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Picture Book of the Day

The Little Red Pen

by Susan Stevens Crummel (Author) and Janet Stevens (Author, Illustrator)

Booktalk: An fun comic book style retelling of the Little Red Hen, as a Little Red Pen. She’s not baking a cake, she’s correcting homework… and the deadbeats are the other office supplies in the teacher’s desk.

Snippet: Where are my helpers?

Stapler, Scissors, Pencil

Eraser, Pushpin, Highlighter!

Are you hiding in the drawer?

Get up here now! Let’s get to work.

BONUS! See the video!

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Chapter Book of the Day

Till Death Do Us Bark: 43 Old Cemetery Road: Book 3

by Kate Klise (Author) and M. Sarah Klise (Illustrator)

144 pages

Booktalk: When a shaggy dog arrives at Spence Mansion, Seymour is overjoyed. His adoptive parents, Ignatuis B. Grumply and Olive C. Spence, are less enthusiastic — especially when Secret, the dog, begins barking all night long. (A story told in letters.)

Snippet: Dear Olive and Mr. Grumply,

A dog followed me home from the library today. I’ve always wanted a dog, and this one has a lot of personality. He even smiles!

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My Book of the Week

Road Work Ahead by Anastasia Suen

A transportation picture book

  • Copyright: 2011
  • Ages: 3-5
  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: Viking

“Suen’s sparse rhyming verse leads readers through the busy scenes and uses simple vocabulary that suits both the youngest listeners and those just beginning to read.” ~ Kirkus Reviews

“A batch of Grandma’s homemade oatmeal cookies beckons, but for this backseat narrator, the sights and sounds along the road to her house are equally compelling.” ~ Publishers Weekly

Activities:

Play the Road Signs Matching Game.

Take the online Traffic Sign Quiz for Kids.

Watch the construction site video.

Make a Traffic Light Necklace with yarn and stickers.

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Literary Links

How are picture book apps created? Editor Anne Hoppe shows us with @alyankovic’s WHEN I GROW UP (via @thepageturn)

Nominate a book for the Cybils awards!

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