June 2016

If You Ever Want to Bring a Piano to the Beach, Don’t!

Author: Elise Parsley


Summary: Getting ready for a fun day down at the beach should be an easy thing to do, but not for Magnolia. Instead of bringing the expected things like buckets, shovels, and towels, she decides she HAS to bring her piano! Follow along as Magnolia problem-solves how to get the piano to the beach and most importantly, how to keep it clean! This book is sure to have kids laughing out loud!

Recommended Ages: 4 to 8 year olds

Themes, Skills, & Concepts: Predictions and problem-solving

May 2016

Bears Make the Best Reading Buddies

Author: Carmen Oliver

Illustrator: Jean Claude

Summary: Adelaide explains to her language arts teacher, Mrs. Fitz-Pea, and the reader, that bears really do make the best reading buddies.

Recommended Ages: 4 to 6 years old

Themes, Skills, & Concepts: This would be a great book to use to teach students about book care and how to read with a buddy.

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