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Confetti Moments

By Courtney Hinshaw
Avid picture book lover and teacher Courtney Hinshaw shares with you some of her favorite confetti moments: all things picture books, reading tips, conversations with book loving people, and her heart. If it gives Courtney a Confetti Moment, she will Open The Magic!
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Episode 49: Shark Week Bonus with Joan Holub and Laurie Keller
We have an exciting treat for SHARK WEEK— the author (Joan Holub) and illustrator (Laurie Keller) of the newly published I Am The Shark. I had the pleasure of interviewing this powerhouse duo who have joined forces for this incredible book. This book was actually inspired by Shark Week on the Discovery Channel and offers the perfect mix of humor, information and heart. In addition to sharing all about this book, these talented women share about their early love of reading and libraries. We explore the many ways that picture books enhance children's imaginations and the special bond that is shared when families read picture books together. One of my favorite parts was learning about where they get their ideas for stories; their answers might surprise you. I hope you enjoy this entertaining episode as much as I do.  You can find Joan on at joanholub.com as well as IG, Twitter and Facebook  You can find Laurie at lauriekellerbooks.com as well as IG, Twitter and Facebook Open The Magic, Courtney Hinshaw -------Come hang out!-------- @ramonarecommends {instagram} Magic Wear Shop Ramonarecommends.com Affiliate links are used for linked books.
01:07:13
July 12, 2021
Episode 48: Becca Thiemann: Nonfiction Reads
This week we have an expert on our podcast— literally! My guest this week, Becca Thiemann, did her dissertation for her PhD on Nonfiction Picture Books. We discuss what makes nonfiction picture books so special and the magic they hold for readers of all ages. Becca shares one of the wisest things: Enjoyment of reading matters more than speed. You will learn the two different types of nonfiction picture books and new ways to read nonfiction picture books with children and students. You don't want to miss all the wisdom Becca has to share about the way that nonfiction picture books illuminate our world.  Books shared in this episode:  Steve Jenkins books Balloons Over Broadway Rest, Play, Grow All the World  A Friend Like You  Open The Magic, Courtney Hinshaw -------Come hang out!-------- @ramonarecommends {instagram} Magic Wear Shop Ramonarecommends.com
31:08
June 28, 2021
Summer Reading Ideas and More with Courtney Hinshaw
I am so glad that you have tuned in to today's episode. This week I am sharing all things Summer reading including family reading ideas, the importance of summer reading and the gift of reading for everyone. During this episode, I was over come with thankfulness for the Confetti Moments community of listeners and the "bookful" community in general.  Books mentioned in this episode: Starfish by Lisa Fipps          The Bench by Meghan The Duchess of Sussex     Memory Jars by Vera Brosgol         Paletero Man by Lucky Diaz     Negative Cat by Sophie Blackall                       A Pizza with Everything on It by Kyle Scheele                      The Longest Storm by Dan Yaccarino Summer Reading Programs Barnes and Noble                             Half Price Books                      Scholastic Also check with your local library to see what they are doing to encourage and celebrate summer reading. Read here about National Open the Magic Day Read here for the Check it Out Podcast  Open The Magic, Courtney Hinshaw -------Come hang out!-------- @ramonarecommends {instagram} Magic Wear Shop Ramonarecommends.com
29:50
June 21, 2021
Episode 46: LeUyen Pham
Oh listeners, are you in for a treat! Uyen (pronounced "when") Pham is the author of the new book Outside Inside which she wrote at the very beginning of the pandemic as a sort of time capsule for her children and the world. We discuss how this book has been received by readers young and old. Uyen discusses how her family leaned on literature during the pandemic. Uyen also shares about her efforts to support book access when most libraries and schools were closed. Uyen is a gifted author/illustrator who has written or illustrated over 100 books. You have most likely read one of her books and not even realized it. If you would like to follow Uyen's journey you can find her on Instagram @uyenloseordraw or at leuyenpham.com. I hope you enjoy this insightful episode.  Books referenced in this episode:  Memory Jars Real Friends Bear Came Along Princess in Black Series Open The Magic, Courtney Hinshaw -------Come hang out!-------- @ramonarecommends {instagram} Magic Wear Shop Ramonarecommends.com
