Welcome To This Month’s Free Book Bin!
FUN AND FREE………THIS MONTH!
The Not-So-Wicked Stepmother Written by Lizi Boyd
All over the world there are stories about stepmoms – and most of them are not too pleasant. They are generally, wicked, mean and do all kinds of terrible things to their stepchildren. So Molly is a bit worried and upset when she’s going to visit her dad and his new wife for a summer vacation. She’s sure the new mom will be mean and very ugly and perhaps she’ll even try to poison her!
Told in a funny and very real manner, this book is great for addressing the stereotypes of stepparents and speaks to the merits of giving someone new in the family a chance before judging them. A light-hearted and heart-warming “kids-eye-view” to a tough but important subject.
Josefina’s Surprise (A Christmas Story)
Written By Valerie Tripp, Illustrated by Jean-Paul Tibbles
It’s going to be a difficult Christmas for Josefina and her three sisters who live on a rancho (ranch) in rural New Mexico. Her mother passed away before the last Christmas and although her lovely Tia (Aunt) Dolores is there for them, all the girls wonder if the celebration will ever be happy again. Will Josefina be able to play Mary in Las Posadas? Will her lost doll; Niña, ever come back? Will the holidays ever be happy again? Check out this beautiful book to see how so many little Christmas miracles can help bring the happiness and wonder back to the season for Josefina.
Asi Es Josefina
A wonderful American Girls tale, written in Spanish about Josefina and her family on their rancho in New Mexico. Beautiful stories with great historic detail.
The Book Report From The Black Lagoon
A short story about learning to love books, from Mike Thaler’s hysterical series about school personnel that are really monsters in disguise.
The Biggest Snowman Ever! By Steven Kroll
A lovely little winter tale perfect for growing readers. A tale about mice, snowballs and cooperation – great for snowy days.
Lyle, Lyle Crocodile! By Bernard Waber
The classic kids tale about a crocodile loose in NYC with whimsical results!
Winnie The Pooh, Anyone?
I have a copy of two slightly used but still great fun Winnie the book soft cover books. Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day and Winner The Pooh and A Day For Eeyore! I’ll send them out as a a set for you!
GREAT BOOKS FOR ESL STUDENTS
One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish
The Dr. Seuss Classic! Great fun for any child (or adult) learning to read or learning English.
Green Eggs and Ham (I Can Read It All by Myself Beginner Books)
Another great book by Dr. Suess!
Puppy Scooby Doo – Time to Play
Sweet, silly and simple. Perfect for first readers or ESL folks! There is a nice set of cut out cards that help to learn and identify new words used in the book.
by Cynthia Rylant