Ms. Yingling Reads: Role models in beginning readers. A must purchase for elementary libraries. I love that the third book in the series features a debate between a new student and Lola, who doesn't like pink and thinks ballet is silly, but learns that soccer and ballet have a lot in common!
Lulu and the Duck in the Park by Hilary McKay, Illustrated by Priscilla Lamont. "Despite her teacher's stern warning, tender-hearted Lulu inadvertantly and unexpectedly adds a new animal to the classroom in a laugh-out-loud transitional story."
Ms. Yingling Reads: The Wishbone Wish. This was a very fun early reader book which will be popular with my struggling 6th grader readers who still like Judy and Stink in all of their various incarnations. The fully color illustrations add a festive air to the book, and I loved the community involvement in the Turkey Trot.
This is a great new series for readers of early chapter books like Judy Moody, Junie B. Jones, and Ivy and Bean. The illustrations are appealing, the length is just right, and Piper is well-meaning but often misguided, a trait that seems to be appealing to the younger set! Review from Ms. YingLing Reads.