A fascinating look at the creators of a legendary character. Two boys who were more Clark Kent than Superman follow their passion of creating action packed stories. While some weren’t runaway hits, they persevered until they hit the big time with their caped crusader. And, even then, they suffered lots of struggles- the biggest of which was ensuring they were credited- and paid- for their creation!
Walt Disney is definitely one of my Creative Heroes who’s made me believe in make-believe. This visual biography is a breezy read full of photographs from the Disney archives and quotes from the man himself from his early days and then divided into decades- with an introduction by one of his daughters. It reminded me how hard work and a dream can lead to a beautiful life. How fortunate we are to have enjoyed (and continue to do so to this day) his stories, his films, and his magic!
An interesting look on how some of the more common school lunches got there. From the bread and cheese of the sandwich, to the fruit and even the chocolate chips in the cookies, readers will enjoy this nonfiction picture book.
I’m still excited when I find a book about my culture (even kids books) that doesn’t seem boring or textbook-sy. All About the Philippines is a great title to have in any classroom library and is apparently part of a series that focuses on other Asian countries. I know I will definitely seek them out as well.
Readers follow three cousins from the Philippines as they learn about their country- from origin folk tale stories, traditions, values, and history. It’s actually very comprehensive in a not overwhelming of a format. There are even instructions to make a couple crafts and recipes for some dishes!
Fun food facts take center stage in the latest title in the Did You Know series. The vibrant and colorful illustrations add another level of enjoyment to these books.. If those weren’t enough, they cram more information at the end!
This is another example of what you think would be a traditional picture book but it’s actually very informative. One can read the story throughout and enjoy the pictures. And then they can go back and read the nonfiction text to learn more about animal sounds and what they mean- or just read it as they go through.
C.F. Payne’s image of a laughing Theodore Roosevelt taking up the whole front cover of the book will surely grab people’s attention. With more eye-catching illustrations inside, Doreen Rappaport’s equally beautiful and captivating text, and quotes from the former president, this is a nice picture book to springboard to know more about Theodore Roosevelt.