Cool dog, School dog

Cool Dog, School Dog
by Deborah Heiligman6559560

  • August 1st 2009
  • by Two Lions
  • Original Title Cool Dog, School Dog
  • ISBN0761455612
  • (ISBN13: 9780761455615)

Sometimes a dog needs to find his place, this book is about acceptance. The big book version was used in the first grade class to have kids respond to a text, they were to write what happened first, second and in the end. It helps break down parts of a book for young readers. They also had a moment to draw and color making more of a connection to a book.


What If Everybody Did That?

What If Everybody Did That?
by Ellen Javernick


  • March 1st 2010
  • by Two Lions
  • (first published January 1st 1990)
  • ISBN0761456864
  • (ISBN13: 9780761456865)

The first graders I read this book to were totally engrossed in the concept that the world would be better if we think before we act. The concept is what would happen if everybody did that, looking at behaviors that humans have that they dismiss as not important. From littering to social niceties students are given a concept from feeding the seals to throwing trash on the road, and given a picture to show what would happen if everyone did that.
A great teaching tool that could help with behavior management in the classroom.

One Tiny Turtle

One Tiny Turtle
by Nicola Davies40792

  • June 14th 2005
  • by Candlewick Press (first published January 1st 2001)
  • Original Title One Tiny Turtle: Read and Wonder
  • ISBN0763623113
  • (ISBN13: 9780763623111)

The story of the life and environment of the loggerhead turtle. The book uses beautiful artwork, and brief sentences to teach children the known life cycle of loggerhead turtles. This remarkably illustrated book may help children understand the environmental problems that will be discussed later in their education. It could also be used as a resource for second language learners, allowing the information to be easier to read.

Honk!: The Story of a Prima Swanerina

Honk!: The Story of a Prima Swanerina (Paperback)
by Pamela Duncan Edwards733015

  • September 30th 2000
  • by Disney-Hyperion (first published 1998)
  • Original Title Honk!: The Story of a Prima Swanerina
  • ISBN0786812982
  • (ISBN13: 9780786812981)

I found a book with my daughters nickname, unfortunately she is an adult, maybe when she has a little one. Honk is a story about perseverance this swan does not give up. Her attempts to gain entry to the ballet is remarkable and what she shows when she gets there is amazing. I think its a great way to introduce perseverance for children.

Hotel BruceĀ 

Hotel Bruce
by Ryan T. Higgins28963889._SX318_

  • October 18th 2016
  • by Disney-Hyperion
  • ISBN1484743628
  • (ISBN13: 9781484743621)

This is a great book about taking responsibility, read by one of my first grade teachers as a series to interest the kids. They loved the humor and the characters. The book shows what you do when responsibility happens to you. Bruce is a grumpy bear who becomes the unintended mother to a group of goslings.

Stop, drop and roll, Jessica worries book

Stop, drop and roll, Jessica worries book
By margery Cutler, Arthur Howard1366190

  • Published September 1st 2001
  • by Simon Schuster Books for Young Readers
  • Original TitleStop Drop and Roll (A Book about Fire Safety)
  • ISBN0689843550
  • (ISBN13: 9780689843556)

Jessica us faced by many concepts about fire safety. From fire alarms to evacuation plans she tries to protect her family. The book introduces the concepts as scary but that they are easy and will help the kiddos learn fire saftey.
Paired with a work sheet to color and take home it’s a great lesson.

When Autumn comes
By Robert Maass3746701


  • Published September 15th 1990
  • by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
  • Original Title When Autumn Comes
  • ISBN0805012591
  • (ISBN13: 9780805012590)

A little rough read, a good conversation starter . It has great pictures but the ideas are sprinkled though the season and meaning. Makes it need more explanation for the younger child.

You’re a grand old flag

You’re a grand old flag
By George m. Cohan and norman Rockwell2270178

  • Published June 3rd 2008
  • by Atheneum Books for Young Readers (first published July 1st 1986)
  • Original TitleYou’re a Grand Old Flag
  • ISBN1416917705
  • (ISBN13: 9781416917700)

A little history, some great art and a wonderful way to teach the song really helps students learn the lyrics. The art its self could cause many discussions that can help understanding of the American spirit.

The lost treasure of skull island

The lost treasure of skull island
By Martin Taylor and Duncan Smith6256749.jpg

  • Published December 1st 2008
  • by Combel Editorial (first published January 1st 2007)
  • Original TitleThe Lost Treasure of Skull Island (Adventure Pop-ups) (Adventure Pop-ups)
  • ISBN849825227X
  • (ISBN13: 9788498252279)

A short Halloween themed pop up book something for your youngest readers. Mainly animals and Halloween figures. The images are cute as a whole.