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Zoom – Istvan Banyai

Zoom is a wordless book that allows the reader to see the same image from many, many different points of view. As a result, the reader is better able to see the “big” picture with each paged turned. Young children will delight in how the picture continues to change from what they thought was in […]

The Dot – Peter H. Reynolds

The Dot is perhaps my favorite picture book of all time. The Dot introduces us to Vashti a little girl who is not very eager about art class.  Her art teacher encourages her to “make her mark”.  With gentle guidance from her teacher, Vashti’s natural abilities as an artist as well as a teacher develop.  […]

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Welcome to Once Upon a Storyville! Where one educator and mom will share her opinions on books, and maybe more…

Picture books are the best! My enjoyment of quality children’s literature started as a child and never really faded. As a language arts teacher I used picture books to teach literary skills and concepts to […]