54:15
June 14, 2021
Episode 45: Jamie Nanfara
This week I had the pleasure of talking with Jamie Nanfara who is a literacy specialist and the face behind @kidsbookstagram. In this episode, Jamie shares her love of picture books and her work to become a published picture book author. She also gives insight into the effects the pandemic had on literacy and education, and how her family used books to find hope during this challenging time. Books mentioned in this episode:  Stars  Roller Coaster Have You Ever Seen a Flower Love Is Blob Open The Magic, Courtney Hinshaw -------Come hang out!-------- @ramonarecommends {instagram} Magic Wear Shop Ramonarecommends.com
24:51
June 7, 2021
Episode 44: Mikelle Noreen
This week we virtually traveled across the globe to talk books with Mikelle Noreen, a former international teacher currently serving as a librarian on an Army base in Germany. She reminisced  how her family's nightly read alouds instilled a love of reading in her. You will learn about her "rebellious" reading streak, as well. Mikelle's real specialty is digital libraries and she generously shares how she curates them and how you can get a free access to all of them. What a treat!  You can find Mikelle on Instagram @lettersfrommikelle  When the Stars Are Scattered Open The Magic, Courtney Hinshaw -------Come hang out!-------- @ramonarecommends {instagram} Magic Wear Shop Ramonarecommends.com
28:04
May 31, 2021
Episode 43: Courtney Hinshaw
It has been so long since I have been my own guest on my podcast. This week I share about the tradition of my Confetti Moment Deliveries that make everyone's day, including my own. You will also learn the heart and history of Confetti Moments.  How Cities Work Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing Open The Magic, Courtney Hinshaw -------Come hang out!-------- @ramonarecommends {instagram} Magic Wear Shop Ramonarecommends.com
19:11
May 24, 2021
Episode 42: Katie Addiss
In this episode, former high school English teacher and current stay-at-home mom, Katie Addis discusses how she underutilized picture books as a high school teacher and offers advice on ways she would do it differently today. We had a wonderful time talking about how picture books make kids fall in love with reading for a lifetime and she shares how she and her kids have survived the pandemic through reading. You will want to be sure to check out Katie’s Bookstagram account @littleslicesoflit that she bravely started during the pandemic.  Reading Magic: Why Reading Aloud to Our Children Will Change Their Lives Forever The Enchanted Hour: The Miraculous Power of Reading Aloud in the Age of Distraction Open The Magic, Courtney Hinshaw -------Come hang out!-------- @ramonarecommends {instagram} Magic Wear Shop Ramonarecommends.com
39:30
May 17, 2021
Episode 41: Kayla Harren
I had the pleasure of visiting with the amazing illustrator, Kayla Harren. Kayla shares about her journey to becoming an illustrator, which might surprise you. She also discusses the unique experience that you can have when reading picture books. I enjoyed learning about her thoughtful research process when drawing characters who have different cultural and life experiences than her own. Kayla is a true treasure, and I hope you enjoy this episode.  You can find Kayla on Instagram @kaylaharren and www.kaylaharren.com Mary Had A Little Lizard A Teacher Like You  A Girl Like You A Boy Like You The Boy Who Grew a Forest Open The Magic, Courtney Hinshaw -------Come hang out!-------- @ramonarecommends {instagram} Magic Wear Shop Ramonarecommends.com
34:45
May 10, 2021
Episode 40: Jennifer Sanchez
