I love duck days! But sometimes it is hard to be stuck inside when it's raining! In Hooray! It's a Duck Day by Jennifer Maze Brown and illustrated by Sally Schaedler, Grandma has plenty of ways to make even rainy days fun! This is a fun, memorable story that reminds us that we should thank God … Continue reading Hooray! It’s a Duck Day!
Maddie Maxwell is mad because her jump rope is missing! But have no fear, because she's sure she knows who took it. Mad Maddie Maxwell written by Stacie K. B. Maslyn and illustrated by Jane Schettle is a wonderful lesson for us all that angry accusations are never an effective way to problems solve. When we're … Continue reading Mad Maddie Maxwell
Here Come the Aliens! by Colin McNaughton heralds the warning that aliens are on their way to earth! None of them look very nice but students will love joining in the refrain, "The aliens are coming!" How will the earth survive? Full of charming rhymes about not-so-charming creatures, Here Come the Aliens! is a tale that will … Continue reading Here Come the Aliens!
Learn about opposites with Olivia the Pig! Up and down. Open and closed. Olivia demonstrates each pair of opposites in this simply illustrated board book by Ian Falconer. To add an extra visual, a pig puppet could be used with this book to illustrate the opposites, and children can be challenged to help Olivia demonstrate … Continue reading Olivia’s Opposites
A bird and a mouse exploring a house...no one should miss out on this rhyming adventure! Written by Theo LeSieg and illustrated by Roy McKie, In a People House has all the charm of every other Dr. Seuss book. Children will learn that rhyming is not just for school! Rhyming is everywhere!! After reading this book, … Continue reading In a People House
First day of school! Mama Llama goes away and Llama Llama gets to learn what school is all about! Though it is hard at first, Llama Llama discovers that school can be a lot of fun...and that Mama Llama always comes back! Llama Llama Misses Mama written and illustrated by Anna Dewdney reminds younger students that the … Continue reading Llama Llama Misses Mama
The prince requires the presence of his orchestra at his summer palace, but he will not allow them to bring their families. The orchestra, led by Joseph Haydn, is sad and restless but Prince Nicholas will not listen to their pleas to be allowed to return home! Haydn must find a creative way to communicate with … Continue reading The Farewell Symphony
What is this mystery machine that eats trash while you're asleep?? A garbage truck! I Stink! written by Kate and Jim McMullan and illustrated by Jim McMulllan is an introductory text for students K-2 as they learn about where all the trash goes! This story can be used to spark a discussion about responsible waste management and … Continue reading I Stink!
Lucky Jake, written by Sharon Hart Addy and illustrated by Wade Zahares, is the story of all the luck Jake and his pa encounter while panning for gold. Shortly after finding a gold nugget in the creek, Jake and Pa acquire a pig, corn, and a goat. Yet, before they quite realize what's happened, they've … Continue reading Lucky Jake
Owen is a young mouse whose fuzzy yellow blanket is his constant companion and most faithful playmate. As Owen grows older his blanket becomes tattered and torn, yet it never leaves his side. Owen, written and illustrated by Kevin Henkes, is the tale of how Owen's parents (with a little help from their nosy neighbor) help him grow in … Continue reading Owen