Holes in the Sky

Holes in the Sky
Author: Patricia Polacco
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 48
Release: 2018-09-11
ISBN 10: 1524739499
ISBN 13: 9781524739492
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Holes in the Sky Book Review:

Miss Eula is back! In this heartwarming companion to Chicken Sunday, young Trisha is devastated when her grandmother passes away, but finds joy in bonds with a new friend, her new California neighborhood—and the invincible Miss Eula. There will never be anyone like her grandmother, Patricia Polacco thinks, when her grandmother passes away. But when she and her family move to California—in the middle of a drought—she meets a new friend, the irrepressible Stewart, and his amazing grandmother, Miss Eula, who not only takes Trisha under her wing, but, with Trisha and Stewart, steps up to lead their entire extraordinarily diverse neighborhood to help a hurting neighbor—and her once lush garden—survive the drought. Trisha's grandmother's old saying about the stars being Holes in the Sky turns out to be Miss Eula's, too, convincing Trisha that she has miraculously discovered another unforgettable grandmother.

An A From Miss Keller

An A From Miss Keller
Author: Patricia Polacco
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 40
Release: 2015-09-29
ISBN 10: 0698173791
ISBN 13: 9780698173798
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An A From Miss Keller Book Review:

How did Patricia Polacco become a writer? A perfect companion to the classic Thank You, Mr. Falker, The Art of Miss Chew, and Mr. Wayne’s Masterpiece, this book celebrates a teacher who inspired a young Patricia Polacco to become the writer and storyteller she is today. Trisha is nervous about being chosen for Miss Keller’s writing class. “Killer Keller” demands that her students dazzle her with their writing, and rumor has it that she has never given an A. The rumors turn out to be all too true—there’s just no pleasing Miss Keller. Then an unexpected loss leaves Trisha heartbroken. Thoughts of teachers and grades forgotten, she pours out her soul in a personal narrative. And when Miss Keller reads it, she tells Trisha, “You’ve given your words wings.”

The Bee Tree

The Bee Tree
Author: Patricia Polacco
Publsiher: Turtleback Books
Total Pages: 32
Release: 1998
ISBN 10: 9780613073257
ISBN 13: 0613073258
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Bee Tree Book Review:

To teach his daughter the value of books, a father leads a growing crowd in search of the tree where the bees keep all their honey.

Bully

Bully
Author: Patricia Polacco
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 48
Release: 2012-09-13
ISBN 10: 110164785X
ISBN 13: 9781101647851
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bully Book Review:

Patricia Polacco takes on cliques and online bullying Lyla finds a great friend in Jamie on her first day of school, but when Lyla makes the cheerleading squad and a clique of popular girls invites her to join them, Jamie is left behind. Lyla knows bullying when she sees it, though, and when she sees the girls viciously teasing classmates on Facebook, including Jamie, she is smart enough to get out. But no one dumps these girls, and now they're out for revenge. Patricia Polacco has taken up the cause against bullies ever since Thank You, Mr. Falker, and her passion shines through in this powerful story of a girl who stands up for a friend.

The Lemonade Club

The Lemonade Club
Author: Patricia Polacco
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 48
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 0399245405
ISBN 13: 9780399245404
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Lemonade Club Book Review:

When Marilyn and her teacher, Miss Wichelman, both get cancer, they encourage each other and, aided by medical treatments and support from friends, they get better and learn that when life hands you lemons, make lemonade!

Clara and Davie

Clara and Davie
Author: Patricia Polacco
Publsiher: Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages: 40
Release: 2017-02-28
ISBN 10: 0545692970
ISBN 13: 9780545692977
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Clara and Davie Book Review:

From bestselling author Patricia Polacco's family tree -- the true story of young Clara Barton. Animals and flowers were Clara's best friends. She had a special way with critters and found joy in the beauty that sprang from the soil. But whenever Clara talked, her words didn't come out right. As hard as she tried, she could not get over her lisp. Clara's older brother Davie understood that his sister was gifted. When folks made fun of Clara's stilted words, Davie was always at her side reminding her that she had a talent for healing creatures. Davie told his sister, "Some day you are going to be a very great lady." And that's exactly what happened. Clara Barton became one of the most famous medical practitioners of all time, and founded the American Red Cross.

