Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Picks of the Week: Prehistoric Reads!

Mammoth and Me by Algy Craig Hall (Boxer Books, 2012)
When a BIG (but oh-so-cuddly) mammoth knocks on the door of one small boy, it's the beginning of a beautiful--and funny--friendship. Though the boy loves his new pet immediately, the mammoth is just too huge for his home, the park, and the town. But the friendly creature will soon prove to everyone that he is about to become the town's hero. A heartwarming and gentle tale of learning to be friends no matter what differences there may be.
Kali's Song by Jeanette Winter (Schwartz & Wade Books, 2012)
Renowned picture book author and illustrator Jeanette Winter brings us the enchanting story of a boy named Kali who lived thousands and thousands of years ago. Kali must learn to hunt, like the rest of the men in his tribe. But when Kali plucks the string on his bow, he forgets about shooting arrows, and makes music long into the night. Even the stars come close to listen.

This lovely story, celebrating the uniqueness in all of us, the beauty of the natural world, and showing the power of music and art over violence, will be cherished by children everywhere.

Caveman: A B.C. Story by Janee Trasler (Sterling Children's Books, 2011)
This clever picture book utilizes only 26 words, all in alphabetical order, to tell the story of a caveman and his prehistoric friends.
Meet Mammoth (an Ogg and Bob book) by Ian Fraser (Marshall Cavendish, 2010)
Two cavemen, Ogg and Bob, capture a mammoth and then try to train him as a pet. (A fun beginning chapter book read-aloud!)

Summaries from Syndetics, Inc.

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