Lauren Thompson is a great author. Her Mouse series highlights the many firsts encountered by a little mouse. Mouse’s First Halloween follows inquisitive little mouse through all sorts of Halloween experiences which in the end all prove not to be so scary after all. This is a gentle Halloween tale that would make a great read aloud.
We have been anxiously awaiting the publication of this book! We attended a book talk about a year ago at our local library where illustrator David Catrow was a guest. He spoke about illustrating the Molly Melon sequel and shared a draft with us.
Our family loves Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon, and the sequel is as good if not better. Have Fun, Molly Lou Melon focuses on having fun and playing, and for Molly Lou Melon fun doesn’t come from the latest and greatest items found at the toy store. She delights in using her imagination and sharing the power that can be found thru imaginative play with her new neighbor. This book is a real winner. It has been part of our bedtime story line up every night since it arrived in our home!
Practicing the Presence of Jesus is a little book with a powerful message. Wally Armstrong shares personal insights about how he went from living his life in constant pursuit of trying to please God to living a life in which he shares a close friendship with God. Armstrong’s text is highly accessible and provides inspiration and encouragement.
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This book is an illustrated version of the hymn All Things Bright and Beautiful. It is masterfully done. The illustrations are beautifully executed and depict a little girl enjoying a day in the country. Our little nature loving girl found this book at the library and has read it again and again.
We just discovered Katie Cleminson books last week when visiting the library. After reading the Magic Box, we hoped that she had written more. We found Otto the Book Bear, and it is a winner! Otto is a happy little bear who lives in a book and loves to have his story read. He also comes to life when no one is looking. Unfortunately, his book is moved one day when he has gone exploring. He soon discovers that the world is far too big for such a small bear and searches for a safe spot which he ultimately finds.
The power of imagination is celebrated in Magic Box. Eva delights in her very special birthday gift – a magic box that transforms an ordinary day into one of adventure and excitement. I particularly enjoyed the illustrations that went from black and white at the beginning of the book to a full spectrum of color as her imagination takes flight. The Magic Box is a fun read!
After running out of paper, Liza makes a very unfortunate choice opting to draw and color on a wall in her room with her crayons. As a result, Liza’s crayons are taken away from her. Without her crayons, Liza is forced to explore and ultimately see things differently as a result of her creativity being fully awakened. Great text coupled with outstanding illustrations made this a quick new favorite!
It Looked Like Spilt Milk is a nifty little book that features the different things we might see in the clouds. It makes for a great read aloud for little ones learning shapes and working on expanding their vocabularies. I particularly like all of the opportunities it presents for students to participate in guessing what they think each image might be. I also like the fact that this book could be used with older learners as well.
In the Small, Small Pond allows the reader to learn what happens in the pond throughout the year as seasons change all from the point of view of a frog. The wonderful illustrations coupled with rhyming alliterative text makes this one a great read-a-loud option.
This is a sweet little book that features a wide variety of animals and displays how they might influence the weather in poem form. The bold colorful illustrations are truly outstanding. This book makes for a fun way to start talking about weather.