September 30, 2011

W, X, Y, and Z!

ZooZical by Judy Sierra

Well, that brings the A to Z Challenge to an end!  Thanks for joining us this month as we explored the shelves of our local library using the alphabet as our guide.  We hope you found a few new books to add to your shelves!

September 28, 2011

Brought to You by the Letters O & P

In this entertaining counting book, one drowsy dragon desperately wants  to get some sleep, but his ten little dragons want to have fun instead. Five are playing with their toys, six are making milk shakes, and seven are watching scary shows on TV. Will the drowsy dragon ever catch some ZZZs?

Eric Carle's vibrant tissue paper collages introduce readers to a string of ten endangered animals, including a swinging spider monkey, a swimming sea turtle, and a soaring bald eagle, each watching over the next.

September 21, 2011

N is for...

Ned loves his apple, but when it begins to rot, he must find a new place to live.  Ned searches high and low, trying out several different fruits, before finally finding a new place to call home.

September 15, 2011

M is for...

This classic Little Golden Book is a favorite of my husband's from his childhood, and now he enjoys sharing it with our children.  Lovable, furry old Grover begs you not to turn the pages because he heard there was a monster at the end of the book.  With each turn of the page Grover frets more and more.  Little does he know that he IS the monster at the end of the book!  Silly Grover!

September 14, 2011

L is for...

Leon isn't your average chameleon.  Instead of blending into his surroundings, Leon turns the opposite color!  Leon, embarrassed by his lack of camouflage, feels like he doesn't quite fit in with the other chameleons.  One day when a group of young chameleons go exploring, Leon secretly follows them.  When they wander too far away from home and become lost, and it's Leon's crazy contrasting colors that save the day, allowing their parents to spot them from far away.  Not only does this book have a great message about appreciating individuality, it also includes a fun lesson in color theory, introducing readers to the color wheel, primary colors, and complementary colors on the final page.