Tuesday, September 30, 2014

The Festival of Bones

THE FESTIVAL OF BONES by Luis San Vicente. Cinco Puntos, 2014.

The Day of the Dead
Celebrate, do not fear.
Join in this night.

No more bad hair days

PAPER STYLE HAIRDOS by Felicitas Horstchafer. Chronicle Books, 2014.

Bad hair day? Change it
By cutting out one of these
And trying it on.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Board Books



Both by Lorene Siminovich. Chroncile Books, 2014

Can you match baby
To its parents? every time?
You are my baby.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Can I Come, too?

CAN I COME TOO? by Brian Patten and Nicola Bayley. Peachtree, 2014.

He wants to see the
Biggest animal around
Soon his friends follow.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Bad Apple's Perfect Day

BAD APPLE'S PERFECT DAY by Edward Hemingway. Putnam, 2014.

What's the perfect day?
Apple and his pal have plans
Rain can't even spoil.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Stanley the Builder

STANLEY THE BUILDER by williambee. Peachtree, 2014.

Myrtle wants a house
Stanley comes to build for her
What a busy day!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

One more board book

PEEK-A-BABY by Karen Katz. Little Simon, 2014.

Where's baby hiding?
Can we find baby behind
Hats, hands, or laundry?

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Board books, more please

TEN TINY TICKLES by Karen Katz. Little Simon, 2014.

Are you ticklish?
Let's find out where you tickle.
Tummy, arms, feet, where?

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Board books reprise!

WHERE IS BABY'S BELLY BUTTON by Karen Katz. Little Simon, 2014.

Belly button hides
Beneath a shirt. Where are feet
And hands and a mouth?

Monday, September 22, 2014

Give and Take

GIVE AND TAKE by Chris Raschka. Atheneum, 29014.

Who to listen to?
Mister Give or Mister Take?
Can they both be right?

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Farm Songs

OLD MANHATTAN HAS SOME FARMS, E-I-E-I-GROW by Susan Lendroth with illustrations by Kate Endle. Charlesbridge, 2014. (scan QR code for free song)

Old Manhattan and
Atlanta, Seattle, too.
Farms are everywhere.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Bear Alert!

BEAR ALERT by David Biedrzycki. Charlesbridge, 2014.

Breaking news: some bears
Are on the loose in the town
Details to follow.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Circle Square Moose?

CIRCLE SQUARE MOOSE by Kelly Bingham with illustrations by Paul O. Zelinsky. Greenwillow, 2014.

Moose loves shapes and so
Into the story he comes
With commentary.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Baby Bedtime

BABY BEDTIME by Mem Fox and Emma Quay. Beach Lane, 2014.

Elephant baby
Lullaby rocks the baby
To peaceful slumber.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Hug Machine

HUG MACHINE by Scott Campbell. Atheneum, 2014.

The Hug Machine goes
All around town giving hugs
To people he meets.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Dark Side

GOODNIGHT DARTH VADER by Jeffrey Brown. Chronicle Books

Goodnight Darth Vader
Luke and Leia, wide awake
Need bedtime story.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Olivia's A B C

OLIVIA'S A B C by Ian Falconer. Atheneum, 2014.

Through the alphabet
With Olivia as guide
Accessories zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Dooby Dooby Moo

DOOBY DOOBY MOO by Betsy Lewin and Doreen Cronin. Little Simon, 2014. (book with CD)

Dooby Dooby Moo
Off to the fair we all go
Bound for talent show.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

We're Going on a Bear Hunt

WE'RE GOING IN A BEAR HUNT by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury. Little Simon, 2014.

Going on bear hunts
Facing all sorts of danger
Til we're safe in bed.

Friday, September 12, 2014

This One Summer

THIS ONE SUMMER by Jillian Tamaki and Mariko Tamiki. :01, 2014.

Her parents fighting
Has Rose upset and turning
To her friend's help.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Absolutely Almost

ABSOLUTELY ALMOST by Lisa Graff. Philomel, 2014.

Albie is never
The smartest, tallest, or best
Albie is almost.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

The School Is Alive

EERIE ELEMENTARY: THE SCHOOL IS ALIVE by Jack Chabert. Scholastic, 2014.

Eerie school's haunted
What is possessing the school
How can it be stopped?

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Through the Woods

THROUGH THE WOODS by Emily Carroll. McElderry Books, 2014.

Fairy tales gone wrong
Scary, chilling, frightening
Totally perfect.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Tell Me

TELL ME by Joan Bauer. Viking,2014.

Seeing, noticing
Standing up to tell someone
And saving a life.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Brown Girl Dreaming

BROWN GIRL DREAMING by Jacqueline Woodson. Nancy Paulsen Books, 2014.

She dreams of writing
Of travel and adventure
Of finding her home.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Andre the Giant: Life and Legend

ANDRE THE GIANT: LIFE AND LEGEND by Box Brown. :01, 2014.

Andre the Giant
Achieved fame. Happiness was
Another matter.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Kate the Great (except when she's not)

KATE THE GREAT (EXCEPT WHEN SHE'S NOT) by Suzy Becker. Crown, 2014.

Be kind to Nora
Kate's Mom asks. But Nora is
Hard to be kind to.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Little Green Men at the Mercury Inn

LITTLE GREEN MEN AT THE MERCUY INN by Greg Leitich Smith. Roaring Brook, 2014.

Aliens? Aidan
Encounters them and helps them
Return to their home.

MOONBEAR'S DREAM by Frank Asch. Aladdin, 2014.

It must be a dream
Bear and Bird create a mess
Someone else cleans up.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

The Only Thing to Fear

THE ONLY THING TO FEAR by Caroline Tung Richmond. Scholastic, September 2014.

Hotler won the war.
Now America, enslaved,
Tries to find freedom.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

The Shadow Hero

THE SHADOW HERO by Gene Luen Yang and Sonny Lieu. First Second, 2014.

Reluctant hero
Must fight for his family's
Honor and his life.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Death Coming up the Hill

DEATH COMING UP THE HILL by Chris Crowe. HMH, October 2014.

Novel in haiku
About Vietnam, love
And family, too.