Saturday, April 30, 2011

1st Annual Children’s Book Week Spotlight Giveaway Hop

It's Children's Book Week and what better way to celebrate than by participating in the 1st annual children's book week spotlight giveaway hop hosted by:
Mymcbooks
Family Literacy and You

Many blogs are participating and offering a children's book related giveaway and the good news is that we're all linked up together so you can easily hop from one giveaway to another. This all takes place from Monday, May 2nd through Sunday, May 8th.

Now on to my giveaway... I'm giving away two books to one lucky winner...

Miss Dorothy and Her BookmobileMiss Dorothy and Her Bookmobile is a beautiful picture book that celebrates books and librarians.It's a touching story as it's based on the librarian, Dorothy Thomas, from the author's childhood. Dorothy loved books and people and when she was a young girl, she dreamed of becoming a librarian who would be in charge of a fine brick library just like the one where she checked out books. Yes, she graduated, ready to be a librarian, but her life takes a different turn when she marries and moves to the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina.
Although she never reaches her dream of being in charge of that fine brick library, she's still able to show people the world through books in a way she never imagined. A beautifully written story that reminds us of those people who have touched our lives with books.

The Neighborhood Sing-Along The Neighborhood Sing-Along is a collection of playground songs and classroom songs that everyone will recognize from their childhood. Nina Crews brings her energetic style of illustration to this collection of thirty-four perennial favorites. From "Miss Mary Mack" (watching fireworks from her balcony) to "London Bridge" (built by a brother and sister in the living room) to "Skip to My Lou" (in a rolling green park), the songs make this companion to the acclaimed The Neighborhood Mother Goose a treasure for anyone who loves to sing!

Giveaway Details: Enter to win both books!

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**UPDATE: This giveaway has ended. Congratulations to our winner, Mona, and a big thanks to everyone who entered.

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Giveaway closes at midnight on Sunday, May 8 and is available to US and Canada Only.

Good luck and don't forget to visit the blogs listed at Family Literacy and You for more great giveaways!

Friday, April 29, 2011

Fish for a Free Book: April 29

It's time to fish for a free book! 

If you are hosting a children's book giveaway, or if you found a giveaway somewhere on the net that you just have to share, I'd love to have you share your links with us here on our weekly giveaway linky so that we can all stop by and enter.

If you're looking for more children's book giveaways, be sure to visit
Brimful Curiosities' Full to the Brim,
Winning Readings (listings of adult and children's book giveaways),
and Got Great Giveaways? (linky of adult and children's book giveaways at I Am a Reader, Not a Writer)

Please post your links however you wish. Some like to include their blog name, some just want to leave the prize and the ending date. Post it whatever way you feel like, but make sure that the prize listing and the date the giveaway ends is listed. And make sure you post a link directly to your giveaway - not just to your main blog page.
Here's an example:
Your name: Lori Calabrese Writes--Two Children's Books--4/25
Your URL: http://loricalabrese.blogspot.com/2011/04/hoppy-easter-eggstravaganza-giveaway.html

Now it's your turn. Leave your links here...
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Fish For a Free Book Participants
1. Sylvan Dell New Release Picture Book Giveaway (4/31)
2. May the Best Dog Win Giveaway (5/11)
3. Good Night, Little Sea Otter signed picture book—ends 5/6
4. Good Night, Little Sea Otter signed picture book—ends 5/9
5. Mymcbooks
6. One fabulous children's book of your choice - international - ends May 31
7. Win Mary Ann Rodman's picture book CAMP-K9 ends 5/11
8. Book of your choice and Divergent by Veronica Roth - (Int'l) May 22
9. Bethanie Murguia

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Thursday, April 28, 2011

Turning books into native iPad apps

Be Confident in Who You Are (Middle School Confidential Series) (Bk. 1)
Author Annie Fox wrote the Middle School Confidential series to help kids build their sense of self and make choices that reflect who they really are. Now, Book One of the series is making full use of iPad technology and has been transformed into a 49-page digital graphic novel. Digital technology is revolutionizing the publishing industry and as tablets continue to take the market by storm, there's no doubt we'll see more children's and young adult books customized for the iPad.

