Visit Jen and Kellee at Teach Mentor Texts for this meme where you can find many ideas for children's book (YA too!), and Sheila at Book Journeys for even more. And Happy Blogaversary to both of htem for their celebration of their birthday!
Picture Books this past week: see my other post today about mentor texts and the books by Byrd Baylor that I reviewed. Plus, I read some of these next books, & others several weeks ago.
Traces by Paula Fox & illus. by Karla Kuskin
Here are things that leave traces, foxes, frogs, airplanes, children (shadows) beautiful collage work. Good book for younger children to learn a new, more abstract, word. This was loaned by a friend.
Here’s A Little Poem, collected by Jane Yolen and Andrew Fusak Peters, ill. by Polly Dunbar
Special ones I liked:
Mrs. Moon by Roger McGough
It begins: Mrs. Moon
Sitting up in the sky
Little old lady
Find the ending here.
You Be Saucer by Eve Merriam
You be saucer
I’ll be cup
pick me up.
And the rest is here at Amazon If you open Eve Merriam’s little poetry book, You Be Good & I’ll Be Night.
Me…Jane by Patrick McDonnell - Caldecott Honor – Lovely examples of her journals and questions, wonderful back story and letter itself from Jane. I don’t own this, but imagine that I will buy it the next time I’m in a bookstore. It’s that good!
Two quotes I loved: "If was as if she had reached into her own pocket and discovered a small pebble, as hard as a diamond, that she had forgotten belonged to her."
"She wanted to escape the sense that fate was rolling in over the mountains like thunder. She wanted to forget melting clumps of snow, flower crowns and fiery kisses, and fairy-tale endings."
Next: A friend brought me Divergent by Veronica Roth, and I think that's the next one. I have quite a few to choose from, but this looks good! There are several poetry books I need to read again to share this week in a couple of poetry lessons. And I'm finishing The Outsiders with a book group.