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How Big Is a Heart?
New Baby / Appreciation and Gratitude
His mother will have to toss Gavin out of her heart to make room for a new baby. Yes, Gavin’s become a regular piece of junk you get rid of at a garage sale - out with the old to make way for the new. Or is he? How big is his mother’s heart, exactly? Only Memaw really knows…
The book is a perfect fit for those children who are soon to become big siblings (it’s even a nice gift to bring to a shower when older siblings - full, step, or half - are involved).  But it’s also a sweet tale of love within a family, which makes it a good choice for any young reader.  The book can offer yet another way for you to tell your children how glad you are that they’re in your life, and to ask them how they want to fill their own hearts.
Gavin doesn’t want a little brother.
Nobody Sang Like Katy Did: A Rock Poem
Introduction to Poetry / Story in Verse
Saturday night just isn’t Saturday night without Katy Did and The Antennas. At least, until a rotten review leaves Katy’s bandmates thinking maybe they could do better with another singer. What’s a Katy Did to do when she’s been dumped for a Songbird? Featuring a main character who is both literally a katydid insect and the singer in her own band, Nobody Sang Like Katy Did is a picture book that offers a story of perseverance and finding beauty in unexpected places. In addition, the book provides a fun, attention-grabbing way to introduce young readers to formal poetry.  The book itself is a villanelle, a type of poetry that features refrains that repeat throughout—much like the chorus in a rock song.  Great for classroom use and for readers in the fourth to sixth grade. Sheets in the back of the book walk budding poets through writing their own first villanelle.
Rock stars are cool. So is poetry.
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Copyright © 2017 HollySchindler.com. All Rights Reserved
Follow Me Online
How Big Is a Heart?
New Baby / Appreciation and Gratitude
Gavin doesn’t want a little brother. His mother will have to toss Gavin out of her heart to make room for a new baby. Yes, Gavin’s become a regular piece of junk you get rid of at a garage sale - out with the old to make way for the new. Or is he? How big is his mother’s heart, exactly? Only Memaw really knows…
The book is a perfect fit for those children who are soon to become big siblings (it’s even a nice gift to bring to a shower when older siblings - full, step, or half - are involved).  But it’s also a sweet tale of love within a family, which makes it a good choice for any young reader.  The book can offer yet another way for you to tell your children how glad you are that they’re in your life, and to ask them how they want to fill their own hearts.
Nobody Sang Like Katy Did: A Rock Poem
Introduction to Poetry / Story in Verse
Saturday night just isn’t Saturday night without Katy Did and The Antennas.  At least, until a rotten review leaves Katy’s bandmates thinking maybe they could do better with another singer. What’s a Katy Did to do when she’s been dumped for a Songbird? Featuring a main character who is both literally a katydid insect and the singer in her own band, Nobody Sang Like Katy Did is a picture book that offers a story of perseverance and finding beauty in unexpected places. In addition, the book provides a fun, attention-grabbing way to introduce young readers to formal poetry. The book itself is a villanelle, a type of poetry that features refrains that repeat throughout—much like the chorus in a rock song.  Great for classroom use and for readers in the fourth to sixth grade. Sheets in the back of the book walk budding poets through writing their own first villanelle.
Rock stars are cool. So is poetry.
Sneak Peek