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This Is Just to Say: Poems of Apology and Forgiveness

October 1st, 2011 | Posted by in October | Intermediate (Grades 3-5) | 2011-2012 - (Comments Off on This Is Just to Say: Poems of Apology and Forgiveness)

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This Is Just to Say: Poems of Apology and Forgiveness by Joyce Sidman.
Houghton Mifflin, 2007

1. What makes apologizing difficult?
2. When is it easier to forgive someone? When is it hard?
3. Has there been a time recently when you’ve had to apologize or forgive someone?Icon for the Intermediate (Grades 3-5) readers

Always Listen to Your Mother

October 1st, 2011 | Posted by in Primary (Grades K-2) | October | 2011-2012 - (Comments Off on Always Listen to Your Mother)

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Always Listen to Your Mother by Florence Parry Heide and Roxanne