Monday, February 11, 2008

First Lady Doyle's Recommended Children's Titles for this January and February

First Lady Jessica Doyle has initiated an online book discussion club for children and adults. Each month her Web page for the book club, called "Read On Wisconsin," lists the titles for discussion. All books were carefully selected by a Literacy Advisory Board and reflect a commitment to diversity in their content and message. Mrs. Doyle hopes you find them as interesting and appealing as she does.

The titles recommended for January were:
Preschool: "Not A Box" by Antoinette Portis
Primary: "The Deaf Musicians" by Pete Seeger and Paul Dubois Jacobs
Intermediate: "Tents, Tigers, and The Ringling Brothers" by Jerry Apps
Middle School: "If You Come Softly" by Jacqueline Woodson
High School: "American Born Chinese" by Gene Luen Yang

The titles recommended for February are:
Preschool: "I'm Dirty!" by Kate and Jim McMullan
Primary: "Today I Will Fly" by Mo Willems
Intermediate: "Sienna's Scrapbook" by Toni Trent Parker
Middle School: "Harlem Summer" by Walter Dean Myers
High School: "Bronx Masquerade" by Nikki Grimes

For more information or to join the "Read On Wisconsin" book club, go to

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