Upcoming online cartoons


A draft of the main character, Mr. Copper, for a series of online educational cartoons I am developing. He is modeled after my own dog, Copper. I am very excited to get this project underway. To begin, the cartoons will be geared towards kindergarten to grade 3 classrooms. These cartoons will meet grade level Ontario curriculum expectations. The first episode is about the first day of school and is for kindergarten students. I am very excited!


Day 4: Holiday Picture Books (with characters you know!)

Holiday Picture books are great to share with loved ones! Heres another list!

Teaching in the Elementary Library

dinosaur-vs-santaDinosaur vs. Santa by Bob Shea

Dinosaur has accepted the challenge to get ready for Christmas!  He’s written the letter, decorated the tree…but can he stay awake on Christmas Eve and see Santa?  ROAR!

This is for: dino fans who are ready for Christmas!

Share with: ages 2-5.



madeleines-christmasMadeline’s Christmas by Ludwig Bememlans

During the holidays, all the girls (and Miss Clavel!) fall ill at the orphanage.  It’s up to the littlest – Madeline – to care for her friends.

This is for: fans of the Madeline series.  Knowing the characters helps in this case.

Share with: ages 4-7.



pete_christmasPete the Cat Saves Christmas by Eric Litwin

‘Twas the Night Before Christmas + rocking Pete tunes = a new holiday classic. Pete sings his way through the story, remind all kids that it’s giving that makes the season.

This is for: parents looking to show that giving…

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Holiday Picture Books (with characters you know!): Day 3

I will have to check these out! The Scaredy Squirrel is a great book for showing children how to prepare for the holidays!

Teaching in the Elementary Library

scaredysquirrelchristmasScaredy Squirrel Prepares for Christmas by Melanie Watt

In his typical manner, Scaredy is terrified of the Christmas holiday.  Decorating, wrapping, even fruitcake send him into full-on preparation mode.

This is for: kids who love to plan…or kids who are often anxious.  If Scaredy can do it, so can you!

Share it with: ages 5-10 who love this quirky squirrel.


merry-christmas-strega-nonaMerry Christmas, Strega Nona by Tomie dePaola

Strega Nona usually uses potions and spells to get work done, but Christmas preparation must be done the old-fashioned way.  A beautiful community story.

This is for: fans of warm-hearted folklore. (ME!)

Share it with: ages 3+.



olivia_christmasOlivia Helps with Christmas by Ian Falconer

The sassy Olivia gets ready for Santa and celebrates all the traditions of Christmas with her family.

This is for: families who love their holiday traditions.

Share it with: ages 2-10.




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