Thursday, July 23, 2015

Harper Collins Treasures

I am always excited to get a package from Harper Collins because I know what is inside is a treasure- a collection of new, soon to be published children's books that I am always eager to share with my own children, students, and colleagues.  

Three of the new books I have enjoyed reading to Little Sister before bed this past week are ones that I am definitely ordering for school.

Two Girls Want a Puppy by Ryan and Evie Cordell, illustrated by Maple Lam

Most kids want a puppy at some point and spend a great deal of time trying to convince their parents they will love and take care of a new pet.  Cadence and Emerson Cordell are two girls whose plan to get a puppy was very creative- getting a million likes on facebook before they could get a puppy-  which resulted in this book.

I love the illustrations, the short text, and the sweet story.  

There are lots of dog stories out there already, but this one is definitely worth reading. (Grades K-2)

Who Wants Broccoli by Val Jones

Broccoli lives in an animal shelter dreaming of the day he will have his own home.  He's big, lovable, and a bit of a handful.

Broccoli has lived at the shelter for nearly his entire life and watched many other animals find homes.  

And then there's Oscar, a boy who is looking for a pet to call his own.  He doesn't want a pet that is just cute and cuddly. He's looking for a dog he can play with.

And guess who fits the bill?

Another cute and fun dog book that kids will enjoy reading.  (Grades K-2)

Little Miss, Big Sis by Amy Krouse Rosenthal, illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds

You absolutely can't go wrong with Rosenthal's books and this is just another example of her cute and clever style.

This is a rhyming picture book about a girl and her baby sister:

Forever Protected.
Forever Connected.
And just as suspected...
from that first hug and kiss...
the most wonderful Big Sis!

What could be sweeter?

Thanks to Harper Collins for providing copies of these books. The opinions expressed are my own.

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