Don’t Let Them Disappear: 12 endangered species across the globe

Don’t Let Them Disappear: 12 endangered species across the globe By Chelsea Clinton This junior non-fiction picture book focuses on twelve endangered animals and is full of interesting animal facts.  For instance, did you know that a group of pandas is called “an embarrassment of pandas”; that whale sharks never sleep; and that the birds […]

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Once Upon a Star: a poetic journey through space

Once Upon a Star: a poetic journey through space By James Carter A beautiful book.  Children and adults alike will appreciate the spectacular images.  The pictures clearly describe the words on each page, providing much opportunity to point out and discuss the shapes, colors and objects of the universe with younger children; yet, are thoughtful […]

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How to Read a Book

by Kwame Alexander Illustrated by Melissa Sweet How to Read a Book Reviewers suggest this picture book for ages preschool through 2nd grade; but in the hands of the right teacher, this book could enchant and motivate a classroom of 4th-graders or even older.  Poet Kwame Alexander is a Newberry Medalist, illustrator Melissa Sweet is […]

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This Beach Is Loud!

by Samantha Cotterill This Beach Is Loud! This picture book is a good tool for any child who might become overwhelmed in a new situation.  It tells the story of a little boy who is very excited to go to the beach with his father; he helps with all the preparations and talks very excitedly […]

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The Important Thing About Margaret Wise Brown

By Mac Barnett The Important Thing About Margaret Wise Brown A biography about famous children’s author Margaret Wise Brown, written by famous children’s author Mac Barnett, is perhaps one of the best biographies I have ever read.  Skipping right over all of the humdrum and pomp and circumstance, Mac Barnett tells us exactly what is […]

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