Favorite Quotes

"Children are made readers on the laps of their parents."
— Emilie Buchwald

“The more you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.”
-- Dr. Seuss, "I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!"

Friday, February 18, 2011

Geisel Award Winners 2011

Bink & Gollie
By Kate DiCamillo and Alison McGhee
Illustrated by Tony Fucile
Geisel Award Winner 2011

This easy reader is broken into 3 different chapters.  We see that Bink and Gollie are good friends but they disagree about most things.  This includes socks, pancakes, and which fish to buy.  This book uses a lot of dialogue between Bink and Gollie to tell the story.  The illustrations help to tell the story and show the emotions of the characters well.

Ling and Ting: Not Exactly the Same!
by Grace Lin
Geisel Honor Book 2011

This easy reader is broken into 6 different short chapters and also uses a lot of dialogue between Ling and Ting to tell the story.  Ling and Ting are twin sisters who look identical, but they are always saying that they are not exactly the same.  Each chapter shows a way that the sisters are different from one another, for example one likes to eat with chopsticks and the other prefers a fork.

We Are in a Book!
An Elephant and Piggie Book
By Mo Willems

I am big fan of Mo Willems and I adore his Elephant and Piggie books.  They make great read alouds and this series is also great for beginning readers.  Piggie discovers that they are featured in a book and is super excited.  However, Elephant is concerned about what will happen to them when the book is finished.  Be sure to read this one to find out!

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