Practically Paradise Blog - Diane Chen
"Giving Capstone early chapter books
Among the books I'm sorting for River Valley Elementary are these titles from Capstone Publishing.
Monster and Me, a graphic novel by Robert Marsh and illustrated by Tom Percival, is part of the new Monster and Me series from Stone Arch books Graphic Sparks. Another title in the series is Monster in the Outfield. ©2010 ISBN 9781434215895 $16.99
I like this crazy Monster Dwight who tries to eat everyone whenever Gabby's head is turned. There are many lines and illustrations in this that older readers (grades 2-5) will appreciate. A quick read that is fun. I especially enjoyed the author and the illustrator's bios in the back. Here's the author's (you'll have to get the book to read the illustrator's):
Robert Marsh grew up in Omaha, Nebraska, but longed to live somewhere else. He pretended not to live in Omaha by reading lots of books. Every week, Marsha checked out twenty books from the library. Since he didn't have time to read all of those books, he would read the first chapter of each and make up the rest of the story. Marsh now makes up stories for a living and doesn't live in Omaha. Dreams do come true.
Sugar Hero in the Princess Candy series. A graphic novel by Michael Dahl and illustrated by Jeff Crowther. A fast reading silly tale to appeal to girls. With names like Doozy Hiss, Halo Nightly, and Mr. Slink, you know this is a comedic take on superheroes.
I did wonder if Mr. Nussbaum, the man riding in Mary Jane (the cab), was named after Greg Nussbaum and his educational website. Michael? Also in this series is The Marshmallow Mermaid. I wonder what powers Princess Candy will use in that title.
http://www.schoollibraryjournal.com/blog/830000283/post/800051280.html?nid=3368" - Practically Paradise Blog
December 15, 2009