This book list has great fiction and non-fiction books for you to read throughout the school year and over summer. You can read these books on your own, with friends and with your family.
Look at the tips below to help you find and read the books.
>Visit a library if you do not have these books at home.
>Do not forget to make connections to yourself, other texts and to the world.
>Try to make predictions and infer what might happen in the story.
>If you do not understand the meaning of a word. Look it up in a dictionary or ask an adult.
>If you have trouble reading a word try the strategies below:
- look for a part you know
- look for chunks in the word
- get your mouth ready to say the word
- use the beginning sound
- use the picture
- ask yourself: Does it make sense? Does the word look and sound right?
Remember good readers *Practice, *Practice, *Practice.
by Ezra Jack Keats Year Published: by Esphyr Slobodkina Year Published: AverageA tale of a Peddler, Some moneys and Their Monkey Business by Margaret Wise Brown Year Published: Easy ReadingPerhaps the perfect children's bedtime book, Goodnight Moon is a short poem of goodnight wishes from a young rabbit preparing for--or attempting to postpone--his own slumber. He says goodnight to every object in sight and within earshot, including the "quiet old lady whispering hush." (Amazon Review) by Margaret Wise Brown Year Published: Easy ReadingThe Important Book is a deceptively simple exercise--taking familiar things like an apple, spoon, or shoe, and finding the most basic association with those things. The most important thing about an apple? It is round. A spoon? You eat with it. A shoe? You put your foot in it. But why, according to Brown, is the most important thing about grass "that it is green," while the most important thing about an apple is "that it is round"? Why is "that it is white" the most important thing about snow and a daisy? Whether or not you'd distill these things in the same way that the author does, Brown makes us think about the essence of everyday entities in new ways. (Amazon Review by Karin Snelson) You can create your own version of Important things or people in your life and explain your thoughts on what is the most important thing about that item or person. by Eric Carle Year Published: Easy ReadingA caterpillar eats his way through different foods until he is full and weaves a cocoon transforming into a beautiful butterfly. Charming colorful illustrations of foods along with the fat caterpillar and catchy little holes in the foods where the caterpillar "had his snack" make this book a hit with young children. Teaching Tie-ins: - Counting skills (Foods accumulate progressively) - The days of the week. - Nutrition (The best food for the caterpillar is the leaf, not the candy, cake, etc. or why we can't eat chocolate and candy all day long) - Intro to science and biology: It is a fun book with its' "holes" that have been eaten through the pages, and become a preschoolers introduction to science/biology when the little caterpillar turns into a beautiful butterfly. - Shapes (foods) (Amazon Review by: Maximillian Ben Hanan)Note: This book is available in our Library.