Christmas is for me: A BIG BOX OF BOOKS!! So, when Lerner sent through some review copies - I was excited - ok, giddy!! Let me share some of my favorites:
Class Three at Sea by Julia Jarman and illustrated by Lynne Chapman is a fun romp! I mean really, what would you expect from a book where a class gets lost at sea, only to be "found" by a group of rowdy pirates? (Perfect for your "pirate" story hours!)
I Know an Old Teacher by Anne Bowen and illustrated Stephen Gammell - this one is another fun one. I know, there are SO many "I Know An..." books out there but this one is fun and deserves to be among them!
Hush Harbor: Praying in Secret by Freddi Williams Evans and illustrated by Erin Bennett Banks. I DO SO ENJOY these historical picture books. It is pure reading for enjoyment while learning something that WILL stick! This is a book on what African Americans had to go through to even worship together during times of slavery. Another book based on true events - powerful!
Name that Style: All About Isms in Art - Bob Raczka. This caught my eye as I am getting ready for next year's Summer Reading Program (all about Fine Arts). This is really a useful book - for anyone studying/learning about art and the periods of art - it is concise and yet interesting - a great tool for students and teachers!
Ok - here's one that you MUST admit you needed in school - "Mrs. Riley Bought Five Itchy Aardvarks" and Other Painless Tricks for Memorizing Science Facts by Brian P. Cleary and illustrated by J. P. Sandy. First off - it's Brian Cleary - need I say more!!? Ok, since you need more convincing - I mean really, how else can you memorize the six major animal groups?? (Hence, the title!!)