About Francisca Goldsmith

librarian, professional development trainer, writer

Breaking Bread for Food Literacy

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The little and powerful kids’ press From Readers To Eaters realizes its mission to encourage food literacy through an array of community-level activities. You can find a full catalog of their books, in English and Spanish, here. Part of their … Continue reading

Let’s Explore Architecture

While the official Architecture Day comes only once a year, everyone in the world makes use of architecture every day. Unlike other everyday things like food and clothing, we sometimes forget that shelters and other buildings don’t just “happen”: they … Continue reading

Olympics Minded? Pick Up a Book!

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While the Tokyo Olympics of 2021 can’t draw crowds in real life, there are plenty of ways to share the thrills of world class athletes showing off their best. Extend your family’s sports attention with just the right books for … Continue reading

Let’s Celebrate Parents Day!

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While several different countries honor parents on specific holidays around the calendar, the official United Nations’ designated Parents Day falls annually on June 1. Since our publishers come from various countries around the globe, all of which belong to the … Continue reading

A Big Bouquet of Books This May

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Sun and rain and all kinds of flowering plants surround us in the Northern Hemisphere during the month of May. This year seems especially bountiful in May-perfect picture books to share. Anne Booth’s Bloom, illustrated by Robyn Wilson-Owen (Tiny Owl … Continue reading

For the Love of Words

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Books tell stories—both factual and imagined—and most stories need words to communicate the writer’s ideas to the reader. Words, like books, come in all shapes and sizes and can be put together in ways both traditional and creative.  Let’s celebrate … Continue reading