[DWJ] Urgent request for suggestions

Robyn Starkey rohina at shaw.ca
Sun Dec 10 20:25:12 EST 2006


Each Peach is quite a good one; I was thinking about it. The Water Hole, 
which is on my list is by Base. I love most of his books, but that one 
is the best.

robyn

Roslyn wrote:

>"Each Peach Pear Plun" (can't remember the writer just at the moment).
>
>Graeme Base's books are fabulous (only one I can remember right now is "The
>Eleventh Hour". Wonderful intricate pictures, and you have to find certain
>things on each page, which solve a puzzle at the end.
>
>Ros
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><<Classics:
>"Little Blue and Little Yellow" by Leo Lionni
>"Elmer" by David McKee
>"The Very Hungry Caterpillar" was a staple for a long time, but they've
>outgrown it to a degree
>Anything Dr. Seuss
>
>Newer books:
>"The Gruffalo" by Julia Donaldson
>"Meet Wild Boars" by Meg Rosoff (one of my personal favorites, good and
>subversive)
>"Man on the Moon (a day in the life of Bob)" by Simon Bartram
> The Charlie and Lola books ("I Will Never not Ever Eat a Tomato" etc.) by
>Lauren Childs
>"No, David!" by David Shannon, and more recently "How I Became a Pirate"
>The "Olivia" books by Ian Falconer
>etc. etc.
>
>Actually, for the past three nights we've been reading chapters from "Pippi
>Longstocking" instead of the usual picture books for bedtime. I would have
>thought it over their heads, especially as the translation is old-fashioned
>and overly elevated, but they are given a choice each night and so far both
>of them have opted to continue with Pippi...
>
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>-----Original Message-----
>From: dwj-bounces at suberic.net [mailto:dwj-bounces at suberic.net]On Behalf Of
>Robyn Starkey
>Sent: Sunday, December 10, 2006 7:51 AM
>To: Diana Wynne Jones
>Subject: Re: [DWJ] Urgent request for suggestions
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>I have Window and Belonging, and I use them in one class where we talk
>about books without words. I tried to get Belonging here one semester
>and there was some weird difficulty (I think it might have a different
>name here, or something). My real issue is that this course opened up at
>the last minute. I may have to skew my reading to more North American
>material, which would kind of suck because I love using lots of books my
>students have never read before.
>
>robyn
>
>
>Jon Noble wrote:
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>>Are Jeannie Baker's (sp?)  books available in your neck of the woods
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>"Window", "Where the Forest Meets the Sea" etc. I'd suggest a browse in a
>bookshop as there are some wonderful picture books out there.
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>>Jon
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>>----- Original Message ----
>>From: Robyn Starkey <rohina at shaw.ca>
>>To: Diana Wynne Jones <dwj at suberic.net>
>>Sent: Saturday, December 9, 2006 9:33:59 AM
>>Subject: [DWJ] Urgent request for suggestions
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>>Hi List
>>
>>I just got asked at the last minute to teach lit for young children (up
>>to 8) again, and of course this means some of my books from last year,
>>which are a little harder to get, are not going to be viable choices.
>>I'm looking for good picture book suggestions, for things that are
>>easily available (so probably newer, or "classic"). Currently on the list:
>>
>>Shrek
>>The Water Hole
>>Where the Wild Things Are
>>Chrysanthemum
>>The Sneetches
>>Rapunzel (the one with the faux renaissance pictures)
>>The 3 little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig
>>The Terrible Underpants
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>>I'd appreciate your inputs.
>>
>>robyn
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