Monday, May 28, 2018

#PlutoIsPeeved! #NetGalley by Jacqueline Jules Review

Downloaded through Netgalley to read for an honest review.


Author: Jacqueline Jules
Publisher: Quarto Publishing Group - Seagrass Press



Tuesday, May 22, 2018

#IfAlltheWorld #Netgalley - Joseph Coelho

Title: If All the World
Author: Joseph Coelho
Illustrator: Allison Colpoys
Publish Day: June 7, 2018 -- Soon!
Downloaded from: Netgalley!
Rating: 5/5

Summary:

A moving, poetic picture book about a young girl's love for her granddad and how she copes when his grandad dies, written by poet and playwright Joe Coelho. This powerful and ultimately uplifting text is the ideal way to introduce children to the concept of death and dying, particularly those who have lost a grandparent. Beautifully illustrated by new talent Allison Colpoys.


Thoughts: Beautiful words and illustrations in regard to the topic of death of a grandparent. Just ..thanks for the punch in the face with all the emotion.


Downloaded through Netgalley for an honest review.


Recommend: Yes.

Monday, May 21, 2018

#GeorgiaO'keeffe #NetGalley by Isabel Sanchez Vegara

Title: Georgia O'Keeffe
Author: Isabel Sanchez Vegara
Illustrator: Erica Salcedo
Publisher: Frances Lincoln Childrens / Quarto Publishing
Downloaded: Netgalley
Publish day: June 7, 2008! - Soon!
Rating: 4/5



Description:
New in the Little People, Big Dreams series, discover the incredible life of Georgia O'Keeffe, one of America's greatest artists, in this true story of a talented painter who broke boundaries. As a child, little Georgia viewed the world differently from other people. She roamed outdoors with her sketch book, while other girls played. As an adult, she painted all day. From New York City to New Mexico, she was influenced by the landscapes of her environment. With stylish and quirky illustrations and extra facts at the back, this empowering series celebrates the important life stories of wonderful women of the world. From designers and artists to scientists, all of them went on to achieve incredible things, yet all of them began life as a little child with a dream. These books make the lives of these role models accessible for children, providing a powerful message to inspire the next generation of outstanding people who will change the world!


Review: 

I didn't know who this was but was familiar with her work. Oops. This brings the feeling of Georgia O'Keeffe through the illustrations and information very well. Enjoyed this and was surprised it was already ending, ha.

Recommend: Yes, great for in the classroom or home library.  Easy to use in a class lesson or as part of a lesson depending on the age group you're working with.

#HarrietTubman #NetGalley #Author: Isabel Sanchez Vegara

Title: Harriet Tubman
Author: Isabel Sanchez Vegara
Illustrator:  Pili Aguado
Publisher: Frances Lincoln Childrens / Quarto
Publish date:  June 5, 2018 --- soon!
Downloaded from: Netgalley

Description:New in the Little People, Big Dreams series, discover the incredible life of Harriet Tubman, the Underground Railroad conductor who 'never lost a single passenger' in this true story of her life. Little Harriet was born into slavery in Maryland and laboured in the fields from the age of 12. But as an adult, she escaped, freeing herself before returning back to lead hundreds of enslaved African Americans to freedom with great bravery and courage. Harriet sacrificed so much of her life for others, eventually working for the army in the Civil War and then promoting women's voting rights until she retired in Auburn, New York. With stylish and quirky illustrations and extra facts at the back, this empowering series celebrates the important life stories of wonderful women of the world. From designers and artists to scientists, all of them went on to achieve incredible things, yet all of them began life as a little child with a dream. These books make the lives of these role models accessible for children, providing a powerful message to inspire the next generation of outstanding people who will change the world!

Review: 

Cute easy to read informative. Attractive/appealing as they describe 'quirky' illustrations. This is how you keep history.

Recommend: Yes, especially, if you're teaching this subject in a class or to kids. Or, just want to enjoy the illustrations.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

#StorytimeAstromouse #NetGalley


Title: Astromouse
Author:  Steve Smallman
Publisher: QEB Publishing
Published day: June 21, 2018!

Summary:
When Pip the mouse learns that the moon is made of stinky cheese, he has a big idea – he's going to be an Astromouse! Pip makes himself a rocket out of an old funnel and some cardboard, and prepares for take-off. But blasting to the moon is harder than he thought and things don't go quite to plan. On his way home Pip sees a huge reflection of the moon in a pond. The moon has come to him! As he reaches down to break off a piece of stinky cheese, the eyes of a large frog appear and a frightened Pip runs all the way back home. He decides the moon is far to scary for a mouse, and he'd much rather live with his mom instead.


Downloaded through Netgalley in exchange for a review :)

My Thoughts:

A cute story that can help activate "what if"s and getting kids comfortable with asking questions (Like they need a lot of help ANYWAY). Imagination and science.