Author Archives: Alexandra Partipilo

Inside Out and Back Again

Title: Inside Out and Back Again Author: Thanhha Lai Illustrator/ Photographer: N/A Publisher and Year: Harper Collins Books, 2011 Number of Pages: 272 Tags/ Themes: Family, Perseverance, Vietnam War, Growing Up, 5-7, Newbery Honor Book, National Book Award Winner Genre: Historical … Continue reading

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Regarding the Fountain

  Title: Regarding the Fountain Author: Kate Klise Illustrator/ Photographer: M. Sarah Klise Publisher and Year: Avon Books, 1998 Number of Pages: 138 Tags/ Themes: Fiction, Friendship, Letters, School Genre: Fiction Descriptive Annotation: This chapter book is about a school, Dry … Continue reading

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A Path of Stars

Title: A Path of Stars Author: Anne Sibley O’Brien Illustrator/ Photographer: Anne Sibley O’Brien Publisher and Year: Charlesbridge, 2012 Number of Pages: 38 Tags/Themes: Historical Fiction, Family, Folk Tale, K-3, Asian Pacific American Award for Literature, Cambodia Genre: Historical Fiction Descriptive … Continue reading

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Don’t Let Auntie Mabel Bless the Table

Title: Don’t Let Auntie Mabel Bless the Table Author: Vanessa Brantley Newton Illustrator/ Photographer: Vanessa Brantley Newton Publisher and Year: Blue Apple Books, 2010 Number of Pages: 28 Tags/Themes: Fiction, Friendship, Grace, Thankfulness, K-2 Genre: Fiction Descriptive Annotation: It’s Sunday … Continue reading

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All the World

Title: All the World Author: Liz Garton Scalon Illustrator/ Photographer: Marla Frazee Publisher and Year: Beach Lane Books, 2009 Number of Pages: 40 Tags/Themes: Fiction, Rhyming, Friendship, Family, Caldecott Honor, K-2 Genre: Fiction Descriptive Annotation: The story begins with a … Continue reading

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Because Amelia Smiled

Title: Because Amelia Smiled Author: David Ezra Stein Illustrator/ Photographer: David Ezra Stein Publisher and Year: Candelwick Press, 2012 Number of Pages: 40 Tags/Themes: Fiction, Smiling, Passing it on Genre: Fiction Descriptive Annotation: The story opens with Amelia smiling as … Continue reading

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Stompin’ At The Savoy

Title: Stompin’ at the Savoy Author: Bebe Moore Campbell Illustrator/ Photographer: Richard Yarde Publisher and Year: Philomel Books New York, 2006 Number of Pages: 40 Tags/Themes: Fiction, Dancing, Perseverance, Belief, 4-6 Genre: Realistic Fiction Descriptive Annotation: This is a story … Continue reading

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The Toll- Bridge Troll

Title: The Toll- Bridge Troll Author: Patricia Rae Wolff Illustrator/ Photographer: Kimberly Bulcken Root Publisher and Year: Browndeer Press Harcourt Brace and Company, 1995 Number of pages: 22 Tags/ Themes: Friendship, Riddles, Fable, 1-3 Genre: Fiction, Fable Descriptive Annotation: Tirgg is … Continue reading

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I Need My Monster

Title: I Need My Monster Author(s): Amanda Noll Illustrator/ Photographer: Howard McWilliam Publisher and Year: Flashlight Press Text, 2009 Number of pages: 32 Tags/ Themes: Growing Up, K-3, Descriptive Language, Fantasy Genre: Fantasy Descriptive Annotation: In this story, Ethan checks … Continue reading

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Rosa

Title: Rosa Author(s): Nikki Giovanni Illustrator/ Photographer: Bryan Collier Publisher and Year: Henry Hold ant Company,  2005 Number of pages: 34 Tags/ Themes: Civil Rights, Social Studies, Alex Partipilo, Beliefs, Courage, Caldecott Honor Book Genre: Historical Fiction Descriptive Annotation: This is a … Continue reading

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