Check out these titles for Native American Heritage Month! Red Bird Sings: the Story of Zitkala-Sa, Native American Author, Musician and Activist Zitkala-Sa finds that she can sing through her music, but also by writing stories and giving speeches and being an activist for Native American rights. Louis Sockalexis: Native American Baseball Pioneer… Read more »
To celebrate National Picture Book Month, we have a new booklist, 100 Picture Books Everyone Should Know! Here are some of my favorite titles.Also, check out this great article on the importance of picture books: Why Picture Books Are Important by Linda Joy Singleton.
Joseph Had a Little Overcoat by Simms Taback Joseph had a little overcoat, but it was full of holes,just like this book! When Joseph’s coat got too old and shabby, he made it into a jacket. But what did he make it into after that? And after that? It Could Always Be Worse by… Read more »
Five Epic Disasters by Lauren Tarshis If you like the I Survived series, you will love this book. Here are five harrowing true stories of survival, featuring real kids in the midst of epic disasters. From a group of students surviving the 9.0 earthquake that set off a historic tsunami in Japan, to a boy nearly frozen on the… Read more »
One of my favorite authors is Ann Martin. If you haven’t read her Doll People series, you are missing out on some great books! The Doll People, The Meanest Doll in the World, and The Runaway Dolls are the first three books in the series. A family of porcelain dolls, including Annabelle Doll, have lived in the… Read more »
Smallest Girl in the Smallest Grade by Justin Roberts Sally McCabe is a very little girl, and nobody notices her, although she notices everything that goes on around her–but when she speaks out about the unkindness she sees, people start to pay attention. Marlene, Marlene, Queen of Mean by Jane Lynch A debut picture… Read more »
If Kids Ran the World by Leo and Diane Dillon This book, from the famous writing team of Leo and Diane Dillon, tells us how much better the world would be if kids were allowed to run the world. What would you do if you could run the world? Meet the Parents by Peter Bently Although it… Read more »
Did you love Smile and Sisters by Raina Telgemeier ? El Deafo by Cece Bell is another great story about growing up. Cece becomes sick when is four and loses some of her hearing. She is given a hearing aid and discovers she has secret hearing power, maybe even a superpower! What kind of superpower would you have?
Moses: the True Story of an Elephant Baby by Jenny Perepeczko Moses the elephant came to live at the Jumbo Foundation, an orphanage for large animals, when he was a baby. He liked to play with his animal friends and human baby sister, Catherine. Learn all about elephants and how we can protect them. Hope for Winter:… Read more »
Before she became queen of the Nile, a young Cleopatra is a typical girl, sneaking out of royal algebra lessons to hang out with her friends. When she discovers a tablet that transports her to the future, life gets a little more complicated. First she finds out her feline friend Kosey can talk and second that she is prophesied to save the galaxy from… Read more »