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Untamed Companion Booktalks

To get you started on the Bookstorm™ Books …   The Chimpanzees I Love: Saving Their World and Ours Jane Goodall Scholastic Press, 2001  Uses stories of individual chimpanzees to share information about chimpanzee behavior and their environment as well as the author’s own biography Heavily illustrated with engaging photos Wealth of information presented in […]

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Chasing Freedom Companion Booktalks

To get you started on the Bookstorm™ Books …   Alec’s Primer Mildred Pitts Walter illustrated by Larry Johnson Vermont Folklife Center, 2005 Based on the true story of Alec Turner (1845-1923), who learned to read as a boy with the help of his owner’s daughter Supplement the story with stories and songs from tape-recorded […]

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Catch You Later, Traitor Companion Booktalks

To get you started on the Bookstorm™ Books …   America in the 1950s Edmund Lindop with Sarah Decapua 21st Century Books, 2010 Topic-centered chapters, e.g.: the transition from WWII, the Korean War, the 50’s economy and society, the Red Scare Photo-illustrated Report material galore, including substantial back matter   Bat 6 Virginia Euwer Wolff […]

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The Shadow Hero Companion Booktalks

A 12-pack to get you started on the Bookstorm™ Books … 5-Minute Marvel Stories, by Disney Book Group, Marvel Press, 2012. Ages 3 and up. Perfect read-aloud length for younger fans Nice introduction for newcomers to Spiderman, Ironman, the Hulk, the Avengers, the X-Men, Captain America Other than a few swinging fists, little violence Boys […]

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Scaly Spotted Feathered Frilled Companion Booktalks

To get you started on the Bookstorm™ books … Age of Reptiles and Age of Reptiles: the Hunt, Richard Delgado, Dark Horse Books, 2011. Ages 12 and up. Wordless storytelling through beautiful (sometimes gory) art What happens when you steal the T-rex eggs? What happens when an Allosaurus takes revenge on the Ceratosaurs that killed […]

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Lowriders in Space Companion Booktalks

  To get you started on the Bookstorm™ books … 13 Planets: The Latest View of the Solar System, by David A. Aguilar. National Geographic Children’s Books, 2011.  Grades 2-6 Report material galore, beautifully organized Illustrated with a combination of photographs and digital art Includes several hands-on activities Car Science: an Under-the-Hood, Behind-the-Dash Look at How […]

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Catherine, Called Birdy Companion Booktalks

A baker’s dozen to get you started on the April Bookstorm™  books … Aviary Wonders Inc. Spring Catalog and Instruction Manual, Kate Samworth. Clarion Books, 2014 Winner of the 2014 Kirkus Prize for Young Readers’ Literature Fantastic illustrations of fantastical creatures Build your own birds!   Backyard Birds by Karen Stray Nolting, Jonathan Latimer, and […]

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Leroy Ninker Saddles Up! Companion Booktalks

Let these help you get started on the Bookstorm™ books: Actual Size, written and illustrated by Steve Jenkins Animal parts or whole animals shown in actual size (a squid’s eye!) Try to guess the animal by looking at just one part Ideal for comparing and contrasting Bill Picket: Rodeo-Ridin’ Cowboy, written by Andrea Pinkney, illustrated by Brian Pinkney True […]