Blackout by John Rocco


Summary of Blackout by John Rocco:
What's a family to do on a hot summer night when the power suddenly goes out? In this touching look at the power of 'turning off', readers watch as a family reconnects with each other and their neighbors due to a blackout. You will have to read the book to see if the 'lesson in unplugging' sticks!  Rocco's illustrations are perfect for this story--fun, stylish, lighthearted. :)

This book won a number of prestigious children's books, including the following:

 * Caldecott 2012 Honor Book
 
* School Library Journal Notable Children's Book
 * Publisher's Weekly Notable Children's Books   
 * Wall Street Journal Best Children's Books of the Year
 * New York Times Best Children's Books of the Year
 
* Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year

Reading Levels for Blackout

Interest Level: Kindergarten - Grade 2         DRA Level: 16                     Lexile: BR
Grade Equivalent: 1.1                                
Guided Reading: I


Below are sample spreads from early inside this fantastically illustrated book:



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