Tara Kpere-Daibo

About Tara Kpere-Daibo

Tara is a Literacy & Education Coordinator at Booksource. She enjoys combining her passions for reading, learning and education by helping teachers create and customize their own classroom libraries. Prior to working at Booksource, Tara worked as a second-grade classroom teacher and as an elementary Title I teacher. She believes a love of reading is contagious! In her free time, Tara can be found with her nose stuck in a book or reading aloud to her 1-year-old daughter.

10 Tips for Integrating MORE Books Into Your Pre-K Classroom

For young children to love books, they need to experience them. Long before they begin learning to read, young students need to be around books. They need to touch them, see them, hear them read aloud. The research on early literacy is clear: even if children aren’t yet learning to read, interacting with books prepares them to […]

By |January 17th, 2017|classroom libraries, Early Childhood|Comments Off on 10 Tips for Integrating MORE Books Into Your Pre-K Classroom

How Books Can Help Build Early Literacy Skills in Pre-K Classrooms

We shouldn’t teach great books; we should teach a love of reading.
–B.F. Skinner, psychologist and author
This quote speaks to me on such a primal level because I LOVE to read, and believe me, I share that love with everyone around me who is willing to listen. My colleagues and I discuss book recommendations, I give […]

By |December 13th, 2016|classroom libraries, Early Childhood, Feature|Comments Off on How Books Can Help Build Early Literacy Skills in Pre-K Classrooms

Inspired By Picasso: Using Art and Literature to Teach Content Area

Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up. -Pablo Picasso

October 25, 2016 marks the 135th anniversary of the prolific Pablo Picasso’s birth, long ago in Spain. Picasso was a formally educated artist, trained in prestigious, elite art schools at a very young age at his father’s […]

By |October 22nd, 2016|Classroom Ideas, Elementary, High School, Math, Middle School, Social Studies|Comments Off on Inspired By Picasso: Using Art and Literature to Teach Content Area

Illustrated Picture Book Celebrates the Marvel of Microbes!

Hidden on every surface and inside everything, tiny, microscopic beings are lurking. The delightful Tiny Creatures: The World of Microbes (Grades K-3, Level O, Lexile: AD1020) takes us in for a closer look at the microbes that exist all around us. From their more well-known functions like making us sick, to lesser-known roles they play […]

By |December 1st, 2015|Book Recommendation, Elementary, Feature, Science|Comments Off on Illustrated Picture Book Celebrates the Marvel of Microbes!

Booksource Book Club Reads Six Picture Books

Booksource Book Club invites you to read along with us. Every month or so (depending on the size of the book) a group of us book nerds gather to talk about a book we’ve all read. Now we want you to join in the fun! We’ll start by giving you an update of our last […]