In Tulip and Rex Write a Story, the dance-loving duo from Tulip Loves Rex finds a new passion--collecting words and using them to tell a story. The writing theme makes this book a must for classroom libraries, parents looking for reading and writing activities to do at home, or anyone who loved Tad Hill's Rocket Writes a Story or Kate Banks and Boris Kulikov's Max's Words.
Alyssa Satin Capucilli, beloved author of the bestselling Biscuit books, has written a sweet story perfect for preschool and early elementary school readers. Sarah Massini's illustrations burst with texture, energy, and tenderness.
Tulip and Rex's "word walk" and their subsequent imaginative play convey the subtle message that you don't have to be able to read or write yet to love words and storytelling, and you don't have to be behind a school desk to write a story--all you need is the world around you and a big imagination.
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
What if you could see what is happening all over the world right now, in this one second? What are they doing on the other side of the world from you? What are the animals doing in places that have never seen human beings? Author Martins imagines scenes from all over the world, including New York, Mexico, Angola, Greece, Hungary, and South Africa—an elevator gets stuck, a driver honks impatiently, a volcano erupts, an old woman goes to sleep, boys watch as a soccer ball careens towards a glass window … A lot can happen in the world in one second! “The book's extra-large trim is the perfect format for this mesmerizing vision of a thrillingly expansive world” (KIRK).
When Lewis's dad Lewis Michaux Sr. opened a bookstore in 1930s Harlem, he created more than just a space to read and purchase books. He provided his African American community with a place to gather, share ideas, and learn from one another. With visits from famous people like Muhammad Ali and Malcolm X, the bookstore became a prominent fixture in the civil rights movement. Bold text that cries out “Knowledge is power” and rich paintings depicting a strong neighborhood during a troubled time in American history bring this true story to life for young readers. “From the author's heart to America's readers: a tribute to a man who believed in and lived black pride” (KIRK).
Friday, September 2, 2016
When robot Roz opens her eyes for the first time, she discovers that she is alone on a remote, wild island. She has no idea how she got there or what her purpose is--but she knows she needs to survive. After battling a fierce storm and escaping a vicious bear attack, she realizes that her only hope for survival is to adapt to her surroundings and learn from the island's unwelcoming animal inhabitants.