Young Readers

Picture Book of the Day

Hooray for Hands!
by Susan Pearson (Author) and Emily Bolam (Illustrator)

Booktalk: Rhythmic text and cheerful art show busy toddlers using their hands all day long in this board book.

Hands are grand
for pushing swings
and bouncing balls
and holding things.

Chapter Book of the Day

My Brother’s Shadow
by Monika Schröder (Author)
224 pages

Booktalk: As World War I draws to a close in 1918, German citizens are starving and suffering under a repressive regime. Sixteen-year-old Moritz is torn. His father died in the war, and his older brother still risks his life in the trenches, but his mother does not support the patriotic cause and attends subversive socialist meetings. Then Moritz falls in love with a Jewish girl who is also a socialist. How can he choose which side is right?

Snippet: The day Hans left to meet his battalion, he got angry with Mama for swearing at the “damn war.” Hans said it was a honor to serve the Kaiser, and when Mama saw he really meant it she cried even more.

BONUS! See the video!


Venus Primary School

I’m spending the afternoon at Venus Primary School

Go Bulldogs!


STEM Friday on March 2, 2012

STEM Friday is coming! (STEM is Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)

The STEM Friday Round-up on March 2, 2012

is at NC Teacher Stuff.


Literary Link

New for 2012! A Framework for K-12 Science Education: Practices, Crosscutting Concepts, and Core Ideas

Site Meter My NEW chapter book is Save the Best for Last, Abby (All-Star Cheerleaders)

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One thought on “Young Readers

  1. Anastasia, I don’t comment every day, but wanted to tell you that I am noting lots of books that you are sharing. I plan to order your book for my granddaughter, who loves all vehicles! This book today, My Brother’s Shadow, looks wonderful!


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