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What To Do About Alice?

What To Do About Alice?

What To Do About Alice? by Barbara Kerley, illustrated by Edwin Fotheringham “Theodore Roosevelt had a small problem.” Like many a fairy tale king, a politically-powerful father expected a daughter born in 1884 to behave in certain ways – ways that involved things like obedience, ladylike interests, calm and proper daily activities. Alice Roosevelt had…

The Dot

The Dot

The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds This is a wonderful story about a girl named Vashti and how she learns about her creative spirit. Vashti sits angrily in her art classroom after class staring at her blank piece of paper.  She thinks she is bad at art, that she can’t draw — so she hasn’t…

Snowflake Bentley

Snowflake Bentley

Snowflake Bentley by Jacqueline Briggs Martin, illustrated by Mary Azarian No two snowflakes are exactly alike.  We’ve all heard that.  But, how do we know? We know this about snowflakes because of the curiosity, patience, and work of Wilson Bentley – a man who loved snow.  Bentley was born on a farm in Vermont in…

ish

ish

ish by Peter H. Reynolds A single mocking comment can change the way we see things – about the world, about ourselves, or about things we love doing. Ramon is a boy who loves to draw.  He draws all the time, and is happy when he is drawing.  One day his older brother makes fun…

Snow

Snow

Snow by Uri Shulevitz A snowflake falls onto a gray city. “It’s snowing,” said boy with dog. “It’s only a snowflake,” said grandfather with beard. The boy and his dog are excited and go out to see the snow.  Other voices – a man, a woman, the radio, the TV – say no snow.  The…

Sector 7

Sector 7

Sector 7 by David Wiesner This is a wonderful picture book celebrating creativity and friendship.  It is a story told solely in illustrations, with no text (a few words appear in the illustrations). A small cloud and a boy become friends on the observatory of the Empire State Building.  The cloud takes the boy flying…

One Day, Daddy

One Day, Daddy

One Day, Daddy by Frances Thomas, illustrated by Ross Collins Little Monster has a problem: He might want to be an explorer when he grows up.  When Father Monster asks why that is a problem, Little Monster explains: “You see, Daddy, if I’m an explorer, I’ll have to leave you and Mommy behind.” Father Monster…

Mouse Mess

Mouse Mess

Mouse Mess by Linnea Riley What would a house, or a kitchen, look like to a mouse?  What happens when the humans go upstairs at night? Riley’s brightly illustrated story tells of a busy mouse’s adventures in a nighttime kitchen.  The story, told with a single line per page, has the curious mouse explore various…

Library Lion

Library Lion

Library Lion by Michelle Knudsen, illustrated by Kevin Hawkes This was a huge favorite in my house for many years.  A lion, a library, friendship, and some rules – a wonderful story. One day a lion walked into the library.  One of the librarians, Mr. McBee, saw the lion and ran to a different part…

Miss Rumphius

Miss Rumphius

Miss Rumphius, story and pictures by Barbara Cooney When Alice was a little girl, she lived in a city by the sea where she helped her grandfather with his paintings.  Her grandfather told her stories of faraway places he had seen in his travels. Alice told her grandfather that she, too, wanted to travel and…

Chilly Milly Moo

Chilly Milly Moo

Chilly Milly Moo by Fiona Ross Milly Moo lives on a farm with other cows, but she is a little different.  She is hot.  And, she feels that it is too hot to make milk.  The other cows say the warm sun helps them make milk. “Milly Moo wanted to churn out the finest, loveliest,…

A Penguin Story

A Penguin Story

A Penguin Story by Antoinette Portis Edna penguin lives with a group of penguins in a land of ice, snow, and water.  The penguins swim, play, slide, and fish – and seem content with things as they are. Edna notices the sameness of things, and wonders if there is something else, something different in the…

2 Comments

  1. furryknowsbest on December 30, 2012 at 4:13 am

    Great books! Some are old favorites of mine, such as the splot book, but others, I am going to have to try! Thanks for sharing!

  2. bookwormbear on December 30, 2012 at 2:09 pm

    Thanks for taking a look! I hope you enjoy the books.

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