My Week in Books #9: Another Fun Bunch of Picture Books

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This list of books is part of the wonderful bunch I was able to purchase with donations from Soundview School’s generous parent community. I’ve spent about half their donations on targeted books and library equipment. Next up I’ll be asking for staff picks, so I’m excited to keep the fun going!

I had the pleasure of cataloging these books, so of course I got to read them as well.

Ozzie and the Art Contest, by Dana Sullivan

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Dana is a local author and illustrator, an active member of SCBWI. In addition to loving this book and its “be yourself” message, I love what the Puget Sound Council member who reviewed it had to say about Dana’s amazing, fun, generous school visits. It’s always so heartening when a good book is presented by a nice author. This is how the connection to reading gets made, for kids – champions of reading come in all forms, and authors are like rockstars for kids who love their books.

I Pledge Allegiance, by Pat Mora and Libby Martinez, illustrated by Patrice Barton

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What a fantastic book about patriotism and immigration and families. Just get it, and if you’re a teacher, share it with your class. Pair it with lessons about the history of the Pledge of Allegiance. Pair it with lessons about immigration. This one belongs in any elementary classroom or library.

Duck & Goose Go to the Beach, by Tad Hills

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What a fun trip to the beach by Tad Hills! The contrast in opinons between the two friends is delightful.

Once Upon a Royal Superbaby, by Kevin O’Malley, author and illustrator, and Carol Heyer and Scott Gotto , illustrators

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This is a fun read (and a fun ride!), though I don’t think this sequel will ever hit the same level of popularity as the first book, Once Upon a Cool Motorcycle Dude. That one remained at the top of the checkout list for years at our school.

Did you read a fun bunch of picture books this week? Or even one? Please share!

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About vst3in

I am a writer, avid reader, library techie, birder and runner. I make felt and teach others. I love colors and textures and birds and books. I'm working on a historical novel and reading lots of books for young people. I am running to get stronger, and I sail with my husband. This blog contains thoughts about all these things.
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