Happy Perfect Picture Book Friday, dear friends!
We’ve got another super picture book review PLUS an awesome craft for kids PLUS an amazing picture book critique giveaway (or school Skype visit if the winner is a teacher) from debut author Julie Segal Walters who will be stopping by to chat tomorrow with loads of insights and a yummy treat recipe.
However, first we have some books to give away!
Author Katey Howes is giving away a copy of GRANDMOTHER THORN. And the winner is…
Jarm Del Boccio!
Suzy Leopold is giving away a personalized journal. And the winner is…
Lori Alexander is giving away a copy of FAMOUSLY PHOEBE. And the winner is…
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL! A huge thank you to our authors and illustrators…we’ve had 44 giveaways this year so far, and that doesn’t count the ones for #50PreciousWords and the Skype visits that were awarded to seven schools after #50PreciousWordsforKids. And of course, a huge thank you to all of my wonderful readers who bless me with their comments! I’m honored that you spend your precious time here at Picture Books Help Kids Soar. And I know you are waiting patiently for today’s selection…so here it is.
THIS IS NOT A NORMAL ANIMAL BOOK
Written by Julie Segal Walters
Illustrated by Brian Biggs
Published by Simon and Schuster (October 2017)
Themes: Animals, humor
Opening Lines: “Animals can be classifed into groups by their unique traits. Read the rest of this entry
I’m always happy when Friday rolls around – because it means it’s time for Perfect Picture Book Friday. And today’s book is amazing. In fact, it was just selected as a Fall 2017 Junior Library Guild selection!!!!
But first, some blog housekeeping. BTW, did you know this is blog post #700 for Picture Books Help Kids Soar? Where has the time gone?
Last week, Chana Stiefel offered a copy of her debut picture book, DADDY DEPOT. And the lucky winner is…
Congratulations, Patricia…let’s connect and I will put you in touch with Chana so she can get a copy of the book out to you!
Today’s book is close to my heart for two reasons. I am a lover of nonfiction picture books…it’s what I love to write…and the author is actually the guru of writing nonfiction picture books. In June of 2014, I took Kristen Fulton’s Nonfiction Archaelogy class and it was a life changing experience for me. Kristen, who will be here tomorrow on Will Write for Cookies, is offering a copy of the book. So, if you’d like to be entered in the giveaway, please don’t forget to leave a comment.
LONG MAY SHE WAVE
Written by: Kristen Fulton
Illustrated by Holly Berry
Publisher: Simon and Schuster (Margaret McElderry Books – 2017)
Ages: Preschool – Grade 3
Discover the story of the girl who sewed the American flag that inspired the lyrics of the National Anthem in this beautifully illustrated celebration of our country’s iconic symbol for freedom.
Caroline Pickersgill came from a family of the best flag makers in Baltimore. She and her family proudly stitched the grand flag that gallantly whipped in the wind over Fort McHenry.
But when the British attacked Baltimore on September 12, 1814, would those broad stripes and bright stars still wave strong? Would America still be free and remain the home of the brave?
Why I like this book:
- Exciting action-packed text marries perfectly with bold illustrations.
- Wonderful read-aloud!
- Kids love books where the main character is a child.
Photo courtesy: http://www.thecraftycrow.net/fourth_of_july/
Lots of fun crafts and project at: www.thecraftycrow.net/fourth_of_july
Or how about a sponge painted flag at http://www.notimeforflashcards.com/2008/07/happy-fourth-of-july.html
Please don’t forget to leave a comment to qualify for the giveaway of a copy of LONG MAY SHE WAVE.
And Kristen and I will see you here tomorrow for her Will Write for Cookies Q&A.