Posts Tagged ‘Beginning Readers’

Kid Lit Giveaway Blog Hop

Kid Lit Giveaway Blog Hop in Honor of Children’s Book Week I’m trying something new here with Bookworm Bear:  the Kid Lit Giveaway Blog Hop in Honor of Children’s Book Week.  Bookworm Bear will be giving one lucky reader a $20 gift certificate to Amazon.com.  All you need to do to enter (one entry per…

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The Cobble Street Cousins

The Cobble Street Cousins series by Cynthia Rylant has a sweet, old-timey feel – with everyday things making the stories, and nothing really upsetting happening.  These books are great for newer readers who are ready to tackle chapter books (around 55 pages), but still enjoy having smaller illustrations on most pages.  The series has at…

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Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss and Read Across America

Today, March 2, is the anniversary of the birth of Theodor Seuss Geisel – Dr. Seuss.  Today also is Read Across America (http://www.seussville.com/Educators/educatorReadAcrossAmerica.php).  Folks in my town organized a day (they are guessing it may take 8 hours to read all the books) of reading books by Dr. Seuss.  The local event was the result…

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Orange Pear Apple Bear

Orange Pear Apple Bear by Emily Gravett This is a sweet, simple picture book for the youngest audience, or for beginning readers. The story is presented through just five words:  apple, pear, orange, bear, and there. This book explores the concepts of color, food, and shape. The lively illustrations convey much about the bear’s playful…

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Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa

Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa by Erica Silverman, illustrated by Betsy Lewin Cowgirl Kate and her horse, Cocoa, are good friends who spend time riding, and counting and herding cows.  Like most friends, they disagree sometimes – for instance:  is it time to eat, or time to count cows? When Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa ride into…

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Houndsley and Catina and the Quiet Time

Houndsley and Catina and the Quiet Time by James Howe,                              illustrated by Marie-Louise Gay Houndsley and his friend, Catina, find themselves snowed-in for a day (with the first snow of winter).  Catina worries at first – she has things to do before the concert that evening.  Houndsley loves the quiet and…

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Upstairs Mouse, Downstairs Mole

Upstairs Mouse, Downstairs Mole by Wong Herbert Yee Mouse and Mole are neighbors, sharing the same tree.  They are friends, and they have their differences.  But, as friends, they try to work out any conflicts with some creative problem solving. Mole sweeps his hole every morning to keep it tidy.  Mouse sweeps her house every…

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The Blue Hill Meadows

The Blue Hill Meadows by Cynthia Rylant, illustrated by Ellen Beier Willie Meadow lives with his family (mother, father, and big brother) in Blue Hill, Virginia – a green valley with mountains and lakes nearby. Things in Blue Hill seem to belong to a simpler, slower time.  This is a book about Willie and his…

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Iris and Walter

Iris and Walter by Elissa Haden Guest, illustrated by Christine Davenier Iris’s family moved from the big city to the country.  Iris was sad because she missed things from her old life – like roller skating in the long hallway, tango music at night from a neighbor’s apartment, playing baseball after dinner with the neighborhood…

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Bramble and Maggie

Bramble and Maggie by Jessie Haas, illustrated by Alison Friend Bramble is a horse who gives riding lessons in a riding ring.  But, Bramble is getting bored of riding around and around the ring while Mrs. Blenkinsop tells the riders what to do (and they tell Bramble what to do). Bramble expresses her boredom by…

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