Friday, January 31, 2020

The Cats in Krasinski Square by Karen Hesse and Wendy Watson

The Cats in Krasinski Square by Karen Hesse and Wendy Watson was published in 2004 and is a great picture book to use in a classroom when teaching about the Holocaust. I am always on the lookout for picture books that can be used to teach hard things. 

This story is historical fiction based on the story of a group resistance fighters who used cats to outfox the Gestapo in order to get food into the Warsaw Ghetto.  

The illustrations in this book show the damage of war, and the colors used keep the mood somber. This book would be a good one for any cat lover and for anyone who wants to learn a little more about WWII or the Warsaw Ghetto. 

Read to a child today even if that child is you. 

Michelle brought me books for the NICU and our local little free libraries. These books are headed to the NICU. Thank you, Michelle.

Link to our NICU book registry if you'd like to donate books to babies in the newborn intensive care unit so their parents can read to them while they grow. You can also donate gently used books to our project by sending them to me or to Angie. Email me for a mailing address. We can use both English and Spanish books. If you have a graduate of the NICU, or if you have a baby whose life you would like to honor by donating books to this project, let me know, and I can make a book plate with their name for the books you donate.

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