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Sarah, Plain and Tall (Sarah, Plain and Tall, #1)
3.67
I read this story as a trade book for a fourth grade reading group. It takes place in Kansas during the late 19th century. Jacob Witting was left to r ...more
Nov 2008
Nov 06, 2010
 
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
4.16
A really cute book to discuss colors. It is a wonderful book to read aloud, and also lends itself to class participation. On each page, we meet a new ...more
Sep 2010
Nov 05, 2010
 
Charlotte's Web
4.11
This is a classic, light-hearted story about a pig named Wilbur and a spider named Charlotte. In an effort to save Wilbur from being butchered like al ...more
Sep 1994
Nov 06, 2010
 
Gossip Girl (Gossip Girl, #1)
3.48
Wow! A story of rich teens in New York Cities Upper East Side who party, sleep with each other and gossip. Beautiful Serena comes back from boarding s ...more
Mar 2010
Nov 06, 2010
 
Ghost Cadet
3.84
A wonderful historical fiction story for fourth or fifth graders. It is about a young boy named Benjy who visits his grandmother in Virginia. He meets ...more
Mar 2007
Nov 05, 2010
 
The Pinballs
3.79
Carlie, Thomas J, and Harvey are stuck in a foster home. They are much like pinball's always bouncing around from home to home, but at this foster hom ...more
Feb 2009
Nov 05, 2010
 
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
4.16
This is a fun "first day" book for first grade. The 26 letters in the book are the lower case alphabet. The letters all take part in climbing up the c ...more
Sep 2010
Nov 05, 2010
 
Abuela's Weave
3.79
A story of build around trust and love. This book introduces children to the culture of Guatemala through the story of a little girl named Esperanza w ...more
Oct 2010
Nov 05, 2010
 
Little Red Riding Hood: A Newfangled Prairie Tale (Stories to Go!)
3.72
very unique take on Little Red Riding Hood- Setting is out west, Little Red goes through the prairie and meets
a wolf. The wolf beats the little girl
...more
Oct 2010
Oct 23, 2010
 
Justin and the Best Biscuits in the World
3.60
Justin spends a week with his grandfather on a ranch. When he gets there he is not used to picking up after himself or doing household chores (he thin ...more
Jan 2009
Nov 06, 2010
 
The Giving Tree
4.38
I used this book when teaching a unit on trees, however there are so many ways that this book can be incorporated into the classroom. A young boy spen ...more
Oct 2010
Oct 06, 2010
 
The Magic School Bus and the Electric Field Trip (The Magic School Bus, #9)
4.01
I used this book to introduce circuits, and electromagnets to fourth graders. Ms. Frizzle takes her class on yet another adventure to see how electric ...more
Apr 2008
Nov 05, 2010
 
The Amazing Life of Benjamin Franklin
3.85
This was a great way to review Benjamin Franklin in fourth grade, since he is an electricity science SOL. It is A biography that explains that Benjami ...more
Mar 2009
Nov 05, 2010
 
Crispin: The Cross of Lead (Crispin #1)
Avi
3.57
Very deep. Crispin had no father (or at least he thought) and his mother died at a young age. He was a peasant that was on the run. He was known as a ...more
Apr 2009
Oct 06, 2010
 
Millions of Cats
4.07
A great story to read aloud. There are repeated lines that allow children to quickly catch on and participate. The story is about an old man and his ...more
Nov 2008
Nov 05, 2010
 
Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse
4.18
A wonderful addition to the first grade Kevin Henkes unit we do at the beginning of school. Lilly loves everything about school, especially her cool t ...more
Sep 2010
Oct 06, 2010
 
In My Family/En mi familia
4.06
A book of memories that take place in Kingsville, Texas, near the border of Mexico. The pictures are in full color and the memories are personal. Carm ...more
Feb 2010
Nov 06, 2010
 
Tuesday
4.20
A wonderful book for the imagination. The beautiful pictures go into great detail to the extent that it is better without words. As the frogs fly thro ...more
Oct 2010
Nov 05, 2010
 
Pumpkin Soup
3.98
I read this book to Caroline, and she has asked me to read it over again several times. The duck gets upset because he is never allowed to stir the so ...more
Oct 2010
Oct 06, 2010
 
The Sweetest Fig
4.17
A french dentist gets paid for his services from an old lady by 2 figs. He thought that it was comical to get paid in such a way but nonetheless he at ...more
Oct 2010
Oct 23, 2010
 
Lon Po Po: A Red-Riding Hood Story from China
4.02
A very different version of Little Red Riding Hood, where three Chinese sister's out smart the wolf by climbing a ginkgo tree. In this story the mothe ...more
Sep 2010
Nov 06, 2010
 
Stop, Drop, and Roll: A Jessica Worries Book: Fire Safety
3.51
Jessica worries about everything such as waking up in time for school, filling her dog's water dish, learning new steps in ballet, doing her spelling ...more
Oct 2010
Oct 12, 2010
 
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane
4.31
A sad story about a little girl's cherished toy china-pet rabbit. The rabbit encounters many trials after being separated from the little girl. He is ...more
Jan 2009
Nov 04, 2010
 
Rhyming Dust Bunnies
4.20
Very cute rhyming book to share with Caroline. When the dust bunnies are looking for rhyming words, Ed, Ned and Ted rhyme, however Bob cannot. Althoug ...more
Oct 2010
Nov 06, 2010
 
Hershey's Kisses Addition Book
3.76
A fun way to introduce adding to first graders. The hershey kisses and clowns will grab any kids attention.

Activity- Pass out hershey kisses so that g
...more
Sep 2010
Nov 05, 2010
 
James and the Giant Peach
3.95
James starts out living with two very mean aunts after his parents died. He ends up using some magic dust to grow a gigantic peach, and uses the peach ...more
Mar 2009
Oct 06, 2010
 
The Garden of Abdul Gasazi
4.01
Unique story about a boy named Alan who is watching a neighbor's dog. As he is taking the dog on a walk, the dog runs away into a magician's garden an ...more
Oct 2010
Oct 23, 2010
 
In 1492
3.71
A fun rhyming book to read to young children to show appreciation for Columbus Day. Students will learn the names of the three ships, what the sailors ...more
Oct 2010
Oct 12, 2010
 
Little Red Riding Hood (Start Writing)
3.00
Very traditional- No violence

Activity- There are several questions at the end of the story that you could use for writing responses.

Draft a tradition
...more
Oct 2010
Oct 23, 2010
 
Tar Beach
4.06
This story is about a little girl that uses her roof as a means to escape to a different location. She calls this place Tar Beach. She uses her imagin ...more
Oct 2010
Oct 12, 2010
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