Books About the First Day of School

In response to our last article about the picture book image of entering school, I have compiled a list of books about starting school to read with your rising preschool or kindergarten student. These can be used at home or in a library story time. Advertisements

The Picture Book Image of Entering School

Rich, A. & Bernstein, J. (1975). The picture book image of entering school. Language Arts, (7), 978-982. Although this article was written in 1975, I thought the issue of the first day of school was relevant – and one that could be tackled by librarians, teachers, and parents in a bibliotherapeutic way. Rich and Bernstein…

Gifted on Twitter

An ever-updating list of gifted professionals, schools, advocates, and parents to follow on Twitter. Not find your name? Email me. See your name and want it deleted? No problem! @2eDansk @2Egifted @ABCTorontoChptr @aes_gifted @AGATENewYork @alabamagifted @allaboutgifted @AnnShoplik @AnnSmithSF @annwcarlsson @athenasonline @AuroraRemember @bainsbrain @Begabungs @belinblank @BoulderGifted @brianhousand @brightspotting @brionyloon @ByrdseedGifted @Cabbage_Babble @CeliCeliC @cfertig1 @CorFemEmpowrmnt @CTDatNU @CTGifted…

Being Gifted at Home

Johnson, T.F. & Roth, H. (1985). Being gifted at home. G/C/T, (37), 7-9. In my studies, I have often wondered why most of the research I came across deals purely with classroom issues, in regards to gifted children. Personally, I find that some gifted children are actually beautifully behaved in the classroom but hard to…

Literature to Promote Socioemotional Growth

Jalongo, M.R. (1983). Literature to promote socioemotional growth. The Reading Teacher, 36(8), 796-803. Through bibliotherapy, children can learn to listen and then listen to learn. They can develop reading comprehension skill and later use this skill to understand their own personal and social development in a better way. Mary Renck Jalongo uses her article to…

Contributions of Research in Bibliotherapy to the Language Arts Program

Russell, D. & Shrodes, C. (1950). Contributions of research in bibliotherapy to the language-arts program. The School Review, 58(6), 335-342. I know this article is quite old, but after reading it I believe the scholarship holds up – not only does it show the history of the process of bibliotherapy, it provides accurate and informative…

Using Bibliotherapy to Teach Problem Solving

Forgan, J.W. (2002). Using bibliotherapy to teach problem solving. Intervention in School and Clinic, 38(2), 57-82. James W Forgan explores the benefits of using bibliotherapy to help students with high-incidence disabilities become problem solvers. He identifies bibliotherapy as a helpful, proactive approach to this for these nine reasons: to show an individual that he or…

Nighttime Fears in Literature

To go along with the article Treating Nighttime Fears in Young Children with Bibliotherapy, here are a few picture books as possibilities for story time.

Treating Nighttime Fears in Young Children with Bibliotherapy: Evaluating Anxiety Symptoms and Monitoring Behavior Change

Lewis, K., Amatya, K., and Coffman, M.F. (2015). Treating nighttime fears in young children with bibliotherapy: Evaluating anxiety symptoms and monitoring behavior change. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 30, 103-112. This article shows how a bibliotherapy, in the context of being a non-fiction, “Self-help” book and workbook, is used to help children with low to moderate…

Parenting the Gifted: Is this a Job for a Superparent?

Coleman, D. (1982). Parenting the gifted: Is this a job for a superparent? G/C/T, 5(2), 47-50. As a librarian whose job is to help parents find resources to educate themselves about gifted children, I figured I needed to know more about discipline. When children have different social and emotional needs than others, discipline can be…