Friday, November 30, 2012

Best Of 2012

Buddy couldn't pick just one,
It just wouldn't be fun.
So he checked his bookshelf,
to find the best of twenty-twelve.
He had to choose from thirty-two,
And it was not easy thing to do.
He finally chose ten picture book,
So go ahead and take a look.
This Is Not My Hat
by Jon Klassen
King Arthur's Very Great Grandson
by Kenneth Kraegel
Pete The Cat And His Four Groovy Buttons
by Eric Litwin
Oh, No
by Candace Fleming 
Ben's Flying Flowers
by Inger Maier

I Know A Librarian Who Chewed On A Word
by Laurie Lazzaro Knowlton
Make A Wish Bear
by Greg Foley
Because Amelia Smiled
by David Ezra Stein
Suppose You Meet A Dinosaur
by Judy Sierra
Penguin And Pinecone
by Salina Yoon

Friday, November 23, 2012

Christmas Book Review

It happens every year at this time.
The day after Thanksgiving.
The start of the Christmas season.
This is a great time for a book review.
Buddy has posted his latest review,
seven new Christmas Books.
Turkey Claus
by Wendi Silvano
Thanksgiving is over and Turkey is not in trouble.
But wait! Turkey overheard Jake and his wife 
discuss what they want for Christmas dinner.
It's Turkey trouble again.
But this time Turkey went to find Santa.
Is Turkey cooked this time?
Check this hilarious follow up to "Turkey Trouble."
Pete The Cat Saves Christmas
by Eric Litwin
It's a parody on "The Night Before Christmas."
Santa was ill, will Christmas be cancelled?
No, they call on Pete the Cat.
Pete the Cat and reindeer were flying away,
to deliver presents for Christmas day.
Rhyming text keeps the story flowing,
with the message, give it your all.
How Do Dinosaurs Say Merry Christmas
by Jane Yolen
Jane Yolen's latest Dinosaur series,
ask a series of questions.
Does dinosaur sleep on Christmas eve?
Does he rip open presents, eat all the cookies? 
Just like the author's previous dinosaur books,
it also provides what happens with a dinosaur on the night before.
He helps trim the tree, eats all his dinner.
The rhyming text and great illustrations 
make it enjoyable book to read. 
The Christmas Quiet Book
by Deborah Underwood
A great follow up to the original "Quiet Book."
Searching for presents quiet.
Hoping for a snow day quiet.
With the great illustrations, 
this is a truly a holiday picture book.
Just Right For Christmas
by Birdie Black
A king bought a huge roll of red cloth.
The maids sewed together a beautiful cloak
for the king's daughter.
The rest of the cloth was left outside.
Before the night was over,
every piece of cloth was used 
for a Christmas present. 
Gifts given to so many people including a mouse.

The Christmas Story
The Brick Bible for Kids

Charlie And The Christmas Kitty
by Ree Drummond

Saturday, November 17, 2012

More Books 2 Read

Join us in this book review.
Picture books selected for you.
Picked by our own Buddy Book.
So scroll down and take a look.
It's seven new books to read.
So how many will you need?
Oh Nuts
by Tammi Sauer

Cutesy, Blinky and Bob live in a zoo.
The three chipmunks devised a plan
to get the people's attention.
But the zoo visitors are busy
watching zebras chew grass,
and observe giraffes flick bugs.
The three friends tried every method
to upstage the other animals.
In the end, they realized,
they needed to act like the others.
Penguin and Pinecone
by Salina Yoon
Penguin found a Pinecone in the snow.
He loved his new friend so much
that he knit Pinecone a scarf.
Penguin realized it's too cold for his friend to stay.
Penguin trekked through snow and wind,
so his friend could live in a forest.
Years later, Penguin missed his friend,
so he took a trip back to find him.
Penguin found Pinecone grew tall as a tree
with a scarf wrapped around him.
Their friendship grew even though
they had to live far apart.
Watch Your Tongue, Cecily Beasley
by Lane Fredrickson 
Cecily was never polite.
She burped, slurped, and made dreadful faces.
When Cecily stuck out her tongue,
she could not close her mouth.
A bird built a nest on Cecily's tongue.
This rhyming story provides
a learning lesson even for Cecily.
Olivia and the Fairy Princesses
by Ian Falconer

Olivia thinks she has an identity crisis.
She doesn't know what she wants to be.
A princess no way, there are too many princesses.
Olivia likes to stand out.
She begins her quest. Olivia considers many possibilities.
In the end, she made the right choice.
by Astronaut Mark Kelly
Meteor wants to be an astronaut.
The little mouse works hard to show
he is ready to go on a mission.
When Meteor is chosen,
they set off to outer space.
When disaster strikes, Meteor is
qualified to save the mission.
A real astronaut wrote this wonderful tale.
by Erin Frankel
Little Sweet Potato
by Amy Beth Bloom

Saturday, November 10, 2012

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With the three lovable characters.
Buddy Book,Cathy Crayon,Pencil Pete.
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So how many,one or two.
What are you going to do?
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What are you waiting for?

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Got A Minute?

There are some words that I live by.
They are listed in my ABC's.
I want to share them with you.
I hope these words can inspire you too.

Always think positive
Believe you can make a difference
Care about animals
Don't give up on yourself, ever
Express gratitude
Forgive one another
Get along with everyone
Hang on to your dreams
Imagine you can succeed
Join a school club
Keep your heart free from anger
Love without conditions
Make someone happy
Never lie, cheat or steal
Obey your parents
Pray to God
Quick to listen, slow to speak
Read a book
Start your day with a smile
Thank God for what you have
Use your time wisely,
Value your family
Winning isn't everything
eXalt GOD
Zest for life