Worth Buying Twice: Monster Goose

Monday, October 23, 2006.

Monster GooseAuthor: Judy Sierra (on JOMB)
Illustrator: Jack E. Davis
Published: 2005 Harcourt Inc
ISBN: 0152054170

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Full of richly detailed, hilariously disgusting illustrations and fiendishly twisted traditional verse, this collection of poems is a year-round favourite.

Everything a Ghoul should be: Cinderella Skeleton

Wednesday, October 4, 2006.

Cinderella SkeletonAuthor: Robert D. San Souci
Illustrator: David Catrow
Published: 2004 Harcourt Trade Publishers
ISBN: 0152050698

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Illustrated with morbid hilarity and told in brilliant rhyme, this popular Hallowe’en book is a year round favourite at our house.

Sometimes We Need Strong Words: Elbert’s Bad Word

Monday, September 25, 2006.

Elbert's Bad WordAuthor: Audrey Wood
Illustrator: Audrey & Don Wood
Published: 2001 Harcourt Trade Publishers
ISBN: 0152013679

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Today we team up with Associate Professor Vivian Vasquez‘s Critical Literacy In Practice (CLIP) Podcast to bring you two distinct discussions of “Elbert’s Bad Word”. Click below to hear our Just One More Book discussion, pop over to Vivian’s site to hear the story unpacked from the critical literacy perspective, and then share your thoughts on the subject by posting comments on either of our sites.

Spacious and Spellbinding: The Tortilla Cat

Friday, August 18, 2006.

The Tortilla CatAuthor: Nancy Willard
Illustrator: Jeannette Winter (on JOMB)
Published: 1998 Harcourt Brace Children’s Books
ISBN: 0152895876

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This simply spun and beautifully illustrated story of family, magic and suspense absorbs our girls completely — and almost always ends to cries of “read it again!”.


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