Monday, September 2, 2013

It is Monday... September 2

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Picture a Tree Book trailer:


The Making of Picture a Tree:

How does Barbara Reid make those fabulous plasticine pictures?
Part one: 

Part two:

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I will certainly be sharing this fabulous biography of Albert Einstein with my students this year!

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We just finished this as a read-together book.
I love this magical series by Minnesotan Lynne Jonnell.
Get started with the first book Hamster Magic.
Suggest this series to your fans of Magic Tree House.

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Goofy Ugly Doll fun in this comic collection of stories.

It's cycled back to the Bud's choice for a "read-together" book. 
I'm glad he brought us back to finish the Spiderwick series.


  1. ON A BEAM OF LIGHT is one of my Caldecott predictions. Loved the understated whimsy in the illustrations. :)

  2. Thanks for these video clips--the trailer and the "how to" peeks into the process. Will share this one with our art teachers. :-)

    Natalie @BiblioLinks

  3. So exciting to know about Grasshopper Magic, thanks! :)

  4. Great to hear about that "Magic" series. And I am looking forward to On a Beam of Light very much!

  5. Hi Laura, I loved "On a Beam of Light" and shared it with my teacher-students recently. I have the big volume of Spiderwick Chronicles but haven't had a chance to read it yet. :) Have a great reading week ahead of you!