Book Scoops November Review
Double Scoop this Month – Rapunzel’s Revenge by Shannon and Dean Hale illustrated by Nathan Hale (which really is both our top pick of the month, but we thought we’d each choose another one since it was the Double Scoop)
Cari’s Pick of the Month – Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
Holly’s Pick of the Month – Thank you Sarah
Book’s Reviewed by Cari
Dr. Suess’s ABC
Amelia to Zora: Twenty Six Women who Changed the World by Cynthia Chin-Lee Illustrated by Megan Hasley Sean Addy
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault Illustrated by Lois Ehlert
Alphabad Mischievous ABCs by Shannon Stewart Illustrated by Dusan Petricic
Winnie the Pooh’s A to Zzzz by Don Ferguson Illustrated by Bill Langly and Diana Wakeman
The Dinosaur Alphabet Book by Jerry Pallotta illustrated by Ralph Masiello
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis Illustrated by Pauline Baynes
Books Reviewed by Holly
Thank you, Sarah The Woman Who Saved Thanksgiving by Laurie Halse Anderson, illustrated by Matt Faulkner
Thanksgiving on Thursday by Mary Pope Osborne
Merry Thanksgiving By Natasha Wing, illustrated by Isidre Mones
Turk and Runt A Thanksgiving Comedy By Lisa Wheeler, pictures by Frank Ansley
Gracias The Thanksgiving Turkey by Joy Cowley, illustrated by Joe Cepeda
Thanksgiving Day at Our House, Thanksgiving Poems for the Very Young by Nancy White Carlstrom, illustrated by R.W. Alley
Squanto Friend of the Pilgrims By Clyde Robert Bulla
Spot’s Thanksgiving by Eric Hill
The Crunching Munching Caterpiller by Sheridan Cain, illustrated by Jack Tickle
Louise, The Adventures of a Chicken by Kate DiCamillo & Harry Bliss
Book Blogging News
The passing of one of our own. We have lost one of the most prolific readers and bloggers – Dewey at the Hidden Side of the Leaf. Though we did not know her well we are saddened by her passing and wish her family peace and comfort. She was instrumental in many book blogging events such as Bookworms Carnival, 24 hour read-thon and Weekly Geeks and she will be missed.
Judy Blume is doing a book blog tour that started over at Big A little a. I heart Judy Blume, I read so many of her books as a kid – Including Are you There God It’s me Margaret? and Blubber and who can forget Fudge in Tales of the 4th Grade Nothing? I remember my teacher reading that one to us – The kid ate a turtle, it was so funny!!!!!!! I even went out and checked the book out myself because I couldn’t wait to find out what happened.
I’m [We’re] buying books for the holidays In case you haven’t heard the publishing industry, like so many others, with the economy the way it is and all is struggling. So someone, My Friend Amy started a challenge to buy books, whether or not you sign-up to participate is not important, but getting books into the hands of readers is and by doing so you can help the publishing industry. Keep in mind you can also support independent book stores this way and the money goes towards your local economy.
Favorite Blogs this Month
Natasha Maw at Maw Books Blog – It wouldn’t be right if we didn’t put her blog in because well without her we would not be here. Many of you are familiar with her blog and it’s through a mutual friend that I met her. Her blog is a 10 out of 10 on the magnitude of bloggness awesomeness. She is a general book blogger who loves reading, has a passion for life and is a very giving person (she has let me pick her brain several times for blogging tips). She does lots of reviews of all types of books, finger plays for little ones, author interviews and more. She also did a fabulous job raising awareness and fundraising for Darfur. Thank you Natasha!
Bookie Woogie – This a book blog done with a dad (Aaron Zenz illustrator and aspiring writer) and his three kids. From their blog “We have over 2800 children’s books in the family collection. Here we pick our very favorites, review them, and create some accompanying fan art.” Seriously one of the funnest book blogs out there. The children are Isaac (10), Gracie (8) and Lily (5) and Dad (old) records the conversations about the books they read and then each child does an art piece that goes with the book. The conversations are hiliarious and the illustrations done in excellent kid style.
Jen Robinson’s Book Page – Jen does a fabulous job of promoting literacy and if you’d like you can sign-up for her Growing Book Worms Newsletter. An engineer by trade and a bookworm for life – seriously, she collects news from all over the reading world from research based tidbits to fun books. Her blog is one of the best resources I have seen for for both parents and teachers.