ONE CHANCE – New Middle Grade Fiction

A favorite part of teen-author Sarah Frank’s Author Visits is when she reads from her new middle grade fiction book, ONE CHANCE. Today, Sarah is reading to the students at Westchase Elementary school. Sarah’s reading from the beginning of the book where we are just getting to know Sandy and Brian. Listen as Sandy questions whether time travel is possible! To learn more about ONE CHANCE, click here. To watch other videos from BeaLu Books visit our YouTube Channel. If you would like to have Sarah come to your school, contact us. We are currently making tentative reservations for the 2018-19 school year. Two Secrets, Book Two, of the One[…]read more

Why I Love Children’s Books and Why You Should Love Them Too!

During Children’s Book Week, we asked people to share a list of the Top 10 Children’s Books they love (lists to come). What fun it was to read the lists. The lists reminded us of some old favorites and introduced us to some new soon-to-be favorites. It also made me reminisce about books I love. There is nothing I love more than children’s books (except for my family and dogs, maybe). If you drop me in a bookstore, I will gravitate toward the children’s section. Especially the picture books. I think this comes from being a kindergarten teacher for many years. Picture books teach us[…]read more

Valentine’s Day Celebrations and Lessons in the Classroom

Happy Valentine’s Day! I have many memories of Valentine’s Days in my classroom. I Loved how the room became one giant Valentine littered with glitter, glue, doilies, and construction paper. I loved reading favorite books, some that I couldn’t get through without a sniffle or two. There was Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch by Eileen Spinelli, Koala Lou by Mem Fox, What Do You Love? by Jonathan London, Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney, Be My Valentine, Amelia Bedelia by Herman Parish, The Night Before Valentine’s Day by Natasha Wing, and many more. And then there was the candy and oh yes,[…]read more