Category Archives: Top Ten Favorite From Past Class

The Composer is Dead – Written by Lemony Snicket and Illustrated by Carson Ellis

The Composer is Dead, Written by Lemony Snicket and Illustrated by Carson Ellis, 2009, 36 p., New York: HarperCollins. 9780061236273. Age Range: 5-10 years. Author Website: http://www.lemonysnicket.com/ Illustrator Website: http://www.carsonellis.com/ Annotation:  The composer is dead and it is up to the … Continue reading

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Thoreau at Walden – Written and Illustrated by John Porcellino

Thoreau at Walden, Written and Illustrated by John Porcellino, 2008, 99 p., New York: Hyperion. 9781423100386. Age Range: 10-14 years. Awards: Best Fiction for Young Adults: 2009, Capitol Choices: 2009, Kirkus Best Young Adult Books: 2008. Author Website: http://www.king-cat.net/index.html Annotation:  Using … Continue reading

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Tibet: Through the Red Box – Written and Illustrated by Peter Sis

Tibet: Through the Red Box, Written and Illustrated by Peter Sis, 1998, 57 p., New York: Farrar Straus Giroux. 9780374375522. Age Range: 10-17 years. Author Website: http://www.petersis.com/index2.html Annotation:  Growing up, Peter Sis knew his father had experienced unheard of things while … Continue reading

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Red Sings From Treetops – Written by Joyce Sidman and Illustrated by Pamela Zagarenski

Red Sings From Treetops, Written by Joyce Sidman and Illustrated by Pamela Zagarenski, 2009, 32 p., Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children. 9780547014944. Age Range: 6-10 years. Author Website: http://www.joycesidman.com/ Illustrator Website: http://www.atthegallery.com/artists/zagarenski.html Awards: ALA Notable Children’s Books: 2010, Booklist … Continue reading

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American Born Chinese – Written and Illustrated by Gene Luen Yang

American Born Chinese, Written and Illustrated by Gene Luen Yang, 2006, 233 p., New York: First Second. 9781596431522. Age Range: 12 years and older. Author Website: http://geneyang.com/ Awards: Best Fiction for Young Adults: 2007, Booklist Editor’s Choice: 2006, Kentucky: Bluegrass Award … Continue reading

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The Moon Over Star – Written by Dianna Hutts Aston and Illustrated by Jerry Pinkney

The Moon Over Star, Written by Dianna Hutts Aston and Illustrated by Jerry Pinkney, 2008, 32 p., New York: Dial Book for Young Readers. 9780803731073. Age Range: 5-10 years. Illustrator Website: http://www.jerrypinkneystudio.com/ Awards: Alabama: Emphasis on Reading Nominees: 2010, California: Young … Continue reading

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Henry’s Freedom Box: A True Story from the Underground Railroad – Written by Ellen Levine and Illustrated by Kadir Nelson

Henry’s Freedom Box: A True Story from the Underground Railroad, Written by Ellen Levine and Illustrated by Kadir Nelson, 2007, 40 p., New York:  Scholastic Press. 9780439777339. Age Range: 6-10 years. Author Website: http://www.ellenlevineauthor.com/ Illustrator Webiste: http://www.kadirnelson.com/ Media Used: The artwork … Continue reading

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