Top 10 Vintage Anthologies A list of our favorite vintage anthologies. Michael L. Printz Award is an award for a book that exemplifies literary excellence in young adult literature. Services Association. The award is sponsored by Booklist, a publication of the American Library Association. Top 10 First Chapter Books for Preschoolers These short and engaging chapter books are a great way to help children begin to enjoy longer books with fewer pictures. Top 10 Audible Audiobooks for Children A list of some of the best audiobooks for children that can be found on Audible.
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What We Read: Russia My 5-year old son and I are studying geography and reading books from different countries. This week we're in Russia. What We Read: Canada My 5-year old son and I are studying geography and reading books from different countries. This week we're in Canada. What We Read: Music This week my 4-year old son and I read about music and we read picture books where the words are lyrics to well known songs.
What We Read: Japan My 5-year old son and I are studying geography and reading books from different countries. This week we're in Japan. What We Read: Korea My 5-year old son and I are studying geography and reading books from different countries. This week we're in Korea. Coretta Scott King Book Award Winners The Coretta Scott King Book Awards are given annually to outstanding African American authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults that demonstrate an appreciation of African American culture and universal human values.
The award commemorates the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Coretta Scott King, for her courage and determination to continue the work for peace and world brotherhood. What We Read: China My 5-year old son and I are studying geography and reading books from different countries.
- Control and Desire?
- Akkusativobjektsätze und ihre Realisation (German Edition).
- Joy In Life: Your Guide to Genuine Joy and True Happiness;
- Some Bugs;
- Morris Mouse Leaves Home;
- Explicit Oral Narrative Intervention for Students with Williams Syndrome.
This week we're in China. What We Read: Southeast Asia My 5-year old son and I are studying geography and reading books from different countries. For the past two weeks we read books about Southeast Asia focusing primarily on the Philippines and Thailand. This week we're in New Zealand.
We also read a story from Papua New Guinea and Fiji. Sonlight Level B for Ages The following books are included in the Sonlight homeschool curriculum for children ages The focus of this curriculum is Intro to World History. If you decide not to purchase the books from Sonlight and you want to use them for homeschool I recommend purchasing the Level B Instructor's Guide from Sonlight. Top 10 Book List Books and Resources I would love to post every book list on this site but some excellent resources are copyrighted and I want to make sure you're aware of them.
These are some of our go-to resources. What We Read: Australia My 5-year old son and I are studying geography and reading books from different countries. This week we're in Australia. What We Read: Antarctica My 5-year old son and I are studying geography and reading books from different countries. This week we're on the continent of Antarctica.
These books can be purchased as a collection from My Father's World or directly from Amazon or another retailer. What We Read: India My 5-year old son and I are studying geography and reading books from different countries. This week we're in India and Sri Lanka. What We Read: Greece My 5-year old son and I are studying geography and reading books from different countries.
This week we're in Greece. What We Read: Eastern Europe My 5-year old son and I are studying geography and reading books from different countries. This week we're in Eastern Europe focusing on Poland and Hungary. What We Read: Nordic Countries My 5-year old son and I are studying geography and reading books from different countries. What We Read: Scotland and Wales My 5-year old son and I are studying geography and reading books from different countries. This week we're in Scotland and Wales. However, we do try to read at least one or two books for each holiday. Here are some of our favorites.
What We Read: England My 5-year old son and I are studying geography and reading books from different countries. This week we're in England. What We Read: Ireland My 5-year old son and I are studying geography and reading books from different countries. This week we're in Ireland. This week we're in the Netherlands and Belgium. What We Read: Germany, Austria, and Switzerland My 5-year old son and I are studying geography and reading books from different countries.
This week we're in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. What We Read: France My 5-year old son and I are studying geography and reading books from different countries. This week we're in France. What We Read: Italy My 5-year old son and I are studying geography and reading books from different countries.
