#12--Fred Bowen is back with a new sports series for intermediate readers. Soccer Team Upset (Fred Bowen Sports Story) includes a final chapter connecting the fictional story with an actual sports event that inspired the story. (Peachtree, 2009). Pair with tickets to a local soccer game.
#13 -- Yes, I Know the Monkey Man by Dori Hillestad Butler --Thirteen-year-old T.J. never knew she had a mother and a twin sister—because her father never told her. But Mom and Sam are very much alive, and now they want T.J. to be part of their family. (Peachtree, 2009) Pair with a journal for the reader to record his/her own family secrets. :>)
#14 --Baby Bear, Baby Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin Jr. and Eric Carle (2007) Another in the "bear" series by Martin and Carle. Rhythmic text follows Baby Bear as he sets out to look for his beloved Mama Bear, meeting a diverse cast of North American animals along the way. A soft cuddly teddy bear makes a fine companion for this book.
#15 --Steven Kellogg's brilliant illustrations bring Clorinda's dancing debut gloriously to life -- Clorinda's debut is also her closing night, but her return to the farm is triumphant; she's enlisted to teach ballet to a delighted array of pigs, chicks, cats, and ducks. Clorinda by Robert Kinerk. Illustrated by Steven Kellogg (Simon & Schuster, 2003). A package of small farm animal figures (plastic) will allow readers to dance along with Clorinda. http://www.stevenkellogg.com
#16 --Banjo Granny by by Sarah Martin Busse and Jacqueline Briggs Martin. Illustrated by Barry Root. (Houghton Mifflin, 2006). - a book for every grandchild whose grandparent would move water and mountains to see him/her. This is Banjo Granny's journey to see her precious grandson who wiggles and jiggles whenever Bluegrass melodies are near. Play some favorite Bluegrass music -- other suggestions on the author's webpage http://www.jacquelinebriggsmartin.com#17 --Everyone loves Lilly and in this boxed set of books she is featured in five titles by Kevin Henkes. Certainly the best known Lilly title is Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse (Greenwillow); this boxed set at under $12.00 is a real bargain. The ISBN will help identify the boxed set.
- ISBN-10: 0060732113
- ISBN-13: 978-0060732110
Finding a Purple Plastic Purse will be a perfect item to share with this package.