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KG – Trucktown series by Jon Scieszka

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!

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Move over Mother Goose, Jon Scieska has written a book of Truckery Rhymes.  

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Read of the Day

a perfectly messed up story

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.