Children's Book Committee Monthly Picks
Children's Book Committee March 2015 Pick: THE FOURTEENTH GOLDFISH by Jennifer L. Holm (Random House Books for Young Readers, 2014)
Books Worth Reading, Middle School Books, Book Review, Books For School, Reading Books, Children Books, Children S Book, Books For Kids
We continue our book review series today with some must-read titles for middle school readers, brought to us by Gabija Fischer. http://pawlpblog.org/2015/02/10/in-the-middle-of-reading-book-reviews/
21 Great Children's Books of the Year | Working Mother
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2014 Best Books for Kids: All the lists, in one place.
This month, Secrets of a Christmas Box is The Children's Book Review's best selling middle grade book.
We've scoured the list and found the most inspiring 2014 Best Books for Kids lists, from big award winners to indie choices we are reading every night.
We continue our book review series today with some must-read titles for middle school readers, brought to us by Gabija Fischer. If you missed them, don't forget to check out some YA titles adolescents will love, as well as a preview of an exciting, upcoming title for younger readers. And for a professional read, be sure…
In the Middle of Reading: Book Reviews
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Children’s Book Committee – February Pick
Children's Book Committee February 2015 Pick: THE MEANING OF MAGGIE by Megan Jean Sovern (Chronicle Books, 2014)
Book Club, Kid Books, Books Worth Reading, Kids Books, Book Review, Reading List, Books For Kids, Children S Book
The Meaning of MaggieThe Meaning of Maggie is honest, but not overly sentimental. Megan Jean Sovern carefully intertwines realism with comedic touches. Middle grade novel. Book review and online book price comparison.
Book Review from This Kid Reviews Books! The Meaning of Maggie by Megan Jean Sovern
My favorite kid books, 2014-- lots of book lists on this blog for upper elementary
The Inbetween Years - A Reading List
My favorite kid books, 2014
The Meaning of Maggie by Megan Jean Sovern – Review by Linda Urban, a film music books post from the blog Nerdy Book Club on Bloglovin’
Megan Jean Sovern - The Meaning of Maggie - 9781452110219 - Childrens Book Reviews
Children’s Book Committee – February Pick
Favorite 2014 Kid Books and Giveaway Winner
Children's Book Committee - February Pick
Children’s Book Committee – January Pick
Children's Book Committee January 2015 Pick: THE HERE AND NOW by Ann Brashares (Delacorte Press, 2014)
Young Adult, Reading List, Book Covers, Book Reviews, Ya Book
The 15 Most Exciting YA Books Coming Out This Year according to Teen Vogue. Some of these look interesting
15 Most Exciting YA Books Coming Out This Year in Teen Vogue: some great JLG titles!
#booklistteen 15 Most Exciting YA Books Coming Out This Year via Teen Vogue
The 15 Most Exciting YA Books Coming Out This Year | TeenVogue.com
15 Exciting Young-Adult Books Coming Out This Year
12 YA Books for Your 2014 Summer Reading List
"The Here and Now" Teen/YA Book Review
Title: The Here and Now Author: Ann Brashares 256 pages, published April 2014 Genre: Young Adult Fiction Source: Borrowed from the Library I've been reading a lot of young adult (YA) fiction lately. I really enjoy the genre in general, and have been reading it a lot because so many have been made into movies--The Hunger Games, the Divergent series, The Fault in Our Stars. I really enjoy Ann Brashares' books--most recently I read "My Name is Memory" (contemporary adult fiction) and loved it. So when I saw that this book was coming out, I immediately wanted to read it. Seventeen year old Prenna immigrated to New York when she was twelve--not from a different country, but from a different time. She came from nearly 100 years in the future, where a mosquito-bourne illness has caused the Blood Plague, killing millions. Prenna and many others were able to escape through time travel back to 2010, and they must follow strict rules: never reveal where they're from, never mess with history, and never EVER form any kind of intimate relationship with a "time native." Prenna follows the rules for four year...until she meets Ethan. Then everything changes, and Prenna learns the world is a very different place than she thought it was. Let me start by saying I read this book in two days. This was an exceptionally quick read. The story sucks you in an moves fast. It is creative, easy to follow (despite the time travel element) and entertaining. I liked the characters, and the premise of the story. I again liked seeing a female heroine that is the trend now in YA books. However, I thought the book needed a lot more depth. It was too brief for me--I feel it touched on the surface of what it could've been. I would've liked more character development and more plot development. The story was good, but I wanted more details. The book cover called it an "unforgettable epic romantic thriller." Though I did enjoy the book, I would not call it epic, overly romantic, or a thriller. There are small spots of hope for all those things, but nowhere near the level I would expect from that tagline. When I began reading the book and learning the premise, I immediately told my best friend that "I bet this book gets made into a movie." Told my husband the same thing. Well...a quick Google search found I was right! A movie deal is already in the works. It fits the futuristic, teen dystopian story that Hollywood is loving right now--and I think the story will work well as a movie. So--it was a good book, worth reading, but lacked depth, character and plot development, even for a YA novel. It's a great read if you're looking for something light and fast paced. Overall rating for "The Here and Now": B-
Release Date: April 8th 2014Publisher: Delacorte PressFormat: Hardcover Summary from Goodreads:Follow the rules. Remember what happened. Never fall in love. This is the story of seventeen-year-old Prenna James, who immigrated to New York when she was twelve. Except Prenna didn’t come from a different country. She came from a different time—a future where a mosquito-borne illness has mutated into a pandemic, killing millions and leaving the world in ruins. Prenna and the others who escaped to the present day must follow a strict set of rules: never reveal where they’re from, never interfere with history, and never, ever be intimate with anyone outside their community. Prenna does as she’s told, believing she can help prevent the plague that will one day ravage the earth. But everything changes when Prenna falls for Ethan Jarves. What I Thought:I was anticipating this book a lot, and I wasn't disappointed by it. Pretty early on, as I mentioned in my Reviewsday Tuesday video, I thought that I had predicted how it was going to go, and in my defense, I wasn't wrong in my predictions. However, what I had missed was that the relationship between Prenna and Ethan wasn't going to be the most important thing. I loved that this book added a really interesting time travel aspect to the standard dystopia. There are so many dystopian novels where the heros of the story try to fix the problem from within and by rebelling against the government- and yes, there is a rebellion against the government- but this one stands out because there is an actual way to go back and fix the problem and they do it. There were some gaps in the narration and things that I wish were explained a little bit more but on the same token, it was nice that the author gave the reader credit to not need to spell out every detail. I definitely recommend this book. Read this if: you are interested in sci-fi, dystopia and time travel all rolled into one. Out of 5☆: 4/5 This book was 28/100 for 2014
Children's Book Committee - January Pick
Children’s Book Committee – December Pick
Children's Book Committee December 2014 Pick: I'M MY OWN DOG by David Ezra Stein (Candlewick, 2014)
Books Worth Reading, Kidlit Picturebooks, Picturebooks Pets, Kids Books, Dogs Picturebooks, Picturebooks Dog Stories, Children S Book, Picture Book, Picturebooks Humor
Angie's Review: "'I’m my own dog. Nobody owns me; I own myself.' Sassy and self-affirming, funny and sweet, the best picture book told in first person since Richard Scarry’s I am a Bunny. Go read I am a Bunny again right now then get a copy of I’m my Own Dog to keep and read again and again, even if you just read it to yourself.”
"I'm My Own Dog" by David Ezra Stein is one of 10 nominees for the 2015 Missouri Building Block Picture Book Award.
