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Constructing Curriculum: Teaching with Jorey Hurley’s Skyscraper

The processes and machines used to build a skyscraper are the subject of Jorey Hurley’s latest picture book offering. Construction vehicles take center stage in the digitally rendered illustrations. Hurley’s bright colors and geometrical shapes detail fourteen different machines and their roles in building a glass encased skyscraper. This engaging title is sure to inspire young readers to want to know more about cities and their skylines.

Last Stop on Market Street

Last Stop on Market Street Written by Matt de la Pena Illustrated by Christina Robinson Published by G.P. Putnam’s and Sons, 2015 ISBN 978-0-399-25774-2 Grades PreK-8 Book Review “He wondered how his nana always found beautiful where he never even thought to look.” So ponders C.J., the protagonist of Last Stop on Market Street, as […]

Tiny Little Fly

Book Review Rosen, M. (2010). Tiny little fly. Ill. by K. Waldron. Somerville, MA: Candlewick Press. ISBN: 978-0-7636-4681-3 All Ages Shifting perspectives, vibrant pencil and gouache illustrations, and a large book format, paired with rhythmic, rhyming, patterned language create a made-to-order picture book for preschool and primary grades. Readers will want to trace Tiny Little […]