Saturday, October 11, 2014

Saturday Roundup #2: Other Books I Read, Rated But Didn't Review This Week

The Itty Bitty Kitty Committee by Laura Cinotto
Roaring Brook Press, 2014, 128 pages
If you have even wondered about the life of kitty cat, this is the book for you.  Lots of 
interesting facts, information and melt your heart photographs of kittens being cute.

I'd Know You Anywhere, My Love by Nancy Tillman
Feiwel & Friends, 2013, 32 pages
Short rhyming poems reminding young children how special they are to the parents, with 
beautiful digitally produced illustrations.  A very nice bedtime read-aloud
 to send children off to dreamland knowing they are special to their parents.  

A Single Pebble by Bonnie Christensen
Roaring Brook Press, 2013, 40 pages
Using text and beautiful watercolor illustrations, the story of the Silk Road is told through the
 journey of a single jade pebble as it travels from the beginning of the route in 
China to the end of the route in Venice.

Rabbi Benjamin's Buttons by Alice B. McGinty, illustrated by Jennifer Black Reinhardt
Charlesbridge, 2014, 32 pages

Given a beautiful vest with 4 silver buttons at Rosh Hashanah by his appreciative congregation, Rabbi Benjamin wears it all year as he celebrates Jewish holidays.  By the end of the year, Rabbi Benjamin has popped all 4 buttons.  It's Rosh Hashanah again and what is Rabbi Benjamin to do about his missing buttons?  A fun way to learn about Jewish holidays and there are some yummy
recipes at the end of the story for parents and kids to make together.

And now for a walk down memory lane:

Everything I Need to Know About Christmas I Learned from a Little Golden Book by Diane Muldrow
Golden Books, 2014, 96 pages

A sequel to her first book Everything I Need to Know I Learned from a Little Golden Book,
Muldrow has culled lots of Christmas wisdom from everyone's favorite childhood
Golden Book and put it together in this nostalgia piece.

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