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  1. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1367769515/as-real-as-it-gets-a-picture-book-for-older-adopte/description This book is written by one of my close friends Amanda Barton. She and her husband adopted 3 African American children through foster care, ages 1 1/2, 3 1/2, and 5 1/2 at the time. 8 months later they had a bio daughter born, and 2 years later bio son. They had over 30 foster children and currently have guardianship of a 15 year old boy that was one of their foster children as a baby. The book hits those feelings of YOU'RE NOT MY REAL MOM that so many of these kids deal with, esp. those adopted transracially or as older kids that have memories of their birth families. I am just trying to get the word out about the book (first in a series) that hits the hard issues of adopting kids that have memories of their previous families in a loving way. Support would be great (you get a copy of the book for your support) but just getting the word out would be great. Feel free to share the link to any foster/adoptive families you know.
  2. I'd like to get a couple of these for my kids for Christmas. I have The Christmas Miracle Of Jonathan Toomey ordered. We own Miss Fanny's Hat and King Bidgood's in the Bathtub and the James Herriot's Treasury. Do you have any favorites? Doesn't need to be a Christmas book.
  3. The title is pretty self-explanatory. :) I'm doing a little research for my blog. Thanks!
  4. I'm drawing a blank here. In Charlotte's Web you have the pig, Wilbur. So I'm looking for something of similar caliber with a MOOSE. Any ideas? Or of less caliber but with a MOOSE. My ds says his moose is his friend, so I want some lit to engage him. :)
  5. I have been reading picture books as bedtime stories for so many yrs now that I can't say I have found one inspiring in an incredibly long time. However, I went to a book fair this weekend and picked up a stack of new ones. Tonight I read one to my 6 yod and she enjoyed it b/c she was trying to decipher what was being described and I enjoyed it b/c the language was beautifully poetic and beyond normal picture books. http://www.amazon.com/Red-Sings-Treetops-Colors-Sidman/dp/0547014945 Does anyone have other titles they would like to recommend? I plan on looking for more by Sidman.
  6. Mine was Maurice Sendak's Outside Over There. I used to read it over and over in the school library until I was too old, and longer allowed to read picture books. :( It's a bit dark and creepy, but I think that was part of the fascination.
  7. I love reading to my sons more than anything on earth. Every now and then, I stumble upon a kids book that just knocks my socks off. I'm talking HEART STOPPING good. Like I need to DROP EVERYTHING and READ THIS OVER AND OVER good. At the very top, top, tippy-top of our list is: Rebecca Caudill and Evaline Ness' "A Pocket full of Cricket" Kenneth Grahame's "The Wind in the Willows" Ezra Jack Keats' "Pet Show" What are your top three? Happy Reading! C
  8. What are yours? Getting ready for Christmas and looking for books that are beautiful as well as great reads. TIA
  9. I'm Christmas shopping. My soon to be 6yo is pretty much Ladybug Girl in real life, so I got her the beach one, but I need to know what else is out there in the collective hive mind. Oh, and if there is a picture book that a horse loving 9 yog (who reads chapter books but prefers to peek over the shoulder of her mother when she reads to the younger kids) would enjoy, maybe you could share that too....but for the young children, ya know, not her, cuz' she's too mature for picture books....;) Ages I'm looking for on Amazon tonight (and in the next couple of days): almost 8 yob, almost 6 yog, almost 4 yog, 2 yob. Thanks ya'll. Jo
  10. Some of our favorites: Horton Hatches the Egg My Lucky Day Clap Your Hands The Gruffalo Good Night, Gorilla The Napping House The Stray Dog Sylvester and the Magic Pebble Brer Rabbit The Giving Tree Are You My Mother The Mysterious Tadpole The Baby Beebee Bird Stand Back Said the Elephant- I'm Going to Sneeze! The Great Gracie Chase- basically anything by Mark Teague is a winner How Will We Get to the Beach?
  11. I am hoping to get some suggestions for good picture books! There have been a lot of good read-aloud threads lately, but most all of the suggestions were for chapter books. I love picture books, and even used them (with wonderful reception) with 7th and 9th grade science students when I taught public school. So, what are you favorite picture books (for teaching and for enjoying)? Here are some of mine For School: The Lorax (and others) by Dr. Suess - my kids LOVE this (it's read almost every night in our house) ecology and environmental stewardship The Reason for a Flower (and others) by Ruth Heller - poetic, lovely pictures, and scientifically accurate If at First You Do Not See by Ruth Brown - perception and perspective (out of print :glare:) Eats, Shoots & Leaves: why commas really do make a difference by Lynn Truss - a funny way to learn some grammar What Do You Do With a Tale Like This (and others) by Robin Page - thought-provoking, nice illustrations, introduction to animal adaptations The Salamander Room by Ann Mazer - wonderful illustrations, habitats A Log's Life by Wendy Pfeffer - AMAZING illustrations, ecology and habitat Can You Hear It? by William Larch - pairs fine art with classical music (CD with book) to show how music can be expressive and create imagery For the Joy of it: Roxaboxen by Alice Mclerran Flotsam (and others) by David Wiesner Where the Wild Things Are (and others) by Maurice Sendak Blueberries for Sal (and others) by Robert McCloskey The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson
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