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  • Fish for Jimmy based on one family's experience in a Japanese American internment camp - Read On
    as Jimmy ate at last Taro had forgotten the sound of his mother s laugh and it was beautiful Only the artwork falters the uncertain perspective and muddy contours of the figures can make the magical realist elements of Yamasaki s paintings difficult to parse Although memoirs of politically sensitive times are often subdued this one is unexpectedly suspenseful Ages 6 10 Apr c Copyright PWxyz LLC All rights reserved School Library Journal c Copyright 2010 Library Journals LLC a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source Inc No redistribution permitted Gr 1 3 Following the bombing of Pearl Harbor Taro s father is taken away for questioning by the FBI and Taro his younger brother and their mother are transported to an internment camp Jimmy refuses to eat and becomes withdrawn and listless Taro finds a way to slip outside the camp fences to obtain fresh fish to entice his brother to eat While the story is moving it is the acrylic illustrations that are exceptional The style has a primitive quality with expressive facial details and body positioning Yamasaki combines representational and abstract elements in her images Children will be intrigued immediately by the cover Taro is picking up fish that have small human figures sleeping on them Readers soon discover that the figure is Jimmy By combining what the characters are doing with what they are thinking the illustrations invite viewers into a deeper level of connection with the story Space and scale also are used imaginatively The scene in which Taro leaves the camp is shown as a spread His movement is demonstrated by four small images of him running avoiding spotlights and guards A larger Taro cutting a hole in the fence is the focal point of the painting Another scene in which Taro is considering

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  • Abe Lincoln's dream - Read On
    permission In Smith s latest presidential themed offering the Lincoln Room at the White House is haunted The proof Over the years none of the presidential pets would step paw inside Enter an inquisitive girl named Quincy homage to Adams who is taking a school tour of the White House and spots the ghost of Lincoln standing over the Gettysburg Address Quincy and Lincoln tell silly jokes and share what they most often dream about for Lincoln he is on a ship sailing toward an unknown shore Eventually Quincy leads Lincoln out of the White House and gives him an update on progress since 1865 the former prez is happy to know the states are united While there are plenty of juicy historical tidbits for teachers and librarians to mine here kids may need help to follow the random musings and sort fact from fiction The excellent textured artwork mixes period and modern details well and the beige palette with hints of red and blue is lovely A perhaps too brief afterword references the dream which haunted Lincoln the morning of his assassination and notes the presidential pooches HIGH DEMAND BACKSTORY Highly acclaimed Smith is just coming off his Caldecott Honor win for Grandpa Green 2011 Teachers librarians and anyone who knows anything about kids books will be anticipating this one Kelley Ann Copyright 2010 Booklist School Library Journal c Copyright 2010 Library Journals LLC a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source Inc No redistribution permitted Gr 2 5 A picture book that transforms the 16th president from a seemingly austere severe figure into a sympathetic character A young African American girl named Quincy encounters the ghost of Abe Lincoln on a school tour of the White House He tells the child about a recurring dream in which he is

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  • The black mamba - Read On
    alk paper Find in Library Reader Reviews Annotation Summary Black mambas give snakes a bad name They are aggressive and have a bite that is usually a death sentence Their venom is 10 to 15 times stronger than a rattlesnake

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  • Jaguars - Read On
    Details Home Fiction J Jaguars Jaguars Author Bodden Valerie Publisher Creative Education 2013 ISBN 9781608180868 alk paper Find in Library Reader Reviews

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  • If you were a chocolate mustache poems - Read On
    Epigraham Crackers haiku riddles of U S place names homonym inspired poems and wry bits of advice such as never eat your pretzels straight A pretzel ought to circul8 Lewis is not only one of the most prolific comic poets he s also one of the funniest and most inventive The collection will serve as a strong resource for creative writing prompts A great big feast of poems Teresa Pfeifer Alfred Zanetti Montessori Magnet School Springfield MA c Copyright 2012 Library Journals LLC a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source Inc No redistribution permitted Book list From Booklist Copyright American Library Association Used with permission From Hippopotabus and circul8 to Cucumbersome puns are a big part of the fun in this wry collection of nonsense verse by U S Children s Poet Laureate Lewis Kids will love the wordplay and silliness that extend through rhyme and colloquial phrases I flew a mammoth jet that s how I learned to dino soar With each short verse the line drawings add to the farce and uproar the words of a trail of crumbs twirl across the page for example Young kids won t get all the allusions When Billy met Ginny but there is a lot here to make them laugh and look again at the sound and meaning of what they take for granted One of the best poems is The Impossibles with a quiet twist about giving up on trying to reach Forever and settling for Now and Then A great choice for sharing across the curriculum Rochman Hazel Copyright 2010 Booklist Publishers Weekly c Copyright PWxyz LLC All rights reserved In offbeat poems that include haikus limericks riddles and wordplay of every kind current children s poet laureate Lewis offers quirky contemplations silly vignettes and improbable events Rather than

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  • The polar bear - Read On
    ISBN 9781600148828 hardcover alk paper Find in Library Reader Reviews Annotation Summary The polar bear is the largest meat eater living on land It has an appetite for seals walruses and whales but it is not picky when starving Come

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  • Golden retriever - Read On
    Johnson Jinny Publisher Smart Apple Media 2013 ISBN 9781599208435 hardcover library bound Find in Library Reader Reviews Annotation Summary Using multiple points of view the text describes the care training and rearing of the golden retriever Also explains the golden

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  • Peppermint kiss - Read On
    ISBN 9781409539605 pbk Find in Library Reader Reviews Annotation Summary First in a sparkling series from bestselling author Kelly Mckain A heart warming story of a family who set up a homemade cosmetics business against all the odds amidst plenty

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