I'm My Own Dog by David Ezra Stein - #dogs #picturebooks #humor #kidlit
I'm My Own Dog by David Ezra Stein #kidlit #dogs #picturebooks #pets
im my own dog kids top ten best 2014 picture book long enough
Teach Mentor Texts: Picture Book
I'm my own Dog #picturebook
Children’s Book Committee – December Pick
Title: Rules of the House Author: Mac Barnett Illustrator: Matt Myers Publisher: Disney-Hyperion Publication Date: May 3rd, 2016 Genre/Format: Fiction/Picture Book GoodReads Summary: Ian always follows the rules. His sister, Jenny, breaks them all the time-especially "Don't pinch." So Ian is thrilled when the house where his family is vacationing posts a tidy list of rules. But when Jenny breaks them all, the house itself decides it's time for payback. The rug, the stove, and the bathtub are hungry for rulebreaker soup, and they've found the perfect ingredient: Jenny! Now Ian is faced with a thorny question: What if saving your sister means breaking the rules? From the New York Times best-selling team of Mac Barnett and Matthew Myers comes a hilarious tale of sibling rivalry, moral complexity, and disgruntled monsters, perfect for sharing with your own favorite rulebreakers. What I Think: Getting along with others isn't always easy...and especially when that other is a sibling. Use The Rules of a House as a mentor text to look at how writers can show what is happening in the story and show the reader about the character by using dialogue. You can understand a lot about Ian and Jenny from how they interact with each other. Think about your own characters and how their dialogue brings them to life. Does each character have something they usually say or do? Snatch of Text: "'Look!' said Ian. 'Rules!' 'You're such a toady,' said Jenny, and then pinched him. 'OUCH!' said Ian. 'You're not supposed to - OUCH!" Writing Prompt: Write about a time in your life when you felt like you needed to bend a rule. What were the consequences of your actions? Write about a time in your life when you weren't getting along with your sibling or friend. Additional Resources: Visit the official website. Follow Disney-Hyperion on Twitter and Instagram and follow along with the hashtag #RulesoftheHouse. About the Author: Mac Barnett is the New York Times best-selling author of over twenty books for children, including Count the Monkeys, illustrated by Kevin Cornell; Chloe and the Lion, illustrated by Adam Rex; and Extra Yarn and Sam & Dave Dig a Hole, both illustrated by Jon Klassen, and both winners of a Caldecott Honor and the E.B. White Read Aloud Award. He also writes the Terrible Two series with Jory John. Mac lives in Berkeley, California. Visit him at macbarnett.com. About the Illustrator: Matt Myers studied at the Museum Art School in Portland, Oregon, where he majored in both fine arts and graphic arts. He has illustrated a number of books for children, including the Brixton Brothers series by Mac Barnett, Clink by Kelly DiPucchio, and the New York Times best seller Battle Bunny, by Jon Scieszka and Mac Barnett. Matt lives in Charlotte, North Carolina. Visit him at myerspaints.com. Thanks to Disney-Hyperion for send me this title and providing a prize pack for one winner from my site! a Rafflecopter giveaway
Children's Book Committee - December Pick
Children’s Book Committee – October Pick
Children's Book Committee October 2014 Pick: MYSTERIOUS PATTERNS: FINDING FRACTALS IN NATURE by Sarah C. Campbell, photographed by Sarah C. Campbell and Richard P. Campbell (Boyds Mills Press/Highlights, 2014)
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MYSTERIOUS PATTERNS: FINDING FRACTALS IN NATURE by Sarah C. Campbell Even those who dislike math will love this math lesson! Mysterious patterns are all around and everyone can enjoy learning about and creating fractals! Grades 1-5.
Perfect for any elementary school classroom or library, Mysterious Patterns is an exciting interdisciplinary introduction to repeating patterns. (Grades: Prek-5) Call number: QA445.5 .C34 2014
Mysterious Patterns: Finding Fractals in Nature: Sarah C. Campbell, Richard P. Campbell: 9781620916278: Amazon.com: Books
Mysterious Patterns: Finding Fractals in Nature by Sarah C. Campbell (J 516.15 CAM): Nature's repeating patterns, better known as fractals, are beautiful, universal, and explain much about how things grow. Fractals can also be quantified mathematically. Here is an elegant introduction to fractals through examples that can be seen in parks, rivers, and our very own backyards.
Mysterious Patterns: Finding Fractals in Nature By Sarah C. Campbell; photos by Sarah and Richard Campbell 32 pages; ages 7 - 10 Boyds Mills Press, 2014 If you’ve never heard of a fractal, then thi...
Mysterious Patterns: Finding Fractals in Nature by Sarah C. Campbell http://www.amazon.com/dp/1620916274/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_eyC5wb1W7EAK4
Mysterious Patterns: Finding Fractals in Nature by Sarah C. Campbell | Bookshelf: What We're Reading
Mysterious Patterns, fractals…great book for kids
Children’s Book Committee – October Pick
Children's Book Committee - October Pick
Children’s Book Committee – September Pick
Children's Book Committee September 2014 Pick: DARE THE WIND by Tracey Fern, illustrated by Emily Arnold McCully (Farrar Straus Giroux BFYR/Macmillan, 2014)
Books Worth Reading, Kids Books, Picturebook Kidlit, Book Biographies, Picture Books, Children S Books, Breaking Voyage
Dare the Wind: The Record Breaking Voyage of Eleanor Prentiss and the Flying Cloud by Tracey Fern, illustrated by Emily Arnold McCully
Dare the Wind: The Record-Breaking Voyage of Eleanor Prentiss and the Flying Cloud by Tracey Fern, illustrated by Emily Arnold McCully (Farrar Straus Giroux BFYR/Macmillan) 2014 In 1851, Eleanor Pr...
Dare the Wind: The Record-breaking Voyage of Eleanor Prentiss and the Flying Cloud, by Tracey Fern (illustrations by Emily Arnold McCully) A stunning lyrical biography of a bold navigator!
Dare the Wind: The Record-Breaking Voyage of Eleanor Prentiss and the Flying Cloud
A wonderful new picture book biography!
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Children’s Book Committee – September Pick
I love the chance to share some great picture books with the community at Kid Lit Frenzy. Stop by the site every week for wonderful nonfiction picture books! Dare the Wind: The Record-breaking Voyage of Eleanor Prentiss and the Flying Cloud by Tracey Fern, Emily Arnold McCully (Illustrator) Hardcover, 40 pages Published February 18th 2014 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) (first published January 1st 2014) ISBN 0374316996 (ISBN13: 9780374316990) Goodreads Blurb: Ellen Prentiss’s papa said she was born with saltwater in her veins, so he gave her sailing lessons and taught her how to navigate. As soon as she met a man who loved sailing like she did, she married him. When her husband was given command of a clipper ship custom-made to travel quickly, she knew that they would need every bit of its speed for their maiden voyage: out of New York City, down around the tip of Cape Horn, and into San Francisco, where the Gold Rush was well under way. In a time when few women even accompanied their husbands onboard, Ellen Prentiss navigated their ship to set the world record for speed along that route. My Thoughts: If you haven't noticed from many of my other posts and book reviews, I am a HUGE fan of biographies that highlight the lives of women in history. I believe that we shouldn't relegate women's studies to "women's history month"... but I'm also happy that March gives us an extra chance to highlight the triumphs and struggles that 50% of the population have had on this planet. I loved this story about Ellen. Her love of the sea, and her father's love for her, shine through on every page. I'd like to believe that if I were born in a time when women weren't seen as capable of doing whatever they wanted that my own father would have been much like this (my dad rocks, and he totally would have). The vocabulary is rich, filled with sextants, chronometers, schooners, and calculations. The illustrations are gorgeous, showcasing the ocean in every type of weather. Love of the sea is evident on every single page. Ellen's passion for sailing, and for proving herself worthy to do a "man's job" filled my heart with glee. Get this book for your classroom. Display it proudly during women's history month. Showcase it during geography units to talk about her path around Cape Horn. Bring it out during weather units to illustrate how storms impacted travel. Leave it out all year round, because it's a wonderful story.
