A classic. My favorite has always been the Crow and the Pitcher. Many of these fables highlight critical thinking, inferring, and drawing conclusions.A classic. My favorite has always been the Crow and the Pitcher. Many of these fables highlight critical thinking, inferring, and drawing conclusions. There are many language arts lessons that could stem from these stories....more

The students at Cam's school raise money to help get solar panels added to the school. When the money comes up missing, Cam uses her photographic memoThe students at Cam's school raise money to help get solar panels added to the school. When the money comes up missing, Cam uses her photographic memory to help solve the crime. Students from 2nd-4th can use critical thinking skills to see if they can solve the mystery on their own....more

A tale of seven brothers with extraordinary gifts, they can cry rivers, move mountains, and see for miles. The brothers use their gifts to defeat a jeA tale of seven brothers with extraordinary gifts, they can cry rivers, move mountains, and see for miles. The brothers use their gifts to defeat a jealous emperor. This book also showcases the affection the brothers have for each other. A wonderful classroom library book or a read aloud when discussing folk tales. A great example folk tale from a different culture....more

This book has a snapshot of many Georgia 3rd and 4th grade science units. The questions and pictures pertaining to matter, light, sound, and magnets aThis book has a snapshot of many Georgia 3rd and 4th grade science units. The questions and pictures pertaining to matter, light, sound, and magnets are plentiful. This would be a great resource for the classroom, especially when starting the previously mentioned topics....more

In this story students learn to relate amounts up to a dollar to making purchases in the cafeteria. Text to world and text to self connections take plIn this story students learn to relate amounts up to a dollar to making purchases in the cafeteria. Text to world and text to self connections take place when students think about things they have purchased or would like to purchase in relation to the amount of money they have to do. This book could also lead to conversations of needs vs wants. Useful for grades two and three....more

Several friends enter contests and must decide how to divide the prizes amongst themselves. Ths book gives children ideas about what they can do withSeveral friends enter contests and must decide how to divide the prizes amongst themselves. Ths book gives children ideas about what they can do with real life remainders (ex:cookies, toys, etc). This book would work well with second and third graders learning division....more

Four friends want to fix up their clubhouse but need money. They open a lemonade stand and use bar graphs to track their sales. This book illustratesFour friends want to fix up their clubhouse but need money. They open a lemonade stand and use bar graphs to track their sales. This book illustrates basic economics and working for what you want. In class a discussion about different types of graphs and beginning economics could take place. Appropriate for first thru third grade....more

This book showcases division by 2, 3, and 4. Examples of division problems with remainders and simple ways to adjust problem and get rid of remaindersThis book showcases division by 2, 3, and 4. Examples of division problems with remainders and simple ways to adjust problem and get rid of remainders. Manipulatives could be used in the class for modeling. Great for second and third grade....more

In two tickets to ride a little girl gets 50 tickets to the fair and must decide how she will divide them. How many friends should she invite? The cosIn two tickets to ride a little girl gets 50 tickets to the fair and must decide how she will divide them. How many friends should she invite? The cost of the rides varies, so what should they ride and how many rides can they ride? An introduction to remainders. Great for second and third grade....more

Awesome book. Once a teacher tells her class that almost everything can be thought of as a math problem, one student develops math anxiety. The book gAwesome book. Once a teacher tells her class that almost everything can be thought of as a math problem, one student develops math anxiety. The book gives several examples of how math is around us everyday. In the end the little boy gets over his fear of math. I would use this book for children in grages 2-4....more

Encyclopeida loves to help right wrongs. He helps adults as well as the neigborhood kids solve mysteries. These short cases are short enough to keep aEncyclopeida loves to help right wrongs. He helps adults as well as the neigborhood kids solve mysteries. These short cases are short enough to keep a second grader's interest, but include enough clues that children can process the information and find the bad guy just like Encyclopedia....more

Not only does Encyclopedia help his policeman father solve cases, he solves them for his friends in the neighborhood. Many of the cases involve the neNot only does Encyclopedia help his policeman father solve cases, he solves them for his friends in the neighborhood. Many of the cases involve the neighborhood bully and Encyclopedia uses logic to outsmart him. A great book for problem solving and critical thinking....more

A triangle who is no longer happy being a triangle pulls himself all out of shape thinking he will be better as another shape. This book is a great reA triangle who is no longer happy being a triangle pulls himself all out of shape thinking he will be better as another shape. This book is a great read aloud that a teacher can lead the class with Geo-boards to....more

This book highlights counting back. As a class activity, the teacher could read the book aloud as the students use manipulatives to model the story. AThis book highlights counting back. As a class activity, the teacher could read the book aloud as the students use manipulatives to model the story. Appropriate for K-1st grade....more

This book highlights subtraction and exchanging coins. Alexander has 1.00 in coins and throughout the story he spends/loses it a bit at time. In a reaThis book highlights subtraction and exchanging coins. Alexander has 1.00 in coins and throughout the story he spends/loses it a bit at time. In a read aloud students in 1st and 2nd grade could use coin manipulatives and work the problems where Alexander loses money....more