Category Archives: Focus on Artwork

Lincoln Tells a Joke: How Laughter Saved the President (And the Country) – Written by Kathleen Krull and Paul Brewer and Illustrated by Stacy Innerst

Lincoln Tells a Joke: How Laughter Saved the President (And the Country), Written by Kathleen Krull and Paul Brewer and Illustrated by Stacy Innerst, 2010, 32 p., Boston, MA:  Harcourt Children’s Books. 9780152066390. Age Range: 8-13 years. Author Website: http://www.kathleenkrull.com/ http://www.paulbrewer.com/Continue reading

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Pocahontas: Princess of the New World – Written by Kathleen Krull and Illustrated by David Daiz

Pocahontas: Princess of the New World, Written by Kathleen Krull and Illustrated by David Daiz, 2007, New York: Walker & Company. 9780802795540. Age Range: 6-11 years. Author Website: http://www.kathleenkrull.com/ No Illustrator Website. Media Used: The pictures for this book were created … Continue reading

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Pop’s Bridge – Written by Eve Bunting and Illustrated by C.F. Payne

Pop’s Bridge, Written by Eve Bunting and Illustrated by C.F. Payne, 2006, 32 p., Orlando, Fla.: Harcourt Inc. 9780152047733. Age Range: 6-10 years. Author Website: http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/b/eve-bunting/ Illustrator Website: http://www.cfpayne.com/ Awards:  Maryland: Black-eyed Susan Award Nominees: 2008, California: Young Reader Medal … Continue reading

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The Dirty Cowboy – Written by Amy Timberlake and Illustrated by Adam Rex

The Dirty Cowboy, Written by Amy Timberlake and Illustrated by Adam Rex, 2003, New York: Farrar Straus Giroux. 9780374317911. Age Range: 5-10 years. Author Website: http://www.amytimberlake.com/ Illustrator Website: http://www.adamrex.com/ Awards: Georgia: Picture Storybook Nominees: 2007, Golden Kite Award: 2003. Annotation: It’s … Continue reading

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Mouse Guard: Winter 1152 – Written by David Petersen

Mouse Guard: Winter 1152, Written by David Petersen, 2009, 192 p., Chicago: Archaia. 9781932386745. Age Range: 9-13 years. Author Website:  http://www.davidpetersen.net/ Homepage for the Graphic Novel: http://www.mouseguard.net/ Annotation: The Mouse Guard are facing a long winter ahead with food shortages … Continue reading

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Houdini: the handcuff king – Written and Illustrated by Jason Lutes and Nick Bertozzi

Houdini: the handcuff king.  Written and Illustrated by Jason Lutes and Nick Bertozzi, 2007, 81 p., New York: Hyperion. 9780786839025. Age Range: 10-14 years. Author Website: Jason Lutes: http://jlutes.wordpress.com/ Nick Bertozzi: http://nickbertozzi.com/ Annotation: Come one, come all!  The Great Houdini … Continue reading

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The Yankee at the Seder – Written by Elka Weber and Illustrated by Adam Gustavson

The Yankee at the Seder.  Written by Elka Weber and Illustrated by Adam Gustavson, 2009, 40 p., Berkeley, CA: Tricycle Press.  9781582462561. Age Range: 8-12 years. Awards: Sidney Taylor Honor Award. Author Website: http://www.elkaweber.com/ Illustrator Website: http://www.adamgustavson.com/ Annotation: The Civil War … Continue reading

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