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The Good for Nothing Button!

 

Title: The Good for Nothing Button

Author: Charise Mericle Harper & Mo Willems

Series: An Elephant & Piggie Like Reading Book

Recommended for: grades 1-3

Pages: 49

Call Number/Link:  Reader Willems, M.

 

 

Synopsis:   Yellow Bird has a button. It does . . . nothing! It is a good for nothing button. Red Bird and Blue Bird are excited to try the button. But when they press it, they discover that the button makes them happy. Happy is something! A flabbergasted Yellow Bird insists the button does nothing. But it sure does seem to be making him mad. Mad is something!  The hilarious debate that follows takes readers on an emotional roller coaster that pokes at the power of imaginative play.

My thoughts:  I think this book is so funny and it feeds the need for our Mo fans of Elephant and Piggie.  They will love the books in this series, the children I have read these to have loved them so far.  This is great as a read aloud as well.

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Posted by on August 11, 2017 in Funny, Readers, Uncategorized

 

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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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