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PICTURE BOOKS: AGES 5 THRU 8
Miss Bindergarten Celebrates the Last Day of Kindergarten
by Joseph Slate. Illustrated by Ashley Wolff
CIP, unpaged, $16.99.
An end-of-year read aloud favorite on the cooperative good cheer of this tightly knit class.
Follow along as they engage in a classroom clean-up, a farewell pizza party with sprinkles, painting rainbows on take-home bags, and the distribution of certificates and awards for all manner of kindergarten excellence.
Mabel O’Leary Put Peas In Her Ear
by Mary Delancy. Illustrated by Kathy Couri
CIP, unpaged, $15.99.
Since she can’t leave the table “until every pea has been chewed,” Mabel hides the little green remainder in her ear! A pea-inflicted hearing loss leads to a supreme comedy of errors as she misinterprets all of her mother’s requests. An engaging cautionary tale of extreme silliness.
FAIRY TALE: AGES 5 THRU 8
The Princess And The Pea
by Lauren Child. Illustrated by Polly Borland
Hyperion, 32 pp., $16.99.
A visually fabulous retelling of a finicky prince searching for that special princess. “She must be more mesmerizing than the moon and I must find her more fascinating than all the stars in the sky.” Wonderfully detailed color photographs of a three-dimensional miniature world of dolls.
BIOGRAPHY: AGES 5 THRU 8
Through Georgia’s Eye
by Julie Paschkis
CIP, unpaged, $16.95
O’Keeffe was a unique female painter at the turn of the century. The bold shapes of flowers, skulls and mountains in cut-paper collages gives a feeling for the openness of Wisconsin’s rolling prairies and New Mexico’s expanses so influential in this artist’s works.
Selene S. Vasquez is a media specialist at Orange Brook Elementary School in Hollywood, Florida. She is formerly a children’s librarian for the New York Public Library.