Nominations for Bill Martin 2011

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Please "click" on the name of the title to find more information about each title, author, and activities to enhance use of the story.

chicken_plots.jpgAuch, Mary Jane - __Plot Chickens__


Henrietta the chicken loves to read so much that she decides to write a book herself, but she has trouble finding someone to publish a book written by a chicken, and then, when she publishes it herself and it gets a terrible review in "The Corn Book," Henrietta is devastated.
Holiday House ©2009, ISBN 9780823420872


the-longest-night.jpgBauer, Marion Dane - __Longest Night__

One very long night, a crow, a moose, and a fox all claim they can bring back the sun, but the wind knows that only one little creature has what is needed to end the darkness.
Holiday House ©2009, ISBN9780823420544

Miss_Brook_.jpgBottner, Barbara - __Miss Brooks Loves Books__

A first-grade girl--who does not like to read--stubbornly resists her school librarian's efforts to convince her to love books until she finds one that might change her mind.
Knopf, ©2010, ISBN 9780375846823

el_barrio.jpgChocolate, Deborah - __El Barrio__

A young boy explores his Latino neighborhood, text mainly in English with some Spanish.
Henry Holt, ©2009, ISBN 9780805074574

14_cows.jpg Deedy, Carmen Agra - __14 Cows for America__

Presents an illustrated tale of a gift of fourteen cows given by the Maasai people of Kenya to the U.S. as a gesture of comfort and friendship in the wake of the attacks of September 11, 2001.
Peachtree, ©2009, ISBN 9781561454907

whooo_goes.jpg Ericsson, Jennifer A - __Whoo Goes There?__

A very hungry owl looking for just the right animal for his dinner.
Roaring Brook, ©2009, ISBN 9781596433717

crazy_fox.jpg Leedy, Loreen - __Crazy like a Fox- similes__

In a story told entirely in similes, Rufus the fox is behaving strangely, but for a very good reason. Includes a definition of simile and suggestions for writing a simile story.
Holiday House ©2008, ISBN9780823417193

Rotten_grapes.jpgPalatini, Margie - __Rotten stinkin lousy grapes-__

Retells the fable of a frustrated fox that, after many tries to reach a high bunch of grapes, decides they must be sour anyway.
Simon & Schuster, ©2009, ISBN 9780689802461.

duck_rabbit.jpgRosenthal, Amy - __Duck Rabbit__

Two unseen characters argue about whether the creature they are looking at is a rabbit or a duck.
Chronicle, ©2009, 9780811868655

Snow_Rylant.jpgRylant, Cynthia – __Snow__

A gentle tale of different types of snow. A grandmother and grandchild are busy together in the snow or snuggled up inside the house sharing time.
Houghton/Harcourt, ©2008, 9780152053031

We_re_All_in_the_Same_Boat_s.jpgShapiro, Zachary - __We're All in the Same Boat__

After being on the ark for months and months, the ants get antsy, the bees bored, and the llamas livid, and Noah must find a way to make everyone get along.
Penguin, ©2009, ISBN 978039243936

Red_Sings_from_Treetops.JPGSidman, Joyce - __Red Sings from Treetops__

Illustrations and simple text combine the senses of sight, sound, smell, and taste to describe the colors of the seasons.
Houghton/Harcourt, ©2009, ISBN 9780547014944


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