With richly layered audio made up of movie-like sound effects and music, the Be Confident in Who You Are  app is a native iPad app, designed specifically for the iPad screen. The app is designed for 8- to 14-year-olds, including those who aren’t enthusiastic readers. Be Confident in Who You Are is the first in a series of kids’ story apps to be produced by Electric Eggplant, the multimedia production company founded in 1992 by Annie and her husband, David Fox, both award-winning game designers. The Be Confident in Who You Are app is available for download on the iTunes App Store and you can also find more info at the Middle School Confidential official website

I had the fortunate opportunity to catch up with Annie and David and learn more about how they're connecting kids with technology...

Tell us why you decided to turn book 1 of the Middle School Confidential series into a graphic novel app?
It’s not easy being “tween.” Every day elementary and middle school kids deal with friendship issues, worrying whether they measure up in looks, etc., and let’s not forget bullying. 160,000 American kids stay home from school every day because they’re afraid of being bullied. These kids need help!

Annie’s Middle School Confidential™ book series (Free Spirit Publishing) helps them think about these challenges in new ways while providing great stories and characters they can really relate to. Kids who read the books learn how to deal with all this stuff when it comes up, and it comes up a lot. By taking only the graphic novel component of Book 1: "Be Confident in Who You Are”, and putting it on the iPad, we expanded the age range of the audience in both directions, and include kids who don’t normally get excited about picking up a book.

It says on the website that this is a native iPad app, designed specifically for the iPad screen. Are specific apps something consumers can expect more of in the future and why?
For quite a while after the iPad first came out, many of the apps for it were originally created for the iPhone, and then adapted for the iPad. This can often leave part of the screen blank (with the letterbox effect you see when the aspect ratio of one device is different from the other, like watching a wide-screen film on an old-style TV). The best conversions are able to fill up the entire screen at full resolution.

Currently, there are about 10 times as many iPhones/iPods out there as there are iPads, so building an app for the iPad is going to be for a much smaller audience. This will be less of an issue as more iPads are sold, and so more developers will take the time to develop “native iPad apps”.

Our own plans include turning Be Confident into a universal app that works on all iOS devices (iPods, iPhones, and iPads), as well as for Android devices.

Can readers expect to see more books of the series turned into graphic novels?
What's Up with My Family? (Middle School Confidential)Absolutely! We have plans to adapt both Book 2: Real Friends vs. the Other Kind (Middle School Confidential) and Book 3: What's Up with My Family? (Middle School Confidential) to graphic novel apps in the near future.

Do you think it's important to connect kids with technology? Why?
Yes, 21st Century kids are growing up in a technological world. That’s not going to change. The more access kids have to technology, the more comfortable they’ll be with it as it evolves throughout their school careers and into their professional lives.

When parents give their kids access to technology of any kind, especially the kind that allows them to connect with other people, it’s essential that clear guidelines are also provided, i.e., parents need to teach kids what is and what is not responsible online behavior. See Annie’s "A Parent’s Pledge to Raise a Responsible Digital Citizen" http://blog.anniefox.com/2010/11/12/a-parents-pledge-to-raise-a-responsible-digital-citizen/

What are some of the features of this iPad app?
We wanted to give our readers two ways to read through the graphic novel: the standard full-page mode, where you see each page of the novel in its entirety, and the zoomed-in mode, where you can zoom into any of the panels.

We’ve designed the app so that even in zoomed-in mode, the images are sharp and vivid, and in fact, you get much more visual detail than you do in the original paper books. But even more important, because we know exactly where you’re looking and which text balloon is being displayed, we were able to add sound effects, ambient sound, and music that match that frame. You can then move through the story in zoomed-in mode and the experience becomes almost movie-like.

If you exit out of the app, we automatically save the page and frame you’re viewing so you can continue when you’re ready to pick it up again. And we allow you to easily jump to any of the 8 chapters in the app at any time.

A totally unique feature of this app... the reader can email any of the six main characters in the story from inside the app, and their email will be personally answered.

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For more information, please visit Annie’s website, http://www.AnnieFox.com, her work with anti-bullying, http://CruelsNotCool.com, and Electric Eggplant.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Tradebook Tips for Teachers from Dacia Moore

The National Writing for Children Center is a showcase for children’s book authors and illustrators. Each month, they showcase up to 12 authors and/or illustrators to let children, parents, grandparents, teachers, librarians, and others interested in the world of children’s literature know about these artists’ wonderful new children’s books. I'm excited to be a host for their Author Showcase and welcome everyone to day three of Dacia Moore’s 6-day NWFCC April Author Showcase tour as she presents Why Are So Many Students Angry? Strategies for Dealing with Today’s Angry Youth

Now, I'll pass this post on to Dacia as she presents tradebook tips for teachers regarding her book, Why Are So Many Students Angry? Strategies for Dealing with Today's Angry Youth...

