2016 Picture Book Smackdown

2016 Picture Book Smackdown



hello everyone welcome to our 2016 picture books smackdown we have been celebrating picture book month all month long reading as many wonderful picture books as possible and today we have students in four states and an author ready to share lots and lots of picture books with all of you so we are going to get things started right away with our authors diane de las casas and she's going to introduce tell us a little bit about picture book muffins start our very first book so let's give her our attention awesome thank you so much I'm so excited to be here with you for the picture looks back down wow it's going to be a great day so my name is Diane request passes I'm an author a storyteller of publisher I am also the mom of a distillery chef she's 16 years old and her think she goes like kid Chappelle Jana and she just won Food Network's chopped king grand champion so don't wish to go proud of her she's got cookbooks and I wanted to share with you a little bit about my picture book month and then a little bit about my newest book so picture with mother's an International Literacy initiative that is celebrated around the world we have schools and libraries and bookstores all celebrating picture book mom that means that students just like you are are reading and sharing their favorite picture books and on our website picture book les calm we have 30 extra book club champions so every day of November and today it's the last day of number which means it's the last but we have had a great mom and on our website we feature essays about the importance of patient looks from prominent authors illustrators and worse and shakers in the christian book industry and guess what mr. Plummer the students mr. Flamm Pence has pledged to be a picture of a model champion for 2017 let's give him yeah can you raise your hands or fingers like this again today you're mr. Clement is awesome so my newest book we're here it's actually not a picture book but I just wanted to share with you briefly it's called captain did I the bullies sharp and it is a chapter book with a pirate adventure it is also a lot about anti-bullying and if you look behind me you can see that little guy behind me that's captain death I so John is in fourth grader at Oceanside elementary and he's lonely Bible calls himself sharks but he finds a treasure chest and when he reaches inside he puts on an eye patch and a pirate hat and he becomes captain Jedi Master of the seven seas a lot of cool pirate adventures which leads me to my very first picture full of champion whoa so this book right here is actually a pirate picture book if you're fun of the dinosaurs and if you're fond of pirates you'll love this book it is called pires oars and it is written by josh funk with illustrations by michael slack facebook is written in rhyme it's so much fun and I'm going to show you when I say in regard to the book so whenever I look at a picture book I always check out the edge papers and papers are the papers that are right at the beginning of the book and this look says the coolest and papers ever this is a cool i love how they look so in this book there's a little gun I pirate right here he's really unsure of himself he doesn't know how to be a pirate and he's feeling really bad he said this was lots to learn I got to earn the crews respect to trust a rise in writing or walk the plank i hope i can adjust so throughout the bowl of this little dog it's a tiny little dinosaur he's a little intimidated there is the captain you know what kind of dinosaur that is you're right it's a t-rex at the end of the book they battle another dinosaur crew oh my gosh this crew is coming just steal their treasure but guess what both Titan occurs only have half a map what did you do in half a map not much so we'll buy asks if they can collapse right you know what that means right work together and they put their two halves of the map together now why do you think happens that's right x marks the spot everything I the treasure so the little guy becomes a big part of the dog new crew they all make friends and they sail the salty CDs their battles brawls and fireballs plus Prius store robbers and salty deepest ours to keep come join the pirate sword and you hit me a great big pirates or or rah good job my next book is to my picture book mom champion ha-har I love mr. pars books he draws people in crazy cool colors everybody is different some people agreed some people are purple this book is a really good it just came out this year it's called me who you are and look how bright the colors are here feel bad about yourself sometimes because other people you feel like the other people don't like sent you for who you are well this book is all about accepting yourself for who you are whoever you may be may be who you are the old be young be a different color I love these worthy people in all these different colors and I illustrations are so simple please they really appeal to me and some be educated without their this is really great picture to share with your lower grades and they can even read it themselves where everything you need to be you how many of you would ever hair like this I'd like to wear hair like that there's even a little girls dress up as the superhero I love that I believe that we're all superheroes inside sneak your language learning your own way so talk car goes on just to show you all the ways that you can for yourself beast simply be brave ooh she actually it's a shark wait who's scared a little picture two big fish I think the big one is afraid and others dogs dogs are always awesome right so the end of the motive says just be who you are there's