Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Don't Touch This Book!

Submitted by Ms. Tammy!
Don't Touch This Book! by Bill Cotter. Larry an adorable purple monster with green horns has a new super cool book. You probably want to read it, but… Don’t touch this book! Larry is not very good at sharing. He decides who gets to play with his new super cool book. He decides you can play, but you can only use one finger, then all of your fingers. Each page invites you to do as Larry says, wiggling, spinning, walk and talk like a robot and flap your arms. After saving Larry from a big green dinosaur he invites you to play any time you like. See this book listed in our catalog

Monday, December 12, 2016

Cat Knit

Submitted by Ms. Carol!
Cat Knit by Jacob Grant. Cat and Girl are great friends. One day Girl brings home a guest. His name is Yarn. Cat and Yarn become the best of friends. They do everything together. They have so much fun. They are inseparable until Girl takes Yarn away. When Yarn returns he is no longer a fun cuddly ball, he has changed. Yarn is now a nice warm sweater for Cat. Cat is mad. He tries hard to lose the sweater. Cat does not like the sweater. It is itchy and stuffy. When he finally does get rid of it he realizes it wasn't so bad after all. It did keep him nice and warm. Cat puts the sweater back on. He now knows that sometimes change is good. Even though Yarn has changed they can still be friends. See this book listed in our catalog

Friday, December 9, 2016

Otters Love to Play

Submitted by Ms. Sam!
Otters Love to Play by Jonathan London, illustrated by Meilo So, takes you through the life cycle of the playful otter. A book that is filled to the brim with knowledge and facts is also filled with beautiful illustrations and fun text. Otters make use of left behind beaver lodges to make homes for themselves. There, otter pups are born and begin their journey through life. Otters are just like kids and love to play tag and wrestle. Once otter pups have their furry coats, swim lessons begin. Swimming is essential for otters and that’s why they start quite young. Soon the pups become underwater acrobats! As the otter pups progress, so do the seasons. This book not only illustrates otters beautifully but also the changing of seasons. As winter approaches, otter pups have fun in the snow just like you! Otters don’t hibernate and get to enjoy all four seasons. An otter’s day is full of play and so should yours! See this book listed in our catalog

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Young Charlotte, Filmmaker

Submitted by Ms. Karen!
Young Charlotte, Filmmaker by Museum of Modern Art, New York. “Color gives me a headache,” says young Charlotte, filmmaker. She wishes other people could see what she sees, that black and white are the best colors, but the colorful people just don’t seem to get her. She takes her camera everywhere, filming black and white things, especially her cat Smudge, and making her movies in black-and-white. She loves outings with her parents to the Golden Theater (black-and-white movie night!) and most of all to the Museum of Modern Art where one day she makes a new friend, Scarlet. She gives Charlotte just the encouragement she needs, and helps Charlotte share her talent, and her black-and-white perspective, with the world. A great story about the journey of a young artist. Oh, and by they way, this book is actually written by the Publications Department of the Museum of Modern Art! How cool is that?!? See this book listed in our catalog

Monday, December 5, 2016

Henry & Leo

Submitted by Ms. Sue!
Henry & Leo by Pamela Zagarenski. Leo the lion was Henry's best friend. Leo had movable parts and glass button eyes which made him look like he knew important things. To Henry Leo is real. One day Henry’s Papa took the whole family on a walk in the woods. “Hurray!” said Henry. “Leo loves walks in the woods.” “Leo is a stuffed toy not real.” Said his sister. But Henry knew he was. The family walked a long time and then Papa carried Henry back because he was tired. At bedtime Henry realized something was wrong. “Papa where is Leo?” He asked. The whole family searched but Leo was lost. They would have to wait till the morning to search for him. That night something magical happened. The woodland animals came to help Leo and bring him home to Henry's house. The next morning Henry shouted “Leo! You found home!” He was back. His family said they had looked in that very spot and he wasn’t there last night. Henry and Leo are special friends. See this book listed in our catalog

Thursday, December 1, 2016

One Day, The End

Submitted by Ms. Karen!
All good stories have a beginning and an end, of course, but oh, the middle! The middle is where the story really happens, and the young storyteller in One Day, The End by Rebecca Kai Dotlich, illustrated by Fred Koehler, shares her stories with us to that effect. Each page has a large text beginning and end, but the pictures actually carry the middle where her story is found. In “I Went to School. I Came Home. The End” we are offered small glimpses of the triumphs and failures she experiences during one day at school. In “One Day I Made Something. I Gave It to My Mom. The End” we watch as the storyteller’s creativity splashes (literally) across the kitchen in pursuit of the perfect gift for her mother, with the last story summing up all of her tales! A beautiful cross between word-book and wordless-book, this story is great for lap time reading with pre and early readers, and for helping teach your young writers learn about story structure. See this book listed in our catalog
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