Monday, August 22, 2016

          Take your pick: FaceTime, Skype or Lap Book!

                                                       Stop Following Me, Moon!

                                                              By Darren Farrell

The Moon can be so annoying! Especially to a light fingered bear roaming the countryside, filling his arms with other’s “yummy’s.” Bear notices something’s trailing him and won’t leave him alone. It’s the moon! Bear runs, hides, boats, bikes, and drives, but he can’t lose it. It’s only when the Moon slides behind clouds does Bear lose him. And, of course, like any annoying tag-a-long, the moon is missed.
this is a perfect pick for any older sib who complains about annoying younger brothers or sisters.
The text is brief, an easy to read for emerging readers. The artwork, on the other hand is rich, detailed and holds fun surprises for the observant reader.
Good choice for Skype or Facetime because it’s easy to recall the text as you hold up the book to the computer screen.
Ages 3and up

                   Strong Female Characters. Yea, Girls!

Did you love Susan Cooper’s The Dark is Rising series and C.S. Lewis’s The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe? Then Winterling should be your next read. Fer’s the kind of girl who’d rather be out in the woods than stuck in school. She knows she’s different than other kids, but not how or why. After she rescues a shapeshifting boy from wolves, she discovers the answer. She’s a being of two worlds, the earth and the magical kingdom of Way. The Way, she discovers, is where her father disappeared. The Way is in danger of becoming an endless winter because of the enchantress Mor, who’s determined to get rid of Fer, just as she had Fer’s Father. The Winterling is the first of two books by Sarah Prineas. I can’t wait to read the next, Summerkin.
Strong female characters
Ages 8 and up