I am really excited for you to get know Jennifer Sanchez. She is an amazing mom of four kids, two of whom have Down syndrome. She shares her remarkable journey of adoption of one of her children with Down syndrome through an organization called Reece's Rainbow. We also talked about the three books that feature her daughter Sofia. The newest one is called You are Enough: A Book about Inclusion. I really bonded with Jennifer over our conversation about the power of telling your story and being proud of who you are. I hope you enjoy this heartwarming episode.  You can find Jennifer and her family on Instagram @thesanchezsix Open The Magic, Courtney Hinshaw You can find Jennifer and her family on Instagram @thesanchezsix -------Come hang out!-------- @ramonarecommends {instagram} Magic Wear Shop Ramonarecommends.com
27:25
May 3, 2021
Episode 39: Jarrett Lerner
Listeners, you are in for a treat today. I had so much fun talking all-things-books with author and illustrator Jarrett Lerner, who is most known for his EngiNerds book series. Jarrett also shared about growing up a voracious reader and passing his love of reading down to his own children. Jarrett sheds light on the importance of all kinds of books for all kinds of readers and his work with book access. He gives some great book recommendations and talks about the importance of choice to keep readers motivated. I know you will enjoy this conversation as much as I did.  You can find Jarrett on Instagram and Twitter @Jarrett_Lerner Tiny Kitty Big City Vamos (series) Hello Door Cookie Chronicles (series) Open The Magic, Courtney Hinshaw -------Come hang out!-------- @ramonarecommends {instagram} Magic Wear Shop Ramonarecommends.com *Amazon affiliate links used
57:59
April 26, 2021
Episode 38: Maya Espiritu
Get ready to smile and laugh a lot. Maya has this effect on people to smile whenever she is speaking. Today I interview the lovely Maya Epiritu of Maistorybook. Maya shares the importance of read alouds in the classroom and at home. You can find Maya in so many places. My favorite place to find Maya is her YouTube channel where she does interactive read alouds with popular picture books. You can also find her on instagram sharing her favorite picture books.  Open The Magic, Courtney Hinshaw -------Come hang out!-------- @ramonarecommends {instagram} Magic Wear Shop Ramonarecommends.com
39:34
April 19, 2021
Episode 37: Celebrating Beverly Cleary
Happy Birthday, Beverly Cleary. Today you would have been 105. What a better way to celebrate than to chat with Vicki Conrad author of Just Like Beverly A Biography of Beverly Cleary. What are you going to do today to celebrate the legacy of our dear literacy hero, Bev? Lets make her proud.  Open The Magic, Courtney Hinshaw -------Come hang out!-------- @ramonarecommends {instagram} Magic Wear Shop Ramonarecommends.com *Amazon affiliate links used
32:23
April 12, 2021
Episode 36: What is Check It Out?
Today we have a special host, Meg Siclare of Sparkles and Poms Poms interviewing Courtney and Andrea all about Check it Out. If you are not sure, what Check It Out is about, take a listen. We can't wait for you to join.  Open The Magic, Courtney Hinshaw -------Come hang out!-------- @ramonarecommends {instagram} Magic Wear Shop Ramonarecommends.com
32:03
April 5, 2021
Episode 35: Tiffany Williams
Today I am interviewing Tiffany Williams of Teaching with Tiff. She is an elementary school librarian and her love for books is heartwarming. We talk about the life of library during a pandemic and of course we talk all about the love of books. It is a great episode and I am sure when you are done listening you will smile ear to ear!  Open The Magic, Courtney Hinshaw -------Come hang out!-------- @ramonarecommends {instagram} Magic Wear Shop Ramonarecommends.com
38:55
March 29, 2021
Episode 34: Natasha Wing
On Today's episode of Confetti Moments I sit down and talk with Natasha Wing best known for her THE NIGHT BEFORE book series. I fell in love with her writing style when I read Bagel in Love. We had a blast chatting! Take a listen and learn about her favorite bagel toppings. You can find Natasha here!  Open The Magic, Courtney Hinshaw -------Come hang out!-------- @ramonarecommends {instagram} Magic Wear Shop Ramonarecommends.com
28:60
March 22, 2021
Episode 33: Andrea Burns
On Today's episode, I sit down with my friend Andrea Burns of Bookish Burnsss and we talk all things you guess it BOOKS! Andrea and I met on instagram and started sharing our favorite books that we wanted each other to read. Andrea is my co partner in CHECK IT OUT with Courtney and Andrea. Want to learn more about Check It Out head to either of our instagram accounts to find out how to join! If you love books it is the place for you!  Go say HEY! to Andrea on her instagram account @bookishburnsss Open The Magic, Courtney Hinshaw -------Come hang out!-------- @ramonarecommends {instagram} Magic Wear Shop Ramonarecommends.com
