Category Archives: Use of Advanced Language

The Extraordinary Mark Twain (According to Susy) – Written by Barbara Kerley and Illustrated by Edwin Fotheringham

The Extraordinary Mark Twain (According to Susy), Written by Barbara Kerley and Illustrated by Edwin Fotheringham, 2010, New York: Scholastic Press. 9780545125086. Age Range: 7-11years.   Author Website: http://www.barbarakerley.com/Site/Welcome.html Illustrator Website: http://www.edfotheringham.com/ Media Used: The illustrations were done in digital … Continue reading

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The Anne Frank Case: Simon Wiesenthal’s Search for the Truth – Written by Susan Goldman Rubin and Illustrated by Bill Farnsworth

The Anne Frank Case: Simon Wiesenthal’s Search for the Truth, Written by Susan Goldman Rubin and Illustrated by Bill Farnsworth, 2010, New York: Holiday House. 9780823421091. Age Range: 6-10 years. Author Website: http://susangoldmanrubin.com/ Illustrator Website: http://billfarnsworth.com/ Media Used: Book does say … Continue reading

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The Day-Glo Brothers: The True Story of Bob and Joe Switzer’s Bright Ideas and Brand-New Colors – Written by Chris Barton and Illustrated by Tony Persiani

The Day-Glo Brothers: The True Story of Bob and Joe Switzer’s Bright Ideas and Brand-New Colors, Written by Chris Barton and Illustrated by Tony Persiani, 2009, 42 p., Watertown, MA: Charlesbridge. 9781570916731. Age Range: 7-10 years. Author Website: http://www.chrisbarton.info/ Awards: ALA … 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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The Wall: Growing up Behind the Iron Curtain – Written and Illustrated by Peter Sis

The Wall: Growing up Behind the Iron Curtain, Written and Illustrated by Peter Sis, 2007, 50 p., New York:  Frances Foster Books. 9780374347017. Age Range: 8-17  years. Author Website: http://www.petersis.com/index2.html Awards: ALA Notable Children’s Books: 2008, Booklist Editor’s Choice: 2007, … Continue reading

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Dark Emperor & Other Poems of the Night – Written by Joyce Sidman, Illustrated by Rick Allen

Dark Emperor & Other Poems of the Night, Written by Joyce Sidman, Illustrated by Rick Allen, 2010, 32 p., New York: Houghton. 9780547152288. Age Range: 8-12 years. Author Website: Joyce Sidman: http://www.joycesidman.com/ No Illustrator Website. Media Used: The prints in … Continue reading

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Leonardo Da Vinci – Written and Illustrated by Diane Stanley

Leonardo Da Vinci, Written and Illustrated by Diane Stanley, 1996, New York: Harper Collins.  9780688104375. Age Range: 6-10 years. Author Website: http://dianestanley.com/ Annotation: Follow the life of the great Leonardo Da Vinci learning about his art, inventions, and travel. Personal Reaction:  … Continue reading

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