Saturday, March 14, 2015
I would also add A Bad Case of Stripes by David Shannon.
Saturday, February 28, 2015
The Bobbsey Twins, or Merry Days Indoors and Out, Book 1, Newly Released Original Version Paperback – by Laura Lee Hope
I loved these books as a child! While the plots might be dated the characters are timeless. Maybe your early "chapter book" reader would enjoy them!
Some info on the authors -
Laura Lee Hope is a pseudonym used by the Stratemeyer Syndicate for the Bobbsey Twins and several other series of children's novels. Actual writers taking up the pen of Laura Lee Hope include Edward Stratemeyer, Howard and Lilian Garis, Elizabeth Ward, Harriet (Stratemeyer) Adams, Andrew E. Svenson, June M. Dunn, Grace Grote and Nancy Axelrad.
Laura Lee Hope was first used as a pseudonym in 1904 for the debut of the Bobbsey Twins.
Saturday, February 21, 2015
Many years ago, times were hard in all of Ireland, so when passage to America becomes available, Fiona and her family travel to Chicago. They find work in domestic service to pay back their passage, and at night Fiona turns tangles of thread into a fine, glorious lace. Then when the family is separated, it is the lace that Fiona’s parents follow to find her and her sister and bring the family back together. And it is the lace that will always provide Fiona with memories of Ireland and of her mother’s words: “In your heart your true home resides, and it will always be with you as long as you remember those you love.”
This generational story from the family of Patricia Polacco’s Irish father brims with the same warmth and heart as the classic The Keeping Quilt and The Blessing Cup, which Kirkus Reviews called “deeply affecting” in a starred review, and embraces the comfort of family commitment and togetherness that Patricia Polacco’s books are known for.
Saturday, February 14, 2015
Emma likes to draw princesses. Her little sister Lucie prefers kitties. Emma and Lucie might not always get along, but can their drawings? Deborah Freedman proves once and for all whether kitties and princesses can live happily ever after in her charmingly original picture book debut.
Author's website - http://www.deborahfreedman.net/book/scribble.html
Here are some Scribble activities - http://www.deborahfreedman.net/book/scrib/reviews-scribble.html
Saturday, February 7, 2015
Cynthia Rylant’s lyrical descriptions of the sights and feelings evoked by falling snow blend gorgeously with the rich and beautiful world created by Lauren Stringer’s illustrations, in which a young girl, her friend, and her grandmother enjoy the many things a snowy day has to offer.
Here is her website, check it out - http://www.cynthiarylant.com/