Tag Archives: Family

The House on Mango Street

Title: The House on Mango Street Author(s): Sandra Cisneros Cover Art by: Edel Rodriquez Publisher and Year: Random House (1984) Number of pages: 110 Genre: Realistic Fiction Descriptive Annotation:  The House on Mango Street is told from the perspective of … Continue reading

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Joey Pigza Loses Control

Title: Joey Pigza Loses Control Author(s): Jack Gantos Cover Art: Beata Szpura Publisher and Year: Scholastic, 2001 Number of pages: 196 Genre: Realistic Fiction. Descriptive Annotation:  Joe Pigza Loses Control centers on its title character, Joey Pigza, who is a … Continue reading

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Music for Alice

  Title: Music for Alice Author(s): Allen Say Illustrator/Photographer: Allen Say Publisher, Year: Houghton Mifflin Company, 2004 Number of pages: 32 Genre: Non-fiction, autobiography Descriptive Annotation: This is an autobiography of Alice. Alice loved to dance when she was a girl, … Continue reading

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Homeless Bird

  Title: Homeless Bird Author: Gloria Whelan Illustrator/Photographer: Not Applicable Publisher, Year: HarperCollins Publisher, 2000 Number of pages: 182 Genre: Realistic fiction, historic fiction, fiction Descriptive Annotation: Koly is a thirteen-year-old girl who is growing up in modern India. Her parents … Continue reading

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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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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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Our Colonial Year

Title: Our Colonial Year Author(s): Cheryl Harness Illustrator/Photographer: Cheryl Harness Publisher and Year: 2005-Simon and Schuster Number of pages: 28 Tags/Themes: Danielle Burge, America, History, 13 Colonies, Colonial, Months, Seasons, Colorful Illustrations,  Children, Family, Lifestyle, Generations, Independence, Chores, Jobs, School, … Continue reading

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Working Cotton

Title: Working Cotton Author(s): Sherley Anne Williams Illustrator/Photographer: Carole Byard Publisher and Year: 1975-Wesleyan University Press Number of pages: 26 Tags/Themes: Danielle Burge, Caledcott Honor, Migrant Labor, Cotton Picking, Family, African Americans, California, Child Labor, History, Civil War, Dialect, Hardship … Continue reading

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Grandad Bill’s Song

Title: Grandad Bill’s Song            Author: Jane Yolen Illustrator: Melissa Bay Mathis Publisher and Year: Putnam & Gosset Group, 1994 Number of pages: 29 Genre: Non-fiction, Poetry Descriptive Annotation: A little boy, Jon, asks several family members what they did on … Continue reading

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Good-bye for today: The Diary of a Young Girl at Sea

Title: Good-bye for today: The Diary of a Young Girl at Sea Author(s): Peter and Connie Roop Illustrator/Photographer:  Thomas B. Allen Publisher and Year: Antheneum Books for Young Readers, 2000 Number of pages: 42 Tags/Themes: Adventure, Animals, Chapter Book, Culture, … Continue reading

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