NonFiction Book Comparisons: NCSS and Sibert Winners

Tonatiuh, Duncan. Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and Her Family’s Fight for Desegregation. 2014. 40 pages. Abrams Books for Young Readers. Tr $18.95 ISBN 9781419710544. Grades 2-5. AWARDS: 2015 Elementary Winner (Grades K-6) of the Carter G. Woodson Book Award from the National Council of Social Studies. Also an honor book for the Robert F. Sibert … Continue reading NonFiction Book Comparisons: NCSS and Sibert Winners

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Science Fiction, Fantasy, and the Newbery

The Newbery Medal is arguably the most distinguished award a children’s book can receive, but it is undeniable that there is lack of science fiction and fantasy winners. According to the Newbery Award criteria, the award should be given to “author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children” (American Library Association, 2017, … Continue reading Science Fiction, Fantasy, and the Newbery

Book Review: The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents

The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents by Terry Pratchett Teenage pipe player Keith, along Maurice the cat and his band of intelligent rats, perform the ultimate con in Pratchett's take on the classic fable of the Pied Piper. They go from town to town pretending to be the plague so that Keith can offer … Continue reading Book Review: The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents

Week 6: Little Elliot, Big City and Beginner Reading

Curato, M. (2014). Little Elliot, big city. New York, NY: Henry Holt and Company, LLC. Light, S. (2014). Have you seen my dragon? Somerville, MA: Candlewick Press. Rex, A & Robinson, C. (2016). School’s first day. New York, NY: Roaring Brook Press. Wenzel, B. (2016). They all saw a cat. San Francisco, CA: Chronicle Books, … Continue reading Week 6: Little Elliot, Big City and Beginner Reading