With Why Are So Many Students So Angry? as your guide, you can take on frustrating classroom disruptions such as conflicts in the classroom, angry and disrespectful attitudes, bullying, classroom misbehavior, cyber-bulling, and more.  My book is easy-to-understand and shows you how to replace your student’s troublesome behavior with positive new behaviors.  The result:  a calmer classroom, increased academic time and more learning! 

The layout of the book is easy to read and has four sections.  Section one entitled Knowing Who and What You Are Dealing With looks at the how generational influences, technology and community violence have affected today’s students.  Section Two – Taking Positive Steps When Dealing with Angry Students looks at anger, classroom conflicts, misbehavior and bullying and gives you practical strategies to reduce the negative effects of this behavior.  Part 3 - Taking Care of Yourself as Well as Your Students will help you to “keep your cool” under pressure.  And the last section, A Primer on REBT for Middle and High School Counselors, was written especially with school counselors in mind.  This chapter gives you strategies to help de-escalate conflict from a therapeutic perspective. 

At the end of each chapter I have included a section for Personal Reflection and lessons learned.  In true workbook fashion I want you to be able to directly apply the information in each chapter to your situation.  The process of reflecting on the material read and applying to your individual circumstances will help you to incorporate the new strategies immediately!

One example of a practical strategy that you can use is included in Chapter 4 – Dealing with Anger Inside and Outside the Classroom.  In this chapter I talk about a basic anger management tool – the Anger Meter.  The Anger Meter is a scale from 1 – 10 with 1 signifying a state of calm and 10 signifying the angriest a student has ever been.  You explain the Anger Meter to your class in an attempt to help your students become more aware of their feelings.  This is the first step to any behavioral change - awareness.  The Anger Meter will help students become more aware of the level of their anger so they can begin to be more proactive in their behavior.  There are many other suggestions that I give in this chapter for using the Anger Meter in addition to the above suggestion. 
You can be really creative with the use of these tools and the end result will be an easier to manage classroom!

Thanks so much to Dacia Moore and the National Writing for Children Center for sharing these tradebook tips!

Follow Day 4 of Ms. Moore's tour tomorrow at www.melangeofcultures.wordpress.com.


Monday, April 25, 2011

The Complete Teen Business Guide to Turning Your Passions into Pay

Start It Up: The Complete Teen Business Guide to Turning Your Passions into PayTimes are tough and teens need cash. Whether it be for gas, that new cd to download, or to pay for college. That's where Start It Up: The Complete Teen Business Guide to Turning Your Passions into Pay can be of assistance.

Just reading the foreword by Chris Gorog, founder and CEO of HeadlineShirts.com will inspire any budding entrepeneur to start the business they dream of and readers will learn everything from figuring out what kind of company they want to run to picking out a name to filing all of their paperwork.

What I love about this book is that it inspires teens to think big! If they have dreams of designing their own clothing line or baking world-famous chocolate chip cookies, this book can set them on the right track to fulfilling those dreams. And let's admit it--there's a lot to think about when it comes to running a business, such as whether or not you need a partner, how to write a business plan, and how to come up with a projected monthly budget.

Quizzes are scattered throughout the book that will help teens find their niche, find out what type of boss they'll be and more, and teens will especially love to hear from teen business owners themselves about how they started their own businesses.

Who knows, perhaps this book will be just what your own entrepreneur needs to come up with the next "Facebook."

Additional Information:
Reading level: Young Adult
Paperback: 144 pages
Publisher: Zest Books (March 30, 2011)
ISBN-10: 9780981973357
ISBN-13: 978-0981973357
Source of review copy: Publicist

This post is part of Nonfiction Monday! Nonfiction Monday takes place every Monday as various blogs throughout the kidlitosphere write about nonfiction books for kids and collect them all in one place. This week, check out the Nonfiction Monday roundup at Writing Nonfiction for Children. To see the entire schedule, please visit the blog of Anastasia Suen.

