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
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
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
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
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!