Thursday, January 3, 2013


SEEDS, BEES, BUTTERFLIES AND MORE! POEMS FOR TWO VOICES by Carole Gerber with illustrations by Eugene Yelchin. Holt, 2013.

The world of insects is given a poetic treatment in this collection meant to be read by two people. Bees, caterpillars (and, therefore, butterflies), roots, seeds, and more are the focus of this poetry book. Great for science class. <708>

THE HIGHWAY RAT by Julia Donaldson with illustrations by Axel Scheffler. Arthur A. Levine/Scholastic 2013.

A greedy rat steals food from all the animals he passes on the road. The animals, though, have a plan to get their food back. <709>

PUG AND OTHER ANIMAL POEMS by Valerie Worth with illustrations by Steve Jenkins. Farrar Straus Giroux, 2013.

The perfect pairing of author and illustrator makes this a terrific choice for reading aloud to kids. The language is extraordinary; the illustrations distinctive. <710>

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