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The Adventures Of Papa Lemon's Little Wanderers Book1 Meeting Dr. Martin Luther King Papa Lemon And Mama Sarah Are The Neighborhood Grandparents In The Small Town Of West, Mississippi Papa Lemon Helps Five Multi Cultural Friends Learn About Our Nations Diverse Heritage By Sending Them Back In Time Via A Magical Train The Friends Visit Dr King At His Famous I Have A Dream Speech And Learn The Qualities Of Being A Great Leader


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    Papa Lemon s Little Wanderers is a series I came across through another blog s supporters page Several of the books in the series cover time periods and events that are studied in my school, so I thought I would buy the series and give them a shot.I really enjoyed them, and while there are a few issues, by and large they are well worth adding to a chapter book collection Each book features a group of friends who travel back in time to explore different historical periods and meet historical fi Papa Lemon s Little Wanderers is a series I came across through another blog s supporters page Several of the books in the series cover time periods and events that are studied in my school, so I thought I would buy the series and give them a shot.I really enjoyed them, and while there are a few issues, by and large they are well worth adding to a chapter book collection Each book features a group of friends who travel back in time to explore different historical periods and meet historical figures There s a bit of belief suspension required around their time traveling locomotive, but I think only sticklers will mind The writing in the books flows nicely and isn t overly complex or overly simplified They are short, beginning chapter books so the stories are bit simplistic, but again for the reading level that is perfect The dialog is never stilted and nothing felt jarring or awkwardly phrased.One technicality There are no actual chapters in these I m calling them chapter books because of their length, the ratio of pictures to text, and the complexity of the stories and text I really wish they had chapter breaks, though It would help sell the books to readers who are looking for that grown up feel of chapters I also wish the trim size was smaller Again, it makes the kids feel like they are reading older, harder books.I also wish someone like Debbie Reese would look at the third book which talks about the Navajo Wind Talkers There are good books out there about them Joseph Bruchac s for example , but they re are all written for older, stronger readers I think Riley was respectful in handling the Native uncle, but there wasn t much information about the Wind Talkers I suppose by stating he was a Wind Talker, it identifies the uncle s, and by extension Kaya s, native nation, but I wonder if it could have beenspecific I also wonder if there could have beeninformation about the Navajo that would have helped the story along When the friends end up traveling back in time in the book they go to the Pacific theatre to meet another friend s uncle, not to see the Wind Talkers.The illustrations are fine if sometimes a little awkward, but there really aren t that many of them This is the place where the books feel like something self published Kids like slick books, but in my experience what they think of as slick and what adults think of as slick can be vastly different I think the trim size of these books islikely to make them hesitate to pick them up The friends are drawn as a diverse group with a mix of genders and ethnic backgrounds Based on the third book the Native American girl is identified as Navajo My only complaint about how the text and illustrations work together is AJ, the white friend In the text he s always hungry No mention of his build or shape is made, but the illustrations show him as overweight I think it s a stereotype and while I think it would be great to have an overweight kid in the book, I don t think he should be the one who is always hungry and wanting to find a snack There s no reason he has to be drawn that way.A short historical note at the end of these that either elaborated on the historical period or pointed readers toinformation would make them a little stronger I completely understand that the books are not deep historical accounts of the time periods the kids visit These are short chapter books for emerging readers They are absolutely perfect for sparking their interest in these historical time periods and figures, so why not point them in the right direction to findinformation.Be aware that some of the titles appear to be out of print and need to be purchased used The print quality and overall production quality has gotten better over the series, which is nice if they are going to be circulating I plan on hand selling these to my second graders and any third graders I can find I think I m switching from working with third grade to pre k this coming year we ll see and I ll report back on how they are received I think between our Civil Rights study in music in the second semester and the flawed study of the Underground Railroad I can rope them in with the first two books I m still chewing on AJ and how problematic he is


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