Category Archives: Use of Personification

The Secret Cave: Discovering Lascaux – Written and Illustrated by Emily Arnold McCully

The Secret Cave: Discovering Lascaux, Written and Illustrated by Emily Arnold McCully, 2010, 36 p., New York: Farrar Straus Giroux. 9780374366940. Age Range: 6-10 years. Author Website: http://www.emilyarnoldmccully.com/ Annotation:  Jacques, Jojo, Simon, and Marcel are about the make one of the … 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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Junkyard Wonder – Written and Illustrated by Patricia Polacco

Junkyard Wonder, Written and Illustrated by Patricia Polacco, 2010, 48 p., New York: Philomel Books. 9780399250781. Age Range: 6-10 years. Author Website: http://www.patriciapolacco.com/ Awards:  Rhode Island: Children’s Book Award Nominees: 2012, Tennessee: Volunteer State Book Award Nominees: 2013. Annotation: Trisha is … Continue reading

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A Voice of Her Own: The Story of Phillis Wheatley, Slave Poet – Written by Kathryn Lasky and Illustrated by Paul Lee

A Voice of Her Own: The Story of Phillis Wheatley, Slave Poet, Written by Kathryn Lasky and Illustrated by Paul Lee, 40 p., 2005, New York: Candlewick Press. 9780763602529. Age Range: 8-12 years. Awards: Alabama: Emphasis on Reading Nominees: 2004, … Continue reading

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Saving the Liberty Bell – Written by Megan McDonald and Illustrated by Masha Gray Carrington

Saving the Liberty Bell, Written by Megan McDonald and Illustrated by Masha Gray Carrington, 28 p., 2005, New York: Atheneum Books for Young Readers. 9780689851674. Age Range: 6-10 years. Awards: Georgia: Picture Storybook Nominees: 2010. Author Website: http://www.meganmcdonald.net/ Illustrator Website: … Continue reading

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A River of Words: The Story of William Carlos Williams – Written by Jen Bryant and Illustrated by Melissa Sweet

A River of Words: The Story of William Carlos Williams, Written by Jen Bryant and Illustrated by Melissa Sweet, 2008, Cambridge, MA: Eerdmans Books for Young Readers. 9780802853028. Age Range: 7-11 years. Author Website: http://www.jenbryant.com/ Illustrator Website: http://melissasweet.net/ Awards: ALA … Continue reading

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Always come home to me – Written by Belle Yang

Always come home to me, Written by Belle Yang, 2007, Massachusetts: Candlewick, 9780763628994. Age Range: 6-10 years. Author Website:  http://www.belleyang.com/ Annotation:  A set of twins are incredibly sadden when their father gives away their beloved doves.  They in turn set off to find … Continue reading

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