I’ve been blogging for about 3 year now and while I am still certainly a novice, I do feel like I am getting better. I’ve changed this site a bit and am trying really hard to be more creative with it. I’ve also started writing reviews for Children’s Literature out of DC but I think that I cannot use the same reviews so I will have to rewrite some things…Anyways, with the hope that I can get more creative, here is some picture book catch up that hopefully is different enough from my Goodreads that you won’t be bored.
How to Find A Fox by Nilah Magruder is a great new picture book. The illustrations are great and the text will be so much fun to read at storytime. How do you catch a fox? Finding a fox hole, having patience and not falling asleep are great ways to try and catch a fox. Unfortunately for our little girl, it doesn’t seem to fall that way for her right away.
This fun little one is exasperated and you can completely feel her pain as she is waiting waiting waiting.
Dinosaurs in Disguise by Stephen Krensky and illustrated by Lynn Munsinger (Of What Grandma/Grandpa/Uncles do best) come together to bring us a fun new picture book about dinosaurs. Dinosaurs aren’t extinct, they are just hiding. Dinosaurs have been hiding so long that we just don’t notice them anymore. This will make a fun storytime book!
Percy loves puddles…..foggy puddles, stomp puddles, and swamp puddles. However he always feels like something is missing….until he finds the pig family and their great puddle. I think that kids will love this story and I think it is easy enough to incorporate into STEM….make a mud puddle, talk about who lives in puddles…science at its best!
I have neglected my poor blog lately but not because I don’t love reading and posting, but OBOB is very time consuming. I had a break in my schedule and found a bunch of advanced reader’s I haven’t read yet. So thank you to Edelweiss and the publishers for allowing me access to these titles!
Up first is 10 Busy Brooms by Carole Gerber. A fun rhyming counting Halloween book. Great illustrations and very fun to read! It is added to my “to order” list for next year.
Next is 10 Little Ninjas by Miranda Paul . With a cover like this what is not to
like love!! I wasn’t sure what this was going to be so I found myself super excited when I found out it was more along the lines of “5 Little Monkeys” which I sing at storytime a lot! Great illustrations and so much fun this is on my to order list for the fall!
Finally, Matthew McElligott has a new graphic novel coming out to add to the series of Mad Scientist Academy. This on is titled The Weather Disaster. He has some pretty fantastic books and now a graphic novel teaching about weather.. I even learned a couple of things!!
What beautiful illustrations. This is a great book to incorporate into STEM….I think once fall hits, I will do a weather related storytime and use this book. Looking into his other titles, it looks like most of them could be incorporated into STEM. This will be a fun book to use.