May 2-8, 2016 — the 97th anniversary! Children’s Book Week is the annual celebration of books for young people and the joy of reading. Established in 1919, Children’s Book Week is the longest-running national literacy initiative in the country. Every year, commemorative events are held nationwide at schools, libraries, bookstores, homes — wherever young readers and books connect!
I voted for K-2nd Grade #1 Book: Stick and Stone by Beth Ferry, illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld
About the Book:
When Stick rescues Stone from a prickly situation with a Pinecone, the pair becomes fast friends. But when Stick gets stuck, can Stone return the favor?
Author Beth Ferry makes a memorable debut with a warm, rhyming text that includes a subtle anti-bullying message even the youngest reader will understand. New York Times bestselling illustrator Tom Lichtenheld imbues Stick and Stone with energy, emotion, and personality to spare.
In this funny story about kindness and friendship, Stick and Stone join George and Martha, Frog and Toad, and Elephant and Piggie, as some of the best friend duos in children’s literature.
Website: Beth Ferry
My Review of the book Stick and Stone by Beth Ferry, illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld
A sweet story with a powerful message! We all know the old saying “Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me.” I don’t agree! Words can hurt kids but it’s important to teach them at a very young age about the importance of kindness and empathy. If someone uses unkind words to us, we can choose to feel sad for that person and remember that those words could have come from a place of jealousy or hurt. It’s not a direct reflection on who we truly are! It’s actions that speak louder than words. Take action and share kindness, it WILL come back to you!