ and his grandma discovering the beauty and wonder of their colorful and vibrant neighborhood. Excited to share this as part of this months #littlelitbookseries See some other great stories loved by these awesome kids bookstagrammers too! @averyandaugustine @bonjour_mes_amies @bookbloom @carterhiggins @gigglegirlsbookclub @juliasbookbag @kidlitbookaday @littlebooksbigworld @live_read_write @ourbookbag @picturethisbook @readtome @sunlitpages @teeandpenguin @thekaleidoscopeca @thelittlebookcollector @thereadingninja @welovebookworms @writesinla

We all have cities that have captured our hearts or destinations we can't wait to explore. For me that city has always been Paris. My mom speaks German and my dad speaks Spanish but rather than choose a language they would be able to help me with I took French. How else would I be able to communicate once I made it to France? 😉
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Paris was everything I thought it would be and still one of my favorite cities. While Adele & Simon is not your typical geography book it has the essence of Paris between it's pages and many notable landmarks are woven into the story as Adele and Simon make their way home from school. Along they way, as little brothers tend to do, Simon manages to misplace a wide variety of his possessions in some rather interesting places. This is perfect read for any budding Francophiles you may have. .
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For more wonderful geography themed books follow #littlelitbookseries and check out these wonderful accounts:
@averyandaugustine @bonjour_mes_amies @carterhiggins @gigglegirlsbookclub @juliasbookbag @kidlitbookaday @littlebooksbigworld @littlelitbookseries @live_read_write @ourbookbag 👇🏼

Curious Constructions written by #MichaelHearst illustrated by #MattJohnstone | Landmarks is what we're talkin' bout over at #littlelitbookseries and I have just the book! “A peculiar portfolio of fifty fascinating structures” says the title, and indeed it is.
An illustrated and in depth look at 50 incredible structures that will make your traveling bucket list roughly 50 places longer.
The curation is perfect and has everything from the life size Star Wars X-Wing Starfighter built entirely out of legos (5,335,200 bricks to be exact) to the great Sagrada Familia by Antoni Gaudi. Pictured is a list of the giant sculptures of Paul Bunyan and his trusty blue buffalo spread all over. We were able to see one last summer in the Redwoods and it was RAD!
The writing is informative but has a fantastic amount tongue and cheek.
Another amazing non fiction book that will teach as much as it will entertain. #TheReadingNinja

For our #littlelitbookseries landmarks theme, I give you Journey, Based on the True Story of OR7, the Most Famous Wolf in the West. The last wolf in California was hunted in 1924, so when an Oregon wolf that scientists were studying left its pack and headed south on its own, the west watched. Journey, named by two children in a contest, traveled almost 2,000 miles for three years, sometimes in California, until finally finding a mate and settling in southern Oregon, with its pack. Wolves were basically extinct in the US until some were released in Yellowstone in 1966, and those wolves started to migrate. This story is about a landmark event in the natural world, and tracks the western wilderness as well.

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Racial Harmony day and so we are reading on school days around the world #kidlit #readforlife #childrensbooks #raisingareader#booksforkids#littlelitbookseries#whatareyoureadingsg #readingnationsg

A Madeline Treasury is full of Parisian landmarks and timeless tales about lovable and irrepressible Madeline, a girl with a big heart and a good dose of mischief. Her adventures have been enjoyed and relished for generations.
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A Madeline Treasury: The Original Stories by Ludwig Bemelmans was published by Viking Books for Young Readers (@penguinkids).

Can anyone guess the European #landmark here?
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City Cat follows a family on a beautiful trip through Europe.  He tags along, traveling with them by hitchhiking on different modes of transportation, visiting sites and cultural landmarks in each city.  His trip is encapsulated in Banks’ lovely rhyme and Castillo’s warm and amiable sketches.  The language is rich with a sophisticated lexicon, so if you're reading this with a young child, it would be good to read it at least a few times to explain the definitions and nuances of unfamiliar words.
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The ending is slightly wistful when you realize that City Cat doesn't have a place he calls home.  He's a roamer.  This book is a great introduction to a handful of major European cities with short descriptions at the end about the landmarks that City Cat visits on his journey.
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City Cat was written by Kate Banks, illustrated by Lauren Castillo (@studiocastillo) and published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (@fsgbooks). @macmillankidsbooks

London, in all its vintage charm, seen through the eyes of the inimitable Miroslav Sasek. A bold, modern, vibrant and stunning guide to this dynamic city full of venerable architecture and rich traditions.
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This Is London was published by Universe (@rizzolibooks).

