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Amy Zuckerman and Jim Daly, illustrated by: John Manders - Dutton, 32 pages. The breezy narrative follows one boy through a typical day, highlighting many interesting aspects of his world.
Fanciful cartoon drawings show a lively and appealing world full of new and intriguing activities that correspond neatly to modern equivalents. Interaction with the natural world is not mentioned, although many of the new technologies have eco-friendly components and the food is all meatless and delicious.
Gordon Korman - Scholastic, pages. As climbers are cut from the team, tensions build, personalities clash and the remaining hopefuls struggle to deal with their own fears and weaknesses.
Kids who like adventure stories. Everest 1 at your local library. The Cricket in Times Square by: George Selden - Ariel Books, pages. The Cricket in Times Square has been initiating bookworms since and shows no sign of stopping. These days, fantasy-series books rule the bookshelves, yet this quiet tale of friendship endures.
Chester Cricket, Tucker Mouse and Harry Cat meet at a newsstand in a New York subway station when a lonely little boy, Mario Bellini, finds the cricket in a pile of trash. He decides to keep Chester as a pet, and a series of adventures follow.
Perfect for a quiet read on a long trip this summer. Find The Cricket in Times Square at your local library. The Misadventures of Maude March by: Audrey Couloumbis - Random House, pages. Set within the historical context of prairie life, year-old tomboy Sallie March is a lover of dime-store novels.
The pages practically turn themselves in this roller-coaster ride of a book. Find The Misadventures of Maude March at your local library. Janell Cannon - Harcourt, 48 pages.
This is the story of an unfortunate cockroach named Crickwing, called this because of a twisted wing earned when fleeing a predator.
Crickwing finds he has a talent for food presentation: He is a food sculptor! He builds his creations out of roots, leaves and petals, and then eats them…when he can. Crickwing is constantly thwarted by lizards, ocelots and food-stealing monkeys.
Crickwing harasses the ants until their Queen orders him to be captured and offered as a sacrifice to the army ants. Luckily, kind leaf-cutters set him free, and he redeems himself by using his special talents to rid the leaf-cutters of the army ants once and for all.
Find Crickwing at your local library. Erin Hunter - HarperCollins, pages. Erin Hunter, author of the popular Warriors series, brings us a new series to love. This first Seekers book is a compelling read.
Hunter has definitely started enough threads to weave a richly detailed, adventurous series.
Find The Quest Begins: Seekers 1 at your local library. Beezus and Ramona by: Beverly Cleary, illustrated by: Arthur Dorros and Tracy Dockray - W. Morrow, pages. Nine-year-old Beezus is much too grown up to hang out with her little sister, Ramona, who does embarrassingly babyish things like wearing paper bunny ears and dragging around an imaginary pet lizard on a string.
Beezus tries to be patient, but Ramona is impossible! Want to see the movie? Check out Ramona and Beezus starring Selena Gomez as Beezus, which adds elements from several books in the series to the Beezus and Ramona plot.Writing Activities.
Young learners building their literary skills will benefit from both group and individual writing activities.
Collaborative writing activities like recipe and story crafting bring students together to constructively critique grammar and spelling.
Our panel of children's book experts recommends these great books for 4th graders. I want to share some of my favorite Valentine's Day activities for upper elementary students.
Valentine's Day is one of my favorite classroom holidays. I want to share some of my favorite Valentine's Day activities for upper elementary students. Teaching to Inspire with Jennifer Findley but I also have a set dedicated specifically to 4th.
Our panel of children's book experts recommends these great books for 4th graders. Writing activities will help your child improve writing skills. Like many holidays, Valentine's Day arose from a confluence of Christian and pagan themes.
Originally it was the occasion of a pagan Roman rite called the Lupercalia, on which young men and women were matched by drawing lots. In the fifth century, the Church changed the emphasis of the festival by.