In Emily Arnold McCully's The Ballot Box Battle, young Cordelia works for Mrs. Elizabeth Cady Stanton, a women's rights activist in the 1800's. Cordelia takes care of Mrs. Stanton's horse and suffers through Mrs. Stanton's tales. She is more interested in riding Mrs. Stanton's horse than the stories until Mrs. Stanton takes her along for a … Continue reading The Ballot Box Battle
Wonder Horse: The True Story of the World's Smartest Horse written and illustrated by Emily Arnold McCully is the story of Doc Key and his horse Jim. From slavery to fame and fortune, Doc Key spoke out against prejudice and animal cruelty, using the unusual intelligence of his horse, Jim, to help make his point. … Continue reading Wonder Horse: The True Story of the World’s Smartest Horse
A story of adventure and testing as three knights embark on a journey to win the hand of the princess! As they traverse the dangers of the forest, they have only one thing to guide them - a song played by the king on his flute three times per day. Only by following the song … Continue reading With You All The Way
Taller than Paul Bunyan and stronger than his blue ox Babe, Angelica Longrider is the only one who can save Tennessee from Thundering Tarnation, a massive black bear! Swamp Angel, a classically illustrated, folktale style story written by Annie Isaacs and illustrated by Paul O. Zelinsky, was a Caldecott Honor book in 1995 and is a … Continue reading Swamp Angel
C.L.O.U.D.S. written and illustrated by Pat Cummings is a story about a young man named Chuku who is just beginning his career at Creative Lights, Opticals, and Unusual Designs in the Sky as a sky designer for New York City. When he discovers a young girl studying the sky, he begins to design skies just for … Continue reading C.L.O.U.D.S.
I love duck days! But sometimes it is hard to be stuck inside when it's raining! In Hooray! It's a Duck Day by Jennifer Maze Brown and illustrated by Sally Schaedler, Grandma has plenty of ways to make even rainy days fun! This is a fun, memorable story that reminds us that we should thank God … Continue reading Hooray! It’s a Duck Day!
Maddie Maxwell is mad because her jump rope is missing! But have no fear, because she's sure she knows who took it. Mad Maddie Maxwell written by Stacie K. B. Maslyn and illustrated by Jane Schettle is a wonderful lesson for us all that angry accusations are never an effective way to problems solve. When we're … Continue reading Mad Maddie Maxwell
Here Come the Aliens! by Colin McNaughton heralds the warning that aliens are on their way to earth! None of them look very nice but students will love joining in the refrain, "The aliens are coming!" How will the earth survive? Full of charming rhymes about not-so-charming creatures, Here Come the Aliens! is a tale that will … Continue reading Here Come the Aliens!
Learn about opposites with Olivia the Pig! Up and down. Open and closed. Olivia demonstrates each pair of opposites in this simply illustrated board book by Ian Falconer. To add an extra visual, a pig puppet could be used with this book to illustrate the opposites, and children can be challenged to help Olivia demonstrate … Continue reading Olivia’s Opposites
A bird and a mouse exploring a house...no one should miss out on this rhyming adventure! Written by Theo LeSieg and illustrated by Roy McKie, In a People House has all the charm of every other Dr. Seuss book. Children will learn that rhyming is not just for school! Rhyming is everywhere!! After reading this book, … Continue reading In a People House