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Title: Lyrical, literary pb's?
Post by: DianaM on April 02, 2016, 07:12 AM
I'm looking for lyrical, literary pb's, with a kind of dreamy quality, along the lines of A SICK DAY FOR AMOS MCGEE and FREDERICK. That sort of thing. Any suggestions?
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Post by: Barbara Etlin on April 02, 2016, 09:19 AM
Would OWL MOON qualify?   :owl
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Post by: Jayca on April 02, 2016, 10:12 AM
What Do You Do With An Idea by Kobi Yamada is a recent favorite of mine
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Post by: DianaM on April 02, 2016, 12:42 PM
Great suggestions! Thanks!
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Post by: dkshumaker on April 02, 2016, 01:25 PM
I just read Phillip Stead's latest - Ideas Are All Around. Very lyrical, in my humble opinion.
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Post by: DianaM on April 02, 2016, 04:05 PM
Oh, I'll have to check it out. Can't believe I haven't read that by now. Thanks, dk!
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Post by: Anne Marie on April 02, 2016, 04:19 PM
Kristy Dempsey's A DANCE LIKE STARLIGHT, which won the Golden Kite for picture book text.
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Post by: DianaM on April 02, 2016, 06:11 PM
Thanks, Anne Marie! Sounds like a good one.
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Post by: DianaM on April 04, 2016, 11:04 AM
In case anyone else reads this and is interested in suggestions, I want to add Dario and the Whale to the list. I just read an advance copy. It's lovely.
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Post by: AmyD on April 06, 2016, 06:53 AM
And Then It's Spring by Julie Fogliano and illustrated by Erin Stead. Lyrical for sure!
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Post by: Marcia on April 06, 2016, 08:18 AM
After spending the weekend with Jane Yolen (boot camp) I thought of OWL MOON right off the bat, same as Barbara. Another one by Jane and her daughter is YOU NEST HERE WITH ME. So many great bedtime stories have that dreamy, lyrical quality. Also, COWBOY DREAMS by Kathi Appelt.
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Post by: Jean Reidy on April 07, 2016, 03:11 PM
ALL THE WORLD - by Liz Garton Scanlon
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Post by: carrots on April 08, 2016, 03:57 PM
Just read BUNNY'S FIRST SPRING by Sally Lloyd-Jones and David McPhail to my little guy. It practically sang me to sleep right along with him..... :bunny2
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Post by: Z-cat on April 08, 2016, 09:36 PM
THE HOUSE IN THE NIGHT  by Susan Swanson
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Post by: JulieM on April 08, 2016, 11:25 PM
THE DUCK AND THE DARKLINGS by Glenda Millard and Stephen Michael King
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/21563839-the-duck-and-the-darklings?from_search=true&search_version=service
FIRE by Jackie French and Bruce Whatley
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20762714-fire?from_search=true&search_version=service
Also, their FLOOD
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Post by: DianaM on April 09, 2016, 04:39 AM
THanks for the additional suggestions! These are fantastic!   :cupcake
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Post by: DellaRF on April 12, 2016, 05:35 PM
The Iridescence of Birds: A Book About Henri Matisse

by Patricia MacLachlan
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Post by: stephanie-lucianovic on April 17, 2016, 04:38 PM
"If You Want to See A Whale" and "And Then It's Spring" by Julie Fogliano

"Moon Plane" by Peter McCarty

"How to Catch a Star" by Oliver Jeffers
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Post by: dkshumaker on April 17, 2016, 05:39 PM
OMG Stephanie, I LOVED reading Moon Plane with my boys when they were little. That book is just lovely. Except for the very last line. I remember every time I read it, I felt like it was missing one beat. I wish I saved it so I could read it again. Did the last line feel incomplete to you?!
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Post by: stephanie-lucianovic on April 17, 2016, 07:00 PM
Did the last line feel incomplete to you?!

Yes, it always has felt a bit off to me! Something about the pat rhyme "flying high in the sky" just didn't fit with the dreamy, slide-y, meditative tone of the rest of it.
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Post by: DianaM on April 19, 2016, 05:03 AM
Excellent suggestions! Thank you!
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Post by: Andi W. on June 23, 2016, 05:24 AM
I'm late to the party, but...

Once Upon a Memory by Nina Laden

Blue on Blue by Diane White
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Post by: DianaM on June 23, 2016, 08:20 AM
Those look great. Thanks, Andi!