This week we're in Italy. What We Read: Spain and Portugal My 5-year old son and I are studying geography and reading books from different countries. This week we're in Spain and Portugal. This week we're in North Africa and focusing on Egypt and Morocco. This week we're in West Africa. Reading Roadmaps Kindergarten Reading Roadmaps is a manual containing annotated reading lists for grades K created by the Center for Lit. The manual summarizes the plot, themes, and other literary devices in each of the books. The following books are covered for Kindergarten. What We Read: Central Africa My 5-year old son and I are studying geography and reading books from different countries.
This week we're in Central Africa. This week we're in East Africa. What We Read: Southern Africa My 5-year old son and I are studying geography and reading books from different countries. This week we're in Southern Africa. What We Read: Brazil and Argentina My 5-year old son and I are studying geography and reading books from different countries.
This week we're in South America, focusing on Brazil and Argentina. Reading Roadmaps 1st Grade Reading Roadmaps is a manual containing annotated reading lists for grades K created by the Center for Lit. The following books are covered for 1st grade. What We Read: Colombia and Peru My 5-year old son and I are studying geography and reading books from different countries.
This week we're in South America, focusing on Colombia and Peru. What We Read: Central America and the Caribbean My 5-year old son and I are studying geography and reading books from different countries. This week we're in Central America and the Caribbean. What We Read: Mexico My 5-year old son and I are studying geography and reading books from different countries.
This week we're in Mexico. James S. Taylor and available from Angelicum Academy Bookstore. Sonlight Level C for Ages The following books are included in the Sonlight homeschool curriculum for children ages If you decide not to purchase the books from Sonlight and you want to use them for homeschool I recommend purchasing the Level C Instructor's Guide from Sonlight.
These books can be purchased as a package from Memoria Press or directly from Amazon or another retailer. You may also be interested in the complete Memoria Press Jr. Kindergarten Curriculum. You may also be interested in the complete Memoria Press Kindergarten Curriculum. These books can be purchased as a package from Vertias Press or directly from Amazon or another retailer.
Top 10 Poetry Collections for Children A list of our favorite poetry collections. You may also be interested in the complete Memoria Press 1st Grade Curriculum. Top 10 Books for Toddlers A list of our top 10 favorite books to read aloud to toddlers. Reading Roadmaps 2nd Grade Reading Roadmaps is a manual containing annotated reading lists for grades K created by the Center for Lit. The following books are covered for 2nd grade. Reading Roadmaps 3rd Grade Reading Roadmaps is a manual containing annotated reading lists for grades K created by the Center for Lit. The following books are covered for 3rd grade.
You may also be interested in the complete Memoria Press 2nd Grade Curriculum. You may also be interested in the complete Memoria Press 3rd Grade Curriculum. Note: Many of these books are appropriate for late teens and young adults. Moving Beyond the Page Age The following books are included in the Moving Beyond the Page homeschool curriculum for children ages Max cannot focus in school and his grades fall.
In order to pay for Baldwin, Max's grandma must move out of her assisted living apartment and into the house with Max and his dad. Grandma is just such a wonderful character. I was touched by her gentleness, kindness and understanding, especially since she is grieving the loss of her daughter, Max's mom.
This is a multi-generational family torn with grief, yet brought together by grief. Max makes new friends at Baldwin, gets involved in the theatrical production of "Hamlet," falls in love with Fish aka Felicia. The imaginary tumor continues to taunt Max, until one evening, after having too much to drink, Max falls on the ice and sustains a concussion. A CT scan reveals Max has a perfectly healthy brain. No tumor. No brain cancer. With this revelation, Max is gradually able to start moving forward with grieving, and to start living his life again.
The steampunk version of "Hamlet" brings the audience to their feet. Max and Fish know it is much better to be, rather than not to be. I enjoyed "Ready to Fall. The characters, for the most part, are likeable, realistic, and endearing. I liked Max's family dynamic and his new group of friends. Everyone is hurting in their own way, and must figure out their own healing process. The pain and grief that Max and his Grandma felt was heartbreaking.