39:27
March 15, 2021
Episode 32: Lauren of Lauren's Literacy Corner
Ready to learn how to start your kids on loving books day one? Today, I have the honor of interviewing Lauren of Lauren's Literacy Corner. We talk about early literacy, how to get books in the home, how to help struggling readers, and of course we talk about books we love. I can't for you to OPEN THE MAGIC with us!  Open The Magic, Courtney Hinshaw -------Come hang out!-------- @ramonarecommends {instagram} Magic Wear Shop Ramonarecommends.com
31:15
March 8, 2021
Episode 31: Kim Gameroz
To kick off National Reading Month we are about to give you all the SEL tips you need for a Monday. Kim Gameroz of SELebrate Goods shares her tips for teachers and parents on how to incorporate SEL strategies in your classroom or home. Of course we chat about different picture books to you too! You might smile the whole episode warning you now! Side note: We recorded this episode this summer so there are a few edits I need to make. Kim now calls Texas her home and has created a new platform to help teachers and parents get unstuck with the hard stuff and celebrate the growth in our lives. Find Kim Gameroz HERE and HERE! Open The Magic, Courtney Hinshaw -------Come hang out!-------- @ramonarecommends {instagram} Magic Wear Shop Ramonarecommends.com
28:11
March 1, 2021
Episode 30: Montana Riley of Teaching and Uplifting
On today's episode, I interview Montana Riley a 4th grade teacher from Arlington Virginia. We dive deep into why classroom libraries are so beneficial.  Open The Magic, Courtney Hinshaw -------Come hang out!-------- @ramonarecommends {instagram} Magic Wear Shop Ramonarecommends.com
29:21
January 25, 2021
Episode 29: Ignite & Educate
Have you ever wondered what it is like to teach an online Children's Literature course? Today, I interview Samantha of Ignite & Educate and discuss the ins and outs of being a college professor of children's literature.  Open The Magic, Courtney Hinshaw -------Come hang out!-------- @ramonarecommends {instagram} Magic Wear Shop Ramonarecommends.com
25:47
September 28, 2020
Episode 28: Judy Newman of Scholastic
Today I had the pleasure to talk with the legendary Scholastic Book Clubs President, Judy Newman. Can I just tell you... it was the highlight of my year to chat books with the Book Queen herself. Judy's message is one for all to hear.  You can find Judy @judynewmanatscholastic. If you haven't already done so, make sure to set up your class on Scholastic Book Clubs. This year they will be shipping to your students' homes. #confettiforall Open The Magic, Courtney Hinshaw -------Come hang out!-------- @ramonarecommends {instagram} Magic Wear Shop Ramonarecommends.com
23:48
September 21, 2020
Episode 27: Josh Funk
Today I had the pleasure interviewing author Josh Funk all about his NEW book Short and Sweet. I have to tell you our conversation was not short, but it is for sure SWEET. Go give Josh all the confetti for his new book. You can find Josh @joshfunkbooks You can purchase SHORT and SWEET in my amazon shop, by clicking this link right HERE! Thank you for helping me spread all the confetti moments  as this is a affiliate link.  Open The Magic, Courtney Hinshaw -------Come hang out!-------- @ramonarecommends {instagram} Magic Wear Shop Ramonarecommends.com
58:04
September 14, 2020
Episode 26: Carolyn Leiloglou
Carolyn Leilogou shared with us about her picture book: The Book Wrangler. You can find Carolyn on instagram at @housefullofbookworms It was a fun interview and I hope you enjoy!  Open The Magic, Courtney Hinshaw -------Come hang out!-------- @ramonarecommends {instagram} Magic Wear Shop Ramonarecommends.com
19:06
September 7, 2020
Shae with Harper Kids
30 minutes of book talk. Pretty much day made. I got to sit down with Shae a digital marketing coordinator  from Harper Kids who loves books just as much as I do. We talk about our favs and which Jory John/Pete Oswald character we love the most. Spoiler alert- we do not agree! :)  Open The Magic, Courtney Hinshaw -------Come hang out!-------- @ramonarecommends {instagram} Magic Wear Shop Ramonarecommends.com
