Saturday, September 17, 2016

Llama Llama books by Anna Dewdney

In this infectious rhyming read-aloud, Baby Llama turns bedtime into an all-out llama drama! Tucked into bed by his mama, Baby Llama immediately starts worrying when she goes downstairs, and his soft whimpers turn to hollers when she doesn't come right back. But just in time, Mama returns to set things right. Children will relate to Baby Llama's need for comfort, as much as parents will appreciate Mama Llama's reassuring message.

Some characters and a great interactive fun website!





http://www.llamallamabook.com/llama_llama_red_pajama.php

Monday, September 5, 2016

Butterfiles and Caterpillars

Found this in my garden eating the carrot greens!  Look closely!

Here are some books to make me investigate the little guy!
Butterfly Buzz

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Just starting school?

Books to read BEFORE you go to school -
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From PBS.org

Books to Read Before Kids Start School

scared-bus 288x162Anxious, excited, curious, frightened… kids can experience a rush of emotions as they prepare for their first days of school. Whether they’re starting day care, preschool, kindergarten or a different school in a new town, calm your young child’s classroom jitters by reading these books together.








Sunday, August 7, 2016

G is For Gold by Brad Herzog

G Is for Gold Medal "From the first games held in ancient Greece to the cultural extravaganzas of recent years, there have been some incredible and amazing events and milestones in the world of Olympic sports. Now G is for Gold Medal: An Olympics Alphabet, writer Brad Herzog showcases those athlete and events that not only set sports records but also impacted history and world views."--Amazon

Download the book here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0zdoGaejqA

Friday, July 22, 2016

S is for Sea Glass: A Beach Alphabet by Richard Michelson (Author), Doris Ettlinger (Illustrator)

The tickle of sand on the bottom of bare feet... the taste of salt from a spray of water... the rumble-roar as waves come ashore. These are just a few of the many sensory experiences a day at the beach can bring. S is for Sea Glass: A Beach Alphabet uses a variety of poetry forms such as free verse, haiku, and ode in this celebration of the beach and seaside life. From a walk down the boardwalk to collecting sea glass to imagining the life of a shell's former occupant, poet Richard Michelson reminds beach-lovers of all ages the many reasons why we're drawn to the shore.

http://www.richardmichelson.com/childrens-books/s-is-for-sea-glass/s-is-for-seaglass-preview/


Saturday, July 16, 2016

Growing Up Pedro. By Matt Tavares. Illus. by the author.

The love between brothers is key to Matt Tavares’s tale of Dominican pitcher Pedro Martínez, from his days of throwing rocks at mangoes to his years as a major-league star.

Before Pedro Martínez pitched the Red Sox to a World Series championship, before he was named to the All-Star team eight times, before he won the Cy Young three times, he was a kid from a place called Manoguayabo in the Dominican Republic. Pedro loved baseball more than anything, and his older brother Ramon was the best pitcher he’d ever seen. He’d dream of the day he and his brother could play together in the major leagues—and here, Matt Tavares tells the story of how that dream came true. In a fitting homage to a modern day baseball star, the acclaimed author-illustrator examines both Pedro Martínez’s improbable rise to the top of his game and the power that comes from the deep bond between brothers.
Author's website for more info on this book- http://matttavares.com/growinguppedro.html

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Girls Think of Everything: Stories of Ingenious Inventions by Women by Catherine Thimmesh (Author), Melissa Sweet (Illustrator)

In kitchens and living rooms, in garages and labs and basements, even in converted chicken coops, women and girls have invented ingenious innovations that have made our lives simpler and better. Their creations are some of the most enduring (the windshield wiper) and best loved (the chocolate chip cookie). What inspired these women, and just how did they turn their ideas into realities?
Features women inventors Ruth Wakefield, Mary Anderson, Stephanie Kwolek, Bette Nesmith Graham, Patsy O. Sherman, Ann Moore, Grace Murray Hopper, Margaret E. Knight, Jeanne Lee Crews, and Valerie L. Thomas, as well as young inventors ten-year-old Becky Schroeder and eleven-year-old Alexia Abernathy. Illustrated in vibrant collage by Caldecott Honor artist Melissa Sweet.