Disclosure: Some of the books I review are received from publishers , PR agencies, and authors, but it does not sway my opinion of the book. I maintain affiliate accounts with Amazon and Barnes & Noble. If you purchase a book through one of my links, I will receive a small commission (at no cost to you). You can support this site by originating your purchase via these links and I appreciate your support of Lori Calabrese Writes!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Tradebook Tips for Teachers from Children’s Author Alison Kartevold

The National Writing for Children Center is a showcase for children’s book authors and illustrators. Each month, they showcase up to 12 authors and/or illustrators to let children, parents, grandparents, teachers, librarians, and others interested in the world of children’s literature know about these artists’ wonderful new children’s books. I'm excited to be a host this week for their Author Showcase and welcome everyone to day three of Alison Kartevold's 6-day NWFCC April Author Showcase tour, where we'll learn some Tradebook Tips for Teachers regarding her new book, KenKarta.

KenKarta: Battle of the Onoxmon is classified as a middle grade fantasy novel whose target audience is children 9-12 years of age. However, this book is one that has something to offer to kids of all ages. Even if their reading abilities prevent them from tackling KenKarta on their own, younger grade school students love the characters and can easily follow the plot. It is a perfect novel to read to them aloud. In fact, I would recommend letting the kids pick who in their class would be a good princess, equidae (mythical horse-like creature), stable boy, and dragon and let the assigned student read that character’s dialog. There are several chapters where the banter between the characters is rapid fire and works well being read aloud.

There are 25 fantastic illustrations within the book to help bring the characters to life. At the same time, its comfortable layout and 6×9 pages are less intimidating for reluctant readers who need to venture out on their own. Older students will be able to comprehend all but the hardest words on their own. This book does have some advanced terms and vocabulary. Instead of writing to the lowest common denominator, I chose to provide a glossary of terms in the back of the book and a vocabulary list on the website. In addition, for the convenience of educators, I am having several PA board certified teachers work together to develop a lesson plan. Printable versions of these teaching tools are or will soon be available on the website at www.kenkarta.com

If you are interested in learning how to schedule an author visit at your school or club or wish to order educational copies at a discounted rate, please go to the contact page on the website. By contacting the publisher you can even learn how to earn a free author appearance either on Skype or in person while raising money for your worthy cause.

A big thanks to Alison Kartevold and the National Writing for Children Center. Be sure to follow Day 4 of Ms. Kartevold's tour tomorrow at www.melangeofcultures.wordpress.com.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Fish for a Free Book: April 22

It's time to fish for a free book! 

If you are hosting a children's book giveaway, or if you found a giveaway somewhere on the net that you just have to share, I'd love to have you share your links with us here on our weekly giveaway linky so that we can all stop by and enter.

If you're looking for more children's book giveaways, be sure to visit
Brimful Curiosities' Full to the Brim,
Winning Readings (listings of adult and children's book giveaways),
and Got Great Giveaways? (linky of adult and children's book giveaways at I Am a Reader, Not a Writer)

*Check out my Hoppy Easter Eggstravaganza Giveaway taking place until Monday, April 25th. You can win two children's books--Last One In Is A Rotten Egg and Beautiful Blue Eyes!

For Fish For a Free Book, please post your links however you wish. Some like to include their blog name, some just want to leave the prize and the ending date. Post it whatever way you feel like, but make sure that the prize listing and the date the giveaway ends is listed. And make sure you post a link directly to your giveaway - not just to your main blog page.

Here's an example:
Your name: Lori Calabrese Writes--Two Children's Books--4/25
Your URL: http://loricalabrese.blogspot.com/2011/04/hoppy-easter-eggstravaganza-giveaway.html

Now it's your turn. Leave your links here...
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Fish For a Free Book Participants
1. Lori Calabrese Writes! - 2 picture books- 4/25
2. COMPOST STEW Giveaway - 5 picture books & 2 art prints - ends 4/25
3. Good Night, Little Sea Otter-ends 5/9
4. Writer on the Side--arc of AUDITION (YA novel) ends 4/30
5. Fabulous Children's Book, (US/Ca/UK) ends 5/31
6. Balloon Toons - Let's Pretend
7. Katie Davis-- Little Chicken's Big Day Sweepstakes

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Tradebook Tips for Teachers from Children’s Author Diane Kredensor

The National Writing for Children Center is a showcase for children’s book authors and illustrators. Each month, they showcase up to 12 authors and/or illustrators to let children, parents, grandparents, teachers, librarians, and others interested in the world of children’s literature know about these artists’ wonderful new children’s books. I'm excited to be a host this week for their Author Showcase and welcome everyone to Tradebook Tips for Teachers from Children's Author Diane Kredensor, who will share with us how her new picture book, Ollie & Moon covers many different aspects:

Geography: get out a map or a globe and look for Paris. These little cats LOVE to travel and there’s a whole big world out there for them to see. In the second book in the series, Ollie and Moon are in New York City. My plan is to continue to take them all over the globe, with each new city serving as a backdrop, while the stories are about a kid-relatable issue between two best buds.

