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Finger Plays

Kids still love fingerplays. It doesn’t matter how many videogames they play, the preschool, kindergarten and first graders love occupying their hands with fingerplays. Visit most classrooms and you won’t see their fingers occupied creatively in this way. I say, "Let’s bring back respect for our hands!" Years ago teachers at my previous school attended [...]

Finger Plays

Kids still love fingerplays. It doesn’t matter how many videogames they play, the preschool, kindergarten and first graders love occupying their hands with fingerplays. Visit most classrooms and you won’t see their fingers occupied creatively in this way. I say, "Let’s bring back respect for our hands!" Years ago teachers at my previous school attended [...]

Star Bright 4th star I see tonight

Judi, you yourself are an author in addition to serving as Director of Business Development and Product Management for Star Bright Books. Tell us about your books. To date, Star Bright book has released just one of my published children’s books. Read to Me/Vamos a leer is the anchor book in the literacy givt bag. [...]

Star Bright 4th star I see tonight

Judi, you yourself are an author in addition to serving as Director of Business Development and Product Management for Star Bright Books. Tell us about your books. To date, Star Bright book has released just one of my published children’s books. Read to Me/Vamos a leer is the anchor book in the literacy givt bag. [...]

Star Bright 3rd star I see tonight

You also offer many other services unique to Star Bright such as customized new baby bags, supplying books for reading give-away projects, and helping develop opening day preschool collections. Which services do you believe are most unique? Like a number of publishers, we deeply discount our books to libraries and organizations through Reading Is Fundamental, [...]

Star Bright 3rd star I see tonight

You also offer many other services unique to Star Bright such as customized new baby bags, supplying books for reading give-away projects, and helping develop opening day preschool collections. Which services do you believe are most unique? Like a number of publishers, we deeply discount our books to libraries and organizations through Reading Is Fundamental, [...]

Star Bright 2nd Star I see tonight

I noticed that Star Bright Books will release an adult/young adult book about the Holocaust early next year. Why is a children’s book publisher involved with the book Hidden Letters? Diane, I would say it’s fate! Our publisher Deborah Slier Shine received the 86 letters and postcards written in 1942 by her first cousin 18-year-old [...]

Star Bright 2nd Star I see tonight

I noticed that Star Bright Books will release an adult/young adult book about the Holocaust early next year. Why is a children’s book publisher involved with the book Hidden Letters? Diane, I would say it’s fate! Our publisher Deborah Slier Shine received the 86 letters and postcards written in 1942 by her first cousin 18-year-old [...]

Star Bright 1st star I see tonight

Star Bright Books  is an independent publishing company with some stellar authors/illustrators on their list includind Lorna Balian, Miriam Cohen, Brian Wildsmith, Jackie French, and Valeri Gorbachev. I asked Judi Moreillon about Star Bright as she posts new titles frequently to LM_NET and works the booth at many conferences. How do most of these authors [...]

Star Bright 1st star I see tonight

Star Bright Books  is an independent publishing company with some stellar authors/illustrators on their list includind Lorna Balian, Miriam Cohen, Brian Wildsmith, Jackie French, and Valeri Gorbachev. I asked Judi Moreillon about Star Bright as she posts new titles frequently to LM_NET and works the booth at many conferences. How do most of these authors [...]