Thursday, December 26, 2013

What do I need ?

We unwrapped our Christmas presents,
we are happy with the gifts we received.
Now it's time to reflect on the year of 2013.
Is it possible there is something missing?
Some essential that you long to have or do.
What would it be?
We are not talking about money or possessions,
but something vital for your life.
Read the following poem and ask yourself,
if you need the seven essentials I posted.
TIME, that is what I need is time,
To live this life and leave my past behind.
SMILE, that is what I need and it can be done,
To put on a smile and show it to everyone.
LOVE, that is what I need in my heart,
To embrace this feeling right from the start.
FRIEND, that is what I need is a friend,
Someone who will be there till the end.
PRAY, that is what I need to do is pray,
To seek the Lord and call on him today.
PEACE, that is what I need is peace within,
I can find it when I let God come in.
LIFE, that is a gift I know is mine,
All I need to do is let it shine.

Friday, December 20, 2013

It's Christmas

The word became flesh on the very night.
When the shepherds saw the beautiful sight.
It was our Savior Jesus who was born.
He came from heaven in the early morn.
It was that night when salvation had begun.
When God had sent his beloved Son.
He came down to save us from our sin.
We could surely see God's love within.
He died on the cross for our sake.
So that our bondage of sin would break.
So every Christmas we recall that day.
When we proclaim that it's Jesus birthday.
MERRY CHRISTMAS

Friday, December 13, 2013

Best of 2013


Buddy couldn't pick just one.
It wouldn't be any fun.
So for this special book review.
He picked out the best for you.
Buddy had to choose from forty-two.
And that was not a easy thing to do.
Buddy finally chose ten picture book.
So go ahead and take a look.

THE DAY THE CRAYONS QUIT
by Drew Daywalt

BLACK RABBIT
by Philippa Leathers

THE OTHER SIDE OF TOWN
by Jon Agee

MY LUCKY BIRTHDAY
by Keiko Kasza

OPEN THIS LITTLE BOOK
by Jesse Klausmeier

NO PIRATES ALLOWED
by Rhonda Gowler Greene

THE INNER LIGHT
by Henry Porada

LOST AND FOUND
by Bill Harley

THE BLESSING CUP 
by Patricia Polacco

1 2 3 VERSUS A B C
by Mike Boldt






Saturday, December 7, 2013

What's New

Go ahead and take a look
It's about a children's picture book.
Not one, two, three or four.
But Buddy chose many more.
Seven great books selected for you.
So check out Buddy's book review.

LITTLE SANTA
by Jon Agee
Little Santa loves the North Pole.
Family wanted to move to Florida,
but a blizzard foiled their plans.
Santa goes up the chimney for help.
He meets a reindeer and elves
and now his life changes.
A great fictional beginning of Santa.

A VERY FUDDLES CHRISTMAS
by Frans Vischer  
The spoiled cat thinks Christmas is for him.
But after a turkey dinner, a ginger bread 
house, and a fallen Christmas tree.
Fuddles finds himself outside in the cold.
The cat endures the cold elements
and a trip through the snow.
Fuddles finds his way back inside.
A very funny tale for the holiday season.

HANUKKAH BEAR
by Eric A. Kimmel
The first night of Hanukkah, the bear
wanders into Bubba's house and
receives a delicious treat of potato latkes.
She mistake's the bear for the rabbi. 
The story continues when the real
rabbi shows up at Bubba's door. 

THE SMALLEST GIFT OF CHRISTMAS
by Peter H. Reynolds
It's Christmas morning and Roland races
downstairs to find the smallest gift he's ever seen.
Roland takes a trip to search for the biggest gift.
He learns the smallest gift can be the biggest.

ITSY BITSY CHRISTMAS
by Max Lucado
Itsy and Bitsy hear the King is coming.
They sent off to find this precious King.
But along the way, they hear Bethlehem
is too small town for a King to visit.
Discouraged, Itsy and Bitsy run back
to the stable and find the news is true.
They meet the newborn King, Jesus.

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TALLULAH'S NUTCRACKER
by Marilyn Singer

 DECK THE WALLS 
by Erin Dealey

Saturday, November 30, 2013

I LOVE BOOKS !

Another book review for you to see.
Take a moment now and look with me.
It's great books you'll love to read.
I made some great choices indeed.
I picked seven picture books that are new.
I'm thrilled to share them with you.

OL' CLIP CLOP
by Patricia C. McKissack
John Leep a landlord who sets out
to evict a widow from one of his rentals.
John Leep rides on his horse when 
he fears someone is following him.
He can hear the sounds of an
approaching horse but he cannot see it.
The illustrations add an eerie tension
that escalates to a hair raising climax.

GO AHEAD AND DREAM
By Karen Kingsbury & Alex Smith
A special song by grandfather inspires
two boys to pursue their dreams.
Based on a true story, the two boys
work hard and never give up.
One boy becomes a airline pilot,
while the other becomes a football player.
With the inspiring words and great pictures,
this story will encourage others in their dreams.

