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Sylvester and the Magic Pebble - William Steig

This is a book that I am planning to read. This book will be a book that I would use with 2nd-4th grade. I would have the students make their own magic pebble and write a short story on their magic pebble. We would share our stories with the rest of the class.

The Giving Tree - Shel Silverstein

I enjoyed this book. I would use this in the classroom by the class making our own giving tree. We would make things that we want but also things that we would give to the tree. I would try to teach them the importance of not just taking but also giving and showing appreciation. I would use this book in 2nd-5th grade.

The Great Kapok Tree: A Tale of the Amazon Rain Forest - Lynne Cherry

I am planning to read this book but from the reviews I believe it will be a great book to talk about the importance of keeping the environment safe. We will talk about preserving the environment with this book. One thing we could do is make recycling and save thee trees posters for the school. I would use this book for 3rd-5th grade.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar - Eric Carle

This is a great book to talk about caterpillar and butterfly stages. I would read this story in a lesson about butterflies and we would go through the week going through the stages of a caterpillar to a butterfly. I would use this book in 1st and 2nd grade.

Pete the Cat: Rocking in My School Shoes - Eric Litwin, James Dean

This is a great book. I belive all students would enjoy this book. I would use this book for grade levels Kindergarten-2nd grade. I would read this book to students to introduce different parts of the school. Also I would ask students what are some new things they like that they would "be rocking in" at school.

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? - Bill Martin Jr., Eric Carle

This is a great children's book. I would use this book for Kindergarten and grade. This is a great book to reference colors with animals. I would have students make their own small poem with colors and animals. 

Clifford's Big Book of Things to Know: A Book of Fun Facts - Norman Bridwell

This would be a book I would use for Kindergarten-2nd grade. I would just use this book as a book that students can go to and read for fun. I would not neccasarily has it as a lesson but, just a book that students can read for fun during independent reading.

A Bear Called Paddington - Michael Bond, Peggy Fortnum

I love the book Paddington. I would use this book in the classroom for compare and contrast lesson. We would compare this teddy bear to other books we have read about teddy bears. We would also talk about all the human characteristics that Paddington has. I would use this book in 3rd-5th grade.

Corduroy - Don Freeman

I absolutely love this book. Children enjoy this book a lot. I would use this book with Kindergarten-2nd grade. I would implement this book in my classroom by giving students the oppurtunity to say or write what they would do if they were Corduroy in the mall and they could also draw their own teddy bear.

Where the Wild Things Are - Maurice Sendak

I have not read this book but I have heard great things about the book. I would take the oppurtunity with this book to disect the pictures with the class and how it relates with the story. I would have a open class discussion after reading the story. I would use this book in 4th-6th grade.

Llama Llama Red Pajama - Anna Dewdney

I am planning to read this book. I will use this book with Kindergarten and 1st grade. I would use this book to help students at this age with attachment to parents. This book will show them how the llama handled his problem. This book also uses rhyme words,  so I would enforce rhyme words with the lesson. I would have the students pick out rhyme words in the story.

[(Donovan's Word Jar )] [Author: Monalisa Degross] [Dec-1998] - Monalisa Degross

This is a book that I am planning to read. This book seems good to use for children to understand the importance of expanding their vocabulary. I would read this book with students and we would have our own classroom word jar. When students found new words we would add them to our word jar and students could always go back to reference the words. I would use this book and activity with 3rd-6th grade.

If You Give a Mouse a Cookie - Laura Joffe Numeroff, Felicia Bond

This book will be a very fun book to read to kids. I would use this book in Kindergarten-3rd grade. I would have student write themselves a story about giving a mouse a cookie. i would let students drw a picture of their story as well.

Mother Goose: The Original Volland Edition - Eulalie Osgood Grover, Frederick Richardson, Evlalie Osgood Grover

I have not read this book but I know it is full of rhymes. I would use this book to introduce and reinforce rhymes in the classroom. I would use this book with all elementary grades. A activity I would use with the book is students would write their own rhyme words.

Clifford, The Big Red Dog (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) - Norman Bridwell, Norman Bridwell

I would use this book in a Kindergarten class. I would really just read this book for enjoyment as a read aloud. I would let student tell me about their favorite animals and things that they like to do with their animals.

A Mink, a Fink, a Skating Rink: What Is a Noun? - Brian P. Cleary, Jenya Prosmitsky

I would use this book with 1st-5th grade. I think that every student can have reminders of what a noun is. I would use this book before a lesson on nouns. I would have students make their own list of nouns and rhyme words.