all the letter from talk car with my love it doesn't matter what color you are where you are from or who is in your family everyone needs to be loved always love yourself and be who you are me n love Todd supporters everybody give me heart love yourself give yourself heart yourself baby parts now point yourselves and say I am Who I am good job even you are at that is my selection of picture books from our 2016 picture book club champions on this round I can't see what I can't wait to see what books you guys share back to you why not him my name is autumn I'm in first grade my book is only one you I win the crabs it's a fish that heard it that it can follow its own way picture books I like it because it's it's I won prestigious interesting i think picture books matter is they're pretty my name is a war Clemens I am in first grade my picture book is good night moon it's by Margaret wise brown it's about saying good night to things it repeats can I on every page I think picture books matter because you can use your imagination in an island fresh wait what my picture book is camping out it is by King Edward's it is about when the hours went camping and you get a missed out on the fun I like to make a little like camping in the circus of kisses I think picture looks matter because they are funny enough my name is Willa I'm in first grade my picture book is Deidre so yeah it's hi Peggy paresh it's about a really silly girl that does things wrong like they say draw the curtains and she draws them on paper like it because it is the way I think the picture looks matter because me you can practice reading the pictures and read that I'm first grade my picture book is follow the line to school it's by Lara junglist it's about a line that goes to all the places at school in and out of school I like it because the Lima I think picture books matter because it can be good things to get to reach out your box I know where we're going to pass it to mrs. Potter in Maine hi there we have a group of third graders here at falmouth elementary school and main and they're going to share some of their favorite picture books hi my name is avery and my favorite picture book is when the relatives came and I really like it because it has good pictures and very descriptive words hi my name is ava and my favorite picture picture book is on picking gerald but by Mo Williams and I like this book because it's about animals and I love animals also I think it's funny and it's weird in a good way hi my name is TJ Salter and I like the book the little mouse and the red ripe strawberry the big hungry bear illustrated by Dan wood hi my name is Nolan Brown my favorite the trip with his team tyne cuando and and it's foolish to get by golfing wait while Christina and Scott Swanson Swanson I'm going to hold up your book well why do you like this book because it's about karate and like Kalani like my wonderful Christmas tree because it has beautiful pictures and um okay and now we're going to turn it over to mrs. MacDonald in Vermont it sound into what's expected hey bo bo bo hello everyone this is a second grade class this is a second grade class we're in South Burlington Vermont and they'd like to share its from mrs. P chorus class was sitting right here next to me so here are the students choices my name is Aaron my name is Aaron one second grade my picture but is flora and the peacock it's by Molly idol it's about it's about a fill and two peacocks and they dance then the pickups with your fam so they totally fits in and making it look round I liked it because the slice off illustrations were cool and colorful I think it looks matter because you know it's afternoon without looking right at the words mmm my name is momen I'm in second way my picture book ends and my gardeners it's a good in five the fan brothers it's about restraint coming to town and Gordon an orphanage and making different Ricky play am an orphanage kid become they might order cutie I liked it because it teaches you that you should help people who are trying to help you I think picture books matter because you can see people particular molecule Alicia my man second trip my pictures of 20 it's like a third okay it's about zero wanting to be a bigger a number and he tries to be other numbers it didn't work I like it because it taught a lesson to hear that everybody and numbers have about it I think picture books better because you can make different stories with the paper you dream or move down a bit creepy screw over you've got our last person on tonight you're trying to get her on camera girls keep screwed forget to give a baby chick student honey I yes I got even your turn my name is easy I don't second grade my picture book is do is tack it might look it's by Carson elements it's about bugs talking in their own language about a leaf in my more weeds book I liked it because you figure out what the fun starts later I think picture books matter because they each teach you in life nice job everybody easy swap with team ever going to a lack no don't we all animal rights group I'm sorry keep looking okay look with one more person smile say we're sharing a book my name is Caleb I'm in the second grade my picture book is me found a hat it's by John Classen it's a tough two turtles who both want a hat see there our two turtles but only one cat one shuttle dreams that there are two paths and they both get to wear the hat I like it the kit because it's funny and I like the patterns on their shelves I think picture folks matter because they make hits ha ha ok I think we're good my dad to our friends never did all right miss Murphy we are seeing screen but we are not hearing your students so feel free to communicate with