Oh, such a special treat today! It just so happens that the Books Brothers are off of school and have time to share some of their thoughts about books. First I asked about any favorite picture books. Paxton, age 8, says that funny ones are his favorites. Some of the titles he’s read over and … More Introducing the Books Brothers!
Today’s Perfect Picture Book is truly a treasure—the story of Mary Walker’s 121 years of perseverance, all the while holding onto her dream to learn how to read. Don’t miss it! And come back next Friday to hear from author, Rita Lorraine Hubbard. A momentary pause here to congratulate PATRICIA NOZELL, the winner from last … More The Oldest Student
PPBF Special: For all the teachers who are in the midst of testing season, I’ve included a literature unit for this amazing book. Title: A Splash of Red, the Life and Art of Horace Pippin Written by: Jen Bryant Illustrated by: Melissa Sweet Random House/Knopf, 2015, biography Suitable for ages: 5-8 (easily Gr 1-5) Lexile: 610 … More A Splash of Red
Two great middle grade novels from Linda Sue Park. … More 2 Novels with 2 Voices
Title: Book Written by: David Miles Illustrated by: Natalie Hoopes Familius, LLC, 2015 Suitable for ages: 4-8 Themes/topics: books, reading Opening: This is a book. Black words. On white paper. No buttons. No bonus levels. Not a single sound, in fact. It’s the most quiet, ordinary thing that could be, until you learn to look … More Book
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?
In honor of Veteran’s Day and the dreams and futures of the world’s children that men and women of the armed forces have fought for around the globe: … More Dreams of Freedom
This book is just pure fun. The rhymes flow, and the illustrations are lively and imaginative. Great for kids who love dogs. Writers, take a look at the stanzas and page breaks. … More It’s Only Stanley
Growing Up Pedro
A perfect book for October! Gearing up for the playoffs and the World Series? Sit down with a great baseball picture book. Here’s one to get you started. (And don’t forget the Cracker Jack.) … More Growing Up Pedro
My PPBF choice for this week is the first book I’ve seen that features a child dealing with foreclosure.
Title: Yard Sale
Written by: Eve Bunting
Illustrated by: Lauren Castillo
Publisher: Candlewick Press, 2015 – fiction
Suitable for ages: 3-7
Themes/topics: moving, family, social issues … More Yard Sale