Author Archives: Joanna

Monster & Mouse Go Camping – Perfect Picture Book Friday

Title: Monster & Mouse Go Camping Written  by: Deborah Underwood Illustrated by: Jared Champman Publisher: HMH, June 2018 Ages: 4-8 Themes: camping, friendship, adventure, monsters, mice, acceptance, resourcefulness.  Opening: Monster was having a snack when Mouse burst through the front door. “Let’s … Continue reading

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The Battle of Junk Mountain – Book Recommendation

Title: The Battle of Junk Mountain Author: Lauren Abbey Greenberg  Publisher: Running Press kids, 2018 Ages: 8-12 Themes: ageing, grandparents, hoarding, Maine, island life, summer friendships, loss & grief, growing up, coming-of-age   Opening:  I didn’t expect my summer sister to ditch me the … Continue reading

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Snail Mail – Perfect Picture Book Friday

Title: Snail Mail Author: Samantha Berger Illustrator: Julia Patton Publisher: Running Press Kids, 2018 Ages: 3-6 Themes: letters, handwritten mail, snails, cross country trip, snail mail Opening: A long, long time ago, but really not THAT long, before e-mail and texting, clicking and sending, mail … Continue reading

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