16 Words: William Carlos Williams and “The Red Wheelbarrow ” By Lisa Rogers

Back of Book:  “Look out the window. What do you see? If you are Dr. William Carlos Williams, you see a wheelbarrow. A drizzle of rain. Chickens scratching in the damp earth.” The wheelbarrow belongs to Thaddeus Marshall, a street vendor, who every day goes to work selling vegetables on the streets of Rutherford, NewContinue reading “16 Words: William Carlos Williams and “The Red Wheelbarrow ” By Lisa Rogers”

A Year with Mama Earth by Rebecca Grabill

Back of Book: In September, Mama Earth sighs out the first autumn frost, which crunches under children’s feet. Mama Earth looks after nature’s plants and animals throughout the year—singing lullabies to fat bears in the fall, dressing evergreens in icicles in winter, and waking up the crocuses in spring. And in the summer, Mama EarthContinue reading “A Year with Mama Earth by Rebecca Grabill”

An Inconvenient Alphabet: Ben Franklin & Noah Webster’s Spelling Revolution by Beth Anderson

Back of Book: Once upon a revolutionary time, two great American patriots tried to make life easier. They knew how hard it was to spell words in English. They knew that sounds didn’t match letters. They knew that the problem was an inconvenient English alphabet. In 1786, Ben Franklin, at age eighty, and Noah Webster,Continue reading “An Inconvenient Alphabet: Ben Franklin & Noah Webster’s Spelling Revolution by Beth Anderson”

The Word Collector By Peter H. Reynolds

Back of Book: In this extraordinary new tale from Peter H. Reynolds, Jerome discovers the magic of the words all around him — short and sweet words, two-syllable treats, and multisyllable words that sound like little songs. Words that connect, transform, and empower. My Review: This story focuses on a young boy named Jerome. WhileContinue reading “The Word Collector By Peter H. Reynolds”

Penny and the Punctuation Bee by Moira Rose Donohue

Click here to find on Amazon Back of book: Elsie, and exclamation point, announces loudly that she’s sure she’ll win the school Punctuation Bee. After all, an exclamation point has won the last three years. But Penny, a period, and her friend, Quentin, a question mark, decide to practice and practice. More than anything, Penny wantsContinue reading “Penny and the Punctuation Bee by Moira Rose Donohue”