Book Recommendations: 2008

SPLAMBA December Meeting, 2008

Cookie Counter by Robert Sabuda – Charming pop-up counting book like Eric Carle’s.  Kept in reference collection at Pacific Grove.

The Hanukkah Mice by Stephen Kroll – mice in the basement of a house watch the Hanukkah celebration and are excited when the little girl receives a dollhouse as a gift.  She receives an easy chair for the dollhouse and latkes.  The mice move in and enjoy Hanukkah as well.

How to Heal a Broken Wing by Bob Graham – a pigeon hits a glass building.  Each page shows a different perspective.  There are limited words and two-page spreads.  A girl finds the pigeon.  She and her parents heal it and let it loose when it is better.  The book does a good job of show don’t tell.

Cottonball Colin by Jeanne Willis and Tony Ross – The subject is of a parent being over protective.  Small mouse is wrapped in a cotton ball to protect him, which turns out to be a huge problem.

New computer program being used – jing project.  Allows you to do short videos on how to do things such as use electronic databases.

One Boy by Lara Seeger – uses cutouts to tell story

I’m not Santa by Jonathan Allen – Man meets a hare who insists he Santa.  When the real Santa shows up they both cry because the man is not Santa.

The Doghouse by Jan Thomas – Who goes in?  Animals don’t come out.  What’s happening?

Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes by Mem Fox and Helen Oxenbury – Global babies uses rhymes from around the world.

Shelly the Hyperactive Turtle – has trouble sitting still.  Good for ADHD children

Taking Charge of ADHD by Russell A. Barkley – gives balanced view of meds versus nutrition solutions.

The Clementine Books – good for children with ADHD

Yum! Mm! Que Rico.  Haiku. By Pat Mora – deals with food and is Latin American based.




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