Dare the Wind: The Record-Breaking Voyage of Eleanor Prentiss and the Flying Cloud by Tracey E Fern, Emily Arnold McCully, 9780374316990, available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.
Children's Book Committee - September Pick
Children’s Book Committee – August Pick
Children's Book Committee August 2014 Pick: THE CASTLE BEHIND THORNS by Merrie Haskell (Katherine Tegen/ HarperCollins, 2014)
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The Castle Behind the Thorns by Merrie Haskell is a novelization of Sleeping Beauty. When Sand wakes up in a cold fireplace in a shattered room, it takes him some time to realize where he is. When the girl walks out of the crypt, he begins to suspect that he is somehow changing things in the Sundered Castle. #fantasy #SleepingBeauty
Merrie Haskell's 2013 Book Cover Reveal for The Castle Behind the Thorns. In stores, 2014
OOT Review: The Castle Behind Thorns by Merrie Haskell | The Book Wars blog book review
The Castle Behind Thorns - Book Review - Ages 8-12
The Castle Behind Thorns - Book Review
Children’s Book Committee – August Pick
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Children's Book Committee July 2014 Pick: SEA TURTLE SCIENTIST by Stephen R. Swinburne (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt BFYR, 2014)
Extraordinary Efforts, Scientist Scientist, Children S Nonfiction, Children S Books, Sea Turtles, Books For Kids, Leatherback Sea
This compelling addition to the award-winning Scientists in the Field series explores the leatherback sea turtle's remarkable natural history and recounts the extraordinary efforts by scientists trying to save them.
Explores the leatherback sea turtle's natural history and recounts the extraordinary efforts by scientists trying to save them.
Sea Turtle Scientist by Stephen R. Swinburne - Explores the leatherback sea turtle's natural history and recounts the extraordinary efforts by scientists trying to save them.
Sea Turtle Scientist (Scientists in the Field Series) by Stephen R. Swinburne, 2014 **** Intermediate-Middle School. As always, this series is quality reading. Perfect nonfiction family read.
Explores the leatherback sea turtle's natural history and recounts the extraordinary efforts by scientists trying to save them, focusing on Dr. Kimberly Stewart, known locally as the turtle lady.
SEA TURTLE SCIENTIST by Stephen R. Swinburne This is an absolutely fascinating book. Kids who love animals, and even kids who don't, will appreciate this fact filled books that reads like a good novel.Dr. Kimberly Stewart, also known as the Turtle Lady of St. Kitts, is already waiting at midnight when an 800-pound leatherback sea turtle crawls out of the Caribbean surf and onto the sandy beach. You can join her through this book!
Sea Turtle Scientist (Scientists in the Field Series) by Stephen R. Swinburne | STEM Friday
Sea Turtle Scientist (Scientists in the Field Series) [Stephen R. Swinburne] on Amazon.com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Dr. Kimberly Stewart, also known as the Turtle Lady of St. Kitts, is already waiting at midnight when an 800-pound leatherback sea turtle crawls out of the Caribbean surf and onto the sandy beach. The mother turtle has a vital job to do: dig a nest in which she will lay eggs that will hatch into part of the next generation of leatherbacks. With only one in a thousand of the eggs for this critically endangered species resulting in an adult sea turtle
Children’s Book Committee – July Pick
Children's Book Committee - July Pick
Children’s Book Committee – June Pick
Children's Book Committee June 2014 Pick: BEYOND MAGENTA by Susan Kuklin (Candlewick, 2014)
Teens Speak, Transgender Teens, Lgbtq Book, Magenta Transgender, Young Adults, Susan Kuklin, New Books
Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out by Susan Kuklin http://www.amazon.com/dp/0763656119/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_q3sEub1GG3F83
"Beyond magenta: transgender teens speak out", by Susan Kuklin - Author and photographer Susan Kuklin met and interviewed six transgender and genderqueer young adults and used her considerable skills to represent them thoughtfully and respectfully before, during, and after their personal acknowledgment of gender preference.
Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out, by Susan Kuklin (released February 11, 2014). Six teens tell what it is like for them to be members of the transgender community. Portraits and family photographs grace the pages, adding immediacy to the emotional and physical journeys of these unwaveringly honest young adults.
NON-FICTION: Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out / Susan Kuklin (2014) Six transgender and gender neutral young adults are interviewed and share photos in this candid and respectful book. Readers will find it informative, funny and heartbreaking.
2015 Stonewall Honor Book in Young Adult Literature: Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out by Susan Kuklin #book #GLBT
Thinking Beyond Pink and Blue What exactly does “gender fuck” mean? Author and photographer Susan Kuklin profiles six transgender young adul... I recently saw this in my school library. I live in a small town in a Southern state which is mainly Christian and opposed to the majority of realities the world experiences and I think it's so great that my school is sorta kinda spreading the word about gender queer individuals. I don't know. It's hella cool
Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out / Susan Kuklin. Author and photographer Susan Kuklin met and interviewed six transgender or gender-neutral young adults and used her considerable skills to represent them thoughtfully and respectfully before, during, and after their personal acknowledgment of gender preference. Portraits, family photographs, and candid images grace the pages, augmenting the emotional and physical journey each youth has taken.
Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out by Susan Kuklin Author and photographer Susan Kuklin met and interviewed six transgender or gender-neutral young adults and used her considerable skills to represent them thoughtfully and respectfully before, during, and after their personal acknowledgment of gender preference. Portraits, family photographs, and candid images grace the pages, augmenting the emotional and physical journey each youth has taken. Each honest discussion and disclosure, whether joyful or heartbreaking, is completely different from the other because of family dynamics, living situations, gender, and the transition these teens make in recognition of their true selves. Ages 14 and up
What exactly does "gender fuck" mean? Author and photographer Susan Kuklin profiles six transgender young adults in her new book, Beyond...
Children's Book Committee - June Pick
Children’s Book Committee – May Pick
Children's Book Committee May 2014 Pick: GRANDMASTER by David Klass (Farrar Straus and Giroux Books for Young Readers, 2014)
New Ya Books, Young Adult, Klass Books, New Teen Books, Fatherandson Chess, Childrens Books, Children S Books, Children Books, Youngadult Teen
Grandmaster by David Klass | Young Adult | Chess is a mind sport, one that is all-consuming, both mentally and emotionally. Daniel Pratzer is about to find out what that means, but not in a way he expects. | Read my Booklist review at http://www.amazon.com/Grandmaster-David-Klass/dp/0374327718/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8qid=1403191035sr=8-2keywords=Grandmaster%27 https://www.nypl.org/sites/default/files/chess_5.jpg
Recommended Chess Reading. Grandmaster by David Klass. Young adult fiction.
Grandmaster / David Klass 7/30/14 #FatherAndSon #chess
Grandmaster by David Klass #YA #NA #YoungAdult #teen
Amazon.com: Grandmaster eBook: David Klass: Books
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Children’s Book Committee – May Pick
Children's Book Committee - May Pick
Children's Book Committee April 2014 Pick: GONE FISHING: A NOVEL IN VERSE by Tamera Will Wissinger, illustrated by Matthew Cordell (Houghton Mifflin/HMH, 2013)
Book Club, Books Worth Reading, Rhythm Stanzas, Little Sisters, Children S Books, Includes Primer, Fishing Tamera
Gone Fishing by Tamera Will Wissinger ~ A fun, fast, and engaging sibling story that's also a playful way to introduce kids to so many types of poetry. The kids in our book club were all big fans, and my two little ones loved reading this aloud all together.
