Monthly Archives: July 2013

A Ball for Daisy

By Chris Raschka
Published by Schwartz and Wade 2012
This wordless picture book tells the story about the heartbreak of losing a special toy when Daisy’s favorite ball is destroyed by another dog. She goes with her owner to the dog park and sees the other dog there– with a new ball! She is overjoyed to be able to take the ball home.
This book is great for young children who have ever had a special toy break or get lost.
Awards: Caldecott Medal Winner
Accessed: Augusta County Library

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Flotsam

By David Wiesner
Published by Clarion, 2011
This wordless picture book tells the tale of a young boy who goes to the beach with his family and collects treasures that he finds washed upon the shore. When an antique camera washes ashore, the boy develops the film inside, to find a treasury of self-portaits, each holding the portrait of the person before them. The boy continues the journey of the camera, takes his own photo, and throws the camera back to the whims of the sea.
This amazing book is great for middle and upper elementary students studying the ocean. Also a great wordless book for creating one’s own dialogue for the story.
Awards: Caldecott Medal
Accessed: Augusta County Library

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Raising Sweetness

By Diane Stanley
Illustrated by G. Brian Karas
Published by Picture Puffin Books, 2002
Sweetness is an orphan, and along with the other orphans, decides that it is time to find a wife for the Sheriff. When a letter arrives, Sweetness think it may hold a solution, but none of the kids can read it! Will Sweetness be able to solve the mystery?
A great book for young kids about kids with no parents.
Accessed: Augusta County Library

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Benny’s Had Enough!

By Barbro Lindgren
Illustrated by Olaf Landstrom
Translated by Elizabeth Kallick Dyssegaard
Published by R&S Books, 1999
Benny’s mother is in the middle of a cleaning jag, and Benny is the focus of her efforts. After cleaning up his things, next, she wants to clean his little piggy and Benny himself! Benny has enough and leaves home, determined to find a more hospitable place to live, only to find that home isn’t so bad after all! His mother joyfully welcomes him back.
Great for the pre-k set who can relate to not getting their way and often feel like their parents are after them to make them do things they don’t want to do.
Accessed: Augusta County Library

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Sector 7

By David Wiesner
This wordless picture book takes a young boy on a journey to Sector 7, where clouds are made. The clouds are bored with their current shapes, and enlists the boy in making some new ones.
A great book for students to create their own dialogue for the story. Young students can create the story verbally, while older students can write theirs.
Awards: Caldecott Honor Book
Accessed: Augusta County Library

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My Friend is Sad

By Mo Willems
Published by Disney/ Hyperion, 2007
Gerald the elephant is having a bad day. His friend Piggie wants to cheer him up, but doesn’t exactly know how. Unbeknownst to him, each thing he tries actually makes the problem worse. How can piggie cheer him up?
A great book for young kids. A great lesson on what friendship really means.
Accessed: Augusta County Library

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Are You My Mother?

By P.D. Eastman
Published by Random House, 1960
A little newborn bird tirelessly looks for his mother until they are reunited at last.
A great book for young children. No curricular connection
Accessed: Augusta County Library

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