Monday, March 20, 2017

Palika, Liz. DOG TRICKS : TEACHING YOUR DOGGIE TO SHAKE HANDS AND OTHER TRICKS

Palika, Liz.  DOG TRICKS : TEACHING YOUR DOGGIE TO SHAKE HANDS AND OTHER TRICKS
New York ; Capstone, 2012
IL 3-6, RL 5.2
ISBN
1429665262
Do you have friends whose dog can do some tricks? Maybe theyfa can shake hands or roll over on command.  Have you wondered how they do that?  Can you teach your dog to do that.  Well this book may just help you out.  It is full of step-by-step instructions to teach your dog to do lots of fun tricks.




Podcast:  https://spark.adobe.com/video/ZWQZGiBej7okW

Friday, March 17, 2017

Madonia, Kristen-Paige. INVISIBLE FAULT LINES

Madonia, Kristen-Paige. INVISIBLE FAULT LINES
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2016
IL YA
ISBN 
1481430718
Callie's father has disappeared.  He simply didn't come home from work one day.  No warning.  No reason.  He is just gone.  As Callie tries to come to terms with her father's disappearance, her friends try to help her cope.  When they take her to an art exhibit, Callie cannot believe her eyes.  There in a photograph from the 1906 earthquake is a man who looks exactly like Callie's father.  Of course that can't be him.  The story then shifts to the earthquake's aftermath and we meet a man who cannot remember who he is and how he got there.  How can these two stories be related?


Podcast:  https://spark.adobe.com/video/myNVGP8P8U47G

Monday, March 13, 2017

Karo, Aaron. ME YOU US

Karo, Aaron.  ME YOU US
New York : Simon Pulse, 2016
IL YA
ISBN
1481440640

Shane has had his heart broken.  Many high school kids feel this at one time or other.  But for Shane, it came out of the blue and he vowed to try to figure out why.  While studying the situation, Shane comes up with the secret of dating.  He devises a formula, or Galgorithm and becomes the go to guy for students (and a teacher or two).  He tries to keep his role a secret and certainly doesn't take any money for the lessons.  His Galgorithm works great for others.  So why is he alone?




Podcast:  https://spark.adobe.com/video/qjgsing1qNr3D

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Jeffers, Oliver. A CHILD OF BOOKS

Jeffers, Oliver. A CHILD OF BOOKS
Somerville : Candlewick, 2016
IL K-3, RL 3.4
ISBN 0763690775

 “I am a child of books,” a little girl declares. “I come from a world of stories.”  If you love books and stories, you may feel like a child of books as well.  The young girl in this book, sails on a sea of words.  Her world is made up of words and they form mountains, and meadows, and monsters.  There are favorite characters from some of our favorite books as well.  Find the Cheshire Cat and Mr. Toad. This is a story that should be shared with others who love stories.
Podcasts:  https://spark.adobe.com/video/oZByz3pbECc0l

Thursday, March 09, 2017

Hills, Tad. R IS FOR ROCKET

Hills, Tad.  R IS FOR ROCKET
New York : Schwartz & Wade, 2015
IL K-3, RL 2.4
ISBN
0553522280

Rocket the dog is back in another delightful picture book.  This time he is taking us on a tour of the alphabet.  Rocket is joined by his friend Bella the squirrel and Owl on his adventure.  Come along and  join the fun as Rocket finds acorns and owl draws an angry alligator.




Podcast: https://spark.adobe.com/video/GGHOttOokHmAo

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Fisher, Valorie. EVERYTHING I NEED TO KNOW BEFORE I'M FIVE

Fisher, Valorie.  EVERYTHING I NEED TO KNOW BEFORE I'M FIVE 
New York : Schwartz & Wade, 2011

IL K-3
ISBN 0375968652
The title of this book is really a joke rather than a fact.  The book is more like a celebration of toys and concepts that pre-schoolers are familiar with.  There are shapes, colors, and toys and much more to explore.  See if you can find all the items and you may even learn a thing or two along the way.



Podcast: . https://spark.adobe.com/video/8oAtghVPAiEOu

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Danylyshyn, Greg. A CRASH OF RHINOS

Danylyshyn, Greg.  A CRASH OF RHINOS
New York : Little Simon, 2016
IL K-3, RL 2.8
ISBN
1481431501
Have you ever heard of a school of fish?  What about a flock of birds?  Sure you have.  These are the names that are used to describe a group of animals.  But there are many more terms you may not have heard.  For instance, did you know that a group of salmon is called a run?  There are other fun terms explained in this book that will surprise and delight!


Podcast: https://spark.adobe.com/video/pey3BRp2zPwWd