Gone Fishing | Tamera Will Wissinger | In this novel told through poems, nine-year-old Sam loves fishing with his dad, so when his pesky little sister horns in on their fishing trip, he is none too pleased. Includes primer on rhyme, poetry techniques, rhythm, stanzas, and poetic forms. | Grades 3-6 | #books #kidlit #poetry #CCSS
GONE FISHING : A NOVEL IN VERSE by Tamera Will Wissinger, illustrated by Matthew Cordell. Not only is this a fantastic verse novel about a fishing trip that is changed (for the worse? for the better?) by a tag-along little sister, it is also a collection of poems in all different forms with a POET'S TACKLE BOX of definitions and more!
When poetry and fishing meet, there's lots of fun reeling in the catch! A great book to read around the campfire...or just in anticipation of your next fishing trip. Are you in?
In this novel told through poems, nine-year-old Sam loves fishing with his dad, so when his pesky little sister horns in on their fishing trip, he is none too pleased. Includes primer on rhyme, poetry techniques, rhythm, stanzas, and poetic forms.
First #bookaday for Summer 2013: GONE FISHING: A NOVEL IN VERSE by Tamera Will Wissinger. Illustrated by Matthew Cordell. Early Reader story of a young boy's fishing trip that takes a different turn when his sister becomes the third member of the party. A very nice explanation of the poetic forms used within the book at the end. Teaching a poetry unit? Pair GONE FISHING with JOYFUL NOISE
Nine-year-old Sam loves fishing with his dad. So when his pesky little sister, Lucy, horns in on their fishing trip, he’s none too pleased: “Where’s my stringer? / Something’s wrong! / The princess doll does not belong!” All ends well in this winsome book of poems— Together the poems build a dawn-to-dusk story of a father-son bond, of sibling harmony lost and found—and most of all, of delicious anticipation. The perfect primer to hook aspiring poets of all ages.
Rating: 4/5 Stars Genre: Contemporary/Novel in Verse Release Date: 3/5/2013 Add to Goodreads About the Book: Sam is excited for his special fishing day with dad-that is until his annoying little sister Lucy comes along. GreenBeanTeenQueen Says: I love novels in verse and Gone Fishing is a perfect introduction to the format for young tweens. I think that while this could easily fit into the tween category, it might be the younger side of the tweens who are perfect for this one. Sam seems about eight or nine in the book. The poems have different narrators from Sam, Lucy and Dad but it's mostly Sam that we hear from throughout. He's having a rough day having his sister tag along and he's not catching any fish. The author does a great job expressing Sam's emotions throughout with his annoyance and frustration about his trip and then also his excitement and change of heart when things start to go well. What I really loved was how the author used various forms of poetry for each poem which are listed at the beginning of each poem. At the end of the book there is an extensive glossary with information on how to write the various forms, poetic techniques like alliteration and imagery, and a nice bibliography for readers wanting more information about poetry. Each page is also illustrated with adorable black and white illustrations. I especially love the illustrations of a proud Sam with fish. Gone Fishing is fun to read and also a great teaching tool about poetry. Book Pairings: Technically It's Not My Fault by John Grandits, Summerhouse Time by Eileen Spinelli Full Disclosure: Reviewed from finished copy checked out from my local library
So, besides the fact that Gone Fishing : A Novel in Verse by Tamera Will Wissinger, with illustrations by the fantastic Matthew Cordell, is a wonderful novel told in poems about a boy, his dad and a fishing trip that is almost ruined by his little sister, Wissinger's poems teach various forms of poetry as you read! A the end of the book is The Poet's Tackle Box that begins with a note from the author I am including here because I love the way Wissinger compares writing poetry with catching fish: Like Sam and his tackle box, poets have a box of tools to help them write poems. Those tools include rhyme, rhythm, poetry techniques, and poetic forms. In fishing, if one type of bait or approach isn't working, the fisherman or fisherwoman may try something else. This is also true for poets. If you are writing a poem and get stuck, try another form, or try a new topic. (Or take a break. Doing something different for a while may help you get back on track.) Sometimes many poems will appear quickly, as the eight fish do for Lucy. Other times, a poem will appear like Sam's fish - only after you wait and wait. Maybe that poem, like Sam's fish, will be a keeper. The Poet's Tackle Box covers the poetic forms that Wissinger has used throughout the book. As you can see below, after the title of each poem, the name for the poetic form used is indicated as well as the speaker of the poem - either Sam, Lucy or Dad as well as a Dramatic Poem for Three Voices. I can't think of a better way to introduce the nuts and bolts (bait and tackle?) of poetry to kids than this innovative, engaging book. I have no doubt that you will be amazed to learn just how many different poetic forms there are out there! My favorite discovery is the MENU POEM that comes after a successful day on the lake... Source: Review Copy
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Children's Book Committee March 2014 Pick: WHAT THE HEART KNOWS by Joyce Sidman, illustrated by Pamela Zagarenski (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013)
Offers Poems, Books Worth Reading, Gifts For Teens, Poetry Books, Art 2013 2014, Children S Books, Children Books, Books For Kids
What the Heart Knows: Chants, Charms, and Blessings, by Joyce Sidman. One of the most delightful poetry books I've ever read. Truly, it is for all ages. And as if the poetry itself is not fabulous enough, the illustrations are absolutely charming. Do yourself a favor and read this.
What the Heart Knows: Chants, Charms & Blessings by Joyce Sidman. This unique poetry collection offers poems, laments, spells, promises, and charms to help you deal with difficult and good times in life.
NYPL Children's Books 2013: Poetry | NYPL Kids
Books Illustrated by Pamela Zagarenski
Children's Book Committee March 2014 Pick: BRAVE GIRL by Michelle Markel, illustrated by Melissa Sweet (Balzer + Bray/HarperCollins, 2013)
Women S History, Makers Strike, Books Worth Reading, Kids Books, Picture Books, Children S Books, History Month
Brave Girl Clara and the Shirtwaist Makers' Strike of 1909 by Michelle Markel, illus. by Melissa Sweet 2013 **** Elementary Pic Book. Melissa Sweet takes on great projects, can't go wrong with her books. Happy Women's History Month.
Nonfiction, picture book biography. Brave Girl: Clara and the Shirtwaist Makers' Strike of 1909 by Michelle Markel, illustrated by Melissa Sweet. Girl power! Union power! History power! A winning combination. Recommended by The PlanetEsme Plan.
Brave Girl: Clara and the Shirtwaist Makers' Strike of 1909: Michelle Markel, Melissa Sweet: 9780061804427: Amazon.com: Books
Brave Girl: Clara and the Shirtwaist makers' Strike of 1909 by Michelle Markel, Illustrated by Melissa Sweet. HarperCollins 2013. Lower Grades. BL: 5.0 - AR Pts.: 0.5. Biographical picture book, Clara Lemlich, strikes, women's labor movement.
Brave Girl: Clara and the Shirtwaist Makers' Strike of 1909 by Michelle Markel. Picture Book/Biography PreS-Gr. 3 Balzer & Bray - Starred Reviews from Booklist, Kirkus, Publishers Weekly, School Library Journal
Brave Girl by Michelle Markel Read aloud during Women's History Month
Women’s History Month — The Horn Book
The Jane Addams Children’s Book Award is awarded to books that effectively promote the cause of peace, social justice, world community, and the equality of the sexes and all races as well as meeting conventional standards for excellence. Founded in … Continue reading →
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Children's Book Committee March 2014 Pick: ROSE UNDER FIRE by Elizabeth Wein (Disney/Hyperion, 2013)
Young Adult, Book Review, Teen Book, Young American, Ya Book
The Bilbiofiles is a blog of book reviews. It has a lot of great information about popular teen books that could prove useful for recommendations and age ranges.
