What do you think the characters are doing? How would you describe these characters?
Stick and Stone by Beth Ferry
Tom Lichtenheld’s illustrations make Beth Ferry’s characters come alive. This is a simple rhyming text that includes an anti-bullying message. This book is sure to please fans of Elephant and Piggie, Frog and Toad, and George and Martha. Teachers, counselors and parents will find this book helpful anytime the issue of bullying arises.
How to Read A Story by Kate Messner
Thunder Boy Jr. by Sherman Alexie
This book is for anyone who has ever wanted to change their name. If you like Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes, you will thoroughly enjoy Sherman Alexie and Caldecott winner Yuyi Morales new book. This picture book has already started winning 2016 book awards. Will this book get your vote for the Sakura Medal this year?
This isn’t just a Halloween story, but also a story about bullying, greed, and forgiveness. Ultimately, this book makes the reader ask, “What kind of person do you want to be.” A print copy of this book is available in the ES Library.
Little Chester Raccoon from the beloved book, The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn is back. This book reinforces the ideas of flexibility and resilience. Chester learns and important strategy: THINK-TELL-DO. When he thinks he’s afraid, he tells himself he can do it…AND he does it!
Using their knowledge of what makes a picture book a great book, students in grade one will vote for the best picture book of 2014 in December. Everyone has a favorite so far, but we have four more books to go. Which book will win the Mustang Award for Best Picture Book of the Year?
A story about a girl who longs for a pet. The girl in the story meets all of her mom’s criteria for a perfect pet when she decides on a sloth…they don’t need baths, they don’t eat a lot of food and they don’t need to be walked.