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.