The book moves a little slowly at first as well, but things pick up considerably in the second half. Ledge is a believably awkward, likeable teenage boy, just beginning to leave childhood, and the reader wants to know what happens to him and the people he meets in Sundance.
A HEART-BREAKING COMEDY ABOUT CIRCUS LIFE AND LIFE ITSELFHenrietta cherishes her family's kooky existence working as clowns for a small, shabby traveling circus. As far as she is concerned, she has it better than any twelve-year-old on the planet. Henrietta Hornbuckle's Circus of Life book. Read 9 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. A HEART-BREAKING COMEDY ABOUT CIRCUS.
Louise Krueger and Dottie Masuoka have been best friends all their lives. Louise creates a scrapbook, bringing together photos, drawings, and letters.
Dottie describes in detail life at Camp Harmony, while Louise records her life on the homefront. As Louise visits a rehabilitation hospital, learns to knit socks for soldiers, and works on a Victory Garden, modern tweens get a glimpse of life during World War II.
It is an eye-catching introduction to the subject, and I can see it being easy to booktalk to fifth- and sixth-grade girls, although the appeal to boys is probably limited. Or an owl-shaped poem about the nocturnal hunter from the perspective of its prey?
Sidman pairs each poem with a short explanatory section giving facts about the animal or plant described. Each double-page spread features a gorgeous relief-painted illustration. Serving as an introduction to various poetic forms as well as different night-time creatures, this is a lovely selection for read-aloud one-on-one or in a small group. When Flory, a tiny Night Fairy no bigger than an acorn, is nearly eaten by a confused brown bat, she finds herself wingless and trapped in a garden. Spunky and determined, she makes a home in an empty birdhouse and tries to live as a Day Fairy.
Her challenges and adventures are related in simple, flowing language matching the timeless fairy-tale feel of the story.
The watercolor illustrations bring the scenes to vivid life. Schlitz tells a lovely story with lessons about resiliency, friendship, and growing up without ever preaching to the reader.
This slim chapter book would be a wonderful, slightly more sophisticated choice for fans of the many fairy books currently available. It seems that Reading Challenges are going to be even more of a temptation for me than Knit-a-Longs. I just hope I do a little better at them. Today, I stumbled on the Off the Shelf Challenge at Bookish Ardour, and it happens to fit perfectly with a personal goal of mine for So, why not add another three and go for the Trying level of the Challenge?
But UGGS also rears its ugly head in fiction, so here are three picture books about knitters looking for a little appreciation. As an added bonus, they all happen to be animals. Published in the UK and Australia before hitting the States, this book stars a sweet if slightly dim owl who loves to knit.
The Forever Dog. Finding Stinko by Michael De Guzman Book 2 editions published in in English and held by WorldCat member libraries worldwide Having spent his life trying to escape the foster care system, eventually becoming mute to keep out of trouble, twelve-year-old Newboy finally hits the streets, where a discarded ventriloquist's dummy gives him back his voice and his hope. The caravan followed, going about one mile an hour. She was wearing black and white checked shorts, a red bowling shirt, and flip-flops. Louise Krueger and Dottie Masuoka have been best friends all their lives. Walks through the emotions and confusion it is common for young people to experience when someone dies, and describes some of the ways to celebrate love and life.
Unfortunately, her strigine friends refuse to wear the brightly colored clothes she creates. So, she travels around the world in various partially-knitted forms of transport in search of some happy knitwear recipients. She tries the rain forest, the African plains, and the Arctic before getting a bit homesick and running out of yarn. When she gets back home, she discovers that the other owls have come to appreciate her and her gifts.
In this rhymed-text import from Australia, Derek is a little green dinosaur with a problem. Knitty Kitty, of course, has a solution; she curls up along with them in the basket.
Great Kid Books. Juliet Takes a Breath, by Gabby Rivera: a vibrant new queer coming of age story ages 14 and up 2 months ago. Malinda Lo.
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