This new book by British author/illustrator, Katy Hudson, is an excellent interactive read aloud for exploring the themes of friendship, problem solving and sharing.
Boys and girls alike can’t seem to get enough of Jon Scieska’s Trucktown series. During library class this week, I will introduce KG students to the picture book and early reader formats of this highly entertaining, high interest series. Even the most reluctant readers will want to get their hands on these books. Melvin Might? is not only an entertaining read aloud, but prompts discussions about worrying, being brave and to keep on trying. Melvin Might? reminded me of the classic story, The Little Engine that Could. Truckery Rhymes is perfect if you want a new twist on old rhymes and better yet, students find the new rhymes highly engaging. More books in this series coming soon to the ASIJ ES Library!
Move over Mother Goose, Jon Scieska has written a book of Truckery Rhymes.
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A new Amazon book order arrived the other day and this book is one of my new favorite reads. I’ve only read this book to a few classes, but I like it so much that it could be one of the picture books I advocate for at the Librarians of Japan meeting this coming May…this is the meeting where we will select the 2017 Sakura Contenders.
I used this 2016 Sakura Medal Contender as a read aloud for my kindergarten classes. Louie sets out to tell a story, but gets interrupted by a plop of jelly landing onto the page. Louie’s story continues to be interrupted by other messes and although the original story is never finished, Louie is satisfied in the end with his “messed” up story.
This book provoked laughter and a lot of discussion about book care and solutions for keeping books safe and dry. Although, not my favorite 2016 Sakura Medal Contender, this book would make an excellent read aloud for librarians, classroom teachers and parents.