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!"

Monday, May 23, 2011

3 New Picturebooks Perfect for Sharing

Red Wagon
By Renata Liwska
(She also illustrated The Quiet Book)

This is a fun story for sharing and would make a great addition to any storytime program.  Lucy got a brand new red wagon and she is very excited to play with it.  However, her mother asks her to first use the wagon to go to the market.  This does not sound like fun to Lucy, however a simple trip to the market turns into quite the adventure!
Be sure to check out the author's website.

Monday is One Day
By Arthur A. Levine
Illustrated by Julian Hector

This is also a great book for sharing aloud.  It shows a family counting down the days until the weekend when they get to spend time together doing something fun.  It is a great way to expose children to the days of the week.  The text is told in rhyme and flows very smoothly.  I also liked how this book focused more on the father figure than the mother figure, which is unusual in children's literature. The illustrations appear to be done in colored pencil and are very vivid and add detail to the story being told.

Mini Racer
By Kristy Dempsey
Illustrated by Bridget Strevens-Marzo

This would make a great addition to a storytime about transportation or just a great read aloud anytime.  I think boys would especially enjoy this title.  We see animals of all types driving and racing vehicles of all types.  When reading this story aloud, be sure to use lots of excitement and read faster as the racers drive faster.  There are a lot of words in the story that can add to the telling of the story through your voice such as, "Zooming", "Screech!" and "Beep".

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