Sector 7 by David Wiesner

Sector 7 by David Wiesner

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Sector 7

By David Wiesner

Storyline: The kids are out on a school trip. Today, they are going to the Observatory on the Empire State building. The place is huge; from the ground you cannot see its end. The kids climb the stairs all the way up and the building is so tall that its tower is surrounded by clouds. Up at the top visibility is very low. It looks like the for is dense. As you go further, Continue reading “Sector 7 by David Wiesner” »

Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Peña

The Last Stop on Market Street By Matt de la Peña

The Last Stop on Market Street By Matt de la Peña

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The Last Stop on Market Street

By Matt de la Peña

Illustration by Christian Robinson

Storyline: This is a book about a journey through a diverse and sophisticated city and the way to see it and understand it.

CJ and his grandma, here called Nana, have a Sunday routine: they go to the church first, then they take the bus along the Market Street. Continue reading “Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Peña” »

Blackout by John Rocco

Blackout by John Rocco

Blackout by John Rocco

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Blackout

By John Rocco

Storyline: It was a normal evening in a normal loud and busy city. Inside their apartments, people were doing their normal things. Our story’s family was no different. Dad was cooking dinner, mom was working on a computer, an older girl was talking on her phone while a younger one was unsuccessfully trying to get someone’s attention. And as they were going about this mundane businesses, suddenly the lights went out. Continue reading “Blackout by John Rocco” »

Flotsam by David Wiesner

Flotsam by David Wiesnertoday’s children storybook summary is

Flotsam

By David Wiesner

Storyline: There are no words to describe what is all about but as we open the book we see a blue watching an enormous bug. As we turn the page, everything becomes clear: a boy on the beach inspecting an insect through his magnifying glass. Continue reading “Flotsam by David Wiesner” »

Sam, Bangs & Moonshine by Evaline Ness

Sam, Bangs & Moonshine by Evaline Ness

Sam, Bangs & Moonshine by Evaline Ness

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Sam, Bangs & Moonshine

By Evaline Ness

Storyline: Samantha is a little girl living with his father, a fisherman, on an island, near a large harbor. For most of the time Samantha, or Sam, is home alone; father gone to sea and mother passed away. Sam would pass the time sitting on the rug outside the house with her friend, Bangs, a black tomcat. All good so far if not for the fact that Sam had a very active imagination and she would tell things that were “moonshine” as her father told her one day. Continue reading “Sam, Bangs & Moonshine by Evaline Ness” »

How to Read a Story by Kate Messner

How to Read a Book by Kate Messnertodays’ children storybook summary is

How to Read a Story

By Kate Messner

Illustration by Mark Siegel

Storyline: This books Follows a boy and his pal as they read a children storybook. But wait, there is more to reading a story then just opening the first page and let your imagination take hold of the words on the paper…As a matter of fact, there is an instruction book for children, a do-it-yourself book, a self-help guide in ten steps. Continue reading “How to Read a Story by Kate Messner” »

The Owl Moon by Jane Yolen

Owl Moon by Jane Yolen

Owl Moon by Jane Yolen

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Owl moon
By Jane Yolen
Illustration by John Schoenherr

Storyline: One late night a girl and her father go owling. It is winter and the snow is covering the ground and the girl is all bundled up. They walked through the still forest without a word because, said Pa, when you go owing you don’t need words, just hope. They stroll through the dark woods, cold air creeping up the little girls back. But she says nothing because when you go owling you have to be brave. Continue reading “The Owl Moon by Jane Yolen” »

The Farmer and the Clown by Marla Frazee

the Farmer and the Clown by Marla Frazee

The Farmer and the Clown by Marla Frazee

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The Farmer and the Clown

By Marla Frazee

Storyline: It was a hot summer day and the farmer was out, working on his land. He was an tall, old farmer, black boots, pants with suspenders, a large brim black hat and a long white beard. On the horizon, the circus train was just happening to pass by when something fell out. Continue reading “The Farmer and the Clown by Marla Frazee” »

The Village of Round and Square Houses by Ann Grifalconi

The Village of Round and Square Houses by Ann Grifalconi

The Village of Round and Square Houses by Ann Grifalconi

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The Village of Round and Square Houses

by Ann Grifalconi

Storyline: This story comes from the village of Tos in Cameroon and it is narrated by a girl that left the place when she was almost a grown up. The village has, indeed, two kind of houses: square houses for men and round houses for women, and the girl tells us why. Continue reading “The Village of Round and Square Houses by Ann Grifalconi” »

How Martha Saved Her Parents from Green Beans by David LaRochelle

How Martha Saved Her Parents from Green Beans

How Martha Saved Her Parents from Green Beans by David LaRochelle

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How Martha Saved Her Parents from Green Beans

by David LaRochelle

Illustration by Mark Fearing

Storyline: Tuesdays, Martha’s family used to have  green beans for dinner. Martha, a girl about 5 years or older, didn’t like green beans and never ate them in spite the fact of being left alone at the table. She did not believe that green beans are good for you, as her mother said, or that they make you strong, as her father put it. Continue reading “How Martha Saved Her Parents from Green Beans by David LaRochelle” »