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March 18, 2019
Surprising Sharks by Nicola Davies and illustrated by James Croft offers readers a creative exploration of shark facts with unique illustrations, strong organization, and a presentation that hooks readers from the start.
April 1, 2019
Library Lion by Michelle Knudsen and illustrated by Kevin Hawkes, is a charming tale of curiosity, empathy, and understanding. The traditional-style illustrations are endearing as is the lion himself.
April 8, 2019
From Tadpole to Frog by Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld is a science reader that keeps readers engaged with up close photographs, just enough informational text, and consistent text features that support comprehension.
April 15, 2019
The Recess Queen, by Alexis O’neill and illustrated by Laura Huliska-Beith, combines delightful, creative language with the seriousness of a school yard bully. One character’s ingenuity provides a lesson for us all.
April 22, 2019
Caps for Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina takes us back to simpler times when a peddler sold his wares. The surprises in store still delight children, and the clear-cut organization and plot makes this text ideal for retelling.
April 29, 2019
Imogene’s Antlers by David Small tells the unlikely story of one day waking up with a serious problem, and the interesting ways the characters go about solving it. This mentor text offers a unique organizational style you’ll want to tell your students about.
May 13, 2019
The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds is a text you’ll truly fall in love with – from the first moment you meet the main character, to her relatable problem, and the remarkable conclusion. Listen as we explore what characters say, what they do, what they think, and what they feel.
May 20, 2019
Harry the Dirty Dog by Gene Zion is a book many of us grew up with, and for good reason. Join Harry on his adventure through town as students make and change predictions along the way.
May 27, 2019
Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon by Patty Lovell offers a unique character who advances the plot in interesting ways. Learn what the author really wants us to know about Molly Lou and about ourselves.
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