JuliaJulia is a teacher and author of rhyming children’s books. Browse this list to find your new favorite story from these books by Julia Dweck
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Ibi’s Fireflies: Stars in the Sky Connecting The World
Ibi is a little boy who is eager to play with fireflies. He loves the way they light up the dark and the way their filmy light dances so beautifully. His father tells him to let them go back into the night or they will die. Ibi was heartbroken and couldn’t help but feel angry with his father. He wants this moment to last forever because he thinks fireflies are incredible. Enjoy this beautiful story about a little boy who loves fireflies and brought them some happiness in this world.
Boomer At The Bat
Baseball is a tough sport and it’s no surprise that Boomer is having a tough time at the plate. Boomer has a supporter, his Coach. Coach is the perfect person to help teach Boomer how to be a good sport. See just how important good sportsmanship is to a competitive game like baseball, as well as life.
BLUCY THE BLUE CAT
Blucy is a very special cat that turns various shades of blue with her emotions! Blucy’s antics, written in Julia’s recognisable rhymes and rhythms endear us to Blucy all the more. Like all cats, when Blucy is in trouble she’s hard to find – but much more so when she matches her surroundings. What has she been up to and where can she be hiding now?
Faux Paw is a rare child’s story that’s a little weird, and a little funny. The children in Faux Paw all have animal-like last names such as Crowe, Wolf, and Bear. The protagonist’s name is Waldon Bear, and his mom makes him a grizzly bear costume and supports him in being a bear. Soon Waldon’s enthusiasm spreads to the rest of his class!
Mary Had A Sleepy Sheep
This lovely story is a light-hearted take on the traditional Mary Had A Little Lamb, but with a twist. What is a girl to do when she has a sheep who will not sleep? She tries everything she can think of.
I love what did finally work for Sheppard…well-you’ll just have to read the book for yourself
Humpfree the Humpless Camel
Humpfree is a fun rhyming book. The tale of Humpfree the camel starts off quite sad because Humpfree’s back is flat. He wants to be like all of the other camels and searches high and low to find himself some humps.
WHERE ARE THE DINOS?
The book begins, “At the zoo there’s lots to view. | Zebras, tigers, pumas, too. | But looking left and looking right. | Not one dino is in sight.” | The poor main character has so many questions for the tour guide, it’s completely reminiscent of a young child’s quest for knowledge and their never-ending quest for the answers.
When the times comes to go in for the night the boy can’t find a place to keep frostbite cool. Though frightened at first, his mom soon warms to Frostbite and she provides a cooler for Frostbite so he can stay near his owner through the night.
Quinn sets out to find herself a king to rescue her. She tries all of the tricks, searching for poisoned apples and kissing frogs among other things. She happens upon an ogre, and while they were fighting over her fate, she released them rather than harm them when the opportunity presented itself.
Jack is a Jack-in-the-box whose spring breaks one day and he flies out of the box. He thought he’d be thrown into the trash, so he tried to find his box again, which leads him into an adventure with Barker, the family dog.
This is our favourite of our books by Julia Dweck. Cherry is a cupcake in a bakery shop who dreams of faraway adventures. One day Pierre, a French bread arrives with his side-kick Victor in the form of a flakey crescent roll. Pierre sweeps Cherry off her feet and the three of them set sail in a mixing bowl to find the pirates that have stolen all their dough.
Teacher and Author
By day, I serve as a mild-mannered gifted support teacher for the East Penn School District, whose powers and abilities are used to best meet the needs of my students. By night and weekend, I enjoy designing educational resources to share with the professional teaching community. Whether I am developing hand-on activities for top-level publishing houses like Random Penguin or Little, Brown Books, my goal is to inspire creativity and innovative thinking.
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