BOOKS FOR CHILDREN: How do you know what's good?
While there are many places (especially on the internet) where you can read book reviews, how do you really know if it's a good book or not when a single book might receive anywhere from one to five stars?
The answer: read the reviews of a book-addicted teacher librarian.
** The age recommendations are guidelines only; whether or not a certain book is suitable for a particular child depends on multiple factors, including their maturity, reading level, interests, and in some cases their experiences.
** While the ratings are largely based on my own personal appreciation/enjoyment of the book, they are also influenced by my experiences as a teacher and the potential attraction for the target-aged child (acknowledging that what one child may love, another may find exceptionally boring). A rating of 5 indicates the book is likely to be popular with the majority.
Friday, October 18, 2013
Bradley McGogg, the Very Fine Frog (PB)
PUBLISHED: 2011, c2008
Frog Bradley McGogg, finding his pantry bare, decides to ask his animal friends for something to eat and learns that animals eat different things. REVIEW: A cute little story about individual differences. AGE: 3-6 RATING: 4 stars