The pace of the book moves along and is not bogged down by wordy dialogue or over-the-top details. Well-written and worth the read! Verdict: I liked this book and I will recommend it to my students. Author: Ryan, Pam Munoz. Illustrator: Mirtalipova, Dinara. Scholastic Press, Grades 4 - 5, Grades 6 - 8, Grades 9 - Three unfinished stories held together by a fairy tale illustrate the era based difficulties three young musicians must overcome. The epilogue like Part 4 fills in the rest of the story. This is a well written insight as to the challenges met by those who are different from the norm as well as small personal slices of history through the eyes of the main characters.
Though the language is very accessible, the complexity of the story unfolds like an opening flower. The stories are well done with engaging characters, but the wrap-around fairy tale is contrived and awkward in the author's attempt to tie the stories together. Excellent reading, nonetheless.
Verdict: The story holds one's attention and the author adroitly includes many sociological and historical bits that educate the reader without lecturing. This is an excellent work of fiction worthy of any library, young or old. Curricular Use: The historical elements of Echo include the rise of Hitler in Germany, the effects of the depression in Pennsylvania, and the challenges of Hispanic migrant workers as well as the internment of the Japanese in California. This title could be used as a more immediate view of the human experience in both historical and sociological contexts.
Words on Bathroom Walls. Author: Walton, Julia. Grades 9 - Adam is your average 16 year-old trying to make it through high school. Adam is a tall schizophrenic trying out a new school and a new experimental drug that might cure his condition. He has never been good at conversation, with real people anyway. So instead of therapy he keeps a journal of his experience with the new drug and how it affects his day-to-day life basically his diary. In this book you get a glimpse into the pain, joy, and life of someone living with schizophrenia.
You will laugh, you will cry and you will love this character as he goes through life at a Catholic high school. This book contains strong language, some sexual situations, reference to the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary and some triggering visuals and scenarios for those with mental illness. It brings great awareness to the issues and views facing those with mental disorders. I would most definitely add a disclaimer about mature content but I would not let any of these things keep me from reading this groundbreaking novel.
Verdict: Engaging; my student reveiwer didn't want to give it back. Pithy and pertinent for issues students face. Curricular Use: Good for mental health discussions and health class type lessons. Reviewer: Olivia F. On a magical do-nothing day. Author: Alemagna, Beatrice. HarperCollins, With "nothing to do", the child starts to explore their surroundings and actually changes their view of their world.
The illustrations go from being darker to lighter in nature progressing through the story. Verdict: This would be a great resource to add to a library, elementary or public, as responsible technology use is an issue that is not going to go away. Curricular Use: Tie-ins: tech use, playing outdoors. Author: Atteberry, Kevan. Illustrator: Same. Harper Collins, P - K, Grades 1 - 3: The poetry in this book is so delightful and fun.
An example is "Do you love me as much as the bubbling slime, that covers our feet in thick gooey grime. Children will love it! Verdict: The rhyme is amazing and fun. The Illustrations are captivating. Curricular Use: This would be great for descriptive writing and to use with a poetry lesson. Author: Ball, Nate. Illustrator: Hargis, Wes. P - K, Grades 1 - 3: From the "Let's Investigate with Nate" series, the tale takes four young investigators and their mentor, Nate, on a Magic School Bus-like adventure to learn about the water cycle.
Text features include conversation bubbles for the character conversations, larger typewriter-like font for the main ideas, bolded words that are later incorporated into the glossary, and journal entries written by one of the investigators. There are also several experiments included at the end of the story, for other young investigators.
Verdict: Accurate information is presented in a way that students will find engaging; this would also be a helpful resource for teachers in exploring the water cycle with their students. Curricular Use: Tie-ins: water cycle, weather, content journaling. Author: Barton, Chris. Illustrator: Victo Ngai. Millbrook, Grades 1 - 3, Grades 4 - 5: A dazzling, almost art deco cover hints that this is a different non-fiction picturebook. He explained that German submaines U-boats had been attacking desperately needed supply ships headed for the starving people of Great Britain.
