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

08 June 2017

8 Books About Neighbors

When we lived in Texas, we had a wonderful neighbor. She shared her newspaper with us when she finished reading it. She collected our mail when we were on vacation, and she kept an eye on our house even when we were home. She was a true angel, and I miss her. Today is her birthday, and in her honor, here are some books about neighbors.

Larabee
written and illustrated by Kevin Luthardt

Laundry Day
written and illustrated by Maurie J. Manning

Madlenka
written and illustrated by Peter Sís

Marvelous Cornelius: Hurricane Katrina and the Spirit of New Orleans
written by Phil Bildner, illustrated by John Parra

My Chair
written by Betsy James, illustrated by Mary Newell DePalma

On the Town: A Community Adventure
written and illustrated by Judith Caseley

Roger Is Reading a Book
written and illustrated by Koen Van Biesen

C. R. Mudgeon
written by Leslie Muir, illustrated by Julian Hector

06 June 2017

6 Books about World War II

It's the 73rd anniversary of D-Day. Have you read any of these books about World War II?

Leaving China: An Artist Paints His World War II Childhood
written and illustrated by James McMullan

Left for Dead: A Young Man's Search for Justice for the USS Indianapolis
written by Pete Nelson

Orphans of Normandy: A True Story of World War II Told Through Drawings by Children
written by Nancy Amis

The Port Chicago 50: Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight for Civil Rights
written by Steve Sheinkin

Prisoners of Breendonk: Personal Histories from a World War II Concentration Camp
written by James M. Deem, images by Leon Nolis

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