Archive for the ‘Target Audience’ Category

The Bobbin Girl

Saturday, December 20th, 2008
written and illustrated by Emily Arnold McCully
At age ten, Rebecca is the youngest worker at a cotton mill in the 1830s. When the mill owners decide to lower wages, the women who work there do something unprecedented –they walk out in protest. Though their heroic stand costs them their jobs, Rebecca learns an important lesson in standing up for what is right. Based on actual events. Recommended for ages 6-10.

Fanny’s Dream

Wednesday, October 8th, 2008
by Caralyn Buehner, illustrated by Mark Buehner
Fanny is a country girl with big dreams –someday she will marry a prince, or at least the mayor’s son, and live a life of ease. But when her fairy god mother fails to appear, Fanny settles for the young farmer next door. Years pass and Fanny stuggles the best she can to raise her family and scrape a living out of the ground. Then suddenly one night, Fanny’s fairy god mother belatedly appaers offering her the opportunity she always dreamed of. But, will Fanny accept it now? This delightful story stands Cinderella up on end. Recommended for ages 4-8.

A Father’s Song

Tuesday, September 9th, 2008
by Janet Lawler, illustrated by Lucy Corvino
A father takes his young son to the park, and they spend the whole day playing, laughing, chasing, swimming, and simply enjoying their time together. The cheery paintings and rhyming text make you feel like you’ve been invited to witness a few special childhood memories between a father and son. Recommended for ages 3-7.

How Do Dinosaurs Get Well Soon?

Thursday, July 31st, 2008
by Jane Yolen, illustrated by Mark Teague

How Do Dinosaurs Get Well Soon?

Here’s an amusing book that features childish dinosaurs and how they behave when they are unwell. The comedic pictures feature sick dinosaurs interacting with parents, nurses, and doctors in ways that are socially appropriate and inappropriate. With lilting question-and-answer verses, the text provides children a humorous introduction to the etiquette of being ill. Recommended for ages 3-7.

I highly recommend the other books in this series as well, including:

How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight?

How Do Dinosaurs Clean Their Rooms?

How Do Dinosaurs Go To School? (How Do Dinosaurs…)

How Do Dinosaurs Eat Their Food?

How Do Dinosaurs Play With Their Friends (How Do Dinosaurs)