Tuesday, March 8, 2016

My Book Picks on Scholastic Website

My friend and editor, Christina Vercelletto asked me to be a part of Scholastic's  "100 Best Read-Aloud Books."  Here are samples of books that I included.
Martin's Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin's Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Written by Doreen Rappaport | 3-5  6-9 | Biography  United States  Multiculturalism
In this biography, the information is easily digestible—it's done in picture-book style. The author uses a unique narrative technique, using some of his most famous quotes, to tell the story of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. “I was lucky enough to meet Doreen Rappaport,” says Brower-Cohen. “This book would be beautiful on its own, but it is even more so because it was written by an author who truly believes in its message and even went to McComb, Mississippi, to teach at a Freedom School in 1965.”


A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Bad Beginning

A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Bad Beginning

Written by Lemony Snicket | Illustrated by Brett Helquist | 6-9  10-12 | Fiction  Mystery Gothic
The lives of Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire will entice any fan of mystery as the children must solve the circumstances of their parents' deaths while evading their evil uncle. “The Bad Beginning, the first book in the series, implores readers NOT to read the book. The reverse psychology will draw reluctant readers in,” notes panel expert Christine Brower-Cohen



















































Click here to see the books the other contributors and I chose.  Do you agree with our choices?

Happy reading,
Christine

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