Juggling Common Core? Amicus can help balance your collection.
If your state has adopted the Common Core State Standards, you may be asking: What's next? How do I get our youngest students to read and understand nonfiction? Amicus says: Keep it playful and make it fun! Starting with grades K–1, we've got books with beautiful photos, fascinating facts, and great storytelling that will give kids lots of practice reading informational text.
Julie Abery stopped by to answer a few questions about her new board books, Little Zebra and Little Penguin, which release on March 2.
Many thanks to Library Media Connection, who reviewed and recommended several of our series in their May-June 2012 issue. Below are a few highlights from their reviews. Click on the series links for more information:
Animal Life Cycles
"This attractive series absolutely nails it for the beginning reader who wants more information about interesting animals. Altogether, just what a primary school library needs!"
Easy-to-read doesn’t mean easy to write! Alissa Thielges, author of our new Spot Wild Cats series, stopped by to talk about her writing process.
Q: Spot Wild Cats is a series for kids just learning to read. What challenges did you encounter writing at this low level?
AT: It’s hard to strike that perfect balance of fun and informative with so few words. There were times when I had a great fact, but it just didn’t fit with the rest of the text or for the age level.