The Memory String

The Memory String by Eve Bunting, with pictures by Ted Rand, tells the story of a girl named Laura who is struggling to come to terms with her father’s re-marriage after the death of her mother. A string of buttons, each representing a story in their family’s history, is her solace as she remembers her … Continue reading The Memory String

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Behold the Bold Umbrellaphant and Other Poems

Behold the Bold Umbrellaphant and Other Poems, written by Jack Prelutsky and illustrated by Carin Berger, is a creative collection of poetry in which animals and common household items are fused to create adorably practical creatures like Umbrellaphants! The unique, patchwork illustrations are eye-catching and engaging while the lyrical poems ensnare the ear. Students of … Continue reading Behold the Bold Umbrellaphant and Other Poems

It’s a Dog’s Life: How Man’s Best Friend Sees, Hears, and Smells the World

It’s a Dog’s Life: How Man’s Best Friend Sees, Hears, and Smells the World, written by Susan E. Goodman and illustrated by David Slonim, is a non-fiction picture book that describes the inner workings of a dog’s life…from a dog’s perspective! Did you know that humans have 5x more taste buds than a canine? Each … Continue reading It’s a Dog’s Life: How Man’s Best Friend Sees, Hears, and Smells the World

Kites Sail High: A Book About Verbs

Kites Sail High: A Book About Verbs by Ruth Heller a wonderful introductory text for verbs of all kinds. Featuring brightly colored, fanciful illustrations, this book is sure to engage young audiences. The text is another engaging feature, for it is written in verse form and demonstrates an artistic use of verbs while explaining their … Continue reading Kites Sail High: A Book About Verbs