Monday, August 5, 2013

It is Monday... August 5th

The sands of summer seem to be slipping away so quickly through my fingers.
But for now, it's still summer and... it's Monday!

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Oh. My. Goodness. The illustrations for this sweet wordless story are darling.
My 4 year old has loved reading the picture of this one.

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The Dark feels like the type of story you would tell around a campfire.
My students are going to love this creepy (but not too scary) story of Laszlo and the dark.

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Unicorn thinks he's pretty great, and he's not wrong.
I predict a long hold list in the future of this title.

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This was a fabulous choice for a road trip audio book; Jim Dale narrates providing amazing character voices that had us riveted.

The Emerald Atlas is a 2014 Maud Hart Lovelace Nominee.

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The Front is a quirky and fun, mutants-saving-the-world graphic novel for the middle school set.

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We are still loving Rump for our read-together book at home.


  1. That unicorn book is so cute! I took it home for my nephews (who think they are getting too old for picture books. They are wrong!) Have a great week!

  2. So glad you enjoyed The Emerald Atlas on audio. Such a great story and I agree Jim Dale is utterly amazing with all of those voices! I enjoyed The Book of Elsewhere as a read aloud with my now fourth grader. Spooky! And The Dark and Unicorn are some of my favorites this year. And that cover for Hank Finds an Egg is adorable. I'll have to look for that one!


  3. I am a big fan of The Emerald Atlas. I read it aloud to my children and it was a delight to read aloud so I can imagine it would be terrific as an audio title. I have Rump on hold - think both my daughter and I would enjoy this title.

  4. Hank Finds an Egg Looks absolutely darling and oh my goodness! The Unicorn Thinks He's Pretty Great trailer is awesome! I must get my hands on that book!

    Rump looks like it would go really well with kids who like The Hero's Guide series by Christopher Healy. I haven't read Rump yet, but based on the trailer it has that sort of vibe to it.