me on text and maybe we can figure something out so for in the meantime though let's move our authored to share another book and we'll go through a rotation again my next book is by Andrew got days he need with pictures by a little venture and his team Johnson and this is a nonfiction picture book written and burst called a home-cooked here and it is actually the story of Ezra Jack Keats who created the caldecott award-winning book a snowy day it is an iconic picture the boat what do you see a little brown sugar boy in a red notice to tracing through the snow I love this book there are so many things that I learned about Ezra Jack Keats that I never knew as rejected kids grew up mandame he loved going to the library but his family was very poor and his father could barely afford to speak that much to us but I paid for his son but he still managed to give his son the tubes of paint that he loved so he could be paid his heart away because that was his passion so as a Jack Kate painted I went across to high school he actually got all kinds of scholars and he painted a very famous painting thing called shanty town during the Great Depression and he got wide recognition and I was trying to find the page if you got wide recognition or the painting of shampoos champ then later he came a comic book artist and one of the things that Ezra Jack Keats noticed was that all the superheroes were just I can demand they were fair skin they were white but the other kids into bed he grew up with us in his neighborhood or of many different colors and he never saw any superheroes that represented a lot of the kids that he grew up with as a native brook with neighborhood so they actually started a series of paintings about a little um some brown sugar boy always some little black boys and he just hold on to them and then finally you know he was drafted and then he never left globus dream and then he started creating books and finally eventually out King Peter so this is a fantastic non fiction story written in verse about of Ezra Jack Keats and his creation of a snowy day and since it is winter I think it's a perfect selection now we have a special holiday coming up does anyone know what holiday that it is Thanksgiving you know just past is it Halloween know it's Christmas this is picture book my champion Laura Murray's book it's illustrated by Mike Lowrey and it's called gingerbread man loose at Christmas so laura has written a number of gingerbread man pictures books some of them some of them you've probably very familiar with like that gingerbread man and loosen school is one of her big ones and she has sold millions of these gingerbread man books look look remember how I told again paper to record a favorite hello look at these a 10 page first of course the gingerbread man he is waking now he's excited to go to school in second grade baby because they're all making something very special it's cool that they're going to deliver two special people so he gets out is glitter in his blue and you make something special some of the kids decide to sing and then they go out on the town and if you said delivering these gifts here's the grocer the vet do we have reached here to each paper we met they all seem happy appearance of thought they gave his bear hugs and if you cried this is written in grime it's super cute and then oh no storm comes and all of the kids have to go back to school but remain realized that he did the delivery his special gift to his special person so he decides that he's not going back with the class he's gonna stay out and when he does he gets caught in this terrible storm and his feet get all mushy and they start to like it squishy and melt and it's a soggy mess is my icing was Dripping my legs would just go I had to get out of this place wish she's snow oh and then finally I saw it that one special store assignments a dick schaap hung over the door and of course he goes such as the bakery attitude it's easy the Baker he delivers his special gift because he said without her recipe the kids in his class would have been able to make him and he delivers her a really beautiful card with the glitter and glue and crayons and she gives him a big kiss and then she gave him something else so they were really cool against him no boats she dips his mushy feet in chocolate and makes him one fruit boots and books as fast as I can thank you so much from the gingerbread man the course is as good as new it's back to class and then yeah there's one more present and they tell the dream and how special he is so we know that we're smart cookies too we made you a super gigantic thank you oh I saw the story it's so much fun i love the gingerbread man as the matter of fact I actually have a retelling of the gingerbread man um it's one of my best selling books called the Cajun cornered boy so gingerbread man is very special to me and I think this is a great book for the holidays and for winter so check it out back to you the mr. Clements okay Marcus awesome we're gonna Ricky is ready I think I hear you yeah okay let's try this again this is Julie Murphy with the Early Childhood Development Center in Corpus Christi Texas known as the sparkling city by the sea I have a group of fifth graders here to share their favorite picture books take it away Ella hello my name is Ella i'm from 5th grade i read the book The Cat in the Hat comes back by dr. Seuss hi mera part in the book is when the cat goes eating cake inside the bathtub it's strangely funny um I think picture boats are important because it really straightens are more than just pictures deeper their imagination creating ticket out there Rika jamiah hello my name is Jeremiah and I Bucky's got my blue period