Tuesday, June 11, 2013

pictures books for summer reading

Penny and Her Marble by Kevin Henkes is the newest book about Penny.  It is my favorite of the three books about Penny.  One day she picks up a marble she sees and takes it home.  She loves the marble, but then realizes perhaps it belonged to someone else.  This book is for children three to seven.
A Spoon for Every Bite by Joe Hayes is a picture book that I recommend to my second and third grade students.  Set in New Mexico, this story is about a rich man who boasts of his wealth to his poor neighbor.  His neighbor is tired of the boastful man, so he tells the man he uses a new spoon every time he takes a bite of food.  Not to be outdone, the rich man attempts to do that as well, but finds out too late he has been tricked.   
Three Hens and a Peacock by Lester Laminack is a book I found at the library recently.  It tells the story of three ordinary hens living on a farm, and an unusual addition to the farm, Peacock.  The hens are jealous of Peacock because he attracts so much attention because of his beautiful feathers.  The peacock and the hens switch places for the day and learn an important lesson.  Preschoolers and grade school students would enjoy this story.

Read any good picture books lately?  


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