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March 2017
reviewed: Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
This cute book is a classic! It helps teach students the alphabet. The Lexile level is AD 530L. I would use this in a kinderg...
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom - Bill Martin Jr., John Archambault, Lois Ehlert
reviewed: How the Grinch Stole Christmas
I love this book and movie! It definitely gets everyone in the holiday spirit so I would use it around the Christmas season. ...
How the Grinch Stole Christmas! - Dr. Seuss
March 2017
reviewed: Pete the Cat: Rocking in My School Shoes
This precious book is one of an adorable series: Pete the Cat! This particular book is about Pete's first day of school as he...
Pete the Cat: Rocking in My School Shoes - Eric Litwin, James Dean
reviewed: If You Take A Mouse To School
This cute book is about a sequence of events that start off with If you take a mouse to school! The Lexile level is AD190L. I...
If You Take a Mouse to School - Laura Joffe Numeroff, Felicia Bond
text: A Bad Case of Stripes
This funny story is about a young girl named Camilla, a lover of lima beans and a worrier about others' opinions of her. On t...
A Bad Case of Stripes - David Shannon
text: Sarah, Plain and Tall
I read this book in 5th grade and loved it! Set in the Midwestern United States during the late 19th century, Jacob Witting, ...
Sarah, Plain and Tall - Patricia MacLachlan
reviewed: Shiloh
This book is about a sweet friendship between a young boy and a dog he finds mistreated. He vows to work for a man, Judd, to ...
Shiloh - Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
March 2017
reviewed: Bridge to Terabithia
This sweet book is about a friendship between an elementary aged boy and girl. Their imagination runs wild throughout the boo...
Bridge to Terabithia - Katherine Paterson
March 2017
reviewed: The Paper Bag Princess
This precious book is about a princess named Elizabeth. This is a change from ordinary fairy tales because Princess Elizabeth...
The Paper Bag Princess  - Robert Munsch, Michael Martchenko
March 2017
text: The Rainbow Fish
This book is about a fish who learns about friendship and sharing. The Lexile level is AD410L. I would use this in a Kinderga...
The Rainbow Fish - Marcus Pfister, J. Alison James
text: The Giving Tree
This sweet book is about a little boy who complains about needing certain items his whole life and the tree giving what she h...
The Giving Tree - Shel Silverstein
January 2017
reviewed: Anne of Green Gables
Another of my favorites! (I love history) The Lexile level is HL710L. Since this series is set in the early 1900's and quilts...
The Complete Anne of Green Gables Boxed Set - L.M. Montgomery
reviewed: Little House on the Prairie
Another one of my favorite series! This series is set in the American Western Pioneer days and observes the life of the Ingal...
Little House on the Prairie - Garth Williams, Laura Ingalls Wilder
reviewed: The Very Hungry Caterpillar
This book goes through the phases of what a caterpillar eats when he wakes up. The Lexile level is AD460L. I would use this b...
The Very Hungry Caterpillar - Eric Carle
reviewed: Matilda
Matilda is one of Ronald Dahl's most popular books and one of my favorites! The Lexile level is 840L. In this first chapter, ...
Matilda - Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake