Monday, April 2, 2012

April A to Z Challenge Letter "C" = Children's Books #AtoZChallenge @AprilA2Z


Welcome back for the third day of the Blogging from A to Z April Challenge
Today's letter is "C" and my topic is = CHILDREN'S BOOKS. I'm going to tell you a few favorite books my daughter and I use to have when she was young and we have an opinion from my great friend, Pam, An Unconventional Librarian.


Chrysanthemum

1. Chrysanthemum, by Kevin Henkes
Chrysanthemum thinks her name is absolutely perfect, until her first day of school. When her new friends make flower jokes at her expense, Chrysanthemum wilts. What will it take to make her blossom again?


In the Night Kitchen

2. In the Night Kitchen, by Maurice Sendak
Mickey goes on a romp in the wonderful night kitchen, where bakers make bread while the rest of the world sleeps. He imaginatively devises a way to get the milk the bakers need.



Seven Little Monsters

3. Seven Little Monsters, by Maurice Sendak
Seven Monsters in a row, see the Seven Monsters go! Seven Monsters in a row, making trouble. There they go!


Chicka Chicka Boom Boom

4. Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, by Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault, Illustrated by Lois Ehlert
A told B, and B told C, I'll meet you at the top of the coconut tree. In this lively alphabet rhyme, all the letters of the alphabet race each other up the coconut tree. Will there be enough room? Oh, no - Chicka Chicka Boom! Boom! The well-known authors of Barn Dance and Knots on a Counting Rope have created a rhythmic alphabet chant that rolls along on waves of fun. Lois Ehlert's rainbow of bright, bold, cheerful colors makes the merry parade of letters unforgettable.


Goodnight Moon

5. Goodnight Moon, by Margaret Wise Brown, Illustrated by Clement Hurd
A little rabbit bids goodnight to each familiar thing in his room, in this classic story told with gently lulling words and soothing illustrations. 


Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?

6. Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?, by Bill Martin Jr., Illustrated by Eric Carle
A big happy frog, a plump purple cat, a handsome blue horse, and a soft yellow duck-- all parade across the pages of this delightful book. Children will immediately respond to Eric Carle's flat, boldly colored collages. Combined with Bill Martin's singsong text, they create unforgettable images of these endearing animals.


Let's see what Pam The Unconventional Librarian has to say about the topic...


As an Unconventional Librarian, aka PammyPam, I love to share books with others. 
Here are two of my favorites: books and food. The title of this little favorite is Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs.
I imagine that I live in the town of Chewandswallow where all the food comes raining down on my head. Good thing I packed my umbrella, I don't want to get hit with a meatball! Please excuse the coffee cup stain and the spaghetti sauce drippings; it was a busy day in Chewandswallow. 

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I would love to know what some of your favorite Children's Books are or were. 
Thanks for taking the time for stopping by today. I hope you are having a fantastic week and you're having as much fun with the A to Z Challenge as I am. 

Happy Reading and Arrivederci.