31:29
June 1, 2020
The Light We All Need
with Jessica Preece of Flamingos in First. Jessica is a 1st grade teacher in Southern California and has the best message to share with you today. If you are feeling any feeling during this national pandemic this episode is for YOU! You can find my dear friend on the gram @flamingosinfirst. Open The Magic, Courtney Hinshaw -------Come hang out!-------- @ramonarecommends {instagram} Magic Wear Shop Ramonarecommends.com
36:56
May 25, 2020
Ilustrations are the Bees Knees
with Kayla Harren. On today's episode, I interview Kayla Harren the illustrator of A Boy Like You and Hannah's Tall Order. We discuss her favorite color, why illustrations are the bees knees, the power of art for kids, and our emotions of COVID-19. It is a pretty special episode if I say so myself. You can find Kayla a few places, enjoy! INSTAGRAM FACEBOOK WEBSITE
22:28
May 18, 2020
Fancy Teaching
with Nancy Chung of FancyNancyin5th on the gram! You are for such a great treat today! We talk books, fancy things, and become cheerleaders cheering you on during the COVID-19 crisis. You can find Nancy on instagram at @fancynancyin5th and she has an Etsy shop too! Y'all I am not kidding when I say she is the CRAFT QUEEEN!  Open The Magic!, Courtney -------Come hang out!-------- @ramonarecommends {instagram} Magic Wear Shop ramonarecommends.com
20:14
May 11, 2020
A Little Chat with Sleeping Bear Press
Today, I interviewed Sarah Rockett a publisher from Sleeping Bear Press. Y'all we had so much fun talking about picture books, why I could never live in Michigan, and the power of words. This is a special episode because it is the first one I recorded during the COVID-19 outbreak. We talked about the importance of spending this time reading to your kids. These moments are hard, but books will make them special.  instagram.com/sleepingbearpress 
25:03
May 4, 2020
Confetti with Friends {Whitney Ramierz)
Why not bring a little confetti into our hearts during the national COVID 19 crisis. Today your heart will be lifted with Whitney's glowing personality and our fun real honest conversation about all the things! You can find all of Whitney's Would You Rather episodes on her instagram at Learning with Crayons. Enjoy!  Open The Magic, Courtney Hinshaw -------Come hang out!-------- #confettimomentspodcast @ramonarecommends {instagram} Magic Wear Shop ramonarecommends.com
25:18
May 1, 2020
You Just Have To Do It
with Frank Murphy the author of A Boy Like You. Wow, can I just tell you that I learned more about the power of kindness and good books in the last hour than I have all week. Y'all Frank shares why building relationships in the classroom is the number one way our students will succeed in life. He shares that Pizza is its own food group, how a teacher can be a writer too, and supported my one click amazon shopping cart purchase this afternoon. #buyallthebooks  You do not want to miss this episode. If you are a book lover, you will find this episode intriguing, delightful, special, filled with confetti moments and want to call Frank your new best book friend.  #confettimomentspodcast -------Come hang out!-------- @ramonarecommends {instagram} Magic Wear Shop ramonarecommends.com *amazon affiliate link used
37:28
April 27, 2020
Spreading The Sunshine
with Rachelle Smith of What The Teacher Wants.  Today we chat about Crumble Cookies, reading, COVID-19, and why teachers are the best. I love this episode because it shares our hearts during the time of this pandemic. Please know we are here to support you! If you need fun, a virtual hug, or someone to talk to we are here for you! You can find Rachelle on instagram! Tune in next week on The Confetti Moments podcast. Want to learn more about picture books come hangout with me @ramonarecommends to OPEN THE MAGIC. Open The Magic, Courtney 
26:32
April 20, 2020
The Hard Stuff
with Lauren Bercuson of Happily Ever Elephants.  Today we discuss how to talk about the hard topics with kids. It is one for all ears especially teachers and parents. Please talk to your kids about their feelings during this pandemic. Kids have a lot of feelings. One way to discuss these feelings and experiences is with picture books. We all chat about library book clean out! It is one you do not want to miss.  You can find LAUREN @ instagram and her website. 
