The Sky Painter Blog Tour

I love me a good picture book biography. Margarita Engle’s The Sky Painter is one that I am super excited to add to my classroom library. I’m going to share with you 5 reasons why you want to add this book to your collection.

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1. Birds

Seriously, kid love birds, so a biography about a person that is obsessed with birds is sure to be a hit.

2. Poetry Month

The first thing I thought when I read the first page/poem in The Sky Painter was that it would make a poem for Poem in Your Pocket day.

3. Newbery Honor

Seriously, Margarita Engle can flat out write. It’s very easy to see why a Newbery committee found her words to be distinguished.

4. Aliona Bereghici

I think that it would be pretty intimidating to illustrate a picture book about one of the greatest bird painters in the history of the universe (Louis Agassiz Fuertes).

5. The Historical Note

One of my favorite things about picture book biographies are the historical notes. I imagine authors trying to pick and choose their words in the first 32 pages so carefully. I’m sure that they had to cut out so many things that they wanted to share with their readers. The historical note is a perfect place for them to expand on their subject. The Sky Painter has a most excellent historical note.

Follow along on THE SKY PAINTER blog tour!
 
Mon, Apr 20
Library Fanatic
Tues, Apr 21
Kid Lit Frenzy
Wed, Apr 22
Unleashing Readers
Thurs, Apr 23
5 Minutes for Books
Fri, Apr 24
Teach Mentor Texts
Sat, Apr 25
Booking Mama
Mon, Apr 27
Sharpread
Tues, Apr 28
The Children’s Book Review
Wed, Apr 29
Cracking the Cover
Thurs, Apr 30
A Foodie Bibliophile in Wanderlust
Fri, May 1
Archimedes Notebook

One lucky winner will receive a copy of THE SKY PAINTER: LOUIS FUERTES, BIRD ARTIST by Margarita Engle, illustrated by Aliona Bereghici. (U.S. addresses only.)

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