The ships couldn't be painted to make them invisible to submarine-borne torpedo attacks, so a young Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve Officer got the brilliant idea that brilliant colors and confusing shapes would made the ships' direction and speed easy to mistake. Even the King, who has spent time in the Navy, looked at a model dazzle ship through a periscope, and couldn't identify the correct heading.
American ships were also painted with dazzle after the US entered the war. The subject, graphic design, and vocabulary make this title more appropriate for third grade and up than the picture book format might indicate. Appendices include the author's and illustrator's explanatory notes, a timeline, and bibliiography. Verdict: An interesting nonfiction picture book for middle elementary students on a unique subject--WW I naval camouflage.
Edible Numbers. Author: Bass, Jennifer Vogel. Roaring Brook Press, P - K: Edible Numbers shatters the stereotypes of familiar vegetables, fruits, legumes, and fungi while teaching kids how to count from 1 to The simplicity of the format and the clear photos would entertain a child on their own. However, the accompanying photographs include lesser known types of fresh foods and may best be read with an adult because of the difficulty in pronouncing their names. There is no pronunciation guide. I was pleasantly surprised to learn from this book as an adult and found it much more fascinating than counting books available to me as a child.
Curricular Use: Great for teaching numbers and would also be good to encourage an interest in fresh garden foods. Winter Dance. Author: Bauer, Marion Dane. Illustrator: Richard Jones. P - K, Grades 1 - 3: An easy-reading prose poem tells the sweet tale of a fine red fox trying to decide what to do as the winter snow begins. He hears suggestions from a woolly bear caterpillar, turtle, bat, squirrel, Canada goose, snowshoe hare, and black bear, but none of their advice is right for fox. As he ponders, he hears the hush of the winter wind, and the soft whistle of another fine red fox who leads him in a twirling dance through the snowflakes.
On the final spread the two foxes are curled up to sleep at the end of a hollow log. Jones' dry-brush technique gives texture to the illustrations in blues, browns, greens, and black, while the red-orange of the fox's coat is vibrant against the luminous snowy ground. Verdict: A sweet wintertime and nap-time read-aloud for young nature enthusiasts. Curricular Use: Useful for reading practice for young readers, and for preschool and kindergarten read-alouds. Author: Bernhardt, Carolyn. Grades 1 - 3, Grades 4 - 5: This is actually a pretty cool book!
The first section gives an overview of farms and their animals. It talks about food, working hard, habitats and has a picture chart of all needed supplies for the projects. From here, specific animals or aspects of farming are the focus. For example, a section titled Barn Owl Display talks about barn owls and then furthers this topic in the Digging Deeper section.
There are also step-by-step directions on how to make this project. There are 6 different projects in this book, and it wraps up with a conclusion, quiz and glossary. Verdict: The concept of this book was great and I liked how each project focused on a specific aspect. I also liked how it gave additional information about the subject. The cover of this book was not very inviting or exciting, but it covers a cool treasure within its pages. Reviewer: N. The Bad Guys in Mission Unpluckable. Author: Blabey, Aaron. Scholastic, They want to break into the Chicken Farm and free 10, chickens.
They need the help from computer hacker expert Tarantula, to break through all the security alarms. Even with him its going to be a very risky business. Through all the action and adventure, they are successful. Will they be finally known as the Good Guys.. Verdict: I was very entertained by this story.
Edward Hopper Paints His World. Author: Burleigh, Robert. Illustrator: Minor, Wendell. Henry Holt and Company, Grades 3 - 4: Edward Hopper Paints His World takes the reader through an artist's life journey as he struggles to express himself. Hopper's true passion was painting, and this book covers his education, living situations, and relationships which contributed to his success.
