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Brownie and Pearl Go for a Spin

 

Title: Brownie and Pearl Go for a Spin
Author: Cynthia Rylant
Series: Brownie and Pearl books
Recommended for: 18 months-K
Pages:
Call Number/Link: E RYLANT

Synopsis: Brownie and Pearl have a new toy car! Join them as they cruise around the neighborhood, greeting neighbors, delivering the mail, and—yum!—sharing tasty carry-out snacks.

With their simple stories, bold, graphic illustrations, and pitch-perfect moments of humor, the books in Cynthia Rylant’s acclaimed Brownie & Pearl series are a wonderful choice for babies, emerging readers, and everyone in between!

Review: These books are fun and interactive and really keeps a toddlers attention. They also come in a beginning reader format. Those are found in the reader section under READER RYLANT,C.

 

King of the North Pole

King of the North Pole cover

Title:   King of the North Pole
Author:   Lisa Shea, illustrated by Dario Brizuela, inked by Andres Ponce
Series:   Marvel Superhero Squad; Passport to Reading 1
Recommended for:   preschool and grade school superhero fans
Pages:   32 pages
Call Number/Link:   READER SUPER

 

Rating:  ****

 

 

 

Synopsis:

Loki wants nothing more than to be a king. He decides to take over the North Pole and brings an army of frost giants to unseat Santa. Now it is up to Spider-Man, Silver Surfer, Storm, and Human Torch to swoop in and save Christmas.

Comments:

This one is just for fun.  Our superhero books fly off the shelves without any help from us.  However, I got such a kick out of this one that I wanted to tell you about it.

Loki decides that he wants to be the King of Christmas.  His Frost Giants tie up Santa and hide him in a secret room.  Santa warns Loki that he won’t get away with it.  Loki’s response:  “You have eaten your last Christmas cookie, big boy.”

The Marvel Superhero Squad saves the day.  Hurray!

 

 

 

 
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Posted by on February 2, 2016 in Based on TV, Funny, Readers

 

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Max Has a Fish

Max Has a FishTitle: Max Has a Fish
Author: Wiley Blevins
Series: Penguin Young Readers
Recommended for: Emergent Readers
Pages: 32
Call Number/Link: E READER BLEVI  (Level A)
Synopsis: A cute story about a boy who would like a fish who can dance.

While I am sure dancing fish are big sellers, I chose to highlight this book because it does the most it can as a Level A reader to have an engaging story, picture clues, and repetitive sentence structure.  I have been recommending it often to parents looking to start kids reading–it is a great level A, and more interesting than most.  It has also been helpful to me because this series includes the guided reading levels on the back.  When a parent comes in and says their child is a level C but can only read sight words, you can show them the back of this book and the breakdown of the guided reading levels.  Our Level A covers Guided Reading Levels A-D, roughly.

Other highly recommended books by this publisher include:
Cara and Clem series
On the Farm
In the Forest
At the Beach

 
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Posted by on January 20, 2015 in Funny, Readers, Uncategorized

 

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