Author name: CMoorehead

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Canine Companions: Rescue Dogs and Beyond

If you’ve never met a rescue animal—and a rescue dog in particular—then you might not know that they are the four-legged definitions of gratitude and resilience. Some rescue dogs may come from previous loving homes where life circumstances forced their humans to re-home them. But just as many—and, sadly, probably many, many more—come from pasts […]

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Fairy Tales, Folktales, Oh, My!

But wait, there’s a difference?! OF COURSE I would know they’re all different, right?  I’m a whole adult human, a teacher, a mother, a writer.   I’ve read thousands of fairy tales and folktales.  Surely SURELY I know the difference! Well, when faced with trying to articulate which is which and what is why off the

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Tales in Tune:  Music and Picture Books

Fusing the delights of music and story is a powerful way to teach basic concepts as well as explore deeper ideas and emotions.  Over my nearly 30 years of teaching young children, I’ve set a LOT of knowledge to simple tunes: the names of continents, oceans, countries and states, math concepts, simplified steps of the

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Seeing Migration Experiences in Recent Picture Books

For most of humanity’s existence on Earth, people have migrated from one place to another as individuals, as family groups, and as entire cultures. Today’s humans can find themselves migrating out of need—escaping war, poverty, and danger to seek a place to call home–or moving in search of better jobs, or to help care for

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A Chat with Author and Teacher Darren López

Darren López studied anthropology in college and then travelled the world listening to and collecting stories from elders of many cultures, including his own Puerto Rican and Colombian roots. His attention to oral histories and folktales helped him to develop his own storytelling, though film and other media, and now in storytelling with his elementary

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Top of the World Tales from Nunavut

Nunavut is our world’s northernmost permanently inhabited place and Canada’s largest territory. And within this expanse of tundra and mountains live the Inuit people. Inuit-focused publishers such as Inhabit Media, make it possible for both Inuit and non-Inuit youth to deepen their knowledge about Inuit culture, oral traditions, folktales, arts, and family connections. Inhabit Media’s

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