Header

A Friendship for Today

June 1st, 2013 | Posted by schliesman in Intermediate (Grades 3-5) | 2012-2013 | Summer - (Comments Off on A Friendship for Today)

Friendship for Today cover
A Friendship for Today by Patricia C. McKissack. Scholastic Press, 2007

Icon for the Intermediate (Grades 3-5) readers

Summer icon

Ruby Lu Brave and True

June 1st, 2013 | Posted by schliesman in Intermediate (Grades 3-5) | 2012-2013 | Summer - (Comments Off on Ruby Lu Brave and True)

Ruby Lu cover
Ruby Lu Brave and True by Lenore Look. Illustrated by Anne Wilsdorf. An Anne Schwartz Book / Atheneum, 2004

Icon for the Intermediate (Grades 3-5) readers

Summer icon

What Do You Do with a Tail Like This?

June 1st, 2013 | Posted by schliesman in Primary (Grades K-2) | 2012-2013 | Summer - (Comments Off on What Do You Do with a Tail Like This?)

Book Cover
What Do You Do with a Tail Like This? by Steve Jenkins and Robin Page. Houghton Mifflin, 2003

Summer icon

Hot Day on Abbott Avenue

June 1st, 2013 | Posted by schliesman in Primary (Grades K-2) | 2012-2013 | Summer - (Comments Off on Hot Day on Abbott Avenue)

Hot Day on Abbott Avenue cover
Hot Day on Abbott Avenue by Karen English. Illustrated by Javaka Steptoe. Clarion, 2004

Summer icon

My Dadima Wears a Sari

June 1st, 2013 | Posted by schliesman in Primary (Grades K-2) | 2012-2013 | Summer - (Comments Off on My Dadima Wears a Sari)

My Dadima Wears a Sari cover
My Dadima Wears a Sari by Kashmira Sheth. Illustrated by Yoshiko Jaeggi. Peachtree, 2007

Summer icon

Siesta

June 1st, 2013 | Posted by schliesman in Babies, Toddlers and Preschoolers | 2012-2013 | Summer - (Comments Off on Siesta)

Siesta coverSiesta by Ginger Fogelsong Guy. Illustrated by René King Moreno. Greenwillow / HarperCollins, 1005

preschool icon

Summer icon

Jazz Baby

June 1st, 2013 | Posted by schliesman in Babies, Toddlers and Preschoolers | 2012-2013 | Summer - (Comments Off on Jazz Baby)

Jazz Baby coverJazz Baby by Lisa Wheeler. Illustrated by R. Gregory Christie. Harcourt, 2007

preschool icon

Summer icon

A Good Day

June 1st, 2013 | Posted by schliesman in Babies, Toddlers and Preschoolers | 2012-2013 | Summer - (Comments Off on A Good Day)

A Good Day cover
A Good Day
by Kevin Henkes. Greenwillow / HarperCollins, 2007

preschool icon

Summer icon

Pick-Up Game

May 1st, 2013 | Posted by schliesman in High School | 2012-2013 | May - (Comments Off on Pick-Up Game)

Pick-Up Game cover
Pick-Up Game: A Full Day of Full Court edited by Marc Aronson and Charles R. Smith Jr. Candlewick Press, 2011

1. This book was written with each author adding to the sequence of stories. In what way(s) were you surprised by something revealed in a later story about a character or characters introduced in a previous story?

2. Do you know much about basketball? How do you think your knowledge/lack of knowledge about basketball affected your response to the stories?

3. Choose a character you would like to be friends with. Why?

Bird in a Box

May 1st, 2013 | Posted by schliesman in Middle School | 2012-2013 | May - (Comments Off on Bird in a Box)

Bird in a Box cover
Bird in a Box by Andrea Davis Pinkney. Illustrated by Sean Qualls. Little, Brown, 2011

1. Why was Joe Louis such a powerful figure for the African American community?

2. The radio was an important way to build community in this story. How do today’s technologies both build community and isolate us from one another?

3. What do you think happened to the characters after the story ended?

Books for Middle School Age

Seaglass Summer

May 1st, 2013 | Posted by schliesman in Intermediate (Grades 3-5) | 2012-2013 | May - (Comments Off on Seaglass Summer)

Seaglass Summer cover
Seaglass Summer by Anjali Bannerjee. Wendy Lamb Books, 2010

1. What do you want to be when you grow up? Why?

2. What does Poppy learn about being a veterinarian and how is it different than what she expected?

3. What do you think would be the hardest part about spending time away from home?

Icon for the Intermediate (Grades 3-5) readers

Anna Hibiscus

May 1st, 2013 | Posted by schliesman in Primary (Grades K-2) | 2012-2013 | May - (Comments Off on Anna Hibiscus)

Anna Hibiscus cover
Anna Hibiscus by Atinuke. Illustrated by Lauren Tobia. U.S. edition: Kane/Miller, 2010

1. Anna is about your age. How is she the same as kids you know? How is she different?

2. What did you know about Africa before you read this book?

3. What do you know about Africa now?

Social media & sharing icons powered by UltimatelySocial