Friday, March 30, 2012

The Seals On The Bus - By Lenny Hort

The PEOPLE on the bus aren't quite sure what to think, as seals, geese, monkeys, and other creatures, suddenly decide to come aboard!  A funny version of "The Wheels On The Bus" involving animals making their animal sounds! The illustrations are comprised of cartoon-style characters and newspaper clippings.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Duck Soup - By Jackie Urbanovic

When Maxwell Duck disappears in the middle of inventing his very own soup, his friends are afraid he may have FALLEN INTO the pot! A funny story that preschoolers are sure to enjoy! The large, colorful illustrations are perfect for sharing with an entire class. 

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Do Knights Take Naps? - By Kathy Tucker

Little boys who enjoy anything having to do with knights and dragons will LOVE this book!! Presented in a light-hearted way, for young children, readers may actually learn a few new vocabulary words, such as "joust", "visor", "catapult", and "moat". Written in a witty rhyming scheme, and illustrated with fun cartoons.  In the end, your "young lads" will discover that even brave knights take their naps! SMILE!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Prairie Willow - By Maxine Trottier

Pioneers, life, death, and one lone willow tree . . . A book with mature themes and rich illustrations.  This would be a perfect addition to a history unit study!

Monday, March 19, 2012

Look At You! - By Kathy Henderson

A terrific book for teaching babies about the wonderful bodies that God has given them!  They can wiggle, giggle, crawl, stand, eat, sleep . . . and enjoy a good story!  Beautiful, soft illustrations of other babies doing familiar activities are sure to delight your little one!  Some naked infants are portrayed, getting their diapers changed, etc., but all illustrations are very decent.  This is a perfect first introduction to the human body!

Monday, March 12, 2012

Harp O' Gold - By Teresa Bateman

An Irish minstrel discovers the shallowness of fame and wealth, when a miniature man one day gives him the kind of glamorous harp he's always wanted. This book not only teaches a lesson in contentment, but is also an ideal read for a 1st. or 2nd. grade unit on "St. Patrick's Day"! Colorful cartoon illustrations appeal to the young.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Brave Martha - By Margot Apple

A good bedtime story for children who tend to hear "bumps" and "thumps" in the night!  Martha and her cat Sophie are best friends, but one night when Sophie is nowhere to be found, Martha has a hard time falling asleep without her.  She hears all sorts of scary noises and then discovers it was the cat, all along! SMILE!  Delightful pastel illustrations done by the author herself. 

Friday, March 2, 2012

On Noah's Ark - By Jan Brett

The Bible makes no mention of any children being on the ark (Genesis 7:7), but this story is written from the point of view of one of Noah's grandchildren, during the worldwide flood upon the earth. Absolutely EXQUISITE illustrations, depicting both chaos and sleeping harmony, during those 40 days and 40 nights of thunderstorms. Puffins, antelopes, skunks, peacocks, koalas, butterflies . . . The pictures will absolutely capture your imagination and open your eyes to how VERY MANY animals the Lord preserved from harm!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

A Is For Amos - By Deborah Chandra

A little girl travels the alphabet, while riding on the back of "Amos", the spotted rocking horse.  She may only be imagining the bridge, the pigs, the clover, and the thunderstorm, but any reader will enjoy imagining right along with her! Lovely watercolor illustrations!