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The Birthday Mystery by David A. Adler
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The Cam Jansen series is fun for elementary school kids. Cam Jansen has a photographic memory and uses it to solve many different mysteries. She pictures the scene, but has to find a way to piece everything together in order to make sense of it. This ...more
Baseball Saved Us by Ken Mochizuki
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“Baseball Save Us” is a good book that can be used in a History class. This book takes place during World War II when Japanese Americans were placed into concentration camps. The story tells of a boy whose family is forced into a camp until the war i ...more
Science Verse by Jon Scieszka
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“Science Verse” is a fun and creative way to explain the different theories of science. Different fun and rhyming poems throughout the book use larger vocabulary words (that students should be learning in their science classes) to help explain these ...more
Math Curse by Jon Scieszka
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Generally, I am not a fan of books about math. They can be helpful when introducing topics, but it does not work with my personal teaching style. However, this is cute book no matter who you are. At the beginning of the book the teacher tells the stu ...more
Moo Cow Kaboom! by Thacher Hurd
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“Moo Cow Kaboom!” is an odd science fiction children’s book. In this story, Moo Cow is abducted by an alien space cowboy. Moo Cow is raced off into a faraway galaxy and is forced to participate in an intergalactic rodeo. The pictures are very appeali ...more
There's Nothing to Do on Mars by Chris Gall
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“There’s Nothing to Do on Mars” is a story about Davey Martin and his family moving to Mars. Davey is not excited about it because he is positive there will be absolutely nothing to do. The text in this book tells the readers about how boring Mars is ...more
Baloney by Jon Scieszka
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Jon Scieszka is a clever author and one of my favorites. Scieszka’s book, “Baloney,” is about an alien who is late for school. Upon his late arrival, his teacher asks for one good excuse. The excuse Baloney provides is given in a long, convoluted, fa ...more
The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
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This book is a great story of a young Jewish girl who lived during the Holocaust. Anne and her family remained in hiding from the Nazis for two years in a Secret. During this time, Anne kept a diary in where she recorded he daily struggles and horror ...more
The Three Little Pigs by Al Dempster
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The "Three Little Pigs" is a classic story that almost all children are familiar with before stepping into a classroom. This version of the book tells the story in a traditional way and is paired with colorful illustrations that appeal to the younges ...more
The Gingerbread Man by Estelle Corke
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This children’s book is one that is near to my heart. There are many versions of this fairy tale, but the illustrations in this book are colorful and friendly to children of all ages. This book in particular is a pop-up version which is always fun fo ...more
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