Category Archives: 2012 Award Winning Books Reading Challenge

Perfect Picture Book Friday – Red Sings from the Treetops

Red Sings from Treetops – a year in colors by Joyce Sidman, illustrated by Pamela Zagarenski Published by Houghton Mifflin, 2009 Ages: 4-8 Themes: colors, seasons, poetry Honors/Awards Received:  2010 Caldecott Honor Award Claudia Lewis Poetry Award Minnesota Book Award … Continue reading

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Madeline’s Rescue – Book Recommendation

Around the world in 50 weeks transports us to Paris in the fifties. Madeline’s Rescue Written and Illustrated by Ludwig Bemelmans Originally Published by Viking Press, 1953 Ages: 3-8 Themes: Orphans, Paris, Trustees, dogs Awards: Winner of 1954 Caldecott Medal … Continue reading

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Perfect Picture Book Friday – When Jessie Came Across the Sea

Emigration is something I know about: the fused mélange of anticipation and fear, the fatigue of a new language, the new sights and sounds bombarding all the senses, the bureaucracy and paper work, the unknown. While set a century ago, … Continue reading

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