Posts tagged with friendship

A Winter Silhouette in Maine (Booking Across the USA)

—————————— It’s especially fun to share books with children when the stories are written about their town by someone living there. Cathryn Falwell, both author and illustrator of over 20 children’s picture books, lives about 3 miles from us. Cathryn and her family has lived in Gorham, ME since the last 1990′s. She has given of […]

Published in: Picture Book on February 27, 2013 at7:51 am Comments (0)
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David’s Drawing

Author / Illustrator: Cathryn Falwell Fiction, Realism Grade Range/Level Recommendation: young reader (3-7 yrs.) Summary: David sees a tree while walking to school. Once there he settles down to draw the tree. His classmates come over and make suggestions on things to add. David invites them to do just that. On the way home David […]

Published in: Fiction, Picture Book, Realism on February 21, 2013 at6:46 pm Comments (0)
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The Little Yellow Leaf

Author / Illustrator:Carin Berger Fiction Age Range/Level Recommendation:  4-7 yrs. Summary: Story focuses on a single leaf that is not ready to leave the branch of its great oak tree. All the other leaves swirl down to the ground, apples grew musky, pumpkins heavy, and flocks of geese took wing, but yellow leaf holds on. […]

Published in: Fiction, Picture Book on November 28, 2011 at11:28 am Comments (0)
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Bein’ With You This Way

Author / Illustrator: W. Nikola-Lisa / Michael Bryant Multi-cultural, Poetry Grade Range/Level Recommendation: young reader (4-8 yrs.) Children’s Book-of-the-Month Club Selection Best Books Winner Child Magazine Reading Magic Award Winner Parenting Magazine Summary: On sunny day, an African American girl visits the park playground and meets up with her friends. As they play, they discover […]

Published in: Multi-cultural, Poetry on September 9, 2011 at2:17 pm Comments (0)
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Bridge to Terabithia

Author / Illustrator: Katherine Paterson Realistic Fiction Grade Range/Level Recommendation: middle reader (7-12 yrs.) 1978 Newbery Medal Winner Summary: Jesse Aarons trained all summer to become the fastest runner in the fifth grade. A new family moves into the old place next door. Leslie Burke is Jess’ age, but a girl. At recess Leslie outruns […]

Published in: Fiction, Realism on July 17, 2011 at7:32 pm Comments (0)
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Charlotte’s Web

Author / Illustrator: E.B. White/ Garth Williams Fantasy Grade Range/Level Recommendation: middle reader (7-12 yrs.) Newbery Honors book for 1953 Massachusetts Children’s Book Award (1984) Horn Book Fanfare A Harper Blue Ribbon Book Summary: Wilbur, a runt pig is saved from death, by a young girl named Fern. As he grows Fern has to give […]

Published in: Fantasy, Fiction on July 10, 2011 at8:35 pm Comments (0)
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The Mouse and The Motorcycle

Author / Illustrator: Beverly Cleary Fantasy Grade Range/Level Recommendation: middle reader (8-12 yrs.) Nene Award (Hawaii) William Allen White Children’s Book Award (Kansas) ALA Notable Children’s Book Great Stone Face Book Award (New Hampshire) Pacific Northwest Library Association Young Reader’s Choice Award a selection of the Weekly Reader Children’s Book Club – Intermediate Division Summary: […]

Published in: Fantasy, Fiction on at11:58 am Comments (0)
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Author Illustrator: Bill Thomson Wordless/Fantasy Grade Range/Level Recommendation: young reader (4-8 yrs.) 2011 ALA Notable Children’s Books, Younger Readers Summary: Three children in the park on a rainy day find a bag of chalk hanging of a playground ride. They start to draw and find this bag of chalk is special. Whatever they draw comes […]