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The Wild Robot

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The Wild Robot  Written and Illustrated by Peter Brown Published by Little, Brown April 2016 ISBN: 978-0-316-38199-4 Note: This review was written using an advanced reading copy. Grades 4-8 Book Review  “As you may know, robots don’t really feel emotions. Not the way animals do. And yet, as she sat in her broken crate, Roz […]

One Today

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One Today Written by Richard Blanco, Illustrated by Dav Pilkey Published by Little Brown, 2015 ISBN: 978-0-316-37144-5 Grades K-Up Book Review Only five U.S. presidential inaugurations included poets reading their work. Of those five poems, only two have been turned into picture books. One was illustrated by Dav Pilkey, author-illustrator of the Captain Underpants series. […]

Crenshaw

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By Katherine Applegate Published by Feiwel and Friends, 2015 ISBN: 978-1-250-04323-8 Book Review Things are changing at Jackson’s house. “Back in the old days, when we always had food in the house, I would whine if we were out of my favorite stuff. But lately we’ve been running out of everything.” He has good reason […]

The Spoken Word in Picture Books

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  I, Too, Am America  Written by Langston Hughes, Illustrated by Bryan Collier Simon and Shuster, 2012 ISBN 978-1-4424-2008-3 I Have a Dream Written by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Illustrated by Kadir Nelson Schwartz & Wade, 2012 ISBN 978-0-375-85887-1 All Ages  Book Review “I, too, sing America/I am the darker brother.” So begins one […]

Same, Same But Different

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The Classroom Bookshelf welcomes Nea Wadson as our guest blogger this week. Nea is a student in the Specialist Teacher of Reading Program in the Graduate School of Education at Lesley University. Same, Same but Different Written and Illustrated by Jenny Sue Kostecki-Shaw Published in 2011 by Christy Ottaviano/Henry Holt ISBN # 978-0-8050-8946-2 Grades: PreK […]