2014 Indies Choice Book Award Finalist: Young Adult, Kirkus Reviews Best Teen Books of 2013 and Buzzfeed's 21 Best YA Books of 2013 - Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein
When young American pilot Rose Justice is captured by Nazis and sent to Ravensbrück, the notorious women's concentration camp, she finds hope in the impossible through the loyalty, bravery, and friendship of her fellow prisoners.
While flying an Allied fighter plane from Paris to England, American ATA pilot and amateur poet, Rose Justice, is captured by the Nazis and sent to Ravensbr ck, the notorious women's concentration camp. Trapped in horrific circumstances, Rose finds hope in the impossible through the loyalty, bravery and friendship of her fellow prisoners. But will that be enough to endure the fate that's in store for her? - Publisher's description
"Rose Under Fire (Code Name Verity Series #2)" by Elizabeth Wein --- While flying an Allied fighter plane from Paris to England, American ATA pilot Rose Justice is captured by the Nazis and sent to notorious women's concentration camp Ravensbrück. Trapped in horrific circumstances, Rose finds hope in the loyalty, bravery and friendship of her fellow prisoners. But will that be enough to endure what's in store for her? GOODREADS SCORE: 4/5 Stars ... #LibraryLoans #ReadWomen2014
Rose Under Fire | Elizabeth Wein. The 2014 Schneider Family Teen Book Award winner.
2014 Schneider Family Book Award Winner
Get this from a library! Rose under fire. [Elizabeth Wein] -- When young American pilot Rose Justice is captured by Nazis and sent to Ravensbrück, the notorious women's concentration camp, she finds hope in the impossible through the loyalty, bravery, and ...
Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein First things first, for adults who think there's no quality writing for teens, stop doing everything you are currently doing and get yourself a copy of Rose Under Fire's companion novel, Code Name Verity or better yet The Book Thief by Markus Zusak and get ready to be amazed by how great Young Adult literature can be. I absolutely loved Code Name Verity, so I could not wait to get my bookish paws on Wein's 2nd in her saga of female WWII air transport auxiliary (ATA) pilots. Where Code Name Verity explored (among other things) the cruelty of the Gestapo in WWII, Rose Under Fire dives into the atrocities of concentration camps. It opens on American-as-apple-pie Rose generally enjoying her time serving the war effort as a transport pilot (ferrying people and planes to UK destinations, no air combat required), even though a fellow female pilot fatally crashed her plane and bombs are constantly falling on England. Her British uncle pulled some strings for her to get her spot, so you won't be surprised when he pulls strings AGAIN to have her fly him to Paris. The civilian pilots of the ATA—especially the female ones—were as a rule not allowed to fly into Europe proper, but that uncle makes it happen and that's the last we hear of Rose for a while. The letters from her friends and family follow, sharing how little is known about Rose's disappearance as she flew her plane back to England. Is Rose dead? Alive? And if she is alive, where is she? As months pass in the series of letters, no one knows anything and it is endlessly heartbreaking. All this happens within the first quarter of the book and I in no way plan to spoil the rest of it for you. I started the story, which has one pivotal character in common with Code Name Verity, thinking to myself "Don't let [Character] lose another friend!" and considering how unfair it would be for her to have two friends fall in this horrible, bloody war. The second after I thought those thinks, I knew what was going to happen and felt silly for hoping. Because war isn't fair and it's typified by loss and Wein doesn't gloss over the atrocities that have been discussed and documented. I've read a lot of WWII fiction and I am always beyond disturbed to think that these stories, while fictionalized, are NOT exaggerations. If you like WWII fiction as much as I do, this (as well as the books I mentioned in the first paragraph!!) are must reads! -Abby, Reference Librarian
Children's Book Committee February 2014 Pick: SURE SIGNS OF CRAZY by Karen Harrington (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 2013)
Books Worth Reading, Young Adult, Reading List, Sarah Writes, Books To Read, Writes Letters
Sure Signs of Crazy by Karen Harrington (young adult fiction) If you love To Kill a Mockingbird, you should read this book. Such a sweet story with a wonderful voice.
(Grades 6-9) Sarah writes letters to figure things out and deal with things. Whom does she write them to? Atticus Finch. Yeah, that one from To Kill A Mockingbird. That one who's not real. But he's someone Sarah looks up to, and writing to him helps her deal with her difficult family life.
Twelve-year-old Sarah writes letters to her hero, To Kill a Mockingbird's Atticus Finch, for help understanding her mentally ill mother, her first real crush, and life in her small Texas town, all in the course of one momentous summer.
Notes: Twelve-year-old Sarah writes letters to her hero, To Kill a Mockingbird's Atticus Finch, for help understanding her mentally ill mother, her first real crush, and life in her small Texas town, all in the course of one momentous summer. From the Publisher: Love can be a trouble word for some people. Crazy is also a trouble word. RL 4.8- recommended reading grades 6 up
"[Noone is] like Sarah Nelson. While most of her classmates geek out over Harry Potter, she writes letters to Atticus Finch. Her best friend is a plant. And she's never known her mother, who has lived in a mental institution since Sarah was two. Sarah and her dad have spent the last decade moving from one Texas town to another, and she's never felt truly at home...until now. "
(Little Brown Books)You've never met anyone exactly like twelve-year-old Sarah Nelson. While most of her friends obsess over Harry Potter, she spends her time w...
Sure Signs of Crazy by Karen Harrington - Twelve-year-old Sarah writes letters to her hero, To Kill a Mockingbird's Atticus Finch, for help understanding her mentally ill mother, her first real crush, and life in her small Texas town, all in the course of one momentous summer. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍
This series is called “Successful Queries” and I’m posting actual query letter examples that succeeded in getting writers signed with agents. In addition to posting these query letter samples, we will also get to hear thoughts from the writer's literary agent as to why the letter worked. The 64th installment in this series is with agent Julia Kenny (Dunow, Carlson and Lerner Literary) for Karen Harrington’s debut middle-grade novel, SURE SIGNS OF CRAZY (August 2013, Little Brown Books for Young Readers) which received starred reviews from Kirkus, Booklist and School Library Journal. GIVEAWAY: Karen is excited to give away a free copy of her novel to a random commenter. Comment within 2 weeks; winners must live in Canada/US to receive the book by mail. You can win a blog contest even if you’ve won before. (UPDATE: Rosi won.)
Children’s Book Committee – January Pick
Children's Book Committee January 2014 Pick: THE PRICE OF FREEDOM by Judith Bloom Fradin and Dennis Brindell Fradin, illustrated by Eric Velasquez (Walker/Bloomsbury Kids, 2013)
Books Worth Reading, Brindell Fradin, American History, Slavery Judith, Picture Books For Older Kids, Black History, Bloom Fradin, Children S Book
The price of freedom : how one town stood up to slavery / Judith Bloom Fradin and Dennis Brindell Fradin ; illustrated by Eric Velasquez
The Price of Freedom is a true story and another of those picture books for older readers that bring aspects of American history to life in such an effective way. Review by Randomly Reading.
The Price of Freedom: How One Town Stood Up to Slavery: Dennis Brindell Fradin, Judith Bloom Fradin, Eric Velasquez: 9780802721662: Amazon.c...
The Price of Freedom : how one town stood up to slavery by Judith Bloom Fradin and Dennis Brindell Fradin. John Price was an escaped slave from Kentucky who was living as a free man in Oberlin, Ohio. When he was recaptured by slave catchers many of Oberlin’s residents banded together to demand his release.
The Price of Freedom: How One Town Stood Up to Slavery - Judith Bloom Fradin
Children’s Book Committee – January Pick
The Hardcover of the The Price of Freedom: How One Town Stood Up to Slavery by Dennis Brindell Fradin, Judith Bloom Fradin, Eric Velasquez | at Barnes
Price of Freedom by Judith Bloom Fradin & Dennis Brindell Fradin
Children’s Book Committee – December Pick
Children's Book Committee December 2013 Pick: THE MUSEUM by Susan Verde with art by Peter H. Reynolds (Abrams, 2013)
Books Worth Reading, Art Museum, Book Review, Young Girl, Art Book, Kids Book, Children S Book, Picture Book
THE MUSEUM A young girl tours and twirls through museum galleries experiencing different emotions evoked by different styles of art, and then expresses her energy and inspiration when she finds an empty canvas.
