Friday, June 12, 2015

Poetry Friday

Poetry Friday is hosted today by Jama'sAlphabet Soup.

For Poetry Friday: "Lazy Days Of Summer" by Judy Young and illustrated by Kathy O'Malley.

Just for fun, here is a collection of simple rhymes highlighting a variety of summer activities. Kick-the-can, hopscotch, marbles, and relay races are just a few of the playtime options. Following each rhyme, a "Do You Know" section offers some background and/or history. Did you know that Roman soldiers played their own version of hopscotch?

With the school year coming to an end, this book might be just the ticket for those sunny summer days.

Friday, June 5, 2015

Poetry Friday

Poetry Friday is hosted today by Buffy's Blog.

For Poetry Friday: Doggy slippers: poems by Jorge Lujan (with the contribution of Latin American children), translated by Elisa Amado with pictures by Isol.

Fish, lizards, birds, cats, dogs or something more exotic -- Children love pets. Lujan with the help of translator Amado make the most of that bond with this collection of 12 poems drawn from the lives of his young readers. 
Lujan built this collection of free verse poems on the suggestions he invited children to share. A bunny offers her young owner sympathy.  A dog named Littlekins is too large for his name. A boy and his monkey, a turtle, a marmot, a parakeet, and a hamster  and more - each has a story to offer up in the words of their youthful pals.

Perfect for pet lovers everywhere.

Monday, June 1, 2015

Nonfiction Monday

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My selection is "Baseball for fun!" by Sandra Will.

It's the season so I'm sharing this entertaining and informative book with  young players and fans.

Will's text combined with sharp color photographs is reader-friendly. Baseball facts, rules, basic skills, interesting trivia are offered in both the text and sidebars. A timeline, glossary, index , references and websites complete the book.

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