Media specialists and other lovers of Black-eyed Susan books, This PowerPoint was designed for your use in an educational setting. It contains ALL levels of 2010-2011 Black-Eyed Susan books , K-12. It is not intended to be used “as is” but to be tailored to the needs and individuality of your own school or library. Where there is a picture of a certain library branch or display – please delete and insert your own. Use the parts/slides that fit your needs, delete and/or modify the rest. Above all, read and enjoy, encourage your students to do the same! Patricia Valas retired media specialist (CCPL)
Now Presenting ! Black-Eyed Susan nominees for 2010-2011 Created by Patricia Valas
Henrietta the chicken loves to read so much that she decides to write a book herself, but first no one will 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.
Long Shot: Never Too Small to Dream Big by Chris Paul and Frank Morrison
Although he is shorter than most of his classmates and everyone discourages him from trying out for the basketball team, eight-year-old Chris just works harder than everyone else so his size will not matter.
Never Smile at a Monkey: and 17 Other Important Things to Remember by Steve Jenkins
When it comes to wild animals, everyone knows that there are certain things that one should not do. In this fascinating picture book, readers find out what they should "never" do if they encounter one of these surprisingly dangerous animals.
Daredevil Bobby Bramble has often been warned that one day he will crack his head open, and when he finally does, his brain escapes and runs around town as if it has a mind of its own.
Life-Size Zoo: From Tiny Rodents to Gigantic Elephants, an Actual-Sized Animal Encyclopedia by Teruyuki Komiya
Acclaimed wildlife photographer Toyofumi Fukuda visited Japan's premier zoos to capture remarkably vivid and detailed close-up photographs of 21 animals, from pandas and meerkats to giraffes, rhinos, and elephants (adult and baby). Each photograph is accompanied by a profile including body length, weight, and natural habitat, as well as fun facts about the animal. An elephant's trunk is so nimble, it can pick up a single blade of grass. Giraffes have eyelashes. Sloths hang from trees for days at a time without going to the bathroom.
Wink: the Ninja Who Wanted To Be Noticed by J.C. Phillipps
Although ninjas should be silent and use stealth, Wink finds his enthusiasm gets him into trouble with his teacher until he finds the perfect way to express both traits.
The bestselling author of Scaredy Squirrel presents a character you just can't say "no" to: salesman Mr. Al Foxword. Al can sell anything. You can't help but be impressed by his lineup of satisfied customers: he's sold an icebox to a penguin, an umbrella to a fish and a dirt vacuum to a mole. Al knows you're looking for a great book, and this is your lucky day.
When Lin's beloved pet dragon disappears, she searches for him far and wide until a witch helps her to reach the dragon's new home. Introduces a different Chinese character on each step of Lin's adventure.
Frankie and Sal have run out of things to do: "We've played every sport ever invented" and "baked enough cookies to feed a small country--" Then Sal hits upon a solution: "Let's do nothing!" How hard could that be?
Wolfsnail: a Backyard Predator by Sarah C. and Richard P. Campbell
Stunning photographs and a fact-filled story deliver a close-up look at a day in the life of a tiny, and unexpected, predator-the seriously slimy wolfsnail.
This beautiful photo book follows the course of one day in our world. Sunrise to sunset is captured in the essential things we all do daily, wherever we live in the world, and in the different ways we do them. The first meal of the day will take on a whole new dimension for American kids as an American pancake breakfast is contrasted with porridge in North Korea and churros in Spain .
Imogene’s Last Stand by Candace Fleming and Nancy Carpenter
Enamored of history, young Imogene Tripp tries to save her town's historical society from being demolished in order to build a shoelace factory. Includes notes about historical figures quoted in the story.
Listen to the Wind: the Story of Dr. Greg and Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson and Susan L. Roth
Lost and delirious, Mortenson stumbled into a remote Himalayan village after a failed climb up K2. The villagers saved his life, and he vowed to return and build a school for them. His remarkable story of a promise kept is now told in this read-aloud.
Maasai tribal members of Western Kenya, after hearing the story of the September 11th attacks from a young Massai, who was in New York on that day, decide to present the American people with fourteen sacred cows as a healing gift.
After celebrating their first nine same-day birthdays together, Amanda and Leo, having fallen out on their tenth and not speaking to each other for the last year, prepare to celebrate their eleventh birthday separately but peculiar things begin to happen as the day of their birthday begins to repeat itself over and over again.
As letters flow back and forth--between the prairies of Illinois and the mountains of Afghanistan, across cultural and religious divides--sixth-grader Abby, ten-year-old Amira, and eleven-year-old Sadeed begin to speak and listen to each other.
A young thief is drawn into a life of magic and adventure after picking the pocket of the powerful wizard Nevery Flinglas, who has returned from exile to attempt to reverse the troubling decline of magic in Wellmet City.
After Marvin, a beetle, makes a miniature drawing as an eleventh birthday gift for James, a human with whom he shares a house, the two new friends work together to help recover a Durer drawing stolen from the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Neil Armstrong is My Uncle : & Other Lies Muscle Man McGinty Told Me by Nan Marino
Set in upstate New York in the summer of 1969, Tamara, 10, is stuck at home with her cold parents while her brother is away in Vietnam. She is lonely, and blames the new foster kid on the block, Douglas, for the loss of her only friend. She mocks him for telling wild lies. Douglas is a bit too nice, but he messes up when he tries to help Tamara.
Through letters to his little sister, who is living in a different foster home, sixth-grader Lonnie, also known as "Locomotion," keeps a record of their lives while they are apart, describing his own foster family, including his foster brother who returns home after losing a leg in the Iraq War.
After her brother Jared dies, ten-year-old Annie worries about the hidden dangers of everything, from bug bites to bicycle riding, until she is befriended by a new neighbor who is grieving her own loss.
Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin
Minli, an adventurous girl from a poor village, buys a magical goldfish, and then joins a dragon who cannot fly on a quest to find the Old Man of the Moon in hopes of bringing life to Fruitless Mountain and freshness to Jade River.