the author is Kathleen Bailey my favorite part of it is when she makes a pearl name that she's an artist and I think picture books are important because it explains it shows you the details in the story of what they're doing it Paula doing it and pretty much it Katara X Jacob hello my name is Jacob and I am I read no that wasn't cool no t-rex in the library I like the part where he comes out of this book and assures the Holy Terror library it is very Tony Buzzeo picture book too important because uh you can create but you can also see what's happening thank you Abraham let's bring up hello my name is Abraham my books name is a cupcake if you give a cat a cupcake the book is by know the thing I like about my book and split the cat lift weights I think picture books is important because it has a lot of detail and and it's and it's audley all these pictures that are here is just waiting for you tonight get out and express yourself beautifully sad gustado hello my name is gustavo replace on my picture book is creepy carrots oh my Aron Reynolds I think picture books are important because they can take you to a different one Wonderland and my favorite part about the book was when the Cure sure to scare chance for the rapid some Jasper bills live events so they won't pan out thank you okay we're going to move back to I guess to Andy not correct that's right we are ready go ahead captain Parker I'm in the third grade my picture book is iron it's by dr. Seuss it's about a gator did not really care people living your life is so I liked it because I just and that's why can two books no matter some people me my name is Carlo I will be boys grade my picture for hold my first journey it's by to make plug a key and remember aren't you just a countryside in the tricky really did because what to do with like a town that's really boring and bland and then this kid like to grow a garden and all the sudden Parker like some people more happy and alive and picture books matter because pictures whole other language because it shows you what's happening without you having to read so it's good for people who don't worry like I read it very well so they can look at the pictures and then try to infer what they're reading if there's something rather the text my name is Annabelle Robinson I'm in second grade my picture book is the giving tree it's by shel silverstein it's about a boy another favorite tree that talks to him he grows up from the tree gets on all this stuff he needs I like giving like the tree I think picture book center because they are to entertain people in there my name is Liam I'm in second grade my picture book is I was surprised my friend its I Mo Williams I below zero and Peggy wants to surprise play a game and surprise each other but girls for the biggest surprises the one day least expect I like you because I had funny ending matter because there are lots of kinds of picture my name is jamal i miss Audrey my book is a little man riding it's about reneging her I like it big reason I think does there enough one all right now on to this alright so we just had one class leave and that we have a new class this is a mrs. Merrifield fourth-grade class and they have some books to share my name is Brendan and the book i'm reading today is a gold by nina java herbin and the book is about a boy in South Africa and he gets a new soccer ball and the bullies try to taking it um the boy has to outsmart the bullies so they don't steal the ball what will the boy do while the conflict is simple the book is powerful and it drew us in about the bullies and what would happen next now you know more about the bullies and what would happen illustration we let we also like the illustrations because there's a lot of detail you recommend you read this book with your class and these are all books that their class is all red so the their whole class they recommended these together so mmm this book is if I built a house by Chris Van Dusen um this book is about a boy that dreams to have a futuristic house we like this book because there is creative illustrations Chris Van Dusen also has cool rhymes you it's also funny how it includes the dog with many expressions his pictures are fun because they draw you in and make you feel like you're in the book and the circuit ship by Chris Millington the circus ship is about ship crashes on the fence and H and the animal swims to in Ireland the people find them in there giving the challenge to hide the animals from the main circus master we like this book because it has great illustration and great word such as splashing crashing animals some random random it's also good for all ages so anybody can read it last it runs we don't know this book you should definitely read hi I'm miles and today I'm going to be telling you about the five Chinese brothers by Claire Hodgson Curt wise there are five identical brothers with special abilities such as iron axe extending limbs and one can't be burned one accidentally kills a child and is sentenced to death the brothers must start a plan to escape the book has wonderful in those illustrations in a funny plot also we like till the brothers use the powers to their advantage and if people get more frustrated each time the author uses a great craft sucking us n the book is really worth reading we recommend it if you're nice mama hmm hi I'm Riley and our favorite picture with this default Lakers gifts i ship rumbelle this book is about an old lady who is really good at making the greedy can you want to tilt but the quiltmaker is refusing to give him the old woman gives him a challenge to give away his this then she will get to look well can we do it okay we're to turn it over to Vermont and Sean