Saturday, November 22, 2014

Easy reading

PETE THE CAT AND THE BAD BANANA by James Dean. Harper, 2014.

A bad banana
Makes Pete avoid them, searching
For a substitute.

Who has stolen cheese?
Ali Gator prvides clues.
Rats provide the help.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Mr. Putter and Tabby Turn the Page

MR. PUTTER AND TABBY TURN THE PAGE by Cynthia Rylant with illustrations by Arthur Howard. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014.

Putter and Tabby
Love reading so they sign up
At the library.

Star Bright

STAR BRIGHT by Angela McGhee with illustrations by Peter Reynolds. Atheneum, 2014.

What can she give him?
She is small and he is great.
Perhaps some star light?

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Christmas Books: A Gift of Reading

WHERE IS BABY'S CHRISTMAS PRESENT by Karen Katz. Little Simon, 2014.

SNOWFLAKE DAY by Becky Friedman. Simon Spotlight.

UNCLES AND ANTLERS by Lisa Wheeler with illustrations by Brian Floca. Atheneum, 2014.

THE CHRISTMAS SHOW by Rebecca Patterson. Simon & Schuster, 2014.

Books make good presents
From the youngest to oldest
A gift of reading.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

English and Spanish

CECILIA AND MIGUEL ARE FRIENDS by Diane Gonzales Bertrand with illustrations by Thelma Muraida. Arte Publico, 2014.

Cecilia, Miguel
Friends forever and longer
Sharing entire lives.

THESE HANDS: MY FAMILY'S HANDS by Samuel Caraballo with illustrations by Shawn Costello. Arte Publico, 2014.

These hands are precious
Mother father, family
My hands join theirs.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Gifts of reading

WAITING IS NOT EASY by Mo Willems. Hyperion, 2014.

Elephant cannot
Stand to wait but Piggie knows
The wait is worth it.

TAP TO PLAY by Salina Yoon. Balzer and Bray, 2014.

Bounce, tap, tickle, tilt
But not too fast or I'll get
The prize? A new friend!

AND AWAY WE GO! by Migy. Holt, 2014.

A hot air balloon
Animals, food, music, more
And away we go.

THIS BOOK JUST ATE MY DOG by Richard Byrne. Holt, 2014.

A book eats a dog?
How can that be? And how can
We get the dog back?

KID SHERIFF AND THE TERRIBLE TOADS by Bob Shea with illustrations by Lane Smith. Roaring Brook, 2014.

The Toads wreak havoc
In Drywater Gulch until
Kid Sheriff arrives.


ENZO RACES IN THE RAIN by Garth Stein with illustrations by R.W. Alley. Harper, 2014.

Enzo loves to race
But when he gets lost, he wants
Just to find his home.

A BED FOR BEAR by Clive McFarland. Harper, 2014.

The cave's too crowded
So bear sets off to find a
Place all of his own.

THE FIRST SNOWFALL by Anne Rockwell with illustrations by Harlon Rockwell. Aladdin, 2014.

What will the first snow
Bring? Snowmen? Shovels? Cocoa?
Perfect winter's day.

NO TWO ALIKE by Keith Baker. Little Simon, 2014.

No two are alike:
Snowflakes, nests, branches and tracks
Are all different.