30:36
April 13, 2020
Episode# 16: Charnaie Gordon
On today's episode, I interview Charnaie Gordon of Here Wee Read. Charnaie is a mother of two and a computer programmer who LOVES diverse books. We discuss the importance of diverse books, Oprah, her author debut, and 50 States 50 Books. If you want to find out more on how you can be a part of the 50 States 50 books, click here! You are in a for a treat- in fact during our interview I ordered 3 books on Amazon. Come Open The Magic with us! You can find Charnaie on Instagram sharing great diverse books! Open The Magic, Courtney Hinshaw -------Come hang out!-------- @ramonarecommends {instagram} Magic Wear Shop Ramonarecommends.com
37:18
April 6, 2020
The Most Random Heartful Episode Ever
Hi Friends. Today I share my heart with you. I share the good, the bad, and the helpful. We are in this together. Thank you for being here and opening the magic with me! instagram.com/ramonarecommends Open The Magic, Courtney
22:42
March 31, 2020
Meeting Your Student's Hearts
with Crystal Oswald of The Balanced Teacher.  On this episode of Confetti Moments, Crystal and I discuss the importance of SEL curriculum in classrooms or digital classrooms all over the world. Folks, if you aren't doing it, please please do! During this national crisis, we need to be there for our kids and each other. Using picture books to help heal the hearts of our students is paramount. Crystal shares great recommendations for you to use. She delivers truth ladies and gentlemen. You can find Crystal on instagram @thebalancedteacher and on her blog balancedteacher.com 
19:24
March 23, 2020
Reading is an Experience
Reading is an Experience with Melissa Tallman.  On Today's episode, I talk with Melissa Tallman from Teacher Thrive on the importance of understanding fluency. What does fluency really mean? Do I read faster? How do I help my kids understand how to read fluently. reader. It is powerful stuff, ladies and gentleman. Best part she teaches all of us about 3 new books that in to be in classrooms.  You can find Melissa HERE: teacherthrive.com and instagram.com/teacherthrive Come OPEN THE MAGIC with us!
36:55
March 16, 2020
Meet My Mom
In this episode, my mom shares advice to parents on how to help struggling readers. She also shares how to open the magic in a high school English class and what did to make reading fun at home. Ya'll she is adorbs and you can tell she is SUPER excited to be here. My favorite comment she made was illustrations are the glue to any book. 
39:01
March 9, 2020
Reaching High Achievers One Book At a Time
with Mary Montero of Teaching with a Mountain View. On today's episode, we discuss how to reach our high achievers during reading rotations, building the love of reading, chocolate chip cookies, and the Titanic.  You can find Mary at teachingwithamountainview.com or @teachingwithamountain on instagram. 
