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Students in Gr.

K-3 will love discussing the jobs they do around the have a complete collection can
house after hearing any or all 16 poems by Hope Vestergaard.The open- cause you to make inappropriate
ing "Bores" cites the title, noting,"! like my toys out on the floor -/ they're choices.
* easier to see:' and aching arms and back are the "Paint Complaint" when As always, this year's Caldecott
re-doing the fence as "This chore is getting stale' titles are wonderful, but the medal
Some chores are a mixture of drudgery and fun.The boy in "Wishes" winner, The Invention of Hugo
hates clearing the table but loves washing dishes, begging "Can I wear the Cabret by Brian Selznick and the
rubber gloves?" and when working "In the Garden" a girl asking to be honor book The Wall: Growing
allowed to water is told, "Look for weeds./If we don't, they'll spread their Up Behind the Iron Curtain,
seeds." The closing,'All Done:' mirroring the opening that offered help in written and illustrated by Peter Sis
exchange for assistance with room cleaning, finds the house smells great are not really suitable for primary
'And everything looks twice as nice/ because I cleaned with you" Carol students.The former,featured in the
Koeller fills the pages with colorful illustrations reinforcing the enormity School Librarian's Workshop, Fall,
of the task or the joyful exuberance in doing it. 2007, p. 9, was suggested for Gr.
5-9, while the latter, reviewed in
Special 19aye
School Begins, 2007, p. 13, was
Whitehead, Jenny Holiday Stew: A Kid's Portion of Holiday and recommended for Gr. 4-9. The
Seasonal Poems.Holt, 2007,63 p. ill. 978-0-8050-7715-5 Newbery in 2008 presented no
From the opening "Spring Fever"with allergy sneezes to an "End of the such challenge but the 2000 Honor
Year Party!," Jenny Whitehead's 80+ poems don't miss a single celebratory
Book, 26 FairmountAvenue by
occasion. She has also included some seasonal good times such as Tomie dePaola is meant for Gr. 1-3,
"Camping" when you have the taste of a s'more in your teeth and "Feel the while the 1998 medal winner Out
warmth of flannel blankets/ As you burrow underneath:' and the great of the Dust by Karen Hesse
idea of "Let's Go on a Hayride:' observing while going uphill,"Now, look to belongs in middle and high school
your left, there's a deer in the wood,/ And above you, a brown whippoor- media centers.
Whether it is'At the End of the Day ... (A Fourth of July Poem)" bring- On the 1orderline
* ing gasps even from the old when seeing "Splendid poofs/ of glitter gold:' What do you do when a review
or "On Teacher Appreciation Day" giving thanks "For good-morning hugs/ says the book is for Gr.4-6 and you
and feel-better Band-Aids:' there are always several possibilities for each are in a K-4 school? Do you pur-
month of the year.Whitehead's cartoon- like illustrations in gouache and chase a title that is for Gr. 6-9 for a
black pen fill the pages. She adds extra comments all around and even high school collection? With a limit-
throws in additional poems, including her dedication. Students in Gr. 2-4 ed budget, are you "wasting" money
will have loads of fun with this one. A by buying something for only a
..................................................................................... small percentage of your students?
:..o .................. ISSUES ON Obviously you shouldn't be
spending a high percentage of your
THE JOB -.....- funds on these borderline books,
but ignoring them is shortchanging
Difficult Choices students on the top - or bottom -
grades of your school. If your phi-
ook selection would be far less of a problem if you had unlimited losophy includes being student-
funds.Since that is never going to happen,you are confronted by reg- centered and promoting lifelong
ularly having to choose between what would seem to be equally reading, you have no alternative but
good titles. In making your decision you need to be guided by age-appro- to recognize that every segment of
priateness, the needs of students and your population deserves to be
the curriculum, and your philosophy. served. Choose carefully among
Award Winnere these titles, but make sure they too,
Elementary library media spe-
oegment of your are included in your collection.
cialists tend to purchase Caldecott population "Problem" iooko
* and Newbery winners without ques- deoerveo to 17e Sometimes you read a review
tion. Many language arts programs and red flag words alert you to a
have a unit on the former with Gr. I or potential problem. Whether it is
2 and the latter with Gr. 5.The urge to strong language, sex, or homosexu-
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