Category Archives: Favorite Books

The Mitten: A Felt Story Retelling

I think every early childhood teacher in the country uses Jan Brett’s books in the Winter.  I love The Mitten!  It is one of those absolute-must have  books for the kindergarten classroom.  A few years ago I was lucky enough to have a wonderful parent in my classroom who was incredibly talented.  She saw that

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Sky Color Paintings

Have you seen this book?  I love Sky Color, by Peter H. Reynolds.  All of his books are inspiring and speak to creativity.  We read this book in my kindergarten classroom last week and started really looking at the sky. Winter, in the Pacific Northwest, does not always lend itself to a sky study.  We

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Bats Books and Model Magic

We’ve been reading a lot of bat books lately in my kindergarten class.  Some books are fiction and others are non-fiction.  Obviously, the non-fiction books have a lot of great information about bats, but the fiction books are not without their important details about bats.  The kids have been very interested in learning about the

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Pumpkin Jack

Pumpkin Jack, by Will Hubbell, is one of my newest purchases for our classroom library.  I really love this book.  It’s beautifully illustrated, ties in so well to the kids’ schema for pumpkins, and gives a great example of the life cycle of the pumpkin. We used this story to help us create Mental Images

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