I Stink!

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!


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

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Readers follows a caterpillar across the simply illustrated pages of Eric Carle's The Very Hungry Caterpillar as he eats his way to becoming a beautiful butterfly! Younger students will enjoy counting through fruit, pickles, and pie as they become familiar with finding math in nature. Asking questions about how many days passed or how many pieces of fruit the … Continue reading The Very Hungry Caterpillar

On Beyond a Million: An Amazing Math Journey

What is the biggest number in the world? How big is infinity? When Professor X comes to town, students get their questions answered and learn how to write these really big numbers using exponents! This math story, written by David M. Schwartz and illustrated by Paul Meisel, is carried by dialogue and engaging pictures and … Continue reading On Beyond a Million: An Amazing Math Journey

Fractions, Decimals, and Percents

Fractions, Decimals, and Percents, written by David A. Adler and illustrated by Edward Miller, applies math concepts to real situations. It is not a fun book, per say, but it does provide a detailed and accurate description of how fractions, decimals, and percents function and how to turn one into the another. The colorful illustrations … Continue reading Fractions, Decimals, and Percents

One Is a Snail, Ten Is a Crab: A Counting by Feet Book

One Is a Snail, Ten is a Crab is an adorable introduction to "counting by feet". Written by April Pulley Sayre and Jeff Sayre and illustrated by Randy Cecil, this counting book is a valuable addition to any elementary school lesson on what it looks like to use grouping, skip counting, and decomposing numbers. A project … Continue reading One Is a Snail, Ten Is a Crab: A Counting by Feet Book