Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Today's ELCL Book of the Day is the Fourteenth Goldfish by Jennifer Holm

Today's Book of the Day is the Fourteenth Goldfish by Jennifer Holm. 
 Ellie's world is turned upside down when her mom brings home a snippy, sarcastic teenager named Melvin. Things really get crazy when Ellie realizes Melvin is actually her grandpa- a scientist who has discovered the secrets of age reversal!  Will Ellie help him get back to his lab and protect his secrets?  A well written and funny story about the lengths we will go to for family and the limits and possibilities of science. A great discussion book!

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Nana in the City by Lauren Castillo ELCL's Book of the Day

Today's Book of the Day is Lauren Castillo's Nana in the City. 

 The big city can be overwhelming and scary. How great that Nana is right at home with all the sights and sounds. She is the perfect tour guide! A sweet fun story, especially if someone you love lives in a far away and different place.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

ELCL's book of the day! Rain Reign

Today's Book of the Day is Rain Reign by Ann M. Martin. 

 Rose Howard lives with her dad and her dog Rain in upstate NY.  Rose suffers from Aspberger's Syndrome, is obsessed with homonyms and loves Rain more than anything. School and dealing with her dad are challenges for Rose, but life with Rain seems to make things better. When a hurricane strikes there small town and Rain is lost, Rose is devastated.  Will she ever be found? This is a beautiful story about families, friends and unconditional love which I am sure will be turning up on the lists of potential Newbery winners!

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Today's Book of the Day!

Today's book of the Day is El Deafo by Cece Bell 

A graphic novel memoir El Deafo chronicles Bell's life coping with the hearing loss she developed after an illness at age 4. A sweet, hopeful story in the tradition of Raina Telgemeier's Smile.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

ELCL's book of the day!

Today's Book of the Day is Children Make Terrible Pets by Peter Brown! 

Today's Book of the day is Children Make Terrible Pets by Peter Brown. Lucy, a rather bossy bear discovers a lost boy in the woods and she is thrilled. She's always wanted a pet! Lucy discovers the hard way that children make terrible pets! Laugh out loud funny!

Monday, November 3, 2014

ELCL Book of the Day!

Today's Book of the Day is Where are you going? To see my friend!

  A beautiful collaboration between Eric Carle and Kazuo Iwamura!  Told both in English and Japanese, this is a wonderful way to share the concepts of friends and friendship with little ones.  So sweet.  I am rereading all the Carle's in preparation for my upcoming visit to the Eric Carle Museum.  I can't wait!