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A Big Bed for Little Snow by Grace Lin

Reading this book to my students in Phnom Penh meant that many of them had never experienced long, cold winter nights, but they could all relate to the temptation Little Snow felt when the bed was so “puffy and big and bouncy.” Kids who are stuck at home right now may get ideas! This is… Continue reading A Big Bed for Little Snow by Grace Lin

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Camp Tiger

written by Susan Choi & illustrated by John Rocco At the beginning of the school year, the fifth-grade team asked me for a book recommendation. They wanted a book that they didn't know so they could authentically model the interpretation process with their students through a think aloud. They wanted a book that would make… Continue reading Camp Tiger

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Lottie & Walter by Anna Walker

Lottie and Walter, by Australian author, Anna Walker, is a sweet story of overcoming fear with the help of an imaginary friend. Lottie is terrified of getting into the pool for swimming lessons because she is sure that there is a shark in the water who wants to eat only her. She avoids the pool… Continue reading Lottie & Walter by Anna Walker

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Endling, The Last

As the summer winds down and a new year begins, I think back to how the summer of 2019 began with a virtual book club!  After meeting author, Katherine Applegate,at An Unlikely Story bookstore and hearing her speak about all of her books, including her new fantasy series Endling, students were excited to get their… Continue reading Endling, The Last