no captain a jersey are very share more book wish that point of Vermont so here comes at is one we have a team I think I'm not perfect okay so I'm happy my name is strong I make like a plane what my picture book is we are there are we there yet if I damn Santa about a kid that is showing to the screen much house and fall asleep on your legs there and dreams that he goes back in time the book goes upside down the picture book can help you tell the story I think picture Bob Schneider shop I think picture books matter because you see what's happening instead of thinking okay awesome I name is Anika I'm in second grade my picture goes another one morning it's by choice victory it's about a girl who is wishing and hoping that the smell will change your world but she's sleeping so her mom won't have to leave I like it because it's written in some common location and they are shell is not salad I think the tree box matter because you are carried that they can try yourself because I mean look how the different story we thought you would especially like that one mr. Clemens so yew tree shipped it okay we have more or just going to shove it over a little bit okay oh um you're our last hope do you like I'm wrong there you go MIA with your turn my name is neo neo second grade my picture book is this is not a picture H by Sarah Lazar it's about some money to find some book so there are no pictures and he and he figures out that a picture will note and that above the villagers can tell really your story I liked it because it was funny how he reacted to devote I think picture books neither cuz you know what's going on without love nicely done I love nice and loud my name is on wolf my name is ma'am I'm in second grade microchip is waiting this book it's expired Sally I'm Walker it's about a bear key and he ended up in a train station my animals hook the bear we mainly plenty to warn their right to the zoo I liked it because it is a true story that inspired me the pill I think picture books matter because at the end it tells you a lesson okay okay whatcha more posts once article we have teens here so they're sharing our life she miss me by keep going over in his hand I'm I'm in second grade so I picture book is a little red it's by that animal movie in um it's about little red LED to Grandma's house and and to give her a cake then she went into a wolf she was not afraid of the world lips um next nope she's at a true grandma's house and she notices the wolf was grandma's bed I like you to pi star me because red shade Wolf's fur but I I I think that your boat looks matter because you look at the pictures and you know what's hat what is happening okay sending it back to Texas okay we're back to Texas here with Alexis hi miss snowman at Christmas sigh my favorite part it's like all the snow might get it together around the Christmas change sing songs and play I think 60 bucks are interesting because they have a lot of imagination and wonderful okay Daniela I'm in my in my animals red screen and my favorite picture book is we have a plan by Chris hot gym and must be part is when the little ninja she keeps saying hi to the birdie and they fail to catch the bird but then at the end the they find a squirrel so it's going to be like the whole story's gonna go over again but with a scroll this time and my fate and why I think picture books are important it's because they bring out the kid in you and there are a lot of excitement and they bring out her magic age beautifully sad Adrian hi my name is Adria and my favorite picture book is pizza cat and the bed time to lose I like this point because it talks about when a bedtime ends and when you're fun ends and my favorite part of the book is when people reach the story on itself okay I'm Melissa you talk a little louder place is like a creeper yard and the author in carrick-on-suir reporting next about this booth with my library book but i am very tall can I do picture go to this particular to talk about what we're a very good Dominique this is our last one hi my name is dumpin and this is destroyed the day the crayons game hunter written by oliver jeffers my finger part was is at the end when Pete green saw me neon red came back from chocolate on the world painter bricks picture mix mix admire Angeles are important to me because it hopes children explore their creativity and imagination excellent okay that's all from Texas all right we're going to continue on with our student voices here in Georgia hi my name is Isabella Nelson I'm in third grade my picture book is make way for ducklings it's by Robert McCluskey it's about some dots trying to find a place to live that is safe for duckling and third book teaching good luck Wayne's how to act I liked it because it is interesting and ice cream I think picture quotes matter because they are interesting in country my name is Alex I'm in dirt groovy my kitchen book is The Cat in the Hat back if I got this is this about never mess up good things while your parents are gone I like it but something it isn't you what not to do I think picture book man is a book to tear you would not didn't know what to do hello my name is fun blade and oh my first book is a ring dr. Seuss ends about this guy trying to get these other night to eat pinning him I think beautiful look so important because and we need eggs see what's happening my name is Gail I'm in third grade my picture goes here dinosaurs to the rescue and brown I'm saving our environment worth living costs not differ towels glass not plastic into hostage-taker right that you can use I like it because you can learning machines are not till Rick Ritter I picture books and matters has it tells people how you can help you