My students gave me a gift card for Christmas, so I decided to spend it on the 2011 Newbery books for my classroom. I wanted to read them, so basically I have them "for free." I recieved my shipment yesterday and read Joyce Sidman's Dark Emperor & Other Poems of the Night. What a fabulous book! Though I purchased it for my seventh grade classroom, I think it is perfect for my second grade son.
I look forward to checking out other Sidman books: Joyce Sidman--I'm thinking Swirl by Swirl. An article and more information on this book's illustrator may be found at the following link: Rick Allen.