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We found a set of comic-style nonfiction books that are really cool. The Graphic Library books are published by Capstone Press and they have topics on everything ranging from the Vikings, to Colonial America, to the Titanic. They even have a science-themed set that covers biology, the environment, and so much more.
I like these because my son likes comics, but I only let him read the ones in the Sunday paper, these books, and the Dinosaurs series by Papercutz. Once in a while I let him get a graphic Garfield, but I like it best when he reads normal books. Still, I like to give him the opportunity to read books in a style that he enjoys, but I get the satisfaction of knowing that he is learning.
Since it’s Black History month, we’ll be grabbing a few about important people and events from this topic. There really are so many to choose from, but here are some that you may want to consider:
Martin Luther King, Jr.: Great Civil Rights Leader (Graphic Biographies)
Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad (Graphic History)
Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott (Graphic History)
Nat Turner’s Slave Rebellion (Graphic History)
George Washington Carver: Ingenious Inventor (Graphic Biographies)
Matthew Henson: Arctic Adventurer (Graphic Biographies)
Wilma Rudolph: Olympic Track Star (Graphic Biographies)
Madam C. J. Walker and New Cosmetics (Inventions and Discovery)
Jackie Robinson: Baseball’s Great Pioneer (Graphic Biographies)
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My son likes to learn about holidays and fun facts about well, pretty much everything. I put together a short little activity set that we are going to use together to talk about the things that happen in January. This is a conversation starter and I’m sure several projects or activities will stem from this. I’ll certainly share anything exciting. Feel free to print a copy for yourself and share it with your favorite little learners. And please let me know if it generates any fun or new projects or activities for you as well! Do you do something special for each new month?
Get the activity pages here: January Activity Pages
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