Friday, January 30, 2009

Book Bag: January

I love our online library account. I log in to it daily to manage our lending, and one of the neat features is "History" which allows me to save what we've checked out. So, I'm going to start posting some of our faves from each month's book bag. Here's our January selection, with *** on the kids' extra-super favorite recommendations!

  1. ***The red lemon / by Bob Staake (very original with great illustrations & text)
  2. Disney's Winnie the Pooh's valentine / by Bruce Talkington
  3. Richard Scarry's The great pie robbery : and other mysteries.
  4. Mouse's first valentine / Lauren Thompson
  5. Cookies : bite-size life lessons / written by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
  6. ***How do I put it on? : getting dressed / story by Shigeo Watanabe
  7. Manuelo the playing mantis / Don Freeman.
  8. ***Your favorite Seuss / [compiled] by Janet Schulman and Cathy Goldsmith ; illustrated by Dr. Seuss
  9. Japan ABCs : a book about the people and places of Japan / written by Sara Hiemen
  10. ***Kallaloo! : a Caribbean tale / by David and Phillis Gershator (A fun twist on the Stone Soup theme)
  11. ***Alphabatics / Suse Macdonald. (Very cool "acrobatic" letters that morph into something symbolizing their sound)
  12. ***People patterns / by Nathan Olson.
  13. ***Trashy town / Andrea Zimmerman and David Clemesha (Stop! Throw it in, Smash it down, Drive around the trashy town... Please! Don't all kids LOVE this one?)
  14. ***Red is best / story, Kathy Stinson
  15. The seals on the bus / by Lenny Hort
  16. ***The lady with the alligator purse / adapted and illustrated by Nadine Bernard Westcott (Who doesn't love this song? And, the kids love the silly illustrations.)
  17. Martin's Big words : the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. / Doreen Rappaport
  18. Mike Mulligan and his steam shovel / story and pictures by Virginia Lee Burton.
  19. All the colors of the Earth / Sheila Hamanaka.
  20. ***Brave Irene / by William Steig. (This wee heroine has pluck, moxie... she's tough as nails, and clever too)
  21. Ask Mr. Bear / story and pictures by Marjorie Flack.
  22. ***Animals should definitely not wear clothing, written by Judi Barrett
  23. Mama zooms / written and illustrated by Jane Cowen-Fletcher.
  24. City 123 / Zoran Milich.
  25. ***Dim sum for everyone / Grace Lin. (Erik can't get enough of this dim sum lunch adventure)
  26. Cherry pies and lullabies / Lynn Reiser.
  27. ***The funny little woman / by Arlene Mosel (And, Madeline is fascinated by the "evil Oni" who capture the little woman simply to have her cook for them... "But, they have the magic paddle that does the rice cooking. Why can't they do it themselves?")
  28. Whose mouse are you? / by Robert Kraus


Andrea said...

Glad you like Trashy Town!
Andrea Zimmerman

Irene J Harvey said...

Hi, I just love your enthusiasm for books - books and more books.
I share this with you, and have far too many to store (have to keep giving them away!!)
Because of my love of books, I have become the new author of a children's book, which targets the under 8's. It features a car, lots of happy children and a merry-go-round.
Maybe you would look at, and review this one day.
Irene J Harvey


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