The concepts within are complex, but their presentation is smooth enough for an elementary school student to understand and enjoy. Verdict: The honest story and beautiful illustrations depict the life of an artist, and the book adds a historical element by including some of Edward Hopper's famous paintings. I would recommend it for students who are interested in art. Curricular Use: Great for independent reading, interest in art, biography, or history.
The Real z. Author: Calonita, Jen. I have really enjoyed them both and will read the rest. American Girl books have been popular for decades. It's nice to see this series being carried on in a more modern up to date style. Z has been chosen to produce a movie about Seattle, into the Cloud Song contest. Z loves to make movies, she has her own blog and followers. This is a challenge that she is so excited for. At first she listens to everyone's advice, which makes her movie disconnected, with no focus.
Though the advice of parents and friends she realizes that this movie needs to be about her and what she loves about Seattle. Z names her movie Zeattle. She comes in second place which makes her movie to be shown at the Cloud Song Festival. This book is well written from first page to the last. Verdict: American Girl books have been popular for decades. Ninja Claus. Author: Chung, Arree. Henry Holt, P - K, Grades 1 - 3: Maxwell, a Ninja decides to trap Santa since last year he fell asleep before he came.
Santa was a Ninja also because he was able to get through all his traps. Maxwell is so impressed. He left Maxwell some ninja shoes like he uses. Maxwell thought this was the greatest gift ever. Verdict: This is a cute Christmas story, that would be great for a writing activity. Curricular Use: You could use this story for an example of writing letters. Then the students could write their own letter to Santa. Author: Cleary, Brian P. Illustrator: Crimmins, Carol. Grades 1 - 3: As a teacher reference book to use with students, this story does an effective job of conveying the concept of "personification" in writing - what it means and how usage of personification enhances and strengths writing pieces.
In this tale, a young student has been given the task of presenting to her fellow classmates about personification. She has no plan for how she will present about this topic, until a random afternoon trip to a park gives her ideas and an impromptu fire drill at school gives her the opportunity to share her thoughts and ideas with her classmates "The bench is calling out my name," "the water fountain hiccuped".
The illustrations add meaning, through faint "facial expressions" on the inanimate objects described, in the story. Verdict: In this time, when writing and understanding the innuendos of the craft, are important for students and teachers, this is a great addition to a collection. Though it may not be a story that a student would pick up for the pleasure of reading, teachers will find it useful.
Camp Out: Mouse Scouts 3. Author: Dillard, Sarah. Illustrator: Sarah Dillard. Yearling Knopf, Grades 1 - 3, Grades 4 - 5: A delightful group of young mice go on their Mouse Scout camping trip with their leader, Miss Poppy. They also share stories around the campfire and wake up the next morning to find Miss Poppy gone. Rather than completely panic, the Mouse Scouts form and execute a plan to try and locate their leader.
They do find her tangled in some vines and spider webs and set out to rescue her. In the end, the scouts earn their Camp Out badges. There is additional information seemingly shared from the Mouse Scout Handbook throughout the book. These include such topics as building a shelter, using a campfire to cook and how to make a compass.
Verdict: Part of the Mouse Scout series, this fun book follows our Mouse Scout friends on yet another learning adventure. Captain America: This is Captain America. Author: Dworkin, Brooke. ABDO, Pre - 1: World of Reading Level 1. This very beginning reader uses simple text to tell how Steve Rogers became Captain America and helps protect America. Full page illustrations further add to the engaging story for young children. Verdict: This hardcover edition will hold up to many readings by young readers and their parents. It will especially appeal to young boys who are Marvel fans.
Curricular Use: Superheroes Fiction, Beginning readers. A Hundred Billion Trillion Stars. Author: Fishman, Seth. Illustrator: Isabel Greenberg. Greenwillow, P - K, Grades 1 - 3, Grades 4 - 5: What great trivia using very large numbers. Students will love to read and try to imagine what it's like to be so large. I can see them using the trivia with each other. Verdict: Students will love to read and try to imagine what it's like to be so large.
Curricular Use: This would be a fun way to introduce large numbers during a math lesson. Author: Furstinger, Nancy.
Meet Morris Mouse
Grades 3 - 6: This nonfiction books describes the stories of more than 11 animals whose lives have been changed by prosthetic limbs even tails! Each section provides a history of the animal, most were rescued from abuse, and then discusses the process of fitting the animal with new ways of getting around.
It wraps up with short sections on the people resposible for helping that animals. The stories are interesting and the engaging photos show most of the animals with their prosthetic. The only photo missing was one of the mini pig in its wheelchair - I really wanted to see that! I do wish the information on the dust jacket was thinned down and put into larger print. Younger students who just look at the dust jacket may think the text will be too difficult, which it is not.
Verdict: This is a powerful book that shows animals overcoming obstacles and will provide a postive boost to students overcoming their own obstacles or that are intertested in animals and engineering. Curricular Use: Nonfiction, Animals, Artifical limbs. American Revolution Technology.
Author: Gagne, Tammy. Grades 4 - 6: Part of the War Technology series. This nonfiction text looks at firearms, weapons and technologies that were available and used during the American Revolution. The interesting text will draw readers into learning more about this war and the way it was fought. The illustrations are interesting and the color reinactment photos help bring the story to life for students. Also includes a timeline, "stop and think" page, glossary, references and index. Through With the Zoo.
Author: Grant, Jacob. Illustrator: Grant, Jacob. Feiwel and Friends, P - K, Grades 1 - 3: A story about a goat who lived in a petting zoo within a zoo who didn't want hugs and rubs from anyone and wanted space to himself. He escapes from the petting zoo and tries to live with other animals in the zoo, only to find it was not space enough. He finally finds a tree outside the zoo that meets his needs, but as he sits he realizes it is lonely by himself.
So, he ends up going back, but he knows that when he needs space he has a place to go. Verdict: A cute book that young students will like. Great way to talk about how sometimes we need a little space to ourselves to recharge. Curricular Use: Love of reading, easy reader, social skills. Old Macdonald Had a Farm. Author: Grimly, Gris. Illustrator: Gris Grimly.
The brightly stylized artwork lends a fun feeling to the traditional song. Grimly caps this fun picture book off with an Artist's Note that provides the inspiration for this version of the folk song, a little bit of historical information about the song, and the basic sheet music for the song. Verdict: This is a great twist on a favorite classic song. This also would have possible connections to the Washington State Musical Standards in the performing or connecting domain. Long High School. Little i. Author: Hall, Michael. Greenwillow Books, Grades 1 - 3: When little i's dot falls off and rolls away, he looks like a number and the rest of the alphabet isn't sure how to make words with a number.
So i goes in search of his dot. He ends up traveling by sea to an island where he finds his dot, along with some other very interesting characters exclamation points, asterisks, commas. But his dot no longer "fits", nor will it stay in place. Upon traveling back to his alphabet friends, they find he has grown up to be an "I". This book reminds this reviewer of "Chicka Chicka Boom Boom" with its focus on letters, but this story has a focus on punctuation.
Verdict: This could be a really fun teaching tool, with letters creating the words in the brightly colored illustrations and the exploration of "punctuation island". Having said that, the story stands alone as a entertaining tale as well. Curricular Use: Curricular tie-ins: Use of punctuation, spelling, and how we all grow up.
Billy Bloo Is Stuck in Goo. Author: Hamburg, Jennifer. Illustrator: Ross Burach. A cowgirl,, acrobatic troupe, a pirate Instead they all get stuck in the goo. In the end a mouse scurries by and sneezes which terrifies the octopus and she jumps out dragging all the animals with her. Verdict: I liked the action and the rhyme in this story. It should be a fun read aloud. Cassini: Unlocking the Secrets of Saturn. Author: Hamilton, John. Grades 4 - 5, Grades 6 - 8: Part of the Xtreme Spacecraft series.
Rich photographs add to the interesting text. Verdict: A solid addition to any elementary or middle school science sections. Works well for older students needing a lower reading level. A Letter to My Teacher. Author: Hopkinson, Deborah. Illustrator: Nancy Carpenter. Grades 1 - 3, Grades 4 - 5, Teacher Education: A former student writes her second grade teacher a heartwarming letter. The letter states how deeply and positively the teacher impacted her student and the difference she made in the student's life. The student talks about their first encounter and how the student was sure she would be in trouble after stomping in puddles and coming to school dripping wet.
There were other special moments the two shared, and the student learned a lot from her teacher. The student felt loved and valued even though she knew she was exasperating at times. She took the opportunity to write her favorite teacher this letter sharing memories and expressing thanks on the eve of beginning her first job as a teacher. Verdict: This is one of those books that I truly believe teachers will appreciate and treasure far more than students.
It is the epitome of what every teacher would like to hear from a former student and the payment that we know is far more valuable than any paycheck. Curricular Use: This book should be used in a teacher education class.
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Z on Location. Author: Howard, J. Illustrator: None. Grades 1 - 3, Grades 4 - 5: Z had a blog, and this included making a lot of videos for it. Her mom was a professional filmmaker. She asked Z if she wanted to go out in the field with her interviewing and filming people for her new project. Z was way excited. She found that she wasn't as good as she thought and made many mistakes that messed her mom up.
This usually when she was either on the phone or thinking about her blog. Her mom tried to tell her that she needs to be in the moment and not somewhere else. She wanted to get her mom's trust back and so she really studied and focused on what she was doing. She learned lots, even through her mistakes. Verdict: I thought it was very interesting from 1st page to the last.
I also liked the message that you need to be in the moment. Come Home Already! Author: John Jory. Illustrator: Benji Davies. P - K, Grades 1 - 3: When Duck goes over to Bear's house he sees a sign that says gone fishing, be back in a few days. What is Duck going to do without Bear. Bear on the other hand is thinking how nice it will be to have a few days by myself. Duck couldn't stand it anymore, he would go find Bear and bring him home. Bear was lonely, scared in the forest by himself. Along comes Duck and Bear is relieved, until Duck doesn't stop talking.
Verdict: I loved the illustrations! What Makes a Monster. Author: Keating, Jess. Illustrator: David DeGrand. Knopf, Grades 1 - 3, Grades 4 - 5: This non-fiction book tells about many animals and why they are so dangerous. The Aye-Aye a demon primate, hand is a dangerous weapon. The Portuguese Man-Of-War is actually a group of animals acting and working as one, The horror frog, when threatened breaks the bones inside its own hand then these sharp claws shoot out of it's skin.
This is just a few of the very unique animals that this book talks about. It also shows some great photos of these creatures. Verdict: I found this book to be very interesting and I learned a lot about creatures I didn't even know about. The Capital Catch: Ballpark Mysteries. Author: Kelly, David A. Illustrator: Mark Meyers. Chip Diaz is the catcher for the Washington team. Unbeknownst to Chip, the President asked MacKay to protect the ballplayer.
The story includes several tourist attractions, as well as, events which really do occur at the Nationals Stadium such as the Presidents Race. Verdict: These books are great early chapter books and are of special interest to baseball buffs. A special section in the back of the book is called Dugout Notes and shares true information about the team, its history and stadium. The Digger and the Flower.
Author: Kuefler, Joseph. Illustrator: Joseph Kuefler. P - K, Grades 1 - 3: The world can use a little kindness and gentleness, and this is a great story to promote that. While all of the other construction equipment is bulldozing and lifting materials for tall buildings, roads, and bridges, Digger has been protecting a little flower that he has discovered growing in a vacant lot.
When the little flower is mowed down by Dozer in preparation for a building, Digger takes the seeds and plants them outside of the city, and continues to nurture and protect them as they grow and beautify the path to the city. Verdict: This is an excellent easy-to-read picture book that will appeal to fans of big machinery. Curricular Use: In addition to the traditional use of picture books to reinforce summarizing the story, this is an excellent title that will help children with the building relationship standards in the Washington State Early Learning and Development Guidelines.
Falcon: Fear of Flying. Author: Lambert, Nancy. Illustrator: Ron Lim and Rachelle Rosenberg. K - 2: World of Reading Level 2. When it chases her through the forest she shows no fear, so it grows smaller and smaller. Finally, back to the size of a normal hound, the Black Dog is welcomed into the Hope household as their newest addition. The use of scale, with the big dog pushing the text off the page, is clever.
A timeless, thought-provoking book about facing up to anxiety, fears, and the black dog that visits some of us from time-to-time. The King and the Sea. A beautiful picture book about loneliness, loss and grief, ending with a positive new beginning. When a father who dreams of flying goes off to war and does not return, his son decides to make the dream come true. Purple smoke fills the stage and there is Abdul Kazam! Join Leon and friends on their visit to a very special magic show. Enwrap yourself in the mystical pages that transport you to The Place Between.
NB: My friend used this book as a school project and said that the children loved it and great work took place as a result. Each page radiates jewel-like qualities. Exquisite and uplifting, this book intoxicates the imagination. A real must-have book for anyone of 5 — 8. The cafe is close to broke because of the new flyover, so when Jack comes home with only an old can of baked beans in return for their last few pennies, his mother throws it out of the window.
Overnight it grows into a gigantic baked beanstalk, which takes Jack to the castle of a giant who spends his life counting his huge fortune. This is one of my many favourites as the illustrations are amazing! Paperback RRP 6. A beautifully produced, small-format jacketed hardback with simple illustrations that are whimsical yet humorous. I am a poet and a writer. When I was young, I had a hard time because one of my ears was shorter than the other. Published for the first time in English, it is a unique fusion of illustration and storytelling and features writing in all forms from letters, to poems; from fairytales to recipes, from songs to postcards.
A toolkit for the imagination, StoryWorld is designed to inspire storytellers of all ages. The box contains forty cards from the StoryWorld that suggest a myriad of characters, places, objects and much more. Pick a handful of cards, use their pictures and words as inspiration and you can tell a new tale every time you open the box. Discover more ideas about how to use your StoryWorld Cards in The Storytelling Book , packed with tips and ideas for telling your story, games to play with the cards and examples of fantastic stories written using the cards.
Have you ever wanted to tell a story, but not known how to begin? Pick up a set of the StoryWorld Cards and discover the world of storytelling at your fingertips! After school story clubs might love it and for children and parents with a yen for story-creation it should provide hours of fun. Hardback with magnetic clasp Contains 40 cards. Each pack contains 28 cards and its own mini storytelling book.
Meet all the legendary fairytale characters! Explore the amazing world of your favourite fairy tales in this novelty-packed guide. Includes lift-the-flap maps, miniature fairytale books, insider information on famous characters like Cinderella and The Gingerbread Man and a closer look at more troublesome folk, including the Big Bad Wolf! With a wealth of amazing detail to pore over, fairy tale fans will love to explore this guide again and again.
Great for any age. Trek through the Amazon Rainforest, travel to the Chihuahuan Desert, dive in the Great Barrier Reef, delve deep into the Black Forest and stand on the roof of the world — the Himalayan Mountains — to see nature at its wildest. Atlas of Adventures : Explore seven continent maps, packed with hundred of activities and challenges to inspire armchair travellers of any age.
- Children's Audiobooks.
- Picture books – ages 5 – 8.
- The best children's books: 100-91;
Follow one boy and one girl as they travel to over 30 destinations and discover hundreds of things to spot and facts to learn on every page. With the wind in his hair, and blowing his hooter, Along came the prince on the back of a scooter.
The rhymes are peppered with repetition making them fun to read aloud and easy for young readers to remember.