Boot & Shoe by Marla Frazee
Litter mate Boot & Shoe are adorable pooches who love to spend time together. But during the day, they are front porch and back porch sitters. Boot stays on the back porch, and Shoe stays on the front porch. One day, a squirrel decides she's going to mess things up, and she does!! When Boot & Shoe can't find each other, they're miserable. It's so cute when they find each other again!! I'll share this one with my class during our Mock Caldecott 2013 Club.
Oh, no! by Candace Fleming and illustrated by Eric Rohmann
animals, humor, mock-caldecott-2013, onomatopoeia, picture-book
|This reminded me of the opposite of Stuck by Oliver Jeffers. One by one jungle animals fall in a hole, in danger of a hungry tiger pouncing upon them. Fortunately, an elephant saves the day! Kids will enjoy the animal sounds. I will use this in our word play unit for onomatopoeia.|
Candace Fleming talks about her nonfiction books:
Eric Rohmann talks about his book Last Song:
|adult-fiction, allusion, environmental, symbolism|
Dellarobia is the picture of discontent. Not happy with her shotgun marriage, she is once again seeking relief from the monotony of her life when she climbs her Appalachian mountain to meet someone. On they way she is stopped in her tracks by what looks like a lake of fire. This vision changes the trajectory of her life. The "lake of fire" turns out to be a scientific phenomenon, and Dellarobia gets involved in finding out what caused it. I'm a big Barbara Kingsolver fan - she is one of my favorite writers for adults - The Poisonwood Bible is one of my all-time favorite books. This is not one of my favorites of hers, however. The ending was good - I liked the symbolism, and I liked how everything was resolved.
Goodreads hosted a live chat with Barabara Kingsolver about Flight Behavior:
Every Day by David Levithan
|anti-bullying, audio-book, character-development, character-motivation, character-traits, empathy, fantasy-science-fiction, individuality, kindness, point-of-view, theme, young-adult-book|