Now that Trooper is getting older, many of these books are longer, with more words to a page. As always, an asterisk marks a favorite:
Mama, I'll Give You the World by Roni Schotter. A girl does something special for her depressed mother.
Shante Keys and the New Year's Peas by Gail Piernas-Davenport. Shante saves the day with black-peas.
Martin's Big Words: the Life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., by Doreen Rappaport. A children's book hitting some of the highlights of Dr. King's life.
*An Apple for Harriet Tubman, by Glennette Tilley Turner. The story of an Underground Railroad conductor. The details of this story were amazing and surprising to me.
*Doo-Wop Pop, by Roni Schotter. Some 'uncool' kids learn to sing Doo Wop from the school janitor. We read this several times and Trooper loved it.
A Picture Book of Jesse Owens, by David A. Adler. Great art work and amazing story, would be especially great for kids who are into sports.
Mohandas Gandhi; a Life of Integrity, by Sheila Rivera. The interesting story of an amazing man. In another book, we learned that Dr. King studied Gandhi when we was figuring out the way to lead the civil rights movement in the U.S.
*Harvey Potter's Balloon Farm, by Mark Buehner. This book is pure fun and imagination. We read it several times.
Hooray! A pinata!, by Eliza Klevin. Cute story about kids and pinatas.