The Bookbag, Books for Ages 4 to 8, March/April 2007

This is our second list of 2007. As usual, the Bookbag is filled with some of our favorites from the last two months. This edition is being published a little bit early … to coincide with National Turn Off TV week (23 to 27 April). These are some books that are P-E-R-F-E-C-T for sharing out loud! Freckles and the Great Beach Rescue by Ellen Bryant Lloyd. Freckles (a puppy) has just arrived at the beach and is looking for a friend to play with. Pinch (a sand crab) has been left behind because he is afraid of the water. They become fast friends, enjoying many days at the beach. Then one day, some baby turtles are trapped in a net … Read more

The Bookbag, Books for ages 8 to 12, March/April 2007

Without further ado, here are some of our favorites for Tweeners. Extreme Monsters Series. The Extreme Team is a group of teen monsters who are into Extreme Sports. Their interest in competition is matched by a strong sense of fair play. Each of the volumes in this series offers adventure and life lessons teens will enjoy. You’ll also find puzzles and related activities to engage the reader, too. “These stories have all the action and vocabulary that pre-teens and teens will love. It is the type of book that can inspire reluctant readers or remedial readers to give reading another chance.” Here are the titles. #1 The Blue Moon Effect #2 What’s With Wulf#3 Meet Mr. Hydeous Frederick Douglass: Young … Read more

Just One More Book

Have you heard? Just One More Book is a resource to help you find and share great books with children. JOMB posts podcasts (which you can stream to your computer or download to your iPod) three times each week.From the Just One More Book website: “Each episode is an informal discussion of one of our family’s favourite children’s books, an interview with an author, illustrator or other kidlit enthusiast, a literacy related discussion or an audio review submitted by a JOMB listener.” We are happy to add Just One More Book to our Special Places list. Andrea and Mark think like we do: connect kids with great books, share them together, and create some fabulous memories. Stop by, listen to … Read more