What makes Jason Chin's REDWOODS extraordinary is that it's both a brilliant imaginary tale and a rich, well-researched expository text. A boy starts reading a random book about redwood trees left on a bench in a subway station. As he becomes immersed in the book, he finds himself going back in time, literally. He starts to learn about the history of the magnificent redwood, gets off at his stop, walks up the stairs of the subway station and emerges into a deep, foggy forest of coastal redwoods.
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And if you've never been to Redwood National Park in Northern California, consider a trip. It's a vast sea of majestic redwoods, fog and unbelievable beauty and so worth a visit no matter how far away you live.
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Published by Square Fish (@macmillankidsbooks).

@littlelitbookseries is all about #landmarks this month, and @live_read_write is sharing a story about Paris’ most famous landmark.
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I'd be remiss not to feature "La Tour" as part of this month's #littlelitbookseries theme of landmarks. (French teacher here 🙋🏼) And, what better day than 14 juillet, Bastille Day, to share a book with the Eiffel Tower.
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MADAME MARTINE is a delightfully sweet story about a Parisian woman set in her ways and routine. One rainy Saturday -- the day set for feeding the birds -- a dog, whom she names Max, comes into her life and shakes things up a bit. He leads her on an adventure up the famous landmark and from then on, Saturday is never the same as Madame Martine learns to embrace change. Sarah S. Brannen's dreamlike watercolors whisk the reader straight to the streets of the City of Lights and to just about every angle of the Eiffel Tower, at night and during the day. You see the Tower from a distance and up close and personal through a climb and elevator ride to the top to witness an oh là là view of Paris.
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MADAME MARTINE was written and illustrated by Sarah S. Brannen and published by Albert Whitman (@albertwhitman).

This is Rome | by M. Sasek | I took this gloriously retro and really quite informative book to Rome this month for a little photo shoot at the Pantheon, which we read all about on the way in the taxi- which was pretty awesome. Full of all the hotspots in Rome, a little history and some fun facts, reading this is almost as good as being there... almost. I've also got This is Venice- so I will have to take that on a little vacation next year, won't I? 🙌 And utterly perfect for @littlelitbookseries #landmarks theme this month ❤️#thisisrome #msasek #rome #bookcollector #pantheon #tourist #thelittlebookcollector #bookcollector #books #childrensbooks #kidsbooks #bookstagram #kidsbookstagram #kids #kidlit #igbooks #igreads #iphone #italy #kidstravel #littlelitbookseries @averyandaugustine @bonjour_mes_amies @bookbloom @carterhiggins @gigglegirlsbookclub @juliasbookbag @kidlitbookaday @littlebooksbigworld @live_read_write @ourbookbag @picturethisbook @sunlitpages @teeandpenguin @thekaleidoscopeca @thelittlebookcollector @thereadingninja @welovebookworms @writesinla

Isabelle & Isabella's Little Book of Rules. Authored by a 10 year old and 8 year old cousins. This book got discovered when they lost their little book of life rules. #kidlit kidlit #readforlife #childrensbooks #raisingareader#booksforkids#littlelitbookseries#whatareyoureadingsg #readingnationsg

I'd be remiss not to feature "La Tour" as part of this month's #littlelitbookseries theme of landmarks. (French teacher here 🙋🏼) And, what better day than 14 juillet, Bastille Day, to share a book with the Eiffel Tower.
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MADAME MARTINE is a delightfully sweet story about a Parisian woman set in her ways and routine. One rainy Saturday -- the day set for feeding the birds -- a dog, whom she names Max, comes into her life and shakes things up a bit. He leads her on an adventure up the famous landmark and from then on, Saturday is never the same as Madame Martine learns to embrace change. Sarah S. Brannen's dreamlike watercolors whisk the reader straight to the streets of the City of Lights and to just about every angle of the Eiffel Tower, at night and during the day. You see the Tower from a distance and up close and personal through a climb and elevator ride to the top to witness an oh là là view of Paris. 🐶🇫🇷✨
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#eiffeltower #bastilleday #landmarks #livereadwritebooks

A clever idea + hard work + perseverance = success. A story on a great idea and a small loan and trust can help turn hardship into success... #kidlit #readforlife #childrensbooks #raisingareader#booksforkids#littlelitbookseries#whatareyoureadingsg #readingnationsg

