Tag Archives: Animals

Heart of a Shepherd

Title: Heart of A Shepherd Author(s): Rosanne Parry Illustrator/Photographer: Jan Gerardi Publisher and Year: Random House Inc., 2009 Number of pages: 161 Genre: Fiction Analysis: In Rosanne Parry’s chapter book Heart of a Shepherd, the text functions as a window … Continue reading

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Chicken Big

Title: Chicken Big Author(s): Keith Graves Illustrator/Photographer: Keith Graves Publisher and Year: Chronicle Books LLC, 2010 Number of pages: 32 Genre: Children’s Fiction Analysis: In Keith Graves’ children’s book Chicken Big, the text functions as a window for the reader … Continue reading

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McDuff Goes to School

Title: McDuff Goes to School Author: Rosemary Wells Illustrator: Susan Jeffers Publisher: Hyperion Books, 2001 Pages: 24 Analysis: McDuff Goes to School is one of a series by Rosemary Wells about McDuff the dog. In this book, McDuff gets new … Continue reading

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Horton Hears a Who!

Title: Horton Hears a Who! Author: Dr. Seuss Illustrator: Dr. Seuss Publisher: Random House, 1954 Pages: 60 Analysis: Horton Hears a Who! is a picture book by Dr. Seuss about Horton the elephant who discovers a city called Whoville on … Continue reading

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The One and Only Ivan

              Title: The One and Only Ivan Author: Katherine Applegate Illustrator/Photographer: Patricia Castelao Publisher and Year: Harper Collins Publisher, 2002 Number of Pages: 300 Tags/Themes: Colleen Swanson, Award Book, Newberry Medal, Animals, Animal Cruelty, … Continue reading

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I Can Hear the Sun

              Title: I Can Hear the Sun Author: Patricia Polacco Illustrator/Photographer: Patricia Polacco Publisher and Year: Philomel Books, 1996 Number of Pages: 32 Tags/Themes: Colleen Swanson, Homelessness, Myth, Animals, Friendship, 2-3, 4-5, 6-8 Genre: … Continue reading

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I Did it, I’m Sorry

Caralyn Buehner Mark Buehner Dial Books for Young Readers, 1998 29 pages Animals, Friendship, Fiction, K-5, Kelli Herlitz Non-fiction This text presents a series of animals facing moral dilemmas. There is a short quiz question at the end of each … Continue reading

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Because of Winn-Dixie

   Title: Because of Winn-Dixie Author: Kate DiCamillo Publisher and Year: Candlewick Press, 2000 Number of Pages: 175 Genre: Fiction Analysis: Because of Winn-Dixie is an award-winning children’s novel about a 10 year old girl named Opal who finds happiness … Continue reading

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All Afloat on Noah’s Boat

    Title: All Afloat on Noah’s Boat! Author: Tony Mitton Illustrator: Guy Parker-Rees Publisher and Year: Orchard Books, 2006 Number of Pages: 29 Genre: Picture Book Analysis: All Afloat on Noah’s Boat! is a fun story about Noah’s ark … Continue reading

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Rosetta’s Daring Day

   Title: Rosetta’s Daring Day Author: Lisa Papademetriou Illustrators: Judith Holmes Clarke, Adrienne Brown, Charles Pickens Publisher and Year: Random House, 2009 Number of Pages: 118 Genre: Fantasy Analysis: Rosetta’s Daring Day is a charming chapter book in the Disney … Continue reading

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