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Llama Llama Misses Mama

Llama Llama Misses Mama - Anna Dewdney

Llama Llama Misses mama is a story about how Llama Llama misses his mama. He goes to school and is distraught that his mama is not there. In the end he has so much fun that he forgets his mama is not there. I would use this book in my classroom in the middle of my first day to show my students that everyone has these feelings and that is okay.

Lexile Level: AD240L

The Birchbark House

The Birchbark House - Louise Erdrich

This is a historically accurate book about an Indian girl and the struggles that she goes through in her village and house. Throughout this book that little girl goes through a journey of figuring out herself as a person. I would use this book as an whole group chapter book read. It would be a great book to use if we are studying Indians.

Lexile Level: 970L

Harriet the Spy

Harriet the Spy - Louise Fitzhugh

Harriet the Spy is a classic children's book that everyone should have the joy of reading at one point in their life. This book is about Harriet who thinks she is a spy. She comes to learn that sometimes spying on people can be hurtful and get her into trouble. She also learns that things you say and write can be hurtful even if they might be true. I can use this in my classroom to teach my students that they have to be careful what they say. I would also use this as a whole group chapter book read.

Lexile Level:760L

A lime, a mime, a pool of slime

A Lime, a Mime, a Pool of Slime: More about Nouns - Brian P. Cleary, Brian Gable

A lime, a mime, a pool of slime is an adorable picture book about grammar.This is another Brian P. Cleary book about nouns. It is an extensions of his first noun book. I would use this in my class if my students are not quite understanding nouns.

Lexile Level: AD800L

Hairy, Scary, Ordinary

Hairy, Scary, Ordinary: What Is an Adjective? - Brian P. Cleary, Jenya Prosmitsky

Hairy, Scary, Ordinary is the cutest book.This is a book about adjectives. It is filled to the brim with adjectives. I would use this to introduce adjectives in my classroom.

Lexile Level: NP

Should I Share My Ice Cream?

Should I Share My Ice Cream? - Mo Willems

Should I Share my Ice Cream is a book about sharing. In this book the elephant has to decide if he should share his ice cream or not. He really likes is ice cream and does not want to share it, but he is a good friend. I would use this book in my classroom if we were having issues sharing.

Lexile Level: 180L

 

The True Story of the Three Little Pigs

The True Story of the Three Little Pigs! - John A. Scieszka

This is the TRUE story of the three little pigs. The story is told by the wolf's perspective. He tries to explain everything had a reason beside it and he wasn't actually trying to eat the pigs. I would use this story in my class to show my students that you don't know everyone's true motive.

Lexile Level:AD570L

Pete the Cat Rocking My School Shoes

Pete the Cat: Rocking in My School Shoes - Eric Litwin, James Dean

Pete the Cat books are becoming some of my favorite books. He is such a relatable character. This book is about how Pete the cat rocks his school shoes on the first day of school. He takes a trip across the whole school rocking his shoes. I would use this book to tell my kids that the first day of school is not that scary.

Lexile Level: AD600L

The Polar Express

The Polar Express - Chris Van Allsburg

This book is about a little boy that is having a hard time believing in Christmas. The Polar Express picks him up and takes him to the North Pole. Once he gets to the North Pole he meets Santa and Santa gives him a bell off the reindeer. He looses the bell and then it shows up under his tree the next morning with a note from Santa reminding him to just believe. The little boy grows up and he can always hear the bell, but everyone else can't. I would use this book during Christmas time and to teach my students to just believe.

Lexile Level:520L

Red: A Crayons story

Red: A Crayon's Story - Michael Hall, Michael Hall

Red is a story about a blue crayon stuck in red wrapping. Its about being yourself and doing your own thing. This teaches students that everyone has different talents and not everyone is good at the same thing. I would use this book in my classroom to show students that they need to be themselves and not try to follow the crowd.

Lexile Level: AD120L

One fish, Two fish, Red fish, Blue fish

One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish/Oh, the Thinks You Can Think/Foot Book - Dr. Seuss

This classic Dr. Seuss book is a rhyming book that incorporates colors and numbers. I would use this in my classroom to review colors, numbers, and of course fish. I would also use this book to introduce rhyming and during read across America week. This book will be on my classroom bookshelf.

Lexile Level: 180L

Llama Llama time to share

Llama Llama Time to Share - Anna Dewdney

Llama Llama time to share a story about llama. Llama does not want to share, but he learns to share in time. I would use this in my classroom to teach my students to share.

Lexile Level: AD250L

How Much can a Bare Bear Bear?

How Much Can a Bare Bear Bear?: What Are Homonyms and Homophones? - Brian P. Cleary, Brian Gable

This book is a introduction to homographs. The book is filled to the brim with homographs for the students to learn. I would use this in my classroom to introduce homographs before our homograph lesson.

Lexile Level: AD880L

Fox in Socks

Fox in Socks: Green Back Book (Dr Seuss - Green Back Book) - Dr. Seuss

Fox in Socks is a classic children's book written by the one and only Dr. Seuss. This book is about how the Fox in Sox teaches Mr. Knox tongue twisters. I would use this book in my classroom on Dr. Seuss day. This will also be on my classroom bookshelf.

Lexile Level: 500L

Curious George and the pizza

Curious George and the Pizza - Margret Rey, H.A. Rey, Alan J. Shalleck

This was one of my childhood favorites! George is being mischievous as always and decides to make a pizza and then sneak into the pizza truck. He gets locked into the truck. In the end George helps the Pizza guy by climbing over the gate and delivering my pizza. I would use this book in my classroom to show that everyone makes mistakes, but you can always fix that mistake.

Lexile Level: 40L

Click Clack Moo Cows That Type

Click Clack Moo: Cows That Type - Doreen Cronin, Betsy Lewin

This is a book about cows that type. How cool is that? These cows are smart and mischievous. They have a problem with the farmer so they decided to type about it. They are very mischievous. I would use this book in my classroom for a fun book for the kids.

Lexile Level: AD160L