like people who can't do today my name is Morgan I'm in third grade my picture it's my mom alone it's about a few really good puppy but he never gets it I like it because i had my cam names and i think picture book as sent to me by looking at pictures and telling what it is so my name is Aaron hands on me taking my picture your face isn't a posh puppy this my day o'connor and Robin press classroom it's about phantom you think you want a puppy but there are no puppies that she want to move fine perfect puppy and they have fun click I like it because going to do so many accessories and she explores I think picture books matter because they are punching again at the pictures that's how what happens in the story my name is Jimmy I'm lucky great I bet dollars religion that's it it's by George Lucas's develop anything to go out to the conflict darth vader and tried you to not go in with our side i like it because there's a lot exploding stuff and to learn a lesson I think picture books matter because helping little kids baby raised to me and now it's a mesma okay all right hi my name is Ethan and I will be presenting Jasper's store by joe robinson this book is an informational story about a moonbeam jess for living in the mountains of cha na he is captured by people wanting to use his vial for medicine jasper is kept in his small kick HM becomes very sick thankfully he's rescued and sent to it really ability shin center for luan bears need to find out what happens to justice for next all right that was our last student but i have a book i'd like to share this I'm mrs. Potter and I'm the librarian here and trombone shorty is one of my favorite picture books this was of the book that our school picked for the Mont caldecott award last year it was it won the most boats out of all the K 25 students and it ended up winning a caldecott honor and a Coretta Scott King award for illustrations and it's a it's a biography about Troy Andrews who's also known as Trombone Shorty and i love how Brian Collier uses collage and watercolor together and how he shows music throughout and the neat thing is trombone shorty is a very young man he is performing performs all over the world he actually came to Maine about a year ago and performed a great concert and I just love his music this is one of my favorite picture books and that's all we have so I'm going to turn it over to Vermont am i okay thank you we have five more students in Vermont and that will be the end for us and my is up first click on us she doesn't see herself go ahead lion my name is Maya I'm in second grade my picture book is they also look at it's like a president and a window it's about animals seeing the 10 different ways I from the dog saw the cat able to stay in log and when the maps all the time it looks scary I like a kit because it are so many funny when the animal season the cat I think the two books matter of the pictures can tell the story come on go to perk up name my name is Kandra I'm in secondly I put your focus meet the dollars it's by stella Pennypacker about a doll family from a doll house 28 you have the move back to the go i like it because in the end of the kids and circuits which are not go at all I can't picture books never to put a PT happy my name is Abby I'm sucking drain my picture cook is salon's a tortoise it's friday wanna mess up the heap toys it's about a girl who want a puppy he doesn't know hatred towards on her birthday she can teach one of she starts to like something fishy the eyes the very good pet i like to think the night think it's funny because she tries to teach dog trip I think I picture but smile because you can peek at the pictures and guess what about my name is Caitlin diamond set will raise my picture book and even our fault it's by carding separate it's about a boy who is imagining she friends with a planet named box you can't find rock at the fair shake crap find another girl with imaginary friends leave the book and find out if rock get back to pillow I like it because kids can imagine anything they want I think picture books matter because my parents eat them too kids they can think about one more last person from Vermont here up Jackson my name is Jackson I'm in second grade I picture book is fern tree it's by Amy frozen fish it's amanda crew shapes that are friends they stick together no matter what it's funny because they say they are kids out of shape you'd rather play on yours I think I perhaps not sure because it helped little kids and that's it from Vermont only Betty back to Texas Texas is finished we're finished that you in Georgia we have four more students here in Georgia and we're going to let our author dark smackdown all right my name is akiva on the first rate my picture book is grumpy cat it's my brother it's about a cat Nathan's day off the other cat thinks he's a grumpy cat he's just like that changed because i like it because it talks about my sins i think it even matter because you do see what's happening you can look at some pictures that pop up and looks cool my name is double deep breath other fourth grade I think you look my friend was that by mo willems it's about a few time to make an elephant happy because he was at and when you tried to make so happy you said well I'm here now I like I like this supercut it's funny in the middle and it's a great state book and I can read the words to understand over there saying I think this who i think picture books matter but could there finally my name is braylin I'm in fourth grade place where her chains happen it's byron a watson and that are best friends and live in New Orleans they all get separated because of her back together to the same neighborhood it was back to normal