5 Things You Might Not Know About Aaron Becker

NPR had it right. Aaron Becker’s books, gorgeous tales of adventure, make you want to be a kid again. And his perspective as an artist and father make you want to add layers to raising your kids, too. Recently, Aaron joined me for a Zoobean Expert on Air conversation, in which I learned a great deal about his work, experience, and perspective on creativity and parenting. Humble and driven, Aaron has so many pearls of wisdom to share. Here are five things you may not know about this Caldecott honor winner, and hopefully inspire you in your own creative or parenting endeavors (or both)! 

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Christmukkah (Weekly Born Reading Selections)

Now that our son is getting a bit older, he is much more aware of our family’s traditions during this holiday season. In our case, we celebrate “Christmukkah” and appreciate books like this one that show families with many traditions celebrating them together. This week I want to share just a few resources for exploring our own experience as well as other cultures.

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5 articles I loved this week (Weekly Smart Picks #39)

Welcome to December. How did we get here so quickly? I'm super excited for this month because we have two Experts on Air sessions. First up is Aaron Becker, creator of Journey (Caldecott Honor 2014) and Quest. You'll be able to join us live and ask questions. To get us started, I asked Aaron to answer two parent-related questions, and here are his thoughtful, inspiring responses. Be sure to RSVP for the event, too.

And to help your child start to read his/her own holiday cards with this week's recommendations, focused on sight words, from Jason at Born Reading. Enjoy a wonderful weekend!

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2 Questions for Aaron Becker

SAVE THE DATE! On December 11 at 2pm ET, we will host a live Zoobean Expert hangout on air with Caldecott Honor winner, Aaron Becker. (RSVP Here) You may be familiar with Becker's books Journey and Quest. They are gorgeous, and he promises to share an incredibly unique perspective with us. Here are his answers to two of our parent-related questions to get us started!

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Fairy princesses, lamentation, and story cubes

Welcome to this week's recommendations!

In Born Reading: Bringing Up Bookworms in a Digital Age, Jason Boog collected stacks of books and apps that parents can use with kids. He started a newsletter to share one new book, one new app and one new craft every week, and every other week our co-founder, Jordan, contributes her recommendations. Here is this week's post from Jason!

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