Subject: Death -- Juvenile fiction Grief in children -- Juvenile fiction. Friendship in children -- Juvenile fiction. Chickens -- Juvenile fiction Ducks --Subject: Death -- Juvenile fiction Grief in children -- Juvenile fiction. Friendship in children -- Juvenile fiction. Chickens -- Juvenile fiction Ducks -- Juvenile fiction
Lottie the Chicken deals with the loss of Aunt Mattie in this gently sad and sweetly funny picture book that explores the death of a loved one, in the tradition of Judith Viorst's The Tenth Good Thing about Barney . Aunt Mattie has died. But before she went, she got to say good-bye to Lottie. Then she got to follow a light to a bustling gate. (A gate that sounded a lot like a busy airport!) And there she found a crew of friends who were waiting to take off with her on a new journey. Will Lottie and Herbie be able to overcome their sadness? They will, with time, and by taking a journey of their own-a journey filled with a little heartache, a lot of happiness, and a batch of Aunt Mattie's favorite peanut-butter-and-jelly sandwiches. (With bananas, of course!)...more
Summary A novel about one girl's journey to the arcSubject: Grief -- Juvenile fiction Storytelling -- Juvenile fiction Arctic regions -- Juvenile fiction.
Summary A novel about one girl's journey to the arctic, where she discovers the power of letting go of pain and opening up to second chances When twelve-year-old Talia, still reeling from the recent death of her mother, is forced to travel with her emotionally and physically distant whale-researcher father to the Arctic for the summer, she begins to wonder if the broken pieces inside of her will ever begin to heal. Like her jar of wishes, Talia feels bottled up and torn. Everything about life in Churchill feels foreign, including Sura, the traditional Inuit woman whom Talia must live with. But when Sura exposes her to the tradition of storytelling, she unlocks something within Talia that has long since been buried: her ability to hope, to believe again in making wishes come true. A rich and poignant story about opening up, to new people, to second chances, to moving forward with life. Author Notes Beth Hautala (bethhautalabooks.com) grew up listening to true tales of arctic adventure as told by her grandfather, an Alaskan bush pilot. She has a degree in Writing and Rhetoric from Northwestern College and has written for Lake Country Journal Magazine and Forget Magazine . Beth lives in Minnesota with her husband and their children. Follow Beth on Twitter at @BethHautala. ...more
Influential artist Carson Ellis makes her solo picture-book debut with a whimsical tribute to the many possibilities of home. Home might be a house inInfluential artist Carson Ellis makes her solo picture-book debut with a whimsical tribute to the many possibilities of home. Home might be a house in the country, an apartment in the city, or even a shoe. Home may be on the road or the sea, in the realm of myth, or in the artist's own studio. A meditation on the concept of home and a visual treat that invites many return visits, this loving look at the places where people live marks the picture-book debut of Carson Ellis, acclaimed illustrator of the Wildwood series and artist for the indie band the Decemberists.
Subject: Dwellings -- Pictorial works -- Juvenile fiction....more
Hardly anyone noticed young Sally McCabe. She was the smallest girl in the smallest grade. But Sally notices everything - from the twenty-seven keys oHardly anyone noticed young Sally McCabe. She was the smallest girl in the smallest grade. But Sally notices everything - from the twenty-seven keys on the janitor's ring to the bullying happening on the playground. One day, Sally has had enough and decides to make herself heard. And when she takes a chance and stands up to the bullies, she finds that one small girl can make a big difference. Grammy-nominated children's musician Justin Roberts, together with vibrant artwork from award-winning illustrator Christian Robinson, will have readers cheering for young Sally McCabe.
Note: This book is slightly too long for most pre-school storytime groups.
Subject: Conduct of life -- Juvenile fiction Human behavior -- Juvenile fiction. Stories in rhyme Bully...more
Every Sunday after church, CJ and his grandma ride the bus across town. But today, CJ wonders why they don't own a car like his friend Colby. Why doesEvery Sunday after church, CJ and his grandma ride the bus across town. But today, CJ wonders why they don't own a car like his friend Colby. Why doesn't he have an iPod like the boys on the bus? How come they always have to get off in the dirty part of town? Each question is met with an encouraging answer from grandma, who helps him see the beauty, and fun--in their routine and the world around them. This energetic ride through a bustling city highlights the wonderful perspective only grandparent and grandchild can share, and comes to life through Matt de la Pena's vibrant text and Christian Robinson's radiant illustrations.
Subject: Buses -- Juvenile fiction. Grandmothers -- Juvenile fiction City and town life -- Juvenile fiction African Americans -- Juvenile fiction
Additional resource: http://www.mattdelapena.com "Matt de la Peña." Authors and Artists for Young Adults. Vol. 84. Detroit: Gale, 2010. Biography in Context. Web. 5 May 2015
In 1710, a girl and her mother in Lyme, England, prepare a blackberry fool, picking wild blackberries and beating cream from their cow with a bundle oIn 1710, a girl and her mother in Lyme, England, prepare a blackberry fool, picking wild blackberries and beating cream from their cow with a bundle of twigs. The same dessert is prepared by a slave girl and her mother in 1810 in Charleston, South Carolina; by a mother and daughter in 1910 in Boston; and finally by a boy and his father in present-day San Diego. Kids and parents alike will delight in discovering the differences in daily life over the course of four centuries.
Note: HCPL on order.
This book has recieved mixed reviews. School Library Journal calls it "Simply delectable." While, Publishers Weekly states, "...Unfortunately, an attempt at historical authenticity backfires as the 19th-century plantation family's blackberry fool is made for them by their slaves. The African-American cook and her daughter are not permitted to eat the dessert they've made; instead, they serve it to the white family, and the two are left to lick the bowl in a dark closet. The historical facts are not in dispute, but the disturbing injustices represented in this section of an otherwise upbeat account either require adult readers to present necessary background and context or-worse-to pass by them unquestioned." http://hcpl.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_U... ...more