The Mermaid s Purse

The Mermaid s Purse
Author: Patricia Polacco
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 48
Release: 2016-10-04
ISBN 10: 069817416X
ISBN 13: 9780698174160
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Mermaid s Purse Book Review:

Based on the life of beloved author-illustrator Patricia Polacco’s own amazing grandmother, this wonderful celebration of reading and community is as exhilarating as it is heartwarming. Young Stella loves books so much, her books begin to take over the farmhouse. “Why, Stell, you need your own library to hold those books,” her pa tells her, so he and the neighbors build her one! She calls it “the Mermaid’s Purse,” since the midwife said Stella was born in one. Stella opens the Purse to her neighbors and travels around the countryside, sharing her books door-to-door. Not everyone gives them a chance at first, like grouchy Pig Ears Lonsberry. But farmer Dunkle sure changes his mind when information in a book saves his sick sheep. Eventually, everybody comes to love the Mermaid’s Purse—so when a tornado destroys it, scattering Stella’s precious books far and wide, the whole community rallies to help.

Equality s Call

Equality s Call
Author: Deborah Diesen
Publsiher: Beach Lane Books
Total Pages: 48
Release: 2020-02-18
ISBN 10: 1534439587
ISBN 13: 9781534439580
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Equality s Call Book Review:

Learn all about the history of voting rights in the United States—from our nation’s founding to the present day—in this powerful picture book from the New York Times bestselling author of The Pout-Pout Fish. A right isn’t right till it’s granted to all… The founders of the United States declared that consent of the governed was a key part of their plan for the new nation. But for many years, only white men of means were allowed to vote. This unflinching and inspiring history of voting rights looks back at the activists who answered equality’s call, working tirelessly to secure the right for all to vote, and it also looks forward to the future and the work that still needs to be done.

Story Proof

Story Proof
Author: Kendall Haven
Publsiher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Total Pages: 164
Release: 2007-10-30
ISBN 10: 0313095876
ISBN 13: 9780313095870
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Story Proof Book Review:

Like Stephen Krashen's important work in The Power of Reading, Story Proof collects and analyzes the research that validates the importance of story, story reading, and storytelling to the brain development and education of children and adults. Accomplished researcher and storyteller Kendall Haven, establishes the need for understanding the research findings in neural psychology and brain development and the value of a common definition of story if one is to fully grasp the importance and necessity of story to the development of the human mind. To support his case, he reviews a wealth of research from storytellers, teachers, and others who have experienced the power of story firsthand. The author has collected anecdotal experiences from over 100 performing storytellers and from 1,800 story practitioners (mostly teachers) who have made extensive use of stories. He has read more than 150 qualitative and quantitative research studies that discuss the effectiveness of stories and/or storytelling for one or more specific applications (education, organizational management, knowledge management, medical and narrative therapy, etc.). Forty of these studies were literature reviews and comparative studies including analysis of over 1,000 studies and descriptive articles. He has also gathered research evidence from his own story performances for total audiences of over 4 million and from conducting story writing workshops with 200,000 students and 40,000 teachers.

Mr Wayne s Masterpiece

Mr  Wayne s Masterpiece
Author: Patricia Polacco
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 40
Release: 2014-08-12
ISBN 10: 0698171543
ISBN 13: 9780698171541
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mr Wayne s Masterpiece Book Review:

In this inspiring true story, beloved artist Patricia Polacco conquers her fear of public speaking, allowing her to discover her remarkable voice. A wonderful companion to Thank You, Mr. Falker and The Art of Miss Chew, it celebrates the lifelong impact of a great teacher. Speaking in front of an audience terrifies Trisha. Ending up in Mr. Wayne’s drama class is the last thing she wants! But Mr. Wayne gives her a backstage role painting scenery for the winter play. As she paints, she listens to the cast rehearse, memorizing their lines without even realizing it. Then, days before opening night, the lead actress suddenly moves away, and Trisha is the only other person who knows her part. Will the play have to be canceled? It won’t be an easy road—when Trisha tries to recite the lines in front of the cast, nothing comes out! But Mr. Wayne won’t let her give up, and with his coaching, Trisha is able to become one of his true masterpieces.

The Art of Miss Chew

The Art of Miss Chew
Author: Patricia Polacco
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 40
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 0399257039
ISBN 13: 9780399257032
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Art of Miss Chew Book Review:

Describes how a teacher named Miss Chew encouraged individuality, and accepted learning differences, and helped a young student with academic difficulties get extra time to take tests and permission to be in advanced art classes. Inspired by the author's memories of her art teacher.

