A Boy, a Mouse, and a Spider: The Story of E.B. White

Bibliography: Herkert, Barbara. Castillo, Lauren. A Boy, a Mouse, and a Spider. 2017. New York. Henry Holt and Company. ISBN-13: 9781627792455 Plot: A Boy, a Mouse, and a Spider is a touching biography of children’s author E.B. White. This children’s book chronicles the important moments of White’s life and how they shaped his stories. This children’s book follows White’s life from childhood to school, college, … Continue reading A Boy, a Mouse, and a Spider: The Story of E.B. White

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Seymour Simon Science Books!

Bibliographies: Simon, Seymour. Water. 2017. New York. HarperCollins Publishers. ISBN-13: 9780062470546 Simon, Seymour. Penguins. 2007. New York. HarperCollins Publishers. ISBN-13: 9780060283964 Simon, Seymour. Muscles. 1998. New York. Murrow Junior Books. ISBN-13: 978068814629 About the Author: Author Seymour Simon is considered the Dean of Children’s Science. He has written over 300 books on the subject and was a classroom science teacher for 25 years. He writes: … Continue reading Seymour Simon Science Books!

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Peppa Pig and the Library Visit

Bibliography: Peppa Pig and the Library Visit. Candlewick Press. 2017. Somerville, MA. ISBN-13: 9780763697884. Plot: Peppa Pig and the Library Visit is a preschool children’s book based on the award-winning animated British TV series.  With over a dozen books and hundreds of episodes, Peppa Pig has an international following. In the newest book Peppa Pig and the Library Visit, Peppa and her family visit and explore … Continue reading Peppa Pig and the Library Visit

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Bizzy Mizz Lizzie

Bibliography: Shannon, David. Bizzy Mizz Lizzie. 2017. New York. The Blue Sky Press. ISBN-13: 9780545619431 Plot: Bizzy Mizz Lizzie is a children’s picture book written and illustrated by bestselling author David Shannon. The story follows Mizz Lizzie, the “busiest, buzziest bee” in Bee School. She works hard on her studies and overextends herself with dance, acting, art, music, sports, and the Honey Scouts. Mizz Lizzie’s … Continue reading Bizzy Mizz Lizzie

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Children’s Books We’ve Read This Week

Lisa & Dominique: We both recently read A Long Walk To Water by Linda Sue Park and give it 5 out of 5 stars. The book is set in Sudan. In 2008, Nya has one chore — to bring water to her family. Her first trip for water takes her half a day, and she goes twice a day. (You know the rest.) In 1985, Salva goes … Continue reading Children’s Books We’ve Read This Week

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Children’s Books We’ve Read This Week

Lisa: This week I read Odd and the Frost Giants by Neil Gaiman, and Gaiman has done it again. I was enthralled by this book from the very beginning. Odd is the story of a boy who lives in ancient Norway. He befriends a bear, a fox, and a hawk, and goes on a journey to help the gods and save Asgard. Neil Gaiman is an … Continue reading Children’s Books We’ve Read This Week

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Children’s Books We’ve Read This Week

Dominique & Lisa: If you’ve ever read James Thurber’s The Thirteen Clocks and enjoyed it, then you will surely like Neil Gaiman’s Fortunately, the Milk. It’s a humorous, silly, and highly coincidental book that doesn’t compare at all in tone and atmosphere to Gaiman’s darker children’s book, Coraline, but instead is a jovially spun tale that’s fun to read aloud. We plan to read more of … Continue reading Children’s Books We’ve Read This Week

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