26 July 2017

26 Personal Favorites

Time for some personal favorites. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!

Anne of Green Gables
written by L.M. Montgomery

Ramona Quimby, Age 8
written by Beverly Cleary, illustrated by Alan Tiegreen

Where the Sidewalk Ends
written and illustrated by Shel Silverstein

Little Gorilla
written and illustrated by Ruth Bornstein

Where the Wild Things Are
written and illustrated by Maurice Sendak

Green Eggs and Ham
written and illustrated by Dr. Seuss

The Bad Beginning
written by Lemony Snicket, illustrated by Brett Helquist

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
written by J.K. Rowling, illustrated by Mary GrandPré

Jingle Dancer
written by Cynthia Leitich Smith, images by Cornelius Van Wright and Ying-Hwa Hu

Pure Grit: How American World War II Nurses Survived Battle and Prison Camp in the Pacific
written by Mary Cronk Farrell

In the Small, Small Pond
written and illustrated by Denise Fleming

Duck! Rabbit!
written by Amy Krouse Rosenthal, illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld

The Dollhouse Murders
written by Betty Ren Wright

Wait Till Helen Comes
written by Mary Downing Hahn

Starring Sally J. Freedman as Herself
written by Judy Blume

Love That Dog
written by Sharon Creech

The Giggler Treatment
written by Roddy Doyle, images by Brian Ajhar

Daughters of Eve
written by Lois Duncan

Number the Stars
written by Lois Lowry

The Girl In the Box
written by Ouida Sebestyn

Skeleton Man
written by Joseph Bruchac, images by Sally Wern Comport

Leonardo the Terrible Monster
written and illustrated by Mo Willems

Animals Should Definitely Not Wear Clothing
written by Judi Barrett, images by Ron Barrett

Big Mean Mike
written by Michelle Knudsen, images by Scott Magoon

Hattie Big Sky
written by Kirby Larson

The Girl In White Armor: The Story of Joan of Arc
written by Albert Bigelow Paine, images by Joe Isom

12 July 2017

12 Books About Oceans #resist

Oceans make up more of the surface of the planet and are still largely unexplored.

Life In the Ocean: The Story of Oceanographer Sylvia Earle
written and illustrated by Claire A. Nivola

Mother Osprey: Nursery Rhymes for Buoys and Gulls
written by Lucy Nolan, images by Connie McLennan

Next Wave: The Quest to Harness the Power of the Oceans
written by Elizabeth Rusch

Peggony Po: A Whale of a Tale
written by Andrea Davis Pinkney, images by Brian Pinkney

Rainbow Fish and the Sea Monster's Cave
written and illustrated by Marcus Pfister

Atlantic
written and illustrated by G. Brian Karas

Flotsam
written and illustrated by David Wiesner

Gone Fishing: Ocean Life by the Numbers
written and illustrated by David McLimans


How Many Fish?
written by Caron Lee Cohen, images by S.D. Schindler

I'm a Manatee
written by John Lithgow, images by Ard Hoyt

I'm the Biggest Thing in the Ocean
written and illustrated by Kevin Sherry

Manfish: A Story of Jacques Cousteau
written by Jennifer Berne, images by Éric Puybaret

04 July 2017

4 Books About Patriotism

It's Independence Day, and to honor America, here are some books celebrating the patriotic spirit of our country.

I Am America
written and photographed by Charles R. Smith, Jr.

I Could Do That: Esther Morris Gets Women the Vote
written by Linda Arms White, images by Nancy Carpenter


Imogene's Last Stand
written by Candace Fleming, images by Nancy Carpenter

John Muir: America's First Environmentalist
written by Kathryn Lasky, images by Stan Fellows

12 June 2017

12 Books About Trees #resist

In April we planted a new tree at our house -- a white spruce I christened Herbert. In Herbert's honor, here are some books about trees, their importance, and the people who love them.

Thea's Tree
written by Alison Jackson, images by Janet Pedersen

This Tree Counts
written by Alison Formento, images by Sarah Snow

The Tree
written by Dana Lyons, images by David Lane Danioth

The Tree Lady: The True Story of How One Tree-loving Woman Changed a City Forever
written by H. Joseph Hopkins, images by Jill McElmurry

Wangari Maathai: The Woman Who Planted Millions of Trees
written by Franck Prévot, images by Aurélia Fronty

We Planted a Tree
written by Diane Muldrow, images by Bob Staake

Yellow Time
written and illustrated by Lauren Stringer

The Apple King
written by Francesca Bosca, images by Giuliano Ferri

Apples to Oregon: Being the (Slightly) True Narrative of How a Brave Pioneer Father Brought Apples, Peaches, Pears, Plums, Grapes, and Cherries (and Children) Across the Plains
written by Deborah Hopkinson, images by Nancy Carpenter

Herbert, the white spruce
Are Trees Alive?
written by Debbie S. Miller, images by Stacey Schuett

As an Oak Tree Grows
written and illustrated by G. Brian Karas

Celebritrees: Historic & Famous Trees of the World
written by Margi Preus, images by Rebecca Gibbon