Category Archives: Use of Symbol

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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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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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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Cirque Du Freak: Volume 1 – Written by Darren Shan, Art by Takahiro Arai

Cirque Du Freak: Volume 1, Written by Darren Shan, Art by Takahiro Arai, 2009, 198 p., New York: Hachette. 9780759530416. Age Range: 13 years and older. Author Website:  http://www.darrenshan.com/   Annotation: Darren Shan was a normal, soccer playing kid until … Continue reading

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