Librarian on the Roof
By M. G. King
Publisher: Albert Whitman & Company
With its cheerful cartoon-like colorful illustrations, Stephen Gilpin helps author M.G. King create a little gem of historical writing for children in Librarian On The Roof!
Based on true events, it’s about how a small town Texas librarian lives up on the roof of the 100-year-old library for a week, vowing to remain until the community donates $20,000 to upgrade the children’s section. Obviously, she gets her way, but not before an unexpected storm nearly knocks her off.
If you’ve ever been to the Dr. Eugene Clark Library in Lockhart, Texas you will recognize it immediately in the drawings. And if you haven’t been to the Barbecue Capitol of Texas, then come on down y’all!
Amazon.com review of Librarian On The Roof! by Gretchen L. Rix
Please see M.G. King’s website for more information on this book, here.
For sale on Amazon: http://amzn.com/0807545120
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Sammy Squirrel and the Sunflower Seeds
By Marvin S. Mayer
Illustrator: Dick Johns
When young Sammy Squirrel heard the unmistakable sound of the trap door slamming shut behind him, his world turned upside down. Thrown into the pitch-black darkness of a car’s trunk and taken to the Squirrel Relocation Center (SRC), he has to survive on his own.
He befriends a girl squirrel who shows him around the SRC and teaches him how to use the “airborne highway.” With what she teaches him, Sammy gains the courage he needs to try to find his way back home. But that road home is fraught with challenges.
Find more about Sammy Squirrel at http://kidsbooksbymarvin.com .
Ferdinard Frog’s Flight
By Marvin S. Mayer
Illustrator Stephen Macquignon
Publisher: 4 RV Publishing, LLC
We’ve all heard that we should “dream big” and “aim high.” Ferdinand Frog did both. He dreamed of being able to fly! But without wings, how could he possibly fly?
The answer: with a little help from his friends! Yes, with the help of a very large friend, Ferdinand was able to realize his impossible dream. But was flying as wonderful as he had imagined? Find out. Read Ferdinand Frog’s Flight!
Find it here at http://4rvpublishingcatalog.yolasite.com/children-page-5
RIDE LIKE A COWBOY
By Jeanne Murray
Learn and Discover How To… RIDE LIKE A COWBOY by Jeanne Rutan Murray
(Books that empower children to dream about their futures)
Isaac has a dream one day he’ll be a cowboy, but first he needs to learn how to ride a horse. On his way to becoming a cowboy Isaac learns some important life lessons: it will take hard work, practice, and he’ll need guidance along the way.
This is a photography picture book with basic instructions on horseback riding.