Monthly Archives: October 2010

INCH BY INCH by Leo Lionni – Garden Haiku Daily Recommendation

The world of the inchworm, October 30, 2010 Leo Lionni has a sensitive heart to catch tiny creature’s world for the readers to see and in INCH BY INCH, the seemingly vulnerable inchworm has relied on his usefulness and intellects … Continue reading

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IN THE SNOW by Huy Voun Lee – Garden Haiku’s Daily Recommendation

>The Chinese writing lesson continues with IN THE SNOW which teaches young readers another 10 forest-snow related Chinese written characters. More advanced than IN THE SAND, these ten beautiful and picturesque Chinese words ranges from 4 lines to 12 lines … Continue reading

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GEORGE WASHINGTON AND THE GENERAL’S DOG – Garden Haiku Daily Recommendation

Humanity and history, October 28, 2010 Children can’t learn enough about this great hero and this top-rated book has wonderful thing for kids to know about him – George Washington loved animals. He was the best horse rider known in … Continue reading

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THE DOT by Peter Reynolds – Book Review

Cultivate the artistic heart, October 27, 2010 Behind every artist is a great teacher. THE DOT is a simple and inspirational story: Vashti is intimidated by an art project and believes that she can’t draw. The teacher’s timely and sensitive … Continue reading

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ABE LINCOLN’S HAT – Garden Haiku Daily Review

I know Abe Lincoln always wore a hat, but I don’t know he kept notes and papers in them until I read this book with my kids! One of the great reads from STEP INTO READING (STEP 2) books written … Continue reading

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A COLOR OF HIS OWN by Lionni – Daily Book Review by Lily Wang

A Fable of it’s Own, 2010/10/26 Leo Lionni’s tales are characteristically simple, unpredictable and beautiful and A COLOR OF HIS OWN is one of those touching fables where a sad chameleon who is tired of his color changing wishing to … Continue reading

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BEN FRANKLIN AND THE MAGIC SQUARES – Daily Book Review from Lily Wang

Very highly recommended, this Step 4 book that comes with longer paragraphs for ready readers grades 2-3 introduces kids to Benjamin Franklin, one of the greatest figure in the American history – his life and his many accomplishments through humorous … Continue reading

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