Du Iz Tak?

Author: Carson Ellis

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Summary: Carson Ellis weaves a magical story of a tiny seedling growing in a backyard filled with an assortment of bugs. Between the multiple stories happening on each page and the mysterious language spoken by the bugs, your child is sure to be captivated! Oh my goodness…I fell in love with this book the second I read it, and I know your kids will too!

Research with Elementary Students-Follow Up!

This is a quick update on my blog post on “Starting Research with Elementary Students“. I have to be honest…I love getting silly with my students, and often find that they pay more attention when I do.  One of my favorite “characters” that I “get silly with” is the French Story Chef, Madame Liptak!  I…

You Don’t Want a Unicorn!

Author: Ame Dyckman

Illustrator: Liz Climo

Summary: Wishing for a unicorn is something many kids do…but this book hilariously explains why this is NOT a good idea! From shedding, to scratching, jumping to chewing, the narrator tries valiantly to show you why wishing for a unicorn is the WORST possible thing to do. This book is sure to make you laugh, and keep on laughing even after the end!

Pig the Pug

Books about friendship and love

Author: Aaron Blabey

Illustrator: Aaron Blabey

Summary: Meet Pig the Pug…a greedy and selfish doggie who refuses to share his toys. Meet Trevor, a wiener dog who tries to get Pig to play together and share his cool toys. Just when Pig stockpiles all his possessions in a mini-mountain, something happens that may change his outlook on sharing. Get ready to giggle at the ending!

Starting Research with Elementary Kids

Research Step #1: Asking Questions

It‘s Research Time! I love starting research with my elementary kids!  You might call me crazy, but I actually love helping kids find things they are interested in learning about, and then connecting it to the research process.   I’ve posted several blogs about doing research with K-2 as well as with the upper grades,…

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