WHEN YOU'RE A PIRATE DOG
by Eric Ode
Over twenty-five poems that includes
a poem titled, 'When You're a Pirate Dog.'
You will enjoy poetry about a treasure hunt,
birthday party and a pirate ghost.
Great rhythm with colorful illustrations,
on a jolly pirate crew.

THE VERY INAPPROPRIATE WORD
by Jim Tobin
 Michael loves to collect words.
He picked up a new word.
An inappropriate word that 
is passed around to friends at school. 
What can Michael do when he
realizes he collected a naughty word?

KING OF THE ZOO
by Erica S. Perl
Who is the King of the zoo?
Each animal thinks of themselves
as King of the Zoo.
Especially Carlos the Chameleon.
Find out who gets the crown?

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THE SILVER MOON
by Jack Prelutsky


HENRY'S MAP
by David Elliot




Friday, November 22, 2013

Why I Coach

They ask me why I coach and I reply,
It's so much fun to teach kids to try.
To bump a ball and how to set,
To jump and spike and play the net.
Beyond any winning, glory or fame,
I want to teach the kids the game.
Where challenges and goals may wait,
And thrills and hope, it could be great.
I give my best in what I do,
I do it for the kids, this is true.

Friday, November 15, 2013

It's Time !


It's time for another book review.
All seven picture books are new.
Check which books Buddy found.
Get a pen and jot them down.
So go ahead and take a look.
Today's theme is have you read a book?

THE BLESSING CUP
by Patricia Polacco
A heartfelt story about a special tea set.
It was a gift to Anna's parents as a wedding present.
Anyone who drinks from it receives a blessing.
Anna gave the tea set (less one cup) 
to a doctor who helped them.
The special cup becomes a symbol of lasting
love for the family for more than a century.

TUG OF WAR
by John Burningham
Hare gets fed up when Hippo and Elephant tease him.
Hare challenges each one to a tug of war.
Hippo and Elephant are tricked to think,
the competition is against the Hare.
The two huge animals are amazed at the
strength Hare is pulling on the other end. 
What they don't realize is they are
pulling one end against each other.

THE SNATCHABOOK
by Helen Docherty
Every night the animals snuggle in for a bedtime story.
But one night, books start to disappear.
One brave bunny tries to solve the mystery.
It's a creature called Snatchabook who is guilty.
The bunny discovers the creature had his reason.
He longs for someone to read to him.
They invite Snatchbook to join them in the forest
to listen to wonderful stories read at bedtime.
The beautiful illustrations with great detail
make this book a big hit for kids and parents.

DINO-WRESTLING
by Lisa Wheeler
Dino wrestling is a gigantic event.
Meat eating dinosaurs clash 
with the vegetarian dinosaurs.
They compete in all styles of wrestling.
They battle to pin their opponent.
This latest Dino sport book provides
excellent illustrations written in rhyme.

PETE THE CAT AND HIS MAGIC SUNGLASSES
by Kimberly & James Dean
Pete the cat wakes up feeling grumpy.
His friend the Toad provides Pete sunglasses.
Pete the Cat sees things in a whole new way.
Pete the Cat provides the sunglasses
to all his animal friends.
They see things differently too.
In the end, Pete the Cat learns something important,
you don't need sunglasses to see things are good.  

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THE FORT THAT JACK BUILT
by Boni Ashburn

THIS IS THE ROPE
by Jacqueline Woodson


Friday, November 8, 2013

Friday, November 1, 2013

Just a Kid


She stands at the line with her heart pounding fast.
It's the game winning point, her chance at last.
The crowd looks on, as they patiently wait,
She is ready to serve, this moment could be great.
A serve over the net and the team could win.
A thrill and hope that she holds in.
She hits the ball and it flies through the air.
There's a groan from the coach, the ball hits a chair.
The coach jumps up and said she is done.
Tears fill her eyes, it's no longer fun.
She's just a kid, who signed up to play.
So give her a chance, don't take it away.
Keep this in mind and don't ever forget.
She's just a kid, not a pro yet.

Friday, October 18, 2013

If you're a writer.......

If you're a writer and you know it,
click your pen.
If you're a writer and you know it,
click your pen.
It you're a writer and you know it,
then you should always write.
If you're a writer and you know it,
click your pen.
If you finished your book and you know it,
say wah-hoo.
If you finished your book and you know it,
say wah-hoo.
If you finished your book and you know it,
then you need someone to edit.
If you finished your book and you know it,
say wah-hoo.
If your book is good and you know it,
say cha ching.
If your book is good and you know it,
say cha ching.
If your book is good and you know it, 
then you should write a query letter.
If your book is good and you know it,
say cha ching. 

Friday, October 11, 2013

It's New !

Looking for a book review?
Searching for picture books too?
Then this blog is right for you.
We have seven books that are new.
Selected by our own Buddy Book.
So sit right down and take a look.

NO PIRATES ALLOWED SAID LIBRARY LOU
by Rhonda Gowler Greene
Pirate Pete storms in the library
with a foul smell and unruly behavior.
His treasure map points to the 
Seabreezy library to the gold.
Library Lou teaches the pirate
you'll find clues by reading books.
Read this excellent tale and 
amazing illustrations and find
what treasure the pirate found.

