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Struggling To Discuss Tough Topics With A Kid? Here Are Books That Might Help. See more national education news here

| January 4, 2021
Struggling To Discuss Tough Topics With A Kid? Here Are Books That Might Help. See more national education news here

2020 was — to borrow a phrase from a popular kid’s book — a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad year. And for parents, one of the year’s hardest jobs was trying to explain current events to young kids.

“We are living in challenging times,” says children’s book author Matt de la Peña — and kids are taking a lot of it in. “While you and I read the news, watch the news, listen to the news — our young children are watching and reading us, and so they’re not getting the whole picture,” he says.

De la Peña believes books can explore deep or difficult issues without hitting them head-on. “I don’t think the job of a picture book is to answer questions,” he says. “I think it’s just to explore interesting topics.”

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Book review: Black Sheep, White Crow and Other Windmill Tales: Stories from Navajo Country now available

| October 11, 2017
Book review: Black Sheep, White Crow and Other Windmill Tales: Stories from Navajo Country now available

Jim Kristofic delivers once again in his newest book Black Sheep, White Crow and Other Windmill Tales: Stories from Navajo Country. 

Known for his Native books The Hero Twins: A Navajo-English Story of the Monster Slayers and Navajos Wear Nikes: A Reservation Life, Kristofic said his inspiration for this book came to him after an invitation to do a writing seminar with a Bureau of Indian Eductaion (BIE) class in Kaibeto.

The students in Kaibeto had read Navajos Wear Nikes and really liked it, Kristofic said.

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Vote for AZ: Magic Of Storytelling

| February 29, 2016
Vote for AZ: Magic Of Storytelling

First Book is teaming up with Disney and ABC to give you the power to share the magic of storytelling with the kids you serve in a BIG way. Read more…

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BookPALS– Volunteer Read Aloud Literacy Program is coming to Flagstaff

| October 8, 2014
BookPALS– Volunteer Read Aloud Literacy Program is coming to Flagstaff

BookPALS– Volunteer Read Aloud Literacy Program is coming to Flagstaff BookPALS, Performing Artists for Literacy in Schools is an all volunteer literacy program sponsored by the Screen Actors Guild Foundation,  placing actors, theater students, and trained community volunteers into underserved elementary schools   (pre K-6th grade) to read aloud to classrooms of students on a weekly basis- […]

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BookPALS– Volunteer Read Aloud Literacy Program is coming to Flagstaff

| September 17, 2014
BookPALS– Volunteer Read Aloud Literacy Program is coming to Flagstaff

BookPALS– Volunteer Read Aloud Literacy Program is coming to Flagstaff BookPALS, Performing Artists for Literacy in Schools is an all volunteer literacy program sponsored by the Screen Actors Guild Foundation,  placing actors, theater students, and trained community volunteers into underserved elementary schools   (pre K-6th grade) to read aloud to classrooms of students on a weekly basis- […]

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Stick Your Nose in a Book Day – project in support of children with special needs

| September 8, 2014
Stick Your Nose in a Book Day – project in support of children with special needs

PATINS State Director, Daniel McNulty and PATINS Coordinator, Kelli Suding, had some fun while participating in “Stick Your Nose in a Book” Day. They created a video reading of Pete The Cat & His Magic Sunglasses on iMovie for a K-2 class.  Doing this sort of thing with a book is easy, fun, mostly free, […]

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Read Across America Day

| February 21, 2014
Read Across America Day

March 3rd is the 17th annual Read Across America Day!! The importance of this day is to promote literacy and the fun that books can provide to children and families. To see what is happening in the community that day, talk to your local schools, or visit the Read on Arizona page.

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