Category: Poetry

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

The Death of the Hat: A Brief History of Poetry in 50 Objects selected by Paul B. Janeczko and illustrated by Chris Raschka

The Death of the Hat: A Brief History of Poetry in 50 Objects selected by Paul B. Janeczko and illustrated by Chris Raschka A History of the World in 100 Objects: From the Handaxe to the Credit Card by Neil MacGregor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We review “The Death of the Hat: A Brief History of Poetry in 50 Objects” by Paul B. Janeczko and illustrated by Chris Raschka.

Karl recommends “A History of the World in 100 Objects” by Neil MacGregor

Extra: Dinosaur Stretch – Wellness Summer Reading Picture Books

Adrienne talks picture books to read to children on the 2016 Summer Reading Program theme of wellness, fitness and sports.

No Intro: Indi Reviews

And, we jump right in with our indi reviews!

 

Karl – “Science Verse” by Jon Scieskza and Lane Smith

Jenny – “Mr. Squirrel and the Moon” by Sebastian Mechenmoser

Adrienne – John Green’s “Eighteen Books You Probably Haven’t Read” on YouTube,

Mania Picture Books

 

“Hi, Koo!: A Year of Seasons” by Jon J. Muth

“Hot Rod Hamster Monster Truck Mania!: by Cynthia Lord

“Go! Go! Go! Stop!” By Charise Mericle Harper

“The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend” by Dan Santat

“Hello My Name is Ruby” by Phillip Stead

“The Right Word : Roget and His Thesaurus” by Jennifer Bryant

Six “Fishy” Picture Book Reviews

 

  • “Something Fishy” – Barry Polisar & David Clark
  • “Bang! Boom! Roar! A Busy Crew of Dinosaurs” by Nate Evans, Stephanie Gwyn Brown & Christopher Santoro
  • “Unicorn Thinks He’s Pretty Great” by Bob Shea
  • “Super Hair-o and the Barber of Doom” by John Rocco
  • “The Dark” by Lemony Snicket & Jon Klassen
  • “Mighty LaLouche” by Matthew Olshan & Sophie Blackall