The Classroom Bookshelf
Inside The Classroom Bookshelf

Each Kindness and Beneath a Meth Moon

  Each Kindness Written by Jacqueline Woodson, illustrated by E.B. Lewis Nancy Paulsen Books, Penguin Young Readers Group, 2012 ISBN 978-0-399-24652-4 Grades 2 and Up Book Review  “I watched the water ripple/as the sun set through the maples/and the chance of a kindness with Maya/becoming more and more/forever gone.” Despite the changes in picture books […]

Skull in the Rock & Their Skeletons Speak

The Skull in the Rock Written by Marc Aronson and Lee Berger National Geographic, 2012 ISBN: 978-1-4263-1010-2 Grades 6- 8  Book Review  “For Dr. Berger, it would have been enough to find that one special bone. But the clavicle was just the beginning. It was the rabbit hole beckoning Alice, the wardrobe flung open to […]

Little White Rabbit

Written and Illustrated by Kevin Henkes Greenwillow, 2011 ISBN:  978-0-06-200642-4 All Grades Book Review Perhaps Kevin Henkes’s greatest gift as an author and illustrator is the simultaneous depth and breadth of his work, his ability to vacillate in and out of the worldviews of preschoolers, seven-year-olds, and  preteens, to write a picture book of deceptive […]