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Fatima’s Great Outdoors Lesson Activity

Summary Fatima Khazi is having a hard time at her new school. Classmates wrinkle their noses at the food she brings for lunch. They make of the way she pronounces words, and her grades are below average. But when she’s camping with her family,… Continue Reading “Fatima’s Great Outdoors Lesson Activity”

If You Come to Earth Lesson Activity

Summary If You Come to Earth, by Sophie Blackall, is an incredible treasure. The wondrous illustrations and storyline will fill your heart and mind with awe. Evocative artwork fills every page, inviting readers to notice our amazing world. You’ll appreciate the incredible amount of… Continue Reading “If You Come to Earth Lesson Activity”

Undercover Ostrich Lesson Activity

Summary If you were an ostrich, how would you disguise yourself? It can’t be easy. But the narrator of Undercover Ostrich believes that these large birds are experts at camouflage. The illustrations, however, tell a different story. When the narrator challenges readers to find… Continue Reading “Undercover Ostrich Lesson Activity”

Just Because Lesson Activity

Summary Are you looking for a book that shows readers how to ask compelling questions? If so, take a look at Just Because by Mac Barnett and Isabelle Arsenault. The story begins with a familiar bedtime scene. A little girl, tucked in her bed,… Continue Reading “Just Because Lesson Activity”

Parker Looks Up: An Extraordinary Moment Lesson Activity

Think of a time when a painting made you pause and wonder. What was it about the artwork that caught your attention? When Parker Curry was two years old, the portrait of First Lady Michelle Obama stopped her in her tracks. She was entranced… Continue Reading “Parker Looks Up: An Extraordinary Moment Lesson Activity”

Between Us and Abuela: A Family Story from the Border by Mitali Perkins and Sara Palacios

Have you heard about La Posada Sin Fronteras? I just learned about this significant gathering by reading Between Us and Abueala: A Family Story from the Border. La Posada Sin Fronteras takes place at the border of the United States and Mexico. Every December,… Continue Reading “Between Us and Abuela: A Family Story from the Border by Mitali Perkins and Sara Palacios”

A Green Place To Be: The Creation of Central Park by Ashley Benham Yazdani

Summary Imagine a contest where you get to design a community park. What would you include in your plan? In 1858, architect Calvert Vaux had great ideas for a park in New York City. He entered a contest with Frederick Law Olmsted, a landscape… Continue Reading “A Green Place To Be: The Creation of Central Park by Ashley Benham Yazdani”

Up In The Leaves: The True Story of the Central Park Treehouses by Shira Boss and Jamey Christoph

Summary Have you ever built a treehouse? Where did you build it? I bet it was in your backyard. Imagine building a treehouse in a public park. How would you accomplish that without anyone noticing? Especially when the park is in a busy city… Continue Reading “Up In The Leaves: The True Story of the Central Park Treehouses by Shira Boss and Jamey Christoph”

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… Continue Reading “One Dark Bird by Liz Garton Scanlon and Frann Preston-Gannon”

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