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Picture Book Month: Animals

9 Nov

9 (1)A Sick Day for Amos McGee is the sweet story of a zookeeper who not only takes care of the animals at the zoo, but truly loves them and cares for them. So one day, when Amos is too sick to go to work, the animals take the bus to his house to take care of him when he needs it most. Like many books written by the husband/wife duo, this is a quiet story with woodblock printing and pencil drawings that allow you to focus on the characters emotions.
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Picture Book Month: Farmers

7 Nov

7 (1)Farming is serious business, but when the farmer never smiles, the animals try their best to get him to at least chuckle. But, nothing seems to make the farmer smile – nothing! So with that, the animals decide to leave the farm looking for a place that will take them in and is more fun. The farmer is always serious, but with his animals missing, he becomes very sad and goes out to search for them. When he sees them wandering in the woods, he pleads with them to come home, snickering to himself as he thinks about “cows and chickens runnin’ wild in the woods”. When the animals hear that little snicker they agree to come home and spend their days making the Farmer laugh even more.
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Picture Book Month (Nonfiction Monday): Humor

6 Nov

6 (1).jpgMove over princesses, pink isn’t just for you! Jess Keating brings together animals from across the globe that all have something in common – they’re pink! With fun and weird facts that I was sharing with boyfriend as I learned them! With an easy-to-read format, this book would be great for reluctant readers who are uncomfortable with full pages of text. With easy to share facts and full page photographs, this is the perfect book for kids who love Guinness Book of World Records and animal encyclopedias!
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(Unofficial) Top Ten Tuesday: Picture Book Sequels

1 Aug

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I love to share my book knowledge with families at the library – especially when I get to tell them their favorite stories are part of a series! Check out these great sequels (and trilogies!)

Lady Pancake and Sir French Toast by Josh Funk, illustrated by Brendan Kearney
The Case of the Stinky Stench by Josh Funk, illustrated by Brendan Kearney

Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin, illustrated by Daniel Salmieri
Dragons Love Tacos 2: The Sequel by Adam Rubin, illustrated by Daniel Salmieri

Max the Brave by Ed Vere
Max at Night
by Ed Vere
Max and Bird
by Ed Vere

I Want My Hat Back  by Jon Klassen
This Is Not My Hat by Jon Klassen
We Found a Hat by Jon Klassen

Press Here by Hervé Tullet
Mix It Up! by Hervé Tullet
Let’s Play by Hervé Tullet

Top Ten Tuesday: Most Unique Books I’ve Read

11 Apr

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  1. Ghost Knight by Cornelia Funke
  2. Nuts To You by Lynne Rae Perkins
  3. Mr. and Mrs. Bunny – Detective Extraordinaire! by Polly Horvath, illustrated by Sophie Blackall
  4. Fortunately, the Milk by Neil Gaiman, illustrated by Skottie Young
  5. Fake Mustache by Tom Angleberger, illustrated by Jen Wang
  6. The Adventures of a South Pole Pig by Chris Kurtz
  7. Oliver and the Seawigs by Philip Reeve and Sarah McIntyre
  8. The Underdogs by Sara Hammel
  9. The Wild Robot by Peter Brown
  10. The Boy Who Swam With Piranhas by David Almond, illustrated by Oliver Jeffers

    Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Book

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