Tag Archives: K-5

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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Apple Fractions

Title: Apple Fractions            Author: Jerry Pallotta Illustrator: Rob Bolster Publisher and Year: Scholastic, 2002 Number of pages: 30 Genre: Realistic Fiction Descriptive Annotation: The book begins by defining what apples and fractions are. Each page teaches readers about a different … Continue reading

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Each Kindness

Title: Each Kindness Author(s): Jacqueline Woodson Illustrator/Photographer:  E. B. Lewis Publisher and Year: Nancy Paulsen Books, 2012 Number of pages: 31 Tags/Themes: K-5, 6-8, Award Book, Diversity, Emotion, Fiction, Friendship, Meagan DeSalvo Genre: Fiction Descriptive Annotation:  Each Kindness is about … Continue reading

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Only Opal: The Diary of a Young Girl

Title: Only Opal: The Diary of a Young Girl Author: Opal Whitney (Selections by Jane Boulton) Illustrator: Barbara Cooney Publisher and year: Philomel Books, 1994 Number of pages: 27 pages Tags/Themes: Colleen Swanson, K-5, Social Science, Animals, Diary, Historical Fiction … Continue reading

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A Slimy Story

Title: A Slimy Story Author(s): Michelle Knudsen Illustrator/Photographer:  Paige Billin-Frye Publisher and Year: The Kane Press, 2004 Number of pages: 32 Tags/Themes: Animals, Science, Fiction, K-5, Meagan DeSalvo Genre: Informational Fiction Descriptive Annotation:  A Slimy Story is part of a set … Continue reading

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Seen Art?

Title: Seen Art? Author(s): Jon Sciesczka Illustrator/Photographer:  Lane Smith, The Museum of Modern Art Publisher and Year: Penguin Group, 2005 Number of pages: 44 Tags/Themes: Fine Arts, K-5, 6-8, Meagan DeSalvo Genre: Fiction Descriptive Annotation:  This book presents children with … Continue reading

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The Hat

Title The Hat Author Jan Brett Illustrator/Photographer Jan Brett Publisher and Year Scholastic, 1998 Number of pages: 28 Genre: Humorous Fiction Descriptive Annotation: The illustrations created by Jan Brett make this book truly special. In The Hat, a hedgehog, Hedgie, … Continue reading

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Joseph Had a Little Overcoat

Author(s): Simms Taback Illustrator/Photographer: Simms Taback Publisher and Year: Viking, 1999 Number of pages: 31 pages Tags/Themes: Award Book, Culture, Diversity, Social Science, Music, K-5, Colleen Swanson Genre: Fiction, Picture Book Descriptive Annotation: This Caldecott Medal winning story follows a … Continue reading

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Daniel O’Rouke An Irish Tale

Author: Gerald McDermott Illustrator: Gerald McDermott Publisher and Year: Viking Penguin, Inc. (1986) Number of pages: 28 Genre: Fairy Tale Descriptive Annotation: Daniel O’Rouke An Irish Tale follows the adventure of Dan one evening. This one evening, Daniel O’Rouke along … Continue reading

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Horatio Rides the Wind

  Title: Horatio Rides the Wind Author(s): Mary Hebert Illustrator/Photographer: Philip Blythe Publisher and Year: Templar Company, 1995 Number of pages: 32 Genre: Fiction Descriptive Annotation: The illustrations by Philip Blythe are very inviting to children. Horatio is a scarecrow … Continue reading

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