Monarch Book of the Week!
2018 Monarch Nominees!
Have you read any of the 2018 Caudill Books?
20 books are nominated every year for the Monarch Award, and they are displayed in the Youth Services Department.
Take a look at our staff review for this week’s featured book!
Title: Red: A Crayon's Story
Author: Michael Hall
Lexile Level: AD380L
Recommendations & Comments: He's Red. It says so right on his label. But he can't seem to get the hang of things like strawberries. Or hearts. Or foxes. Or helping yellow make an orange. Everything he does seems to be wrong, according to what he's supposed to be, and all the other crayons and art supplies have opinions on how to fix him. But all it takes is one friend to see what he truly is on the inside. Taken at face value, this is a fine story on its own. Its gentle approach to identity issues could also be used by parents and others struggling with how we feel versus how others perceive us. The artwork consists of simple representations of the crayons and other art supplies, as well as the crayon art they produce.
Reviewed By: Mr. Tom
Click Here for a List of all 20 Monarch Nominees
Created by Jen Trotta on
Sep 11th, 2017 @ 3:54 PM.
Updated on Jan 29th, 2018 @ 9:27 AM.