November 28, 2015

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Looking Back to Katrina


From the archives, SLJ’s 2005 coverage of the return to school—and library services—in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

Pick of the Day: Squeak, Rumble, Whomp! Whomp! Whomp!

Yellow book cover with boy playing trumpet

MARSALIS, Wynton. Squeak, Rumble, Whomp! Whomp! Whomp! illus. by Paul Rogers. 40p. Candlewick. Oct. 2012. Tr $15.99. ISBN 978-0-7636-3991-4.
PreS-Gr 1–Who better to lead children in a celebration of sound than jazz virtuoso Wynton Marsalis? From the “tluck…tlock” of a dripping faucet and the “Chrrick chrrrick” of toast being buttered to the noises of trucks, drums, and washboards, the musician gives voice to the sounds enveloping an African American boy throughout the day. The setting, established by the wrought iron balconies […]