TRICK OR TREAT
by Debbie Leppanen
It's a Halloween spooktacular.
A collection of 15 rhyming poems.
It's a happy haunter's delight.
With hungry ghouls, sneaky ghosts, and
frisky skeleton that party in the moonlight.

YOUR SKELETON IS SHOWING
by Kurt Cyrus
Take a trip to a cemetery,
follow along with a 
lost dog and it's owner.
They search every tombstone
for the ghost dog's master.
Enjoy reading all 29 poems
with it's clever word play,
and grim illustrations. 

DING DONG DONKEY
by Michelle Robinson
Someone is at the door,
it must be the pizza boy.
Oh, no, it's a Gorilla!
Gorilla barges in and
dumps the boy's toy box,
dressed in his clothes,
and even broke the vase.
The news gets worse.
Read this fun tale and
find out what the bad news is?

NUGGET & FANG
by Tammi Sauer
Nugget a minnow becomes
friends with Fang a shark.
Nugget learns minnows should
avoid sharks for obvious reasons.
Fang tries to regain their friendship.
He succeeds when he saves the 
minnows from grave danger.

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HOW BIG COULD YOUR PUMPKIN GROW
by Wendell Minor

CLICK CLACK BOO
by Doreen Cronin

 

Friday, October 4, 2013

Ten Writers


Ten wacky, witty writers,
all had a dream.
To publish a book,
hard it may seem.
They submitted their story,
for an editor to read.
But which witty writer  
will be able to succeed?
First writer wrote a tale,
that included a swine.
But his story was weak,
so now there's only nine.
Second writer wrote a memoir,
she thought it was great.
But her story lacked emotion,
so now there's only eight.
Third writer was confident,
he wrote book on heaven.
But he did no research,
so now there's only seven.
Fourth writer wrote poetry,
it's not part of the mix.
Guidelines state no poems,
so now there's only six.
Fifth writer wrote a book,
on how to stay alive.
But he sent no query,
so now there's only five.
Sixth writer wrote on adventure,
places you can explore.
She misspelled editor's name,
so now there's only four.
Seventh writer wrote on nature,
about places you can see.
But he never checked facts,
so now there's only three.
Eighth writer wrote on mystery,
but she had no clue.
She received a rejection,
so now there's only two.
Ninth writer wrote on travel,
places you can have fun.
His book was never edited,
so now there's only one.
Tenth writer read WRITERS DIGEST,
to find what publishers need?
She followed all the steps and
she was able to succeed.

Friday, September 27, 2013

Can you draw ?

Pull out the paper,
get out your pen.
It's time for you,
to draw something again.
You can sketch a dog,
or maybe draw a heart.
We're looking to showcase
your work of art.
Whether you color,
sketch or draw.
We'll post your masterpiece,
on this blog.
So take a look at this.
It's a work of art, you can't miss.


Friday, September 20, 2013

Second Chance

I could have been your friend,
but I treated you so bad.
Now I am so ashamed,
I was so angry and mad.
I could have been your friend,
if I treated you like one.
I realize I was wrong,
I'm sorry for what I've done.
If only I had another chance,
I would treat you so good.
I would shower you with love,
the way I should.
I could have been your friend,
and helped you too.
I wish I had a second chance,
I would be nice to you.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Take a look


Two, four, six, eight.
Which blog do we appreciate?
Picture Book Corner, that's who!
With a brand new book review.
Presented to you by Buddy Book.
So go ahead and take a look.

THE DAY THE CRAYONS QUIT
by Drew Daywalt
Duncan was planning to color.
But the box of crayons quit.
Each color complained.
Beige doesn't want to compete with Brown.
Orange and Yellow do not get along.
All Duncan wanted to do was color.
Is there a colorful solution?
Read this hilarious story.

1 2 3 VERSUS ABC
by Mike Boldt
Numbers and letters want 
to be stars of this book.
One alligator shows up,
numbers claim it starts with a number,
while letters state it starts with a letter A.
So what is it? Is it about letters or numbers?
A funny story with great illustrations.

THE MONSTORE
by Tara Lazar
Zack buys a monster at a Monstore.
He bought a monster to
scare his annoying sister.
When the monster fails to frighten her,
Zack goes back and buys another monster.
But none of the monsters do their job.
What's worse, THERE IS NO REFUNDS!
What is Zack going to do?
Great story and fantastic art work.

COUNT THE MONKEYS
by Mac Barnett
Okay, it's a counting book,
but this author put a unique twist
to this colorful picture book.
Try to count the monkeys,
until one King Cobra
scared the monkeys away.
Each page, you're introduced
to another animal who scares
off the previous animals.
Can you count the monkeys?

PEST IN SHOW
by Victoria Jamieson
 Ladybug can't wait to perform
in her new musical.
She doesn't want anything to go wrong.
She has a little brother who is a pest.
Her brother is determined to be part of the show.
While Ladybug sings and dances,
the sibling competition begins.
Is the show a smash hit?
Read this funny story.

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CHICK-O-SAURUS REX
by Lenore & Daniel Jennewein

TWENTY-SIX PIRATES
by Dave Horowitz