The Muesum by Susan Verde. http://mymcbooks.wordpress.com/2013/02/10/book-review-the-museum-by-susan-verde/#respond
As a little girl tours and twirls through the halls of the art museum, she finds herself on an exciting adventure. Each piece of art evokes something new inside of her: silliness, curiosity, joy, and ultimately inspiration.
The little girl says that the ‘museum lives inside of me.’ This too reminds us of the purpose of art. It's not just there to leave us amazed at the talent of the artist or to imagine how it would complement our décor – art is meant to lift us and to change the very nature of who we are. It’s there to lead us to questions or to resolutions. #wherethebooksare #kids #books #parenting #booklove #themuseum
The Museum by Susan Verde (This book is totally about me! haha) - As a little girl tours and twirls through the halls of the art museum, she finds herself on an exciting adventure. Each piece of art evokes something new inside of her: silliness, curiosity, joy, and ultimately inspiration. When confronted with an empty white canvas, she is energized to create and express herselfwhich is the greatest feeling of all.
“The Museum,” written by Susan Verde and illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds shares the experience of a young girl as she explores an art museum. A rhyming couplet is used to narrate the story. The story shows the girl analyzing the art work. As well as showing that different styles of artwork can cause emotional reactions such as happiness, silliness, and even sadness. This picture book is noted to be appropriate for children ages 3-7.
Introduce your children to art. Book review: The Museum | Washington Times Communities
Children’s Book Committee – December Pick
It's time for part two of my "Art Room Library!" The added books on my list are books I collected over the years, as well as donations from my recent Donors Choose project! Thanks to some very awesome contributors, the students have a library in the art room filled with great books for project inspiration and creative thinking! This post will focus on early readers and popular book characters. My students flip when they see Pinkalicious, Sofia the First, and Olivia when flipping through the books! Due to the overwhelming list of books, I will not be writing a personal review on all of them. There's simply too many! For Part 1: Please visit An Art Room Library: Artist-Based Fictional Stories For Part 3: Please visit An Art Room Library: Books that Inspire Great Art Projects ABCs of Art Books Good for Pre-K and Kindergarten! I started collecting these for my own kids at home! Good first art books for home or school! I LOVE this next book "You Are My Work of Art!" My daughter loved flipping the flaps in the book to see the real paintings, and it helped to her recognize the famous masters when the paintings came on tv! A really good one to share how mistakes can turn into beautiful pictures! Popular Characters from Children's Series In art class, Pinkalicious is teased for wearing pink while everyone else wears black. It takes a new student who loves Purple to show that you don't have to be like everyone else. I read this one to my 1st graders on their first day. Olivia Paints a Mural encourages imagination and thinking on a larger scale. And this Olivia book is read to my kindergarteners on their first day with me! It shows how Olivia has a vivid imagination (and even loves to visit the art museum!) Fancy Nancy visits an art museum! Awesome! The is a funny series, but the particular book is hard to find. I found it used online, but keep your eyes open! It's Sofia, Amber, and James open house, and they display artworks they've made at Royal Prep…except James accidentally messes up Amber's painting. Find out how the royal children work solve the problem and make beautiful art for the family! Early Readers: Elements of Art Elementary: General Art Books There will be one more post on books made by children and stories that inspire great art projects. If there are any books that fit the above categories that you think I missed, please share in the comments!
Children’s Book Committee – November Pick
Children's Book Committee November 2013 Pick: ESCAPE FROM MR. LEMONCELLO'S LIBRARY by Chris Grabenstein (Random House, 2013)
Book Club, Library Book, Solve Puzzle, Chapter Book, Book List, Children S Book
Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library by Chris Grabenstein is on the 2014-15 Sunshine State Young Readers Book List #FrannysLearningLoft #reading #tutor #SLD
Escape From Mr. Lemoncello's Library (Book) : Grabenstein, Chris : Twelve-year-old Kyle gets to stay overnight in the new town library, designed by his hero (the famous gamemaker Luigi Lemoncello), with other students but finds that come morning he must work with friends to solve puzzles in order to escape.
Chris Grabenstein, author of Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library, will be in for a reading/signing on February 22nd @ 5:30pm. This is one of our favorite, puzzling, read-alouds for elementary kids! $16.99 hardcover
Twelve-year-old Kyle gets to stay overnight in the new town library, designed by his hero (the famous gamemaker Luigi Lemoncello), with other students but finds that come morning he must work with friends to solve puzzles in order to escape. This story is an easy staff pick.The way the literary references tie in is amazing. Published in 2013. Click through to reserve it today through the catalog!
Join the Bookworm Buddies on Friday, January 15th, at 6pm for a discussion of Mr. Lemoncello's Library. Bookworm Buddies is a book club designed for practiced readers who have progressed beyond beginning chapter books and who are ready to discuss books and their themes more deeply. Chosen books are usually more advanced chapter books. #edwardsville #glencarbon #shoplocal #indiebookstore #childrensbookclubs
Escape From Mr. Lemoncello's Library is full of puzzles, wit and skill. Mr. Lemoncello recently built an amazing library full of challenging games and puzzles. He has invited 12 kids to stay overnight and solve puzzles in the library. There is a fantastic element running throughout this exciting adventure -"knowledge not shared remains unknown". The group of kids begins to learn the importance of working together to solve problems.
Book Club continuing read aloud
Grabenstein, Chris Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library, 287 p. Random House, 2013. $17. Content: G. Mr. Lemoncello is a world famous toy manufacturer and Kyle will do absolutely ANYTHING in order to meet the man and play his games. Yes, even write an essay and GO TO THE LIBRARY! GASP! Mr. Lemoncello has come home to the town and help nurture him and his gift is a fabulous new library, filled with great books and fun puzzles. Kyle makes it in to the opening night sleep over, along with his best friend Akimi, some school acquaintances, and the town spoiled rich boy. The next morning holds an even better surprise – Mr. Lemoncello has created a contest – the winner will be the newest spokesperson for his newest products. Kyle and his friends are willing to share the prize, working together to solve the puzzles. Rich boy, however, also has some cohorts and he is willing to do anything to anybody in order to win, lie, cheat or steal. I know librarians, especially children’s librarians and fans of the Dewey Decimal system will have fun with this. The puzzles are fun to solve and there is an extra puzzle within the pages waiting to be discovered. This is reminiscent of just a good old-fashioned children’s book. This would be fun to read aloud with a third grade class, just for kicks. EL – ADVISABLE. Cindy, Library Teacher
CHAPTER BOOKS Ballad by Blexbolex the big wet balloon by Liniers Otis Dooda: Strange But True by Ellen Potter, illustrated by David Heatly Three-Ring Rascals Book 1 : The Show Must Go On! by Kate Klise, illustrated by M. Sarah Klise MIDDLE GRADE NOVELS About Average by Andrew Clements North of Nowhere by Liz Kessler The Time Fetch by Amy Herrick Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library by Chris Grabenstein The Wrap-Up List by Steve Arntson On the Day I Died by Candace Fleming 33 Minutes by Todd Hasak Lowy GRAPHIC NOVELS Boxers & Saints by Gene Luen Yang Primates by Jim Ottaviani, illustrated by Maris Wicks Odd Duck by Cecil Castelucci and Sarah Varon Donner Dinner Party by Nathan Hale Welcome to Your Awesome Robot by Viviane Schwarz The Sleepwalkers by Viviane Schwarz Explorer: The Lost Islands edited by Kazu Kibuishi YOUNG ADULT (Because I read so few YA books each year, this list is mostly the best YA books I read this year, rather than the best YA books published in 2013) W.A.R.P. Book 1: The Reluctant Assassin by Eoin Colfer Shadow and Bone and Seige and Storm by Leigh Bardugo fangirl by Rainbow Rowell Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell Lockwood & Co. Book 1: The Screaming Staircase by Jonathan Stroud Seraphina by Rachel Hartman Code Name Verity by Nancy Werlin BEST ADULT BOOK APPROPRIATE FOR TEENS The Year of the Gadfly by Jennifer Miller
Children’s Book Committee – October Pick
Children's Book Committee October 2013 Pick: THE BULLY BOOK by Eric Kahn Gale (Harper, 2013)
Bully Book, Anti Bullying Books, Kid S Books, Book Review, Chapter Books, Children Books, Books To Read, Books For Kids, Anti Bullying Booklist
This is a good book to read with a small group (5th/6th). It may also be a good book to recommend to a student who feels they are being bullied.
