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Hatching Chicks in Room 6

Hatching chicks in room 6

Hatching Chicks in Room 6 Written by Caroline Arnold Published by Charlesbridge in 2017 Grades PreK – 3 Book Review   Who can resist the sweet yellow fuzziness of a tiny chick? Caroline Arnold’s photo essay lets readers share the experiences of a lucky Kindergarten class whose teacher has provided them with sixteen chicken eggs […]

Frank and Lucky Get Schooled

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Frank and Lucky Get Schooled Written and Illustrated by Lynne Rae Perkins Published in 2016 by Greenwillow Books ISBN 978-0-06-237345-8 Grades K-6 Book Review Take a romp through the school disciplines with Frank and his exuberant dog, Lucky. In this innovative picture book, Newbery award winning author Lynne Rae Perkins sends a strong message: opportunities […]

Ben Rides On

Written and Illustrated by Matt Davies A Neal Porter Book, Roaring Brook Press ISBN 978-1-59643-794-4 Grades 2 and Up Book Review A crow, a bicycle, and a green-striped hoodie populate Pulitzer Prize-winning political cartoonist Matt Davies’s first picture book, but no grown-ups. By maintaining a child’s worldview, Davies allows protagonist Ben to be at the […]

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

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The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind Written by William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer, Illustrated by Elizabeth Zunon Published by Dial, 2012 ISBN# 978-0803735118 Book Review By day, fourteen-year old William Kamkwamba toils in the drought-stricken fields of his impoverished Malawian village. At night, however, his mind is filled with wonder about how things work: If […]

Rain School

Rain School

Rain School Written and illustrated by James Rumford Published by Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, 2010 ISBN 978-0-547-24307-8 “Will they give us a notebook?… Will they give us a pencil? Will I learn to read like you?” Thomas is bursting with questions as he follows the older children, heading to school for his first time, […]