Posts Tagged ‘Ages 5-9.’

The Boy Who Painted Dragons

Friday, September 19th, 2008
written and illustrated by Demi
Ping gives voice to his secret fear of dragons filling his home with beautiful paintings of them. After the Heavenly Dragon pays him a visit, Ping realizes he must face his fears and sets off on a quest to gain the wisdom of the dragons. Demi’s dynamic illustrations make this book an exciting tale for the eye as well as the imagination. Recommended for ages 5-9.

Thelonius Monster’s Sky-High Fly Pie

Tuesday, September 9th, 2008
by Judy Sierra, illustrated by Edward Koren
Thelonius Monster accidentally swallows a fly and it tastes so good, he decides to make a monster-sized fly pie. This is a hilarious take-off from the “I Knew an Old Woman Who Swallowed a Fly” song. But the plot evolves so uniquely, it stands completely on its own. The comically grotesque illustrations fit perfectly with the storyline. Recommended for ages 5-9.

Big Rain Coming

Saturday, September 6th, 2008
by Katrina Germein, illustrated by Bronwyn Bancroft
When Old Stephen predicts a big rain coming, everyone is hopeful that it will bring some relief from a dry, dusty summer in the Australian Outback. Rain might be coming, but how long will they have to wait? Bancroft’s unique artistry lends a feeling of joyful anticipation in the rhythm and flow of life in the Outback. Recommended for ages 5-9.