Yesterday I shared some books from Abrams Books for Young Readers that were geared towards autumn and back to school. Today I’m going to share a few from Abrams that are cute and educational for young girls (well boys might enjoy them too, but the content is more for girls!).
Dotty – It’s the first day of school – gulp. Ida brings her nice new lunch box……and Dotty.
Dotty has horns and bright red spots. She’s quiet and friendly. (Though sometimes, when she’s angry, she might give someone a push.) She goes wherever Ida goes.
Other kids bring friends to school, too. Max has Pete and Repeat. Benny’s buddy is Spike. But as the year passes, it seems as if Ida is the only one who still brings someone, and she begins to wonder if Dotty is welcome anymore…
Dotty is a story about imagination and loyalty. It will resonate with anyone who’s ever felt reluctant to part with a true friend.
The cover of this book is bright and sparkly and will attract most any little girl to it! (Author: Erica S. Perl | Illustrator: Julia Denos)
Miss Tutu’s Star – Selena is a little girl “who does not walk so much as twirl.” When her mother takes her to Miss Tutu’s school of ballet, Selena has a bit of trouble with some of the steps, but still she practices and practices and practices. Finally the time comes for Selena to make her debut. But she is terrified. Will her fear stop her from becoming Miss Tutu’s star?
Lesléa Newman’s lyrical and humorous story about achieving one’s dream is perfectly matched with Carey Armstrong-Ellis’s witty and charming illustrations, which are filled with little stories of their own.
If your daughter loves things that are pink and sparkly and can’t stop dancing around, this is the book for her!
My Uncle Martin’s Big Heart: A story About Martin Luther King Jr., Through the Eyes of His Niece – is a story about love: love between a young girl and her uncle, and all the love she sees her uncle share – with his family members, with his church congregation, and with all people. In this inspiring narrative about Martin Luther King Jr. – told by his niece – young readers will discover the story of the man behind the civil rights hero and activist, one of the most influential figures of the twentieth century.
As Angela Farris Watkins, PhD, introduces children to her uncle, she presents them with a rare glimpse into his life at home, including special family moments. What unfolds is a story of character and service to God, family, and mankind, and of how one man’s extraordinary love changed the history of the United States an the world. (Author: Angela Farris Watkins, PhD | Illustrator: Eric Velasquez)
One reader will win a copy of:
Dotty & Miss Tutu’s Star
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Open to US residents ages 18+, ends September 26, 2010 at 11:59 PM CST. Winner will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. E-mail must be in comment or submitted when entering. By entering this giveaway you are stating that you have read my**Privacy/Rules statements and agree to them.
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