28:58
March 2, 2020
Break the FEAR barrier with Picture Books
Bethany Barton and I sit down and discuss how to kick fear to the curb with facts, empathy, and of course picture books. Get ready for an episode you will never forget. We might as well go be stand up Comedians.  You can find Bethany @ Twitter: @awesomebarton Instagram: @bethanybarton and @bethanybartonart
31:58
February 24, 2020
How To Get Your Readers to Think
On this episode, I share my number one resource that I use in my classroom to get my students to dive deeper into their reading. It involves a song, symbols, and great literature.  You can find my Talking with Text resource here! 
22:58
February 17, 2020
March Madness PICTURE BOOK EDITION
On today's episode I share one of my favorite ways to promote literacy in classroom. Not only do I love March Madness but I love when I do my March Madness Picture Book Edition bracket in my classroom. Come learn how I introduce each book, explain the process, show them how to vote, and teach them that books rock!  Want to bring MMPB your classroom you can find it right here in my Teachers Pay Teachers Store.  Here is my in action bracket in my classroom: that I love so so so much. CLICK HERE
17:14
February 10, 2020
Sparkles, Pom Poms, and Books!
On today's episode, I interview Megan Siclare a 3rd grade teacher from New Jersey. Megan is the dearest person and shares about how she opens the magic in here classroom and also what Valentine's Day books you need in your classroom. We laugh, talk about Sparkles and Pom Poms, and share our love about reading and building relationships. If you are looking for a teacher smile, this episode is for YOU! My favorite comment on the episode about books, "I look for books that give a good hug."  You can find Megan at @sparkles_and_pompoms on instagram 
30:54
February 3, 2020
Love All with Maria Dismondy
On today's episode, I interview Maria Dismondy author, former teacher, now publisher at Cardinal Press. She shares the importance of teaching social emotional learning in the classroom, why technology has changed conversation, and her favorite book coming out in 2020.  You can find Maria here: Instagram @mariadismondybooks www.mariadismondy.com 
26:30
January 27, 2020
I Can't Wait To Buy This Picture Book
with Todd Nesloney On today's episode of Confetti Moments, I sit down with Todd Nesloney a former elementary teacher and principal. He is currently speaking around the United States helping administrators thrive and writing books that make you have confetti moments. We discuss all the things in this episode especially his favorite picture book and how he made his mother proud. You do not want to miss this episode: I cried three times during our interview.  If you love picture books as much as we do, PRESS PLAY! You can find Todd Nesloney ToddNesloney.com @techninjatodd (facebook) @techninjatodd (twitter)   
35:34
January 20, 2020
Picture Book Organization
Picture Book Organization is my middle name. How do I organize my picture books so I know what I have? Where do I buy my picture books? How do I know which standards go with which picture book? All of these questions are ones I answer on today's episode. Below you find links to resources I share in this podcast episode. At the end, I share one of my favorite books you NEED in your classroom. You can hear it in my voice that THIS book SHOULD be REQUIRED for ALL teachers to READ to their STUDENTS.  A Whale of a Tale Bookshop Amazon (this is my amazon store front link) FREE picture book list (it is pretty RAD) My favorite bookshelves they are assembled when you purchase them!! Picture Book Organization Binder  Open The Magic, Courtney 
20:05
January 13, 2020
January 2020 Picture Books GOALS
In this episode, I share 4 picture books that I think are vital for creating community within your classroom and help your students grow their best self in 2020. Below you will find the titles of the 4 picture books I discuss on this episode. All the links below are amazon affiliate links. Remember this is no extra cost to you, but helps me bring more picture books to you at Ramona Recommends. I Wonder: K.A. Holt  It's Your World Now! : Barry Falls There's Only One You! : Kathryn Heling and Deborah Hembrook Maybe: Kobi Yamada 
24:39
January 6, 2020
Ramona and Confetti Moments
On this episode of Confetti Moments I will share what is a confetti moment and why my name is not Ramona. 
12:51
December 30, 2019
My Story
Meet Courtney Hinshaw the teacher behind Ramona Recommends. Listen to my story and how I fell in love with picture books and  helping kids thrive. 
39:19
December 23, 2019