ARC Book Review: The Bully Book by Eric Kahn Gale Stephanie Sinclair actually approves of a Middle Grade novel. *gasp* Find out why she calls The Bully Book by Eric Kahn Gale "hilarious and utterly charming."
Eric Haskins may be this year’s Grunt for now, but he’s determined not to stay at the bottom of the social ladder forever. Hilarious and compelling, The Bully Book is a must-read for every tween, tween parent, librarian and educator! 5/6/2013
F GAL - To Whom It May Concern: This is a record of The Bully Book and what it did to me. How I fought it, and the way it fought back... I used to think the Bully Book was a myth. Then maybe a mystery I could solve. Now I know it's a monster and I'm trying to defeat it. Are you with me... or the Book?
The Bully Book by Eric Kahn Gale; when Eric starts Grade 6, three boys start picking on him. Soon everyone does. Then he finds out about a secret manual telling the ringleaders how to put themselves at the top of the social hierarchy by choosing someone to put at the bottom. He must find the Book to learn who wrote it & why he was chosen. Smart mystery, spot-on portrayal of what it's like to be the kid everyone picks on & the manipulative games faced at school. (Omg, this was my Grade 6 year)
ARC Book Review: The Bully Book by Eric Kahn Gale | Cuddlebuggery Book Blog
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Children’s Book Committee – September Pick
Children's Book Committee September 2013 Pick: FOX FOREVER by Mary E. Pearson (Henry Holt, 2013)
Forever Jenna, Disembodied Mind, Fox Forever, Books Worth Reading, Fox Chronicles, Book Covers, Black Box, Reading List Books
Fox Forever (Jenna Fox Chronicles 3) by Mary E. Pearson: Pearson brings the story she began in The Adoration of Jenna Fox and continued in The Fox Inheritance to a breathtaking conclusion as Locke discovers that being truly human requires much more than flesh and blood...
Fox forever by Mary E. Pearson. Locke Jenkins has some catching up to do. After spending 260 years as a disembodied mind in a little black box, he has a perfect new body. But before he can move on with his unexpected new life, he’ll have to return the Favor he accepted from the shadowy resistance group known as the Network.
Fox Forever: The Jenna Fox Chronicles by Mary E. Pearson. $12.23. Series - Jenna Fox Chronicles (Book 3). 304 pages. Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR); First Edition edition (March 19, 2013)
Fox Forever: The Jenna Fox Chronicles by Mary E. Pearson. $12.23. Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR); First Edition edition (March 19, 2013). Series - Jenna Fox Chronicles (Book 3). 304 pages
Fox Forever: The Jenna Fox Chronicles: Locke Jenkins has some catching up to do. After spending 260 years as a disembodied mind in a little black box, he has a perfect new body. But before he can move on with his unexpected new life, he’ll have to return the Favor he accepted from the shadowy resistance group known as the Network. Locke must infiltrate the home of a government official by gaining the trust of his daughter, seventeen-year-old Raine, and he soon finds himself pulled
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Fox Forever (Jenna Fox Chronicles Series , #3) by Mary E. Pearson
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Fox Forever: The Jenna Fox Chronicles [Mary E. Pearson] on Amazon.com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Locke Jenkins has some catching up to do. After spending 260 years as a disembodied mind in a little black box
Children's Book Committee July 2013 Pick: KELSEY GREEN: READING QUEEN by Claudia Mills, pictures by Rob Shepperson (Ferguson/Farrar, 2013)
Reading Contest, Books Worth Reading, Kids Books, Book Review, Reading Queen, Green Reading, Children S Book, School Reading, 3Rd Grade
Kelsey Green, Reading Queen by Claudia Mills, illustrated by Rob Shepperson. ( from the Franklin School Friends series) Kelsey is the best reader in her third grade class, and she is determined to lead her class to victory in the all-school reading contest.
Kelsey Green, Reading Queen (Franklin School Friends) written by Claudia Mills, illustrated by Rob Shepperson #Book #FSPL #PQBC #PineCones #Jul13 #FirstLines: "Kelsey Green no longer heard any of the voices in her third-grade classroom. All her attention was focused on the book spread open beneath her desk."
Kelsey is the best reader in her third grade class, and she is determined to lead her class to victory in the all-school reading contest.
Kelsey Green, Reading Queen by Claudia Mills ~ A realistic, fun school story about a reading contest and what it really means to win it. :)
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KISS THE BOOK: Kelsey Green, Reading Queen - - ESSENTIAL When the Principal at Franklin School challenges the students to read 2,000 books in just one month, 3rd grader Kelsey Green, the strongest reader in her class (next to Simon) is determined to read the most. But when she gets in trouble for reading during math class and is having trouble finding age appropriate, short books she turns her reading efforts to help Cody, the only one in her class who hasn’t read anything.
“Kelsey Green, Reading Queen,” by Claudia Mills. *First in a series. Kelsey Green is the best reader in the 3rd grade (or maybe tied for best with know-it-all Simon), and she knows she’s the person to lead her class to victory in the school-wide reading contest. But how can they win when her classmates (and even her best friends) don't live up to her expectations? And could Simon really be reading all of the books that he claims he is, or is he lying to steal Kelsey's rightful spot at the top?
KELSEY GREEN, READING QUEEN - Claudia Mills, illustrated by Rob Shepperson
Kelsey Green, Reading Queen. by Claudia Mills. June 4, 2013. Farrar, Straus, and Giroux. 128 pages. ISBN: 9780374374884 Kelsey Green is great at reading. Her best friends are good at math and running. In this first of three books exploring each of the girls' special talents, Kelsey's class learns that they will be entering a school-wide reading competition, with prizes for the best readers in each class as well as the best class of readers in the entire school. Kelsey desperately wants to beat her class's other star reader, Simon, but she always seem to be a book or two behind, even when she reads the skinniest books she can find on her reading level. To make matters worse, the fifth grade's star readers are carrying their class ever-closer to first place. The only thing Kelsey can do now is try to motivate the reluctant readers in her class to read more books, even if it means being a little bit bossy in the process. Claudia Mills consistently writes wonderfully relevant school stories at both the chapter book level and the middle grade level. In this story for the early elementary audience, she demonstrates her keen understanding of how children compete with one another, and how acutely aware kids are of reading levels, both their own and those of their classmates. Most elementary school students I know are at least slightly obsessed with reading levels, so for me, this book has its finger firmly on the pulse of what is happening right now. Since kids like to see themselves in the books they read, especially when they are just learning, this feeling that the story is happening right now is really important. I also think Mills does a nice job of creating a flawed character. Kelsey might be the reading queen, but she has a lot to learn about compassion, patience, and good sportsmanship, including how not to be a sore loser. Interestingly, it's not completely clear from the story itself whether Kelsey herself learns a lesson, but I think the reader definitely does. Through Kelsey's behavior as she tries to teach her classmate, Cody, to love reading, kids learn how to be understanding of the differences between themselves and their classmates, and how to use their strengths to help others, not to show them up in front of everyone in order to be the best. This book and its companions have a place in every elementary school classroom, and they might be especially useful in those where heavy competition among students of differing abilities has become a problem. Read-alikes for this series include the Polk Street School Kids books and the Clementine series. I borrowed Kelsey Green, Reading Queen from my local public library. For more about this book, visit Goodreads and Worldcat.
