Tag Archives: Family

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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Grandfather’s Journey

Title: Grandfather’s Journey Author(s): Allen Sy Illustrator/Photographer: Allen Sy Publisher and Year: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1993 Number of pages: 29 Genre: Children’s Non-Fiction Analysis: In Allen Sy’s award winning book Grandfather’s Journey, the text functions as a window to the … Continue reading

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Emily’s Eighteen Aunts

Title: Emily’s Eighteen Aunts Author: Curtis Parkinson Illustrator: Andrea Wayne von Königlsöw Publisher: Stoddart Publishing Co, 2002 Pages: 30 Analysis: Emily’s Eighteen Aunts is about a little girl named Emily. All of her friends have aunts and uncles that go … 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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Pinocchio the Boy

Title: Pinocchio the Boy Author: Lane Smith Illustrator: Lane Smith Publisher: Penguin Putnam Books, 2002 Pages: 39 Analysis: Pinocchio the Boy is an interesting take on the story of Pinocchio. In this version, Pinocchio saved Geppetto’s life, and the Blue … Continue reading

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Liberty Porter First Daughter

Title: Liberty Porter First Daughter Author: Julia Devillers Illustrator or Photographer: Paige Pooler Pages: 163 Publisher and Year: Aladdin Books, 2009 Genre: Fiction Tags: Family, Friends, History, 1-3, Novel Analysis: Liberty Porter is the new first daughter at the White … Continue reading

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Joey Pigza Loses Control

Title: Joey Pigza Loses Control Author: Jack Gantos Illustrator or Photographer: N/A Publisher and Year: Square Fish Publishers, 2002 Pages: 196 Genre: Fiction Tags: Fiction, Family, 6-8, Novel Analysis: This is a novel about a boy named Joey. Joey’s parents … Continue reading

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Visiting Day

Title: Visiting Day Author: Jacqueline Woodson Illustrator or Photographer: James E. Ransome Publisher and Year: Scholastic Press, 2002 Tags and Themes: Family, Friendship, Diversity, K-3 Genre: Fiction Analysis: Visiting Day is a story about a little girl who lives with … 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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In Our Mothers’ House

              Title: In Our Mothers’ House Author: Patricia Polacco Illustrator/Photographer: Patricia Polacco Publisher and Year: Philomel Books, 2009 Number of Pages: 44 Tags/Themes: Colleen Swanson, Family, Adoption, Same Sex Couples, 4-5, 6-8, Culture, Realistic … Continue reading

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