Friday, February 5, 2016

29 days of book love together...

Groovy Girl was sick-light-headed and green-yesterday after school so I have to admit my focus was elsewhere. It wasn't until this morning that I remembered my goal to blog everyday in February.  Two together works for me.

1. My Brother Charlie by Holly Robinson Peete and Ryan Elizabeth Peete is a book filled with love. Ryan's brother RJ has autism and this book is a tribute to the very real hurdles they've experienced as a family. Charlie doesn't like to be affectionate, is antisocial, and needs time on his own and he is also daring, smart, and kind. The illustrations by Shane W. Evans are beautiful: 

2. Fish in a tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt is another favorite this year. I can't keep it on the shelf here.

Ally has everyone fooled and getting in trouble is a lot easier than admitting that she can't read. Her mom is busy waitressing at the local diner, her dad is serving his country oversees and her older brother loves working on engines. Ally doesn't want to bother anyone with her troubles until Mr Daniels becomes her teacher. Proving once again that teachers can be the best Ally begins to spill over with joy. Everybody IS smart in different ways and this book does a great job of illustrating that fact. 

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