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Toddler Two / Dos Años

June 1st, 2012 | Posted by in Babies, Toddlers and Preschoolers | 2011-2012 | Summer - (Comments Off on Toddler Two / Dos Años)

Toddler Two  book coverToddler Two / Dos Años by Anastasia Suen. Illustrated by Winnie Cheon. Lee & Low, 2002

Tippy-Toe Chick, Go!

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Tippy-Toe Chick, Go book coverTippy-Toe Chick, Go! by George Shannon. Illustrated by Laura Dronzek. Greenwillow Books / HarperCollins, 2003

Neighborhood Mother Goose

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Neighborhood Mother Goose book coverNeighborhood Mother Goose by Nina Crews. Greenwillow Books / HarperCollins, 2003

Ship Breaker

May 1st, 2012 | Posted by in High School | 2011-2012 | May - (Comments Off on Ship Breaker)

Ship Breaker book coverShip Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi. Little, Brown, 2010

1. Envision a world of the future: how might it compare to Nailer’s reality?
2. Where in the world today are children exploited like Nailer is in the book?
3. Nailer believes he is giving up a lot by choosing to save Nina. What does he gain?

Little Blog on the Prairie

May 1st, 2012 | Posted by in Middle School | 2011-2012 | May - (Comments Off on Little Blog on the Prairie)

Little Blog on the Prairie book coverLittle Blog on the Prairie by Cathleen Davitt Bell. Bloomsbury, 2010

1. What technology could you not give up for a whole summer?
2. What did Gen and her family gain from their summer at Camp Frontier?
3. If you went to Camp Frontier, what do you think you’d enjoy the most? What do you think you’d enjoy the least?

Books for Middle School Age

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon

May 1st, 2012 | Posted by in Intermediate (Grades 3-5) | 2011-2012 | May - (Comments Off on Where the Mountain Meets the Moon)

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon book coverWhere the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin. Little, Brown, 2009

1. How is Minli helped on her journey?
2. How do the stories that are told connect to Minli’s journey?
3. How does Minli’s mother change between the beginning and end of the story? Why do you think she changes?
4. What was your favorite part of the story?

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The Mangrove Tree: Planting Trees to Feed Families

May 1st, 2012 | Posted by in Primary (Grades K-2) | 2011-2012 | May - (Comments Off on The Mangrove Tree: Planting Trees to Feed Families)

Mangrove Tree book coverThe Mangrove Tree: Planting Trees to Feed Families by Susan L. Roth and Cindy Trumbore. Lee & Low, 2011

1. How did the mangrove tree change the lives of the people in Eritrea?
2. Why did Sato choose mangrove trees to plant?
3. What could you plant to help people in your community? How would your plant help?

Cora Cooks Pancit

May 1st, 2012 | Posted by in Babies, Toddlers and Preschoolers | 2011-2012 | May - (Comments Off on Cora Cooks Pancit)

Cora Cooks Pancit book coverCora Cooks Pancit by Dorina K. Lazo Gilmore. Illustrated by Kristi Valiant. Shea’s Books, 2009

1. What ways do you help at mealtime at home?
2. Are there special foods your family likes to eat together?
3. Tell us a story about a time you were happy or proud about something you helped with.

Time You Let Me In: 25 Poets Under 25

April 1st, 2012 | Posted by in High School | 2011-2012 | April - (Comments Off on Time You Let Me In: 25 Poets Under 25)

Time You Let Me In book coverTime You Let Me In: 25 Poets Under 25 selected by Naomi Shihab Nye. Greenwillow / HarperCollins, 2010

1. Select a favorite poem from this collection–what do you like about it?
2. Reflect on a time when poetry has been important to you?
3. Describe several different perspectives on youth reflected in these poems.

Casey at the Bat / Ubiquitous: Celebrating Nature’s Survivors

April 1st, 2012 | Posted by in Middle School | 2011-2012 | April - (Comments Off on Casey at the Bat / Ubiquitous: Celebrating Nature’s Survivors)

Casey at the Bat book coverCasey at the Bat by Ernest W. Thayer. Illustrated by Joe Morse. Visions in Poetry / Kids Can Press, 2006

Ubiquitous: Celebrating Nature’s Survivors by Joyce Sidman. Illustrated by Becki Prange. Houghton Mifflin, 2010Ubiquitous book cover

1. In each book, how do the illustrations enhance the reading?
2. How can the poem “Casey at the Bat,” written in 1888, be relevant to today?
3. How is “Ubiquitious” a fitting title?

Books for Middle School Age

Loon Summer

April 1st, 2012 | Posted by in Intermediate (Grades 3-5) | 2011-2012 | April - (Comments Off on Loon Summer)

Loon Summer book coverLoon Summer by Sandy Gillum. Field Notes Press, 2008.

1. Do loons live near you? Why or why not?
2. How do the actions of people and other creatures affect the loons in the book?
3. What was the most interesting or exciting part for you?

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The Friendly Four

April 1st, 2012 | Posted by in Primary (Grades K-2) | 2011-2012 | April - (Comments Off on The Friendly Four)

Friendly Four book coverThe Friendly Four by Eloise Greenfield. Illustrated by Jan Spivey Gilchrist. Amistad / HarperCollins, 2006

1. How did these four become friends?
2. What makes a good friend? How do you be a good friend?
3. What do you like to do with your friends in summer?

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