Friday, February 10, 2017

The Magic Word

Submitted by special guest blogger Ms. Andrea!
The Magic Word by Mac Barnett is an adorable story about a little boy who learns the power of the magic word, a very specific and unique magic word. He uses the magic word to his advantage and gets all the things he believes he wants. Then he learns that having everything he desires is not all it is cracked up to be. He reverses his wishes and learns the magic of another word, “sorry.” This book remains comical while simultaneously teaching children valuable lessons about manners. The illustrations are engaging and fun. It is a great book for family story time! See this book listed in our catalog

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

The Blobfish Book

Submitted by Ms. Carol!
The Blobfish Book by Jessica Olien is full of lots of interesting animals and fun facts. Blobfish, however gets really bored and tries to make every page all about him. Finally we get to the blobfish. Blobfish is so excited until he hears the fun fact. He doesn't like being called the world's ugliest animal! He gets so upset. In the end his friends draw him a picture and cheer him up. There is a little bit of science and humor on each page. You can laugh and learn something at the same time! See this book listed in our catalog

Monday, February 6, 2017

Bear and Bunny

Submitted by Ms. Karen!
Bear and Bunny by Daniel Pinkwater, illustrated by Will Hillenbrand. This sweetly illustrated story is about two friends, Bear and Bunny, who like walks, long talks, naps, and adventures in the woods. They obviously are besties, so much so, in fact, that “the bear is sure the bunny is a very small bear, and the bunny is sure the bear is a very large bunny.” But of course these kinds of things matter very little to true friends. One day the friends decide that what they need is a pet and they set off in search of the perfect one. Much wandering and careful discussion ensues - “Can a pinecone be a pet?” - until Bunny and Bear find just what they are looking for! See this book listed in our catalog

Friday, February 3, 2017

Bertie Wings It!

Submitted by special guest blogger Ms. Melissa!
Bertie Wings It by Leslie Gorin, illustrated by Brendan Kearney, is a clever tale about a bird, named Bertie, who is ready to leave his nest and fly for the first time. Before he does so, these modern times insist you have the "proper" stuff and follow the advice of "experts." Bertie needs "this" to do "that" and "that" to do "this." It weighs him down and gets in the way. Soon he realizes that the "experts," who can't even fly, are not always right. Sometimes, you just gotta trust your gut and jump off the branch and fly! This is a great book for those youngsters who get lost in the preparations and lose sight of what's important.  See this book listed in our catalog

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Little Red Writing

Submitted by special guest blogger Ms. Andrea!
Little Red Writing written by Joan Holub puts a comical spin on the classic tale of Little Red Riding Hood. This story follows the adventures of Little Red as she writes a story in school. Her presence is requested at Principal Granny’s house, but it isn’t Granny who is waiting for her. It is the Wolf 3000 pencil sharpener who wants nothing more than to sharpen Little Red to smithereens. Little Red escapes just in time to present her story in class. This book is a great tool for teaching kids about the different parts of a story. It has great descriptive language, and fun, engaging illustrations. Children will enjoy the story as it is written, and adults will enjoy the twist on an old favorite. See this book listed in our catalog
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