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Voice is the writer coming through the words, the sense that a real person is speaking to us and cares about the message. It is the heart and soul of the writing, the magic, the wit, the feeling, the life and breath. When the writer is engaged personally with the topic, he/she imparts a personal tone and flavor to the piece that is unmistakably his/hers alone. And it is that individual something–different from the mark of all other writers–that we call Voice.
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On Monday When It Rained by
Call Number: P KAC
A young boy describes, in text and photographs of his facial expressions, the different emotions he feels each day. Excellent mentor text for voice as each anecdote is shared in first person.
The Little Red Hen Makes a Pizza by
Call Number: P STU
In this version of the traditional tale, the duck, the dog, and the cat refuse to help the Little Red Hen make a pizza but do get to participate when the time comes to eat it.
The Spider and the Fly by
Call Number: JNF 821 HOW (poetry section)
An illustrated version of the well-known poem about a wily spider who preys on the vanity and innocence of a little fly.
Emma's Rug by
Call Number: P SAY (hardback)
A young artist finds that her creativity comes from within when the rug that she had always relied upon for inspiration is destroyed.
Fly Away Home by
Call Number: P BUN
A homeless boy who lives in an airport with his father, moving from terminal to terminal and trying not to be noticed, is given hope when he sees a trapped bird find its freedom.
Non-human voices Stories told with the voice of an animal or inanimate object.
Call Number: P ROS (hardback)
A dog trying to make sense of the world of humans is puzzled then jealous when a new baby arrives on the scene, but a friendship with the girl dog next door leads him to a new understanding.
Call Number: P MAC (hardback)
Spork, a misfit in the cutlery drawer, finds his combination of spoon and fork is just right for a very messy creature that has arrived in the kitchen.