Language: talk about the French words in the text, such as bonjour and brie

Social Studies: talk about different nationalities, and the different holidays, foods, traditions, and languages different cultures have. I’m thrilled about Ollie and Moon visiting different countries of the world. Their travels reflect a larger theme of Global Citizenship. By modeling curiosity about the world, Ollie and Moon help kids understand diversity.

Critical Thinking: Ollie and Moon ask questions and display critical thinking skills during their cumulative guessing game, and they’re also all about creativity! They might come up with zany solutions, like Moon’s suggestion that her surprise is “an elephant playing the French horn while juggling animals.” Ollie and Moon always keep open minds and open hearts!

Adjectives—the guessing game is a great opportunity to talk about the part of speech that qualifies a noun: a descriptor, a quality, e.g., round, musical, red, bright with lights

Friendship and conflict resolution: Even though they’re best friends, Ollie and Moon occasionally hit the proverbial bump in the road. But despite everything, they eventually pedal their bicycle down the path to greater understanding. They use humor and communication to face whatever adventures arise.

A big thanks to Diane Kredensor and the National Writing for Children Center. Be sure to follow Day 4 of Ms. Kredensor’s tour tomorrow at www.melangeofcultures.wordpress.com.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Tradebook Tips for Teachers from Children’s Author Vikki Ford

The National Writing for Children Center is a showcase for children’s book authors and illustrators. Each month, they showcase up to 12 authors and/or illustrators to let children, parents, grandparents, teachers, librarians, and others interested in the world of children’s literature know about these artists’ wonderful new children’s books.

I'm excited to be a part of their Author Showcase this week and want to welcome everyone to day three of Vikki Ford’s 6-day National Writing For Children Center's April Author Showcase tour where she discusses her new picture book  Angel Anya's Adventures: Anya's Magic Heart.
I'll pass this post on now to Vikki, so she can tell us more about her book...

Angel Anya's Adventures: Anya's Magic HeartAngel Anya's Adventures: Anya's Magic Heart can help children to realize how unique they are just being who they are.  It teaches that a child should just let their own heart love shine forth in the world as that is who they are.  It can be shared in a non religious or spiritual manner or it can incorporate both if the teacher “fills” that portion in depending on the type of school.

The purpose is to help children realize they are loved and loved so that even if they are in foster care, without a family, or with the best of families, they are here because of who they are.

The book was written for simple parents yet it does not in any way limit a child from seeing two parents or no parents.  It is all about them, not about who they have or don’t have in their lives because they have themselves and that is enough.

A big thanks to Vikki for sharing her book and be sure to follow Day 4 of Vikki's tour tomorrow at
www.melangeofcultures.wordpress.com.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Tradebook Tips for Teachers from Children’s Author Donna McDine


Children’s author Donna McDine is being showcased the entire month of April at the National Writing for Children Center. Part of this showcase includes a 6-day virtual book tour and I'm excited to say, I'm the host of day three of the showcase tour!

Donna McDine is an award-winning children's author, Honorable Mention in the 77th and two Honorable Mentions in the 78th Annual Writer’s Digest Writing Competitions. Her stories have been published in many print and online publications and her interest in American History resulted in writing and publishing The Golden Pathway. Donna has two more books under contract with Guardian Angel Publishing, The Hockey Agony and Powder Monkey. She writes, moms and is the Editor-in-Chief for Guardian Angel Kids and Publicist for the NWFCC from her home in the historical hamlet Tappan, NY. McDine is a member of the SCBWI and Musing Our Children.

But without further delay, I'm passing this post over to Donna...

