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Whoosh!: Six Picture Book Reviews

Our six picture books reviews designed to make you want to live in a tree and drench passersby with your super-soaker and then write an article about it.

“Miss Twiggly’s Tree” by Dorothea Warren Fox
“Thunder Boy Jr” by Sherman Alexie and Yuyi Morales
“The White Cat and the Monk” by Jo Ellen Bogart and Sydney Smith
“Miss Mary Reporting: The True Story of Sportswriter Mary Garber” by Sue Macy and C. F. Payne
“Whoosh!: Lonnie Johnson’s Super-Soaking Stream of Inventions” by Chris Barton and Don Tate
“Freedom in Congo Square” by Carole Boston Weatherford and R. Gregory Christie

Put a Pin In It: Indi Reviews

Karl: “100 Jokes That Shaped Modern Comedy: From the Marx Brothers to ?The Simpsons, Richard Pryor to Amy Schumer: 100 bits, sketches, and one-liners that changed humor forever” by

Kelly: “The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: Squirrel Power” by Ryan North and Erica Henderson

Adrienne: “60 teenagers reveal what they think is cool – and what isn’t – in 2016” by Maya Kosoff

SPB: Six Picture Books – Fall 2014

We review these six picture books:

A Fish Named Glub by Dan Bar-El and Josee BiSaillon
When the Wind Blew by Alison Jackson and Doris Barrette
Professor Whiskerton presents Steampunk ABC by Lisa Falkenstern
A Puddle Pug by Kim Norman and Keika Yamaguchi
The Scraps Book: Notes From A Colorful Life by Lois Ehlert
Have you seen my dragon by Steve Light

Cloaked

Cloaked by Alex Flinn

Cloaked by Alex Flinn (author website)

Resources
Elves and the Shoemaker
The Frog Prince
The Six Swans
The Golden Bird
The Valiant Little Tailor
The Salad
The Fisherman and His Wife

Grimm Stories has some of the tales here

Read Alikes

Modern Witches Guide to Cooking with Children by Keith McGowan, grades 5 – 8
Scribblies is a writers group with Emma Bull. The story Karl is citing is Jack the Giant-Killer by Charles de Lint. It’s easiest to find now in the volume called Jack Of Kinrowan, which puts it together with the sequel, Drink Down The Moon (http://www.amazon.com/Jack-Kinrowan-Giant-Killer-Drink-Down/dp/0312869592).

The series is just called The Fairy Tales Series, and you can see a listing of the books here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terri_Windling#Bibliography.

 

Roll Call Questions

What author created a world so appealing you wanted to live there?

Topic
Manic Pixie Dream Girl
Mary Sue

Recommendations
Cathie Sue
Graveminder by Melissa Marr
Mastiff by Tamora Pierce – book 3 of the Beka Cooper series
Dust & Decay by Jonathan Maberry – book 2 of the Rot & Ruin series
You Don’t Know About Me by Brian Meehl
Custom Knits by Wendy Bernard

Emily
Local hardware stores for art supplies

Jenny
Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes and Pete the Cat: Rocking in My School Shoes by Eric Litwin with videos
Forger’s Spell by Ed Dolnick
Codex Alera by Jim Butcher – 5 book series
Umbrella Summer by Lisa Graff

Karl
The D.U.F.F. by Kody Keplinger
L.A. Story (movie) with Steve Martin

Adrienne
Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
Game of Thrones on HBO
So You Think You Can Dance -Fox
Playaway View
Mugglefest: The Last Chapter – Norman Public Library
48 Hour Book Challenge by MotherReader
Interactive Fiction – text-based games, archive, and history

Upcoming Books
I Am J by Cris Beam
Delirium by Lauren Oliver
6 Children’s Books

You or, Bad, Bad, Bad, Bad Boys

You by Charles Benoit

You by Charles Benoit – Author’s website

Topic: Our Favorite Books This Year and Spoiling the Printz and Newbery Awards

Recommendations
Karl
:
Half Asleep in Frog Pajamas by Tom Robbins
Creepshow (film)  – based on a book by Stephen King

Emily:
Adopt a Shelter Pet
Adopt a Greyhound and Hounds of the Heartland (Central Oklahoma)

Cathie Sue:
Geekologie – “Why You Little Slytherin” game
Romantic Times Book Review

Adrienne:
Cooking Around the World
Flavors of Morocco by Ghillie Basan
Cuisines of Mexico by Diana Kennedy; NPR Story, October 4, 2010
I Know How to Cook by Ginette Mathiot
Global Table Adventures – blog

Upcoming Books:

Mockingbirds by Daisy Whitney
Guys Read Funny Business edited by Jon Scieszka
6 children’s books – selected by Cathie Sue and Jenny