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Buenas Noches Luna

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Title:   Buenas Noches Luna

Author:   Margaret Wise Brown

Series:   N/A

Recommended for:  grades Pre K-2 as a read-aloud, grades 2 and up for children to read by themselves.  

Pages:   32 pages

Call Number/Link:  SPA READALONG BROWN, M.

Rating:   *****

Synopsis:

Before going to sleep, a little rabbit says goodnight to many different things.

Comments:

I really loved reading this book for Spanish story time.  It is a classic so this book was an excellent choice since most children have read this book in English.  Short and easy to follow along with a great size book for children to follow along.  This copy comes with a cd for listening in the car or at home.

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Posted by on July 24, 2017 in Bedtime, Funny, Picture Books, Spanish

 

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Tony

Title: Tony

Author: Ed Galing

Illustrator: Erin E. Stead

Pages: 32 pages

Recommended for: Pre K- 2

Synopsis: A young boy tells the story of his admiration, and friendship, with the local dairy delivery horse.

Although the narrator never reveals himself in the book, you get a sense that he is a young boy, living in the early 1900’s. He tells the story of the local dairy delivery horse named Tony, his owner Tom, and how much he loved getting to see him early every morning. Tony is described in the book as, ” All white, large, sturdy, with wide gentle eyes and a ton of love”. This book is beautifully poetic, with wonderful illustrations. This book has fewer words, but the illustrations definitely make up for that. The soft colors, and almost dream like pencil strokes, make this book hard to put down.

 

 
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Posted by on February 28, 2017 in Bedtime, Picture Books

 

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Aveluz/Firebird

 

Titlaveluze: Aveluz: el secreto de las nubes / Firebird: he lived for the sunshine

Author: Brent McCorkle / Amy Parker

Series: N/A

Recommended for: Preschool to 3rd grade

Pages: 32

Call Number/Link:  SPA E MCCORKLE, B.

 

Synopsis: Firebird is a bright orange baby Oriole who just loves the sunshine. But whenever a storm blows in, he frets and asks Mama why God allows the rain to take the sun away. When Firebird is finally old enough, his mother gently instructs him to fly up through the thunder and lightning to see what’s on the other side. It’s a rough flight and just when he’s about to give up, Firebird rises above the storm to discover the sun shining where it always had been. Firebird is a children’s book that parallels the life of Samantha Crawford, a storybook artist in the inspirational film Unconditional, who lost sight of God’s love and discovered it again.

It was a supercute book that explained what happens when it storms to a small child, it uses a very impressive method that the mommy bird explains to her baby bird.  I think this would be a great book for a parent to read to their child, read for a children’s church class, etc.  The fact that this book is bilingual manageble sentences in English and Spanish is a plus and with beautiful illustrations.

 
 

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Crash! The Cat

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Title:   Crash!  The Cat
Author:   David McPhail
Series:   —
Recommended for:  Preschoolers, toddlers, babies
Pages:   32 p.
Call Number/Link:   E MCPHAIL, D.

Rating:   ***

 

Synopsis:

“The family cat destroys everything in his path, and the two girls who love him worry that he may be sick or blind in this story of unconditional pet love”– Provided by publisher.

Comments:

Really cute book!  It has minimal text and expressive illustrations.  It would be a good choice for  Toddler Time, Lapsit and as a shorter selection for Preschool Storytime.

Could be used for these storytime themes:  cats, messes, sisters, pets, family life

 

 

 
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Posted by on September 25, 2016 in Bedtime, Manner/Behaviors, Picture Books

 

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Pequenos Cuentos ( Short Stories in 1 minute)

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Title: Pequenos Cuentos para leer en 1 minuto (Short Stories to Read in 1 minute)

Author: Monica Sempere

Series: N/A

Recommended for: Ages 4-6 

Pages: 58

Call Number/Link:  SPA E SEMPERE, M.

 

Synopsis:  A compilation of one page short stories that offers an innovative concept: micro-stories to read in one minute.
• Simple, brief stories that concentrate the essence of classic tales, delighting young and old readers alike.

Thoughts: I thought it was really cute.  It gives instructions for the child or adult on how to start reading.  The cool aspect of the book is that you read the micro story and then guess which tale they are talking about.  Some of them are classic around the world.  Some are not so clear since they may be lesser known stories. Good for parents, kids and teachers in order for children to use their analytical skills and for short attention spans.

 
 

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Harold and the Purple Crayon

Harold

Title: Harold and the Purple Crayon
Author: Crockett Johnson
Series: N/A
Recommended for:
Pages: 239
Call Number/Link:  E JOHNS
Synopsis: One night Harold decides to take a walk in the moon light with his purple crayon. Go on an adventure with Harold and his purple crayon in this imagination filled classic.
Review:  Let Harold and his purple crayon take you on an adventure filled with dragons, hot air balloons and pie!  In a world of technological distractions this book is a great way to remind us all to have fun and use our imagination. There are quite a few books in this series that are just as fun as the original.

 
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Posted by on May 21, 2016 in Bedtime, Picture Books

 

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Polo and Lily

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Title:   Polo and Lily
Author:   Regis Faller
Series:   Polo
Recommended for:   children ages 2 and up.  Works for preschoolers and elementary school students.  (And older kids too!)
Pages:   unpaged (probably 32)
Call Number/Link:   E FALLE

Rating:   ****

 

 

Synopsis:

In this wordless picture book, Polo the dog meets a rabbit named Lily and the two become friends.

Comments:

A big thank you to the patron who almost stumped me this evening.  “I’m looking for a book about a dog who lives in a tree.  It doesn’t have words.  The author is French.  I think the dog’s name starts with a P.”

I hadn’t noticed the Polo series before tonight, and am so glad to have discovered it!  Although it is a picture book, it feels very much like a graphic novel, which helps it appeal to all ages.  Its humor doesn’t hurt either!

 

 

 
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Posted by on March 31, 2016 in Bedtime, Funny, Picture Books, Wordless

 

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