Monday, June 17, 2013

How Do You Know It's Summer?

TITLE: How Do You Know It's Summer?
AUTHOR:  Ruth Owen
PUBLISHER: Bearport Publishing

What are the signs of summer?  This book tells the reader things to look for to know summer is coming....besides the heat.  Also included are science words which are defined at the end and activities to try in summer.

I have previously read the book in the series How Do You Know It's Spring?  I enjoyed this book about summer.  As with the spring book I thought the photos were great.  This is appropriate for an early elementary classroom.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Will It Be a Baby Brother?

TITLE: Will It Be a Baby Brother?
AUTHOR:  Eve Bunting
ILLUSTRATOR:  Beth Spiegel
PUBLISHER: Boys Mills Press

Little Edward is looking forward to the birth of his new sibling.  He is sure the little one will be a brother.  His Mom tells him whichever it is, the baby will be just what he wanted all along. 

This book would be appropriate for a family welcoming a new baby.  It would be enjoyed by primary aged children.