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PENGUINPIG - Stuart Spendlow, illustrated by Amy Bradley

PENGUINPIG is a picture-book story about a little girl who reads of an exciting creature known as a penguinpig on the Internet. Filled with delight and intrigue, she decides that she must go and find one. 352 more words

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My Favorite Thing I Read This Week

Title: Officer Buckle and Gloria
Main Character(s): Officer Buckle and Gloria
Why is it your favorite book this week?  This book is very funny! Gloria was doing flips and tricks and everyone loved it. 12 more words

Review: Here Comes Destructosaurus! by Aaron Reynolds

Here Comes Destructosaurus! by Aaron Reynolds, illustrated by Jeremy Tankard

Destructosaurus enters town tipping buildings over as he rushes in.  His feet are filthy from seaweed and fish.  He is angry and shoots flames from his mouth, doesn’t he know he needs to burp quietly and keep his mouth closed?  Destructosaurus gets grumpier and starts to show attitude, throwing buildings around and generally throwing a temper tantrum too.  But then he finds what he was looking for the whole time and settles down, but he won’t stay to help clean up the mess.  Maybe someone else will? 153 more words

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Keeping Track of Books You Have Read

Relief Teacher Tip

I keep a post it note in the inside cover of the books that I read to classes. I record which classes I’ve read the book to & which ones I’ve done an activity with the book too. 52 more words

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What is children's literature?

Anyone who writes down to children is simply wasting his time. You have to write up, not down. . . . Some writers for children deliberately avoid using words they think a child doesn’t know. 1,255 more words

Young Adult Books

Thunderstorm

Arthur Geisert‘s Thunderstorm was recommended to me and it did not disappoint. A wordless picture book, or nearly wordless (there are dates and times for some pictures), account of a thunderstorm and tornado through… 69 more words

Picture Books

Dog Days of School

Dog Days of School written by Kelly DiPucchio and illustrated by Braian Biggs (2014)

Charlie is tired of going to school. One night he sees a star and wishes he was a dog…  And in the morning, he realized his wish came true! 267 more words

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