Month: October 2019

Hawks Kettle, Puffins Wheel and Other Poems of Birds in Flight by Susan Vande Griek and Mark Hoffman

Read Hawks Kettle, Puffins Wheel and Other Poems of Birds in Flight to learn about animal behavior. Follow the illustration techniques to show movement when drawing animals.

One Dark Bird by Liz Garton Scanlon and Frann Preston-Gannon

Summary Can you guess what a murmuration is? The image above might give you a hint. A murmuration occurs when starlings fly together and change direction in a fluid movement. Their flight pattern looks like a choreographed dance that fills the sky with swarming…

Lubna and Pebble by Wendy Meddour and Daniel Egneus

Summary How can we best support and encourage one another? How can we, ourselves, have courage in the face of adversity?  In the book, Lubna and Pebble, Wendy Meddour and Daniel Egneus offer many opportunities to consider the answers to these questions.  The opening…

Fairy Spell by Marc Tyler Nobleman

What is real, and what is fake? How do we know when a source is truly credible?  In the interesting true story Fairy Spell, by Marc Tyler Nobleman, we read the story of two British girls that convinced the world that fairies are real!…

Joan Procter, Dragon Doctor – The Woman Who Loved Reptiles By Patricia Valdez, Illustrated by Felicita Sala

Joan Procter, Dragon Doctor- The Woman Who Loved Reptiles by Patricia Valdez Watch out! This is the story of a girl with very unusual guests to her tea parties…reptiles!  Yes, Joan Procter was a pioneer in the field of woman scientists. She was fascinated…

The Proper Way to Meet a Hedgehog and Other How-To Poems by Paul B. Janeczko, Illustrated by Richard Jones

Summary The Proper Way to Meet a Hedgehog and Other How-To Poems by Paul B. Janeczko is a great way to share step by step processes with kids through poetry. There are many out of the box poem ideas that focus on  key words…

Little Libraries, Big Heroes by Miranda Paul and John Parra

Little Libraries, Big Heroes is a true story about a man with an idea. He created Little Free Libraries, handmade repositories for books. They can be found around the world!

The Boy Who Grew a Forest: The True Story of Jadav Payeng by Sophia Gholz and Kayla Harren

When Jadav Payeng was a little boy, he noticed the impact the rainy season had on his island. The heavy rains washed away soil and vegetation, leaving animals without shelter or food. It worried Payeng to find dead animals after a storm. He was…

The Breaking News by Sarah Lynne Reul

We all know how pervasive bad news is. We try to shield it from young learners, but they can see our faces full of worry. They watch us read news alerts and hear us whispering with coworkers. Imagine what it must be like for…

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