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Horses with Wings

Dennis Haseley

 

Genre: Historical Picture Book

Format: Hardcover

Age Range: 7 to 9 years

ISBN: 60228857

Pages: N/A

Pub. Date: June 1, 1993

Illustrator: Lynn Curlee

Publisher: HarperCollins, New York, NY

 

The illustrations done in oil reflect the harshness of war and softness of the clouds. During the Franco-Prussian War Prussia surrounds France. Leon Gambetta journeys in a hot-air-balloon to gather up reinforcement troops.

 

Mike Mulligan and his Steam Shovel

Virginia Lee Burton

 

Genre: Historical Picture Book

Format: Hardcover

Age Range: 6 to 9 years

ISBN: 395066816

Pages: 48

Pub. Date: October 1, 1939

Illustrator: Virginia Burton

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin, Boston

 

This story is about Mike and his steam shovel Mary Anne who become unemployed, when diesel-powered shovels become popular, and find a job digging the Popperville Town Hall foundation.  Mike and Mary Anne are forced to live in the basement after forgetting to make an escape route from the hole they dug.

 

*Note:  This book was released the year the majority of steam trains were replaced by diesels.

 

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

Judi Barret

 

Genre: Picture Book

Format: Hardcover

Age Range: 5 to 8 years

ISBN: 6893066816

Pages: 48

Pub. Date: June 1, 1978

Illustrator: Ron Barret

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's

 

Requested Review

 

Something BIG Has Been Here

Jack Prelutsky

 

Genre: Poetry/Picture Book

Format: Hardcover

Age Range: 5 to 9 years

ISBN: 688064345

Pages: 160

Pub. Date: August 1990

Illustrator: James Stevenson

Publisher: Greenwillow Books

 

A collection of hilarious poems.  Adults may not enjoy them, but children will.  Illustrations are done in pencil. 

 

Joyful Noise: Poems for Two Voices

 

Paul Fleischman

 

Genre: Poetry/Picture Book

Format: Hardcover

Age Range: 8 to 11 years

ISBN: 60218525

Pages: 64

Pub. Date: February 1988

Illustrator: Eric Beddows

Publisher: Harper Collins Children's Books

 

A collection of insect poems meant to be read aloud by two people.  Each poem sounds like the insect it describes.

 

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (Book 1)

J.K. Rowling

 

Genre: Novel/Science Fiction

Format: Hardcover

Age Range: 9 to 12 years

ISBN: 590353403

Pages: 309

Pub. Date: August 1998

Illustrator: Mary GrandPré

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

 

Harry has lived with his mean Aunt and Uncle for eleven years.  A wonderful adventure unfolds when Harry discovers he has special powers.

 

A Giraffe and a Half

Shel Silverstein

 

Genre: Picture Book

Format: Hardcover

Age Range: 4 to 8 years

ISBN: 60256656

Pages: 48

Pub. Date: November 4, 1964

Illustrator: Shel Silverstein

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers, Incorporated

 

A hilarious story about a giraffe that collects things then loses them one by one.  Adults and children will enjoy this rhyming story.  Illustrations are done in pencil.

 

Jingle Dancer

Cynthia Leitich Smith

 

Genre: Picture Book

Format: Hardcover

Age Range: 4 to 9 years

ISBN: 068816241X

Pages: 32

Pub. Date: April 1, 2000

Illustrator: Cornelius Van Wright &  Ying-Hwa Hu

Publisher: HarperCollins

 

An amazing conglomeration of lyrical prose and vivid watercolors.  The book is about Jenna, a contemporary Muscogee (Creek)-Ojibwe (Chippewa) girl.  She wants to perform a traditional jingle dance at the upcoming powwow, but she needs four sets of jingles. Her dilemma takes her on a journey to the homes of four women.  These women include a traditional storyteller and a lawyer.  Jenna eventually collects all four jingles and remembers the four women as she dances. Reading the author’s note gives even more insight into Muscogee traditions.

 

Peacebound Trains

Haemi Balgassi

 

Genre: Picture Book

Format: Hardcover

Age Range: 8 to 10 years

ISBN: 395720931

Pages: 48

Pub. Date: August 1996

Illustrator: Chris K. Soentpiet

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company

 

Review lost.  It will be completed once again in the coming months

 

The Giving Tree

 

Shel Silverstein

 

Genre: Picture Book

Format: Hardcover

Age Range: 4 to 8 years

ISBN: 60256664

Pages: 64

Pub. Date: June 1, 1964

Illustrator: Shel Silverstein

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

 

Dedicated to those dealing with the aftermath of September 11th 2001.  Thank you for your dedication.

 

A touching story about a boy and a tree.  The story shows how the tree gives to the boy until it hurts.  It is a wonderful story that has many meanings to different people.  It’s a great lesson for children.

 

Olivia

 

Ian Falconer

 

Genre: Picture Book

Format: Hardcover

Age Range: 3 to 7 years

ISBN: 689829531

Pages: 40

Pub. Date: October 2000

Illustrator: Ian Falconer

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's

 

Olivia is a stubborn little pig with her own sense of style.  This fun story is quickly becoming a classic since its October 2000 release.  Olivia challenges her mother every step of the way.  Illustrations done in charcoal and gouache on paper.

 

Olivia Saves the Circus

 

Ian Falconer

 

Genre: Picture Book

Format: Hardcover

Age Range: 3 to 7 years

ISBN: 068982954X

Pages: 44

Pub. Date: October 1, 2001

Illustrator: Ian Falconer

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's

 

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