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Learning to Listen with Heart: Teaching with New York Times 2018 Notable Picture Book “The Rabbit Listened”

The Rabbit Listened

The Rabbit Listened Written and Illustrated by Cori Doerrfeld Dial Books for Young Readers 2018 ISBN 978-0-7352-2935-8 All Ages Book Review Taylor, dressed in blue and white striped pajamas and drawn to appear gender-neutral, is a character we root for from start to finish. When Taylor’s imaginative block tower is suddenly destroyed by several swooping […]

Snow White

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Snow White Written and Illustrated by Matt Phelan Published by Candlewick Press, 2016 ISBN: 978-0-7636-7233-1 Grades 4-8 Book Review The Roaring 20s and Art Deco New York City meet the Great Depression in Matt Phelan’s new graphic novel Snow White. Phelan introduces the climax of the novel at the very beginning, revealing to readers a […]

Drowned City – 2016 Orbis Pictus Winner, Sibert Honor

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Drowned City: Hurricane Katrina & New Orleans Written and Illustrated by Don Brown Published by Houghton Mifflin Books for Children ISBN: 978-0-544-15777-4 Grades 7 and Up In the interest of full disclosure, we want our readers to know that Mary Ann served on the Orbis Pictus Committee that selected Drowned City as its 2016 winner. […]