A girl goes into the #publiclibrary, pulls CORAL REEFS off the shelf and all of a sudden *literally* becomes immersed in the #belizebarrierreef ? Yes, please! The in-depth and informative text would be soaked up by older elementary students (and any budding marine biologists!), but my littles just dipped into the beautiful #watercolor illustrations. They especially loved seeing what the sharks and other fish were eating #foodchain 🐠🦈😋🤦‍♀️ I loved learning that coral reefs are known as #citiesofthesea because they take up only a small fraction of the ocean floor but sustain a huge amount of life. CORAL REEFS (2011) also teaches kids about threats to this important and fragile ecosystem (especially relevant given the disaster of coral bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef in 2016), and how kids can take positive steps to help the climate (a couple of hints: ♻️, 🚲,🚰, 📚). Obviously we had to take this book with us when we went to the aquarium yesterday--I tried to capture a photo with corals in the background, but it wasn't the most cooperative lighting 😉 Swipe to see the book's #endpapers, some of the gorgeous inside illustrations, and pics from our trip to the aquarium. #jasonchin #roaringbookpress #coralreefs #bookcovers #librarybooks

This is also a two-fer for the #littlelitbookseries #landmarks month: #belizebarrierreef and #publiclibraries !

Compassion and kindness. A lovely book that entails how one kid can be totally overlooked just because one is quiet or different. Kindness leads to kindness when finding friendship. #kidlit #readforlife #childrensbooks #raisingareader#booksforkids#littlelitbookseries#whatareyoureadingsg #readingnationsg

June was all about “books that take you places.” These are some of the books that were shared at the beginning of the month and you can click through to read the original post in each person’s feed.  You can also head over to the “books that take you places” post on our blog and save it for future reference (link in profile and first comment below). Hope you've had an adventure or two so far this summer! Here's to many more. ⛵️

Nice book to illustrate self protection and awareness and for kids to be brave to speak up and tell the adult. Never hide a secret that should not be hidden. #kidlit #readforlife #childrensbooks #raisingareader#booksforkids#littlelitbookseries#whatareyoureadingsg #readingnationsg

Curious Constructions written by #MichaelHearst illustrated by #MattJohnstone | Landmarks is what we're talkin' bout over at #littlelitbookseries and I have just the book! “A peculiar portfolio of fifty fascinating structures” says the title, and indeed it is.
An illustrated and in depth look at 50 incredible structures that will make your traveling bucket list roughly 50 places longer.
The curation is perfect and has everything from the life size Star Wars X-Wing Starfighter built entirely out of legos (5,335,200 bricks to be exact) to the great Sagrada Familia by Antoni Gaudi. Pictured is a list of the giant sculptures of Paul Bunyan and his trusty blue buffalo spread all over. We were able to see one last summer in the Redwoods and it was RAD!
The writing is informative but has a fantastic amount tongue and cheek.
Another amazing non fiction book that will teach as much as it will entertain. #TheReadingNinja

We just returned from a 10-day family vacation, visiting the Hawaiian islands, specifically Kauai and Oahu. In fact, we lived on Kauai for four years - that's even where my kids were born. So for my contribution to #littlelitbookseries theme of #landmarks, I chose this board book I brought back from Hawaii. It's called Pele Finds a Home, and it's written by Gabrielle Ahuli'i. It's about Pele, the goddess of fire, lightning, wind, volcanoes, and the creator of the Hawaiian Islands.

Hawaii is a captivating place. It's filled with lush greenery, a myriad of blue waters, fragrant flowers, and red dirt that doesn't wash off. But more than that, it's magical. The Hawaiian culture reveres their deities. Tales of gods and goddesses are passed down through the lips of the elders to the ears of the youngsters. This book captures that. It shares how Pele creates and destroys, how dichotomy is important in society, how balance is key in Hawaiian culture, or in any culture. This is my contribution for #littlelitbookseries because it celebrates the culture, people, and beauty of Hawaii. If you'd like to read more book selections, check out the following accounts:

One of the coolest books we own is this beautifully illustrated and designed #picturebook by Tomáš Tuma, which vividly describes the lives of the Ancient Roman gladiators, and showcases the architectural features of the awe-inspiring arena where their bloody fights-to-the-death took place: the Colosseum. The best part is, the sturdy board pages are cut so that together they form a mini Colosseum! 🏛 p.s. Click here 👉 #littlelitbookseries and/or follow @littlelitbookseries to see more great book picks on the theme of 'landmarks' this month! #thegladiators #tomastuma #picturebooks #childrensbooks #kidlitart #momblogger #bookstagrammer #illustration #kidlit #littlebookworm #kidsbookreview #kidlitpicks #kidsbookstagram #yeskidsbookstagram #littlereader #raisingreaders #raiseareader #bookaday #絵本 #picturethisbook

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