Monday, January 18, 2010

Non-Fiction Monday: Introduction to Quilting

Sorry this post is coming to you so late in the day. However, I've been searching for the perfect book to use as an introduction to this week's theme - Quilts and just today came up with this title by Gail Gibbons... and being Martin Luther King Jr. Day, half of the libraries that had the book were closed! Anyways, it happened to be exactly what I was looking for, so the extra bit of travel to borrow the book was definitely worth it!

Gibbons, Gail.
The Quilting Bee.
May 2004.
HarperCollins Publishers.
Review copy borrowed from local library.

Gail Gibbons returns in yet another informational piece that has a great deal of appeal to children. Combined with the topic, the colorful illustrations add to the presentation of the informational and educational aspect of quilting. Not only will children be learning about the history of quilts, they'll also learn a bit about the process of creating a quilt... perhaps inspiring them to try their own hand at quilting!

Learning/Reading Activity:
  • Use this book as an introduction to quilting. Read and discuss The Quilting Bee several times and then have your child(ren) complete the study guide that goes along with the book, which can be downloaded here.

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style='clear: both;' 連絡 said...

Judge not a book by its cover...................................................

style='clear: both;' Dan Seim said...

Hey Katie,

Where do you get the cool backgrounds for your blog?

style='clear: both;' Katie said...


I get the backgrounds from Izzie Grace Blog Background. Here's the link: