This week’s Perfect Picture Book takes us up in the air and back in time. Title: A Voyage in the Clouds, the (Mostly) True Story of the First International Flight by Balloon in 1785 Written by: Matthew Olshan Illustrated by: Sophie Blackall Farrar Straus Giroux, 2016 Historical fiction, 40 pp. Suitable for ages: 4-8 Lexile: … More A Voyage in the Clouds
In this month’s Mining for Heart post, Deborah Hopkinson shares her process of finding the heart in her historical fiction picture book, Steamboat School. … More Mining for Heart: Author Deborah Hopkinson on Steamboat School
This week, we’re back to Perfect Picture Book Friday with an important story, perfectly crafted with beautiful illustrations, and writing that touches the heart. Title: Steamboat School Written by: Deborah Hopkinson Illustrated by: Ron Husband Disney-Hyperion, 2016, historical fiction, inspired by a true story Suitable for ages: 4-7, (my opinion 5-10) Lexile: AD660 Themes/topics: education, African … More Steamboat School
PPBF: Six Dots. Another gem from Jen Bryant. She’s amazing! … More Six Dots
Diana’s White House Garden:
This week’s perfect picture book features the White House – but no politics! Just an inspiring book “based on a true story.”
Music is in the ear of the beholder. Today’s Perfect Picture Bood Friday pick is for all you cat lovers. Give your cat/s something to aspire to. … More Ketzel, the Cat who Composed
Today I’m sharing my all time favorite Thanksgiving story. Title: How Many Days to America, A Thanksgiving Story Written by: Eve Bunting Illustrated by: Beth Peck Clarion Books, 1988, fiction Suitable for ages: 6-9 Lexile: 460L Themes/topics: refugees, immigrants, Thanksgiving, family Opening: It was nice in our village. Till the night in October when the soldiers … More How Many Days to America?