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Three Terrible Trins
Audience: 3rd Grade - 5th Grade
Three mischievous mouse brothers, also known as the Three Terrible Trins, wreak havoc within the walls of an old farmhouse as they set out to rid the house of two annoying cats and, in the process, unite the divided mouse clans.
Date read: 3/27/2009
Thunder from the Sea
Audience: 4th Grade - 6th Grade
Do you like dogs? If so, you will love this book. It's 1929, and Tom Campbell has always wanted a dog and a real family instead of the people in the orphanage. Tom&'s wish for a family is coming true; he's going to live with the Murrays, a fishing family on an island off of Newfoundland, Canada. On the boat trip to the island, Tom rescues a dog that's swimming in the ocean. Soon Tom and Thunder are inseparable. Thunder is a remarkable dog, and several times he saves people's lives and warns them of danger. Tom's neighbor, Bert, is jealous of the dog and advertises him all over Newfoundland. When Mrs. Murray becomes pregnant, Tom is afraid they won't want him anymore. Will the dog's owner appear? Will the Murrays still want Tom? Read this wonderful book to find out.
Date read: 4/28/2009
Audience: Preschool - 1st Grade
This wordless picture book is great for dinosaur lovers. A bird flies into a museum full of dinosaur skeletons, and as it weaves among them, it flies into a real environment where living dinosaurs are roaming the land. The concept of time in this book is fluid, and present and past blend into one another. While there are no words in the book, the narrative is dynamic, as we follow the bird's trip and watch it escape the jaws of a dinosaur in an unexpected way. This book won a Caldecott Honor, and Rohmann is clearly an artist, as each spread of pages captures a scene with rich colors that give life to the scenery and fluid composition that draws the viewer into the action.
Awards nominated: Caldecott Honor 1995
Date read: 2/26/2010
Audience: Preschool - Preschool
Mr. McGreely and the bunnies from Muncha! Muncha! Muncha! are back. Winter is quickly approaching, and the bunnies have wisely determined that they would prefer to spend it inside Mr. McGreely's nice, warm house. Mr. McGreely has other ideas. You'll need to read the book to find out how it all works out!
Date read: 5/18/2009
Today I Will Fly!
Audience: 1st Grade - 3rd Grade
Piggie decides that today she will fly. Her friend Elephant tells her it's impossible: she will not fly today, tomorrow, or ever. So Piggie gets help from a dog who isn't very helpful. Then, she gets help from a duck with surprising results. The pictures complement the text wonderfully.
Similar books: Other Elephant and Piggie Readers are available: JR WILLEMS
Date read: 6/8/2009
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