Children’s Book Committee – June Pick
Children's Book Committee June 2013 Pick: JINK by Sage Blackwood (Harper Collins, 2013)
Young Boy, Book Club, Books Worth, Book Review, Children S Books, Chapter Books, Books To Read, Path Trolls
A young boy named Jinx encounters magic and danger as he grows up in the deep, dark forest known as the Urwald and discovers that the world beyond--and within--the Urwald is more complex than he could imagine.
Jinx by Sage Blackwood Ages 8 to 12 In the Urwald, you don't step off the path. Trolls, werewolves, and butter churn–riding witches lurk ami...
Jinx by Sage Blackwood Overview In the Urwald, you don't step off the path. Trolls, werewolves, and butter churn–riding witches lurk amid the clawing branches, eager to swoop up the unwary. Jinx has always feared leaving the path—then he meets the wizard Simon Magus.
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Jinx by Sage Blackwood was meant for me. The cover and synopsis drew me to it hard enough to buy it even though I don't usually buy books by authors whose work I don't already trust. This time it paid off and paid off well. Synopsis (from Goodreads): In the Urwald, you don’t step off the path. Trolls, werewolves, and butter-churn riding witches lurk amid the clawing branches, eager to swoop up the unwary. Jinx has always feared leaving the path—then he meets the wizard Simon Magnus. Jinx knows that wizards are evil. But Simon’s kitchen is cozy, and he seems cranky rather than wicked. Staying with him appears to be Jinx’s safest, and perhaps only, option. As Jinx’s curiosity about magic grows, he learns to listen to the trees as closely as he does to Simon’s unusual visitors. The more Jinx discovers, the more determined he becomes to explore beyond the security of well-trod paths. But in the Urwald, a little healthy fear is never out of place, for magic—and magicians—can be as dangerous as the forest, and soon Jinx must decide which is the greater threat A story about a young boy receiving a magical education (sort of), a cranky wizard who hides too much, a quest, a journey, and an evil wizard to defeat, this book has it all. Including werebears. The prose is pithy and full of the sort of observations I love when reading. It sucked me in from the beginning, but the characters and story are what made me not want to leave and had me savoring every word. There is also some truly great dialogue. Simon has exactly the sort of sarcastic sense of humor I enjoy the most and it is a wonderful delight when Jinx picks this up from his mentor and develops one as well. Jinx is a wonderful hero. He is smart, brave, loyal, and not such a great student of magic. I loved how often he failed at things and how he would try harder to succeed next time. I also enjoyed how his attitude changed over the course of the novel from child full of wide eyed wonder to slightly surly pre-adolescent full of attitude and a desire to not follow directions. How absolutely perfect is that? The villain of the story is creepy enough to make the reader wary, but not enough to terrify. Any reader who loves tales of magic and wonder will enjoy this one. I was sad at the end of the book because I didn't want to leave the Urwald or Jinx and Simon behind. I really hope the author writes more stories from this world just because I want to know more.
Children’s Book Committee – May Pick
Children's Book Committee May 2013 Pick: OUT OF THE EASY by Ruta Sepetys (Philomel, 2013)
Books Worth Reading, Young Adult, Book Review, Reading List, French Quarter, Ya Books
Out of The Easy ⚜ Ruta Sepetys Josie, the seventeen-year-old daughter of a French Quarter prostitute, is striving to escape 1950 New Orleans and enroll at prestigious Smith College when she becomes entangled in a murder investigation. Recommended for older readers.
Out of The Easy: Ruta Sepetys - amazing late-YA book! Set in New Orleans in the French Quarter in 1950 - one of my fave places & time periods to read about :-) Just as good or better than her 1st book, "Between Shades of Gray". READ IT!
Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys (author of Between Shades of Gray). It’s 1950, and as the French Quarter of New Orleans simmers with secrets, seventeen-year-old Josie Moraine is silently stirring a pot of her own. This is listed as a Young Adult book, but this old adult really enjoyed it.
Lexile: HL590L. Out Of The Easy. Ruta Sepetys. 1950 in the French Quarter in New Orleans. Josie wants more out of life than the Big Easy has to offer, but a mysterious death in the Quarter puts her plans on hold. Recommended by Laurie Katusin Swallen, Tuslaw High School.
Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys (author of Between Shades of Gray). It’s 1950, and as the French Quarter of New Orleans simmers with secrets, seventeen-year-old Josie Moraine is silently stirring a pot of her own.
Out Of The Easy by Ruta Sepetys. "It’s 1950, and as the French Quarter of New Orleans simmers with secrets, seventeen-year-old Josie Moraine is silently stirring a pot of her own. Known among locals as the daughter of a brothel prostitute, Josie wants more out of life than the Big Easy has to offer." I really enjoyed the historical fiction title 'Between Shades of Grey' by Ruta Sepetys and this book has a 4.07/5 stars on Goodreads!
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[Book Review] - Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys: It’s 1950, and as the French Quarter of New Orleans simmers with secrets, seventeen-year-old Josie Moraine is silently stirring a pot of her own. Known among locals as the daughter of a brothel prostitute, Josie wants more out of life than the Big Easy has to offer. She devises a plan get out, but a mysterious death in the Quarter leaves Josie tangled in an investigation that will challenge her allegiance to her mother, her conscience, and Willie Woodley, the brusque madam on Conti Street. Josie is caught between the dream of an elite college and a clandestine underworld. New Orleans lures her in her quest for truth, dangling temptation at every turn, and escalating to the ultimate test. With characters as captivating as those in her internationally bestselling novel Between Shades of Gray, Ruta Sepetys skillfully creates a rich story of secrets, lies, and the haunting reminder that decisions can shape our destiny.
Children’s Book Committee – April Pick
Children's Book Committee April 2013 Pick: A SPLASH OF RED by Jen Bryant, illustrated by Melissa Sweet (Knopf Books, 2013)
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Presents an illustrated introduction to the life and work of artist Horace Pippin, describing his childhood love for drawing and the World War I injury that challenged his career.
"A Splash of Red: The Life and Art of Horace Pippin written by Jen Bryant, illustrated by Melissa Sweet. Schneider Family Book Award, Picture books, 2014
Schneider Family Book Award - Children's & Robert F. Sibert Honor - A splash of red : the life and art of Horace Pippin / written by Jen Bryant ; illustrated by Melissa Sweet
A Splash of Red: The Life and Art of Horace Pippin written by Jen Bryant & illustrated by Melissa Sweet is the 2014 Schneider Family Book Award, for picture books, given to books that best represent a disability experience for children.
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A beautiful and inspiring art book.
The best picture books of 2013, as picked by the editors and contributors of The Children's Book Review.
A Splash of Red: The Life and Art of Horace Pippin (Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children (Awards)) [Jen Bryant, Melissa Sweet] on Amazon.com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. A Robert F. Sibert Honor Book Winner of the Schneider Family Book Award An ALA-ALSC Notable Children's Book Winner of the NCTE Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children As a child in the late 1800s
Children’s Book Committee – March Pick
Children's Book Committee March 2013 Pick: BEYOND COURAGE by Doreen Rappaport (Candlewick, 2012)