Staff Book Picks: November

POSP 3D-book

Written by Irina Gonikberg Dolinskiy and Illustrations by Mark Wayne Adams
Hardbound ISBN:  978-1-59616-017-0
Pages: 32
Retail Price: $14.95

The parts of speech come magically alive as they participate in a colorful New York City Parade! Each presents and defines itself as it marches down the street and through a child’s imagination.

 

Written by Linda Smigaj and Illustrated by Mark Wayne Adams
ISBN:  978-1-59616-034-7

Paperback Retail Price: $9.99

History with a Twist Makes Learning Fun!

Welcome to the world of Linda Smigaj’s books. Educator and juvenile fiction author Linda Smigaj, aka Professor Fuddy-Duddy, captures the imagination of readers, ages 7–10, through stories of historically accurate events told from a unique perspective. Come travel through early American history with these adventurous flies.

 

Written by Crystal White and Illustrations by Mark Wayne Adams
ISBN: 978-159616-028-6
Pages: 32
Paperback Retail Price: $9.99

Franny Finds a Home! is a beautiful children’s book complete with vibrant illustrations and educational resources for both parents and teachers, not to mention an exciting and heartfelt story.

Franny is a former stray who was relieved to be saved from the streets. But her rescuer, Trishalou, simply can’t keep her. Franny encounters nice workers at the rescue shelter, but she misses her friends. Shy, and not the cutest critter in the place, will Franny ever be chosen for a forever home?

At the end of the story the author (a 20-year reading teacher) has included resources for teaching or review of text features. These activities can be used with any text.

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“Easy resource for youngsters to learn language.” —Gary Roen, Reviewer

Parts of Speech Parade, New York City
Irina Dolinskiy, author
Mark Wayne Adams, illustrator

“The author and artist have found a fun way to teach different parts of speech to kids. Several of them are nouns, verbs, and prepositions. The combined talents give the rules and show examples of them for children to remember how each parts of speech work together. “Parts of Speech Parade: New York City” is an easy resource for youngsters to learn language.”

—Gary Roen, Reviewer

Read more at The Midwest Book Review…

Summer Reading List for Students

Looking for interesting books to spark summer reading? Check out these fun reads at the local library, bookstore, or online. If titles aren’t available in the library system, kindly request they be added.

This list includes a variety of books for all reading levels. From AR* (Accelerated Readers) to chapter books—ignite reading interest for students this summer!

  1. G’DAY: Aints*M. W. Adams
  2. DOWN UNDER: Kussins*M. W. Adams
  3. OUTBACK: Bothers & Sinisters*M. W. Adams
  4. Eli’s BalloonCandace Ruffin
  5. Frozen FloppiesJohn Hope
  6. Parts of Speech Parade: New York CityIrina Dolinskiy
  7. Nicholas, That’s Ridiculous! A Story About Being a Boy*Christa Carpenter
  8. Jilli, That’s Silly! A Story About Being a Girl*Christa Carpenter
  9. Eddie, That’s Spaghetti! A Story About Being a Dog*Christa Carpenter
  10. Little Miss Grubby Toes, Plays with Fire!*Eddie Price
  11. Little Miss Grubby Toes, Steps on a Bee!*Eddie Price
  12. Little Miss Grubby Toes, Falls in the Pool!*Eddie Price
  13. Scribble Dee Sophie: A Story for Young Artists and Their ParentsKaren Spruill
  14. Teddy Tales: The Adventures of a Rescue Puppy and His Friends*Karen Spruill
  15. King for a Day, the Story of Stories*Mark Wayne Adams
  16. Good NightMareMark Wayne Adams
  17. Miss Mary’s Missing Book BagMark Wayne Adams
  18. Field of DreamsMark Hoog
  19. Treasure IslandMark Hoog
  20. Dream MachineMark Hoog
  21. Your SongMark Hoog
  22. Magic MountainMark Hoog
  23. Johari’s JoyCarol Hensel
  24. Lu and the Earth Bug Crew, Zap the Energy Spikes—Derek Sabori
  25. Guinea in My Cap?Wanda Hughes
  26. Lost in Boston*Jane R. Wood
  27. Ghosts on the Coast: a Visit to Savannah and the Low Country*Jane R. Wood
  28. Trouble on the St. John’s River*Jane R. Wood
  29. Adventures on Amelia Island: a Pirate, a Princess, and a Buried Treasure*Jane R. Wood
  30. Voices in St. Augustine*Jane R. Wood
  31. Jace’s Adventure in the Forbidden ForestDiane Harper
  32. Jace’s Adventure at Crystal LagoonDiane Harper
  33. A Dolly, A Dog, and A Camper—Kay Whitehouse
  34. Dolly Becomes a Scout—Kay Whitehouse
  35. A Hand Truck Named Dolly—Kay Whitehouse
  36. Dinosaurs Living in MY HAIR?Jayne Rose-Vallee
  37. The Rocket Ship Bed TripN. Jane Quackenbush

Meet Irina Gonikberg Dolinskiy

Irina Gonikberg Dolinskiy is a corporate/business attorney, as well as a classically trained pianist and an avid writer and storyteller. Having practiced law in New York for a number of years, Irina is now a partner at a law firm in Central Florida, where she resides with her husband and her daughter, Jayne. Irina’s son, Mitchell—the original audience and inspiration for her stories—lives and works in New York City.

Parts of Speech Parade, New York City was first written as an entertaining grammar aid for the author’s then-young son, Mitchell. After becoming fast friends with the Noun, Verb, Adjective, Preposition, Conjunction, and Interjection, Mitchell started recognizing their familiar faces in every book, making his reading adventures fun and enjoyable.

While Mitchell is now a college graduate, the author is eager to share the Parts of Speech Parade with today’s girls and boys who are newly discovering the magic of reading.

Read more about Parts of Speech Parade, New York City

Mark, this is simply beyond amazing!! I am absolutely speechless (no pun intended), and in awe of your brilliant creativity!” – Irina Dolinskiy