I liked it because it shows how people find ways to get back together with each other books matter because picture a lot more pictures and chapter books oh I am in second grade my picture book of Star Wars rebels as run the pilot it's by Jennifer Henley kidding Ezra you shoots down a TIE fighter walks to it and oh I'm stach I'll write and grab the helmet a little big but ed but I liked it because s was so very brave picturebooks matter because if you are young you will read them instead of chapter books oh right and we're going to send it back to Diane to close out our smackdown ok so excited that was so amazing what I love is that these students they talked about classic picture books like goodnight moon and the five Chinese brothers they talked about brand new picture books I saw lots of picture books by former picture book month champions I was like that's my friend that's my friend very cool so to close out this picture book smackdown thank you very much Andy Plemons I have a couple of really wonderful picture books the very first one end appropriately they're about reading so this one is called bears make the best reading buddies and it is by Carmen Oliver and illustrated by jean-claude I'm going to say it's john Claude I mean I live in New Orleans so that's how we the same Jean Claude right so very romantic and look at these end papers again you know how I love em papers how cute is that I think end papers are a great way to finish an end a picture book story so it's an opportunity to showcase what's to come in the picture book and as you can see there's a little bear reading on these end papers plus they get the book a lot of visual interest so Adelaide has a friend who is a big and she argues the case for this bear as she brings him to class to her teacher and she tells her teacher that bears make the best reading buddies and she says to the bear please don't come don't be scared but of course it's the teacher that scared yeah and a delights like what bears make the best reading buddies and I'll tell you why so she gives all of these reasons they're wild about adventures and mysteries and fairy tales they know how to build cozy places to read say this little quilt I have one exactly like this that was crochet by my grandma so I really love this scene right here personally they have sensitive ears that can help you sound out the words and they wrap you in bear hugs and their claws are great for reading turning the pages most of the time o rip so Adelaide makes the case for the bear and at the very end the bear she says they stand on their hind legs and roar so you'll keep going she says that bears love to read as well so her teacher says well why don't you show him in so the bear comes in and then at the end of the book Adelaide says I can read to you and then you can read to me oh and look at that in the background it's a pirate ship you know my love pirate my final picture book is by 2017 picture book club champion Kwame Alexander you may know him as a newbery medal winner but he has a really cool picture book called Surf's Up my favorite place is the beach I love the beach and look at these endpapers of course i'm going to show you the end and papers well what after i finished so two frogs our friends oh and by the way this is the coolest look at this it looks so real right look at this this is a library card for those of you kids who do not know this because everything is computerized now back in the day when I was a kid and when mr. Clemens was a kid and when this Potter was a kid we had these little cards in our library books and this is how we checked out books and they would stamp it with a date when the book was due cool so that's actually like an illustration in the book so this is written by kwame Alexander and illustrated by Daniel me Aras surf's up bro I'm actually gonna read this whole book it's really short not yet dude you'd rather read a book then go to the beach I'm almost done books are boring dude books are fascinating especially this one it's about a man looking for a whale King wowie kazowie what happened he found the whale whoa daddy oh did the way lead him nope the whale got away oh yeah thanks holy mackerel crash catch the great whale and I'll give you gold a hatches do what to the what there she blows watch out dude whoa oh no I look at his frog friend he's been going through some stuff while he's been reading this book wait you're finished totally awesome book did they catch the whale who got the gold not telling not cool bro Surf's Up dude Shh I'm just getting started turn up all hands on deck that's like favorite part of the book turn up whoa daddy oh cowabunga and then here are the end papers at the very end of the book there's a captain's hat and a lifesaver one of those telescopes all washed up on the beach real or imagination you decide so surfs up by call me Alexander super fun book I actually read the whole book too but you should spend more time with this book because there's so many details in the illustration and it's so much fun so I'm very excited to Le for this year's 2016 picture book Smackdown by Andy Plemons we had schools from Texas Vermont Georgia and main sharing books I think that's amazing sharing picture books before I go I just want to share with you one more time my children's chapter book it's called captain dead I it's co-authored with John corette the pirate adventure lots of fun and mr. Plemons I'm going to be sending you some copies for your class so thank you so much happy picture book month it is the last day of picture book month and I couldn't be more thrilled to be part of picture book mac down see you next year

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