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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.

Pío Peep!

April 1st, 2012 | Posted by in Babies, Toddlers and Preschoolers | 2011-2012 | April - (Comments Off on Pío Peep!)

Pio Peep book coverPío Peep! Traditional Spanish Nursery Rhymes / Rimas tradicionales de animales selected by Alma Flor Ada and F. Isabel Campoy. English translations by Alice Schertle. Illustrated by Viví Escrivá. Rayo / HarperCollins, 2003

1. After you listen to one of the nursery rhymes, draw a picture of what you heard.
2. This book has lots of words that sound alike. How many rhymes can you come up with for _______ (adult: choose a word).
3. Look at a picture for one of the poems. What things in the picture can you count? Can you count them in Spanish? In English?

Little White Rabbit

March 1st, 2012 | Posted by in Babies, Toddlers and Preschoolers | March | 2011-2012 - (Comments Off on Little White Rabbit)

Little White Rabbit book coverLittle White Rabbit by Kevin Henkes. Greenwillow / HarperCollins, 2011

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.

Rrralph

February 1st, 2012 | Posted by in Babies, Toddlers and Preschoolers | February | 2011-2012 - (Comments Off on Rrralph)

Rrralph book coverRrralph by Lois Ehlert. Beach Lane, 2011

1. Can Ralph really talk? Do you think animals can talk to us? What are some of the things they try to tell us?
2. Lois Ehlert has created collages out of ordinary objects for the illustrations in this story. What things do you recognize?
3. What colors, shapes, textures do you see in the illustrations?

Hello Baby

January 1st, 2012 | Posted by in Babies, Toddlers and Preschoolers | January | 2011-2012 - (Comments Off on Hello Baby)

Hello Baby book coverHello Baby! by Mem Fox. Illustrated by Steve Jenkins. Beach Lane 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.

Carry Me

December 1st, 2011 | Posted by in Babies, Toddlers and Preschoolers | December | 2011-2012 - (Comments Off on Carry Me)

Carry Me Book Cover

Carry Me by Rena D. Grossman. Star Bright Books, 2009

1. How do you like to be carried?
2. Is there a way to be carried shown in the book that you’d like to try?
3. What patterns, colors or textures do you see in the pictures?

Pecan Pie Baby

November 1st, 2011 | Posted by in Babies, Toddlers and Preschoolers | November | 2011-2012 - (Comments Off on Pecan Pie Baby)

Pecan Pie Baby Book coverPecan Pie Baby by Jacqueline Woodson. Illustrated by Sophie Blackall. Putnam, 2010

1. “Pecan Pie Baby” is a nickname. Do you or does anyone you know have nicknames?
2. Why do you think Gia isn’t as excited about the baby as everyone around her seems to be?
3. Gia enjoys doing a lot of things with the adults in her life. What do you enjoy doing with the adults in your life?
4. What do you think Gia and the baby will do together?

The Voyage of Turtle Rex

October 1st, 2011 | Posted by lendlich in Babies, Toddlers and Preschoolers | October | 2011-2012 - (Comments Off on The Voyage of Turtle Rex)

The Voyage of Turtle Rex

The Voyage of Turtle Rex by Kurt Cyrus. Harcourt, 2011

1. Why did the turtle go back to the beach?
2. Where would a 2-ton, 15-foot turtle fit?
3. Pretend you’re a sea turtle coming out of your egg–show us how you would walk on the sand or swim in the water.

Always in Trouble

September 1st, 2011 | Posted by in Babies, Toddlers and Preschoolers | September | 2011-2012 - (Comments Off on Always in Trouble)

Always in Trouble Book Cover

Always in Trouble by Corinne Demas. Illustrated by Noah Z. Jones. Scholastic Press, 2009

1. What kinds of things can you try to do to keep a pet out of trouble?
2. Toby stayed with Miss Katz for a week. What do you think she did to train Toby?
3. Which picture in the book made you laugh the most? Why?

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