Donna McDine:  Hello Lori. I’m excited to have you hosting me on my NWFCC tour. And I’m over the moon to announce that I’ve hired NWFCC homeschool specialist, Amy O’Quinn to write an educator’s guide for The Golden Pathway. The guide will include different topics for each major subject:

Language Arts (English)
Math
Social Studies
Science
And to round out the guide a section on Art activities will be included.

To assist the educator and student in getting to know the author and illustrator an interview with both will be also be included. More details forthcoming at my blog – http://www.thegoldenpathway.blogpsot.com.

Stay tuned for publication availability.

A big thanks to Donna for stopping by and I hope you all get the chance to check out The Golden Pathway. Be sure to follow Day 4 of Donna's tour tomorrow at
www.melangeofcultures.wordpress.com.

Hoppy Easter Eggstravaganza Giveaway Hop

Do you like free books? Then you came to the right place--the Hoppy Easter Eggstravaganza Giveaway Hop hosted by I Am a Reader, Not a Writer and Once Upon a Twilight.

What better way to celebrate Easter? Over 200 participating blogs are offering a book related giveaway and we're all linked up together so you can easily hop from one giveaway to another. This all takes place from Wednesday, April 20th through Monday, April 25th.

Last One in Is a Rotten Egg! (Gilbert and Friends)Now on to my giveaway. I'm giving away a copy of Last One in Is a Rotten Egg! (Gilbert and Friends) by Diane deGroat and a hardcover copy of Beautiful Blue Eyes by Marianne Richmond.

Last One in Is a Rotten Egg! (Gilbert and Friends) is the perfect book for Easter. Children's book fave, Gilbert, is back and this time he's excited because his cousin Wally is coming. But Wally is much bigger than when Gilbert saw him last. Wally's favorite saying seems to be, "Last one in is a rotten egg," and when they head to an Easter egg hunt, Wally wants nothing more than to win, even if it means not helping Gilbert and his sister. However, in the end, when Wally finds the most eggs, Gilbert knows just the way to remind him who the rotten egg really is!

Beautiful Blue EyesBeautiful Blue Eyes by Marianne Richmond is just the book you need to remind your little ones how unique they are. In a follow-up to Richmond's Beautiful Brown Eyes, this is the perfect book for any parent with a child who bats those baby blues.

I watched and I waited
as your eyes chose their hue,

deciding in time on their beautiful blue.

Blue as a butterfly

or the sparkling sea.
Blue as the bluebird who sings in her tree.


The rhyming text makes for a fun read-aloud and young readers will learn all the ways eyes tell us so much about each other. How they show originality, silliness, thoughtfulness, curiosity and more. This sweet story introduces young readers to a range of emotions and reminds them of the love between parent and child. A must have to share with the blue-eyed boy or girl in your life.

Giveaway Details: Enter to win both of these books!
**UPDATE: THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED!  A big congrats to our winner Tiffany and thanks so much to everyone who entered!


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Giveaway closes at midnight on Monday, April 25th and is available to US and Canada Only.

Good luck and don't forget to visit the blogs listed below for more great giveaways!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Celebrate Poetry Month with Dizzy Dinosaurs: Silly Dino Poems

Dizzy Dinosaurs: Silly Dino Poems (I Can Read Book 2)In honor of Poetry month, I couldn't wait to check out Dizzy Dinosaurs: Silly Dino Poems (I Can Read Book 2).

This is the perfect book for your developing reader as it's a collection of poems all about dinosaurs and each one is silly, humorous and sure to dino-delight. The illustrations by Barry Gott are amazing. There's nothing like catching a glimpse of dinos on bikes, skateboards and even coming out of their bath.

A bunch of amazing authors such as Laura Purdie Salas and Marilyn Singer have contributed and they've all been selected by Lee Bennett Hopkins, one of the country's foremost spokespersons for children's poetry.

If you're looking for the right way to celebrate National Poetry Month, this is it!

Additional Information:
Reading level: Ages 4-8
Paperback: 48 pages
Publisher: HarperCollins (February 22, 2011)
ISBN-10: 9780061358418
ISBN-13: 978-0061358418
Source of review copy: Publisher
Disclosure: Some of the books I review are received from publishers , PR agencies, and authors, but it does not sway my opinion of the book. I maintain affiliate accounts with Amazon and Barnes & Noble. If you purchase a book through one of my links, I will receive a small commission (at no cost to you). You can support this site by originating your purchase via these links and I appreciate your support of Lori Calabrese Writes!