Archive for April, 2008

Grace for President

DiPucchio, Kelly.  Grace for President.  Illustrated by LeUyen Pham.  New York:  Hyperion Books for Children:  2008.  ISBN:  9780786839193. With all the current events surrounding the national elections this year, be prepared for a flood of election-related children’s books.  Grace for President  not only tells the story of a classroom election between Grace and Thomas, but […]

If You Were Onomatopoeia

Shaskan, Trisha Speed.  If You Were Onomatopoeia. Illustrated by Sara Gray.  Minneapolis, MN: Picture Window Books, 2008. ISBN:9781404840980.. If You Were Onomatopoeia is part of the Word Fun series from Picture Window Books.  Bright colorful collages illustrate this concept book that explains and gives dozens of  examples of onomatopoeia. Included is a glossary, index, weblinks, and […]

Not In Room 204

Riggs, Shannon.  Not In Room 204. Illustrated by Jaime Zollars. Morton Grove, Illinois: Albert Whitman & Company.  ISBN: 9780807557648. Shannon Riggs thoughtfully presents a children’s picture book on the topic of sexual abuse.  While this topic appears to be nearly impossible to tackle in such a format, the story of Regina Lillian Hadwig is a […]

I Am Not Joey Pigza

Gantos, Jack. I Am Not Joey Pigza. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2007.  ISBN: 978-0-374-39941-2. Jack Gantos has added a fourth book to the Joey Pigza series titled I Am Not Joey Pigza.  Not surprisingly, Joey has a bit of an identity crisis when his dad shows up and announces that he has changed the […]

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