Lots

Lots
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2017-02
ISBN 10: 9781783704651
ISBN 13: 1783704659
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lots Book Review:

Pink and Say

Pink and Say
Author: Patricia Polacco
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 48
Release: 1994
ISBN 10: 0399226710
ISBN 13: 9780399226717
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pink and Say Book Review:

Say Curtis describes his meeting with Pinkus Aylee, a black soldier, during the Civil War, and their capture by Southern troops. Based on a true story about the author's great-great-grandfather.

Mr Lincoln s Way

Mr  Lincoln s Way
Author: Patricia Polacco
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 48
Release: 2017-02-07
ISBN 10: 0425288315
ISBN 13: 9780425288313
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mr Lincoln s Way Book Review:

When Mr. Lincoln, "the coolest principal in the whole world," discovers that Eugene, the school bully, knows a lot about birds, he uses this interest to help Eugene overcome his intolerance.

The Boy Who Loved Words

The Boy Who Loved Words
Author: Roni Schotter
Publsiher: Schwartz & Wade
Total Pages: 40
Release: 2013-06-26
ISBN 10: 0307983196
ISBN 13: 9780307983190
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Boy Who Loved Words Book Review:

In this Parents' Choice Gold Award–winning book, Selig collects words, ones that stir his heart (Mama!) and ones that make him laugh (giggle). But what to do with so many luscious words? After helping a poet find the perfect words for his poem (lozenge, lemon, and licorice), he figures it out: His purpose is to spread the word to others. And so he begins to sprinkle, disburse, and broadcast them to people in need.

Bun Bun Button

Bun Bun Button
Author: Patricia Polacco
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 40
Release: 2011-10-27
ISBN 10: 1101647876
ISBN 13: 9781101647875
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bun Bun Button Book Review:

Paige loves cuddling with Gramma and all of Gramma's pets in the Old Blue Chair. And when Gramma makes her Bun Bun Button, an adorable homemade stuffed bunny with a button nose, this special time becomes even more cozy. Then a balloon carries the little bunny away. Bun Bun braves honking geese and a wide night sky, until luck - or love - magically brings her back home to the little girl who loves her. This heartwarming story celebrates the special bond between grandparents and grandchildren, and is perfect for children who imagine their toys have secret adventures when no one's watching.

Lily s Crossing

Lily s Crossing
Author: Patricia Reilly Giff
Publsiher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2001-11-13
ISBN 10: 9780385729932
ISBN 13: 0385729936
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lily s Crossing Book Review:

This “brilliantly told” (New York Times) Newbery Honor Book gives readers a sense of what it was like to be on the American home front while our soldiers were away fighting in World War II. As in past years, Lily will spend the summer in Rockaway, in her family’s summer house by the Atlantic Ocean. But this summer of 1944, World War II has changed everyone’s life. Lily’s best friend, Margaret, has moved to a wartime factory town, and, much worse, Lily’s father is going overseas to the war. There’s no one Lily’s age in Rockaway until the arrival of Albert, a refugee from Hungary with a secret sewn into his coat. Albert has lost most of his family in the war; he’s been through things Lily can’t imagine. But soon they form a special friendship. Now Lily and Albert have secrets to share: They both have told lies, and Lily has told one that may cost Albert his life. From the Hardcover edition.

White Socks Only

White Socks Only
Author: Evelyn Coleman,Tyrone Geter
Publsiher: Albert Whitman & Company
Total Pages: 32
Release: 1996-01-01
ISBN 10: 0807593613
ISBN 13: 9780807593615
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

White Socks Only Book Review:

In the segregated south, a young girl thinks that she can drink from a fountain marked "Whites Only" because she is wearing her white socks.

Mufaro s Beautiful Daughters

Mufaro s Beautiful Daughters
Author: John Steptoe
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2003-01-01
ISBN 10: 9781591123187
ISBN 13: 1591123186
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mufaro s Beautiful Daughters Book Review:

Bearwalker

Bearwalker
Author: Joseph Bruchac
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2009-02-17
ISBN 10: 9780061838699
ISBN 13: 0061838691
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bearwalker Book Review:

From Joseph Bruchac, the author of the award-winning middle-grade thrillfest Skeleton Man, comes another creepy tale inspired by the folklore of indigenous Americans. Baron has always been fascinated by bears—their gentle strength and untamed power. But the Bearwalker legend, passed down by his Mohawk ancestors, tells of a different kind of creature—a terrible mix of human and animal that looks like a bear but is really a bloodthirsty monster. The tale never seemed to be more than a scary story . . . until a class camping trip deep in the Adirondacks, when Baron comes face-to-face with an evil being that is all too real.