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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Avalanche Dog Heroes: Piper and Friends Learn to Search Snow

Avalanche Dog Heroes: Piper and Friends Learn to Search the Snow   By Elizabeth Rusch This book is about Piper – a dog in avalanche rescue training school, her trainer Sara, and her canine classmates and friends.  In this non-fiction story, we learn what it takes to become an avalanche rescue dog through Piper’s eyes: […]

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