http://www.carolhurst.com

Nationally renowned storyteller and language arts consultant Carol Hurst offers an extensive collection of book reviews, curriculum ideas, and activities on her site. The children’s book reviews are organized by title, author, type of book, and grade level. They include “Things to notice and talk about,” plus suggestions for classroom activities and other related books. To help educators integrate literature into the curriculum, Hurst also includes a section listing curriculum subjects, such as math and history, as well as such themes as trains and colonial America, along with recommended books and teaching techniques. Suggestions for World War II, for example, include the picture book “Baseball Saved Us,” which shows how Japanese Americans imprisoned at camps during the war used baseball as a diversion and amusement.