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?

YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE:

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.  

YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE:

THE FORT THAT JACK BUILT
by Boni Ashburn

THIS IS THE ROPE
by Jacqueline Woodson


Friday, November 8, 2013

It's Awesome !

CHECK OUT THIS BOOK TRAILER!

video


YOU CAN PURCHASE BOOK AT:
www.amazon.com
www.barnesand noble.com
www.booksamillion.com
www.henryporada.com

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.