Friday, April 1, 2011

"A" books I recommend!

A Talent for Quiet
Author/ Photographer: Kim Chatel

Reanie is a shy girl. She has a new step dad whose shoulders seem to fill their small house. Afraid to disappoint him, she retreats to her room whenever Bill asks her to play. But when he invites her on a photo safari in the creek, Reanie can't resist. As the father and daughter splash through the water, they encounter many creatures. Bill teaches Reanie how to handle a camera, and her new step-dad doesn't seem so strange anymore.

Illustrated with Kim Chatel's stunning photography, this is more than a story. It is a journey with Reanie as she finds her voice and her artistic talent. The back of the book includes five non-fiction pages about photography: a glossary of terms, tips on taking better pictures and historical tidbits about photography.

Animal Sound Mix-up

Author: Connie Arnold

Artist: Kit Grady

Can you imagine what the world would be like if animals each made completely different sounds than expected? That would be such an amazing surprise, and how crazy it would seem if this were to happen! This book explores different animal sounds and why animals make the sounds they do.

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Sylvia Ney said...

These books sound interesting. Thank you for mentioning them.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Kathy .. those two books sound brilliant .. I'd love to have a read of them .. an enjoyable post and recommendation of A for A books .. cheers Hilary

Connie Arnold said...

Thanks for sharing the recommendations, Kathy!

kathy stemke said...

Thanks for stopping by ladies. I'll be sharing more books and activities from A-Z!

Jennifer Hoffine said...

That animal book sounds adorable.

Jeffrey Beesler said...

What an interesting premise for these books. Premise is usually what sells me on a book.

kathy stemke said...

Jennifer the animal book is adorable and great for teachin children rhymes.

I agree Jeffrey, a book has to be different to get my attention too.

kathy stemke said...

cheers to you too Hillary. I'm writing an historical novel set in England during WW2 and it's full of English slang. I've got to get a REAL Brit to look it over and makesure it's not "off."

Noemi said...

The first book is the sort of book I'd like to read.