Emily Lloyd's Profile
|Display Name:||Emily Lloyd|
|About me:||I'm an Associate Librarian at Eden Prairie Library, and I live, read, and write in South Minneapolis.|
|Emily Lloyd's Book Lists|
|Beginning Chapter Books for Animal Lovers (16 titles)
|Fables & Folktales: Simple Versions for Youngest Listeners (7 titles)
You want to share the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears with your 4-yr-old. In the library catalog (or bookstore), there are umpteen different versions & retellings. Which are the best for your young audience? There are modernizations, funny fractured twists, retellings with long uninterrupted chunks of text, great for older kids...but this list is the one to use when you want the plain, classic tale told simply enough for a preschooler. All have a good number of colorful illustrations and a simple, unembellished text.
|Colors! Lines! Shapes! Patterns! Art! (12 titles)
Great but simple picture books about making and appreciating glorious art for the preschool-to-6 crowd (nothin' too fancy).
|Beyond Junie B--More Beginning Chapter Books with Female Leads (13 titles)
Junie B, Clementine, Judy Moody, and Ivy & Bean are all pretty well-known. Here are some beginning chapter books starring girls you may not have met yet
|A Sprinkling of Spanish: Books in English with Spanish (9 titles)
These picture books are written mainly in English, but contain a great number of words in Spanish, making them ideal for younger kids who are learning Spanish and whose first language is English.
|Emily Lloyd's Comments|
|Flight of the phoenix |
by LaFevers, R. L.
A chapter book series I can wholeheartedly recommend to folks who say "We finished and loved Magic Tree House. What next?" Like Magic Tree House, it involves travel, missions, and adventure; the reading is a little bit more challenging, but not too much (perfect for kids who have finished MTH); and there’s a friendly ratio of illustrations to text. posted Nov 29, 2013 at 9:09AM
|Lulu and the duck in the park |
by McKay, Hilary.
Lulu is "famous for loving animals"--all the way down to spiders. So when her 3rd grade class witnesses, on a field trip, two large dogs ruin a nest of duck eggs and Lulu finds that one egg has survived, what can she do but tuck it inside her sweater and hope it doesn't hatch before the end of the school day? A short, Ramona-like book about having a well-intentioned secret, with a happy ending. posted Nov 25, 2013 at 12:59PM
|Daisy Dawson is on her way! |
by Voake, Steve.
Walking to school one day, animal lover Daisy Dawson suddenly hears and understands a dog speaking to her. In school, she suddenly understands what the class gerbils are saying--and they understand her back! Soon, even ants are conversing with Daisy, and she finds herself counseling animals-- and occasionally getting into trouble while trying to get them out of it. posted Nov 25, 2013 at 12:58PM
|Spunky tells all |
by Cameron, Ann, 1943-
"Spunky"'s a wonderful read that would also make a great classroom read-aloud. It's certainly the closest I've ever felt to being inside a dog's head. Cameron uses the beginning-chapters-level vocabulary to give Spunky a voice that's funny, thoughtful, and true. "Spunky Tells All" is related to Ann Cameron's "Julian" and "Huey" books--he's their dog, and they're the family in "Spunky Tells All", but it's not at all necessary to have read those in order to enjoy it. posted Nov 25, 2013 at 12:57PM
|Dog diaries : secret writings of the WOOF Society |
by Byars, Betsy Cromer.
A treat for storytelling-lovers as well as dog lovers (I don't count myself among the latter), Dog Diaries covers a meeting of the WOOF (Words Of Our Friends) Society, dogs devoted to growing an awareness of dogs' storytelling talents. The meeting is the frame for a series of monologues/stories from dogs both historical and contemporary. We hear from Abu, a dog of Ancient Egypt; Tidbit, a dog at the Grand Ol' Opry in the late 50s who's given his name by a nice lady named Dolly; Jip, who accompanies his human to the Civil War and leads him home when he's blinded in battle; Mimi, a contemporary dog living in Paris who shares the finer points of dog toilet etiquette (when it's cold, feel free to go inside, as long as you can hide it--under the bed in a guest room is ideal), and more. Often hilarious, sometimes moving, not every story hit the mark for me but most well exceeded it. I recommend it! posted Nov 25, 2013 at 12:57PM