Students Who Read Are The Ones Who Succeed!
PICTURE BOOK: AGES 6 THRU 8
The Horriblest Boy in the Whole Wide World
by John Burningham
Knopf, unpaged, $16.99
Is Edwardo the noisiest, nastiest, dirtiest boy as negative grown-ups like to postulate?
You betcha! Fans for Burningham will delight in this witty lesson of hastily chosen words.
FICTION: AGES 8 THRU 10
Our Librarian Won’t Tell Us Anything!
by Toni Buzzeo. Illustrated
by Sachiko Yoshikawa
Upstart, 32 pps., $17.95
In her tarantula earrings, rhinestone glasses, red-and-gold blouse and purple pants,
Mrs. Skorupski remains seemingly close-lipped but patiently teaches students in her media center
how to search for information via an online catalog, relevant web sites, and current print materials.
An accompanying “library lessons” pamphlet included.
NONFICTION: AGES 6 THRU 8
Owen and Mzee:
The True Story of A Remarkable Friendship
by Isabella Hatkoff
Photos by Peter Greste
Scholastic, unpaged, $16.99
A fascinating account of a baby hippo orphaned by the 2004 tsunami and its bond with Mzee, a 130-year-old Alhambra tortoise at a wildlife sanctuary in Kenya. High quality full-color photos of this unusual duo.
BIOGRAPHY: AGES 6 THRU 10
Do Re Mi:
If You Can Read Music, Thank Guido d’Arezzo
by Susan Roth
CIP, 32 pp., $17.00
Early 11th century d’Arezzo struggled to write down the sounds of a song and formulated the system of musical notation used today. A little-covered figure in the musical establishment. Stylized paper and photo collages in wonderful colors.
Selene Vasquez is a media specialist at Orange Brook Elementary School in Hollywood, Florida.