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Princess Hair by Sharee Miller




Back of Book:


Celebrate different hair shapes, textures, and styles in this self-affirming picture book! From dreadlocks to blowouts to braids, Princess Hair shines a spotlight on the beauty and diversity of black hair, showing young readers that every kind of hair is princess hair.


My Review:


I may possibly have done a happy dance when I spotted this book at my Barns and Noble. I think this story is unique and discusses the importance of hair esteem.  Each page discusses a different type of hair that African American girls may have. The text in written in a rhyming pattern which is easy for young readers to decode. The illustrations are lovely. and depict girls with several different hair styles. I think this book is a perfect addition to any diverse library.  Sharee Miller did a wonderful job of making sure that all hair types were included. I believe this is one of the best books of 2017.




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How Do Dinosaurs Get Well Soon? By Jane Yolen

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Back of Book:  What if a dinosaur catches the flu?
Does he whimper and whine between each “At-choo”?
Does he drop dirty tissues all over the floor?
Does he fling his medicine out of the door?
Just like kids, little dinosaurs hate being sick. And going to the doctor can be pretty scary. How DO dinosaurs get well soon?

My Review:  In a classroom of Kindergarteners getting sick is just a part of life. The last time I had a really bad cold, and wanted to just sleep instead of teaching I read this book. It is a fun story about all about the symptoms that come with being sick. Each page has a different type of dinosaur on it which keeps children engaged. The story discusses the importance of going to the doctors and getting plenty of rest. This is a great book to read to children before a doctor visit or when they are not feeling well. This is one of my favorite stories that I read to my students last year.

Ages 5 and up

40 pages.