June 2015 BOB Picture Books


Fatio, Louise. Illustrated by Roger Duvoisin. A Doll for Marie.  New York: Knopf, 1957.  978-0-385-75596-2. 32 p. $16.99. Gr.K-3.
A new generation of readers have access to the book by the Caldecott winning duo. The dolls was gorgeous but without a home. Marie longs for the doll but lacks the money. A wealthy older lady purchases the doll and in the new home is surrounded by antiques.  Cat knocks the doll off the piano and the dog carries the doll outside into the street. First published in 1957 and now includes a miniature version of the story to share with your doll.
Fiction, Picture Book, Friendship, Classic tale  Beth McGuire, Wendover Middle School


Gavin, Ciara. Room for Bear. New York: Knopf, 2015. 978-0-385-75473-6. 32 p.  $16.99. Gr. K-3.
Bear is happy with the ducks, but he does not fit perfectly in their house. Bear finds a more suitable place for the ducks to move in with him. Calming artwork tells the emotions of the bear and ducks to support the text. The picture book could be introduced when starting a unit on housing.
Fiction, Picture Book, Family, Housing  Beth McGuire, Wendover Middle School


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