Sunday, February 19, 2017

Book Review: Little Bot and Sparrow

LITTLE BOT AND SPARROW by Jake Parker is a charming story of friendship between a robot and a bird.
This simple adventure follows a small, discarded robot who learns about life from a curious sparrow.
Librarians will find this story includes a number of possible topics for class discussions involving friendship, robots, birds, nature, and seasons.
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Publisher by Roaring Brook Press, an imprint of Macmillan on September 27, 2016. ARC courtesy of the publisher.

Book Review: We Are Growing!

WE ARE GROWING! by Laurie Keller is a hilarious beginning reader about a patch of grass.
As a group of grass, weeds, and insect characters discuss their growth, they’re unaware that a mower is about to change their lives.
Librarians will find that children immediately relate to the goofy characters and situation. Teachers will enjoy the fun word play and possibilities for vocabulary connections. In addition, this book is the 2017 winner of the Theodor Seuss Geisel award.
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Published by Disney-Hyperion, an imprint of Hachette on September 20, 2016. ARC courtesy of the publisher.