Rock On! Punk Farm by Jarrett K. Krosoczka a #TBT Book Review

One of the very first books my (then) Kindergartner brought home from the school library was Punk Farm by Jarrett K. Krosoczka. What a sweet beginning to her elementary career. So, to celebrate all the young students (and their parents) sharing the joys of the school library, we’ve pulled up this early favorite for this week’s Throwback Thursday book review.  Punk Farm written and illustrated by Jarrett K. Krosoczka Knopf Books for Young Readers, 2005 Tonight’s the B-I-G night. Sheep, Cow, Goat, Chicken, and Pig, aka the band Punk Farm, has their big rock concert for all of the other animals. In the middle of their last practice, Cow hears footsteps in the farmhouse. Oh, no! Farmer Joe is supposed … Read more

Bad News for Outlaws – a #TBT Book Review

It is hard to believe that it’s been almost six years since we read and reviewed Bad News for Outlaws.  Bad News for Outlaws The Remarkable Life of Bass Reeves, Deputy U.S. Marshall written by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson illustrated by R. Gregory Christie Carolrhoda Books, 2009 Colonel George Reeves was so impressed with the marksmanship skills of his young slave Bass that he would take him hunting and enter him in shooting contests. He even took Bass to fight beside him in the Civil War. After Bass got into an argument with Colonel Reeves and struck him, he had no choice but to run. He settled in Indian Territory; at the end of the Civil War, he bought some land … Read more

#TBT Book Review – Blue Goose by Nancy Tafuri

Blue Goose by Nancy Tafuri is a book that a Reading Tub volunteer introduced to us. She and her daughter (then 5 and 6) would make weekly trips to their local library, and we were the beneficiaries of some of her daughter’s favorite choices. I always loved opening her emails because every review came with a personal story about their library visit. Blue Goose written and illustrated by Nancy Tafuri Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2008 Farmer Gray drives off in his truck to go to town. While he is gone, the animals paint the farm in all the primary colors: a Blue Goose, a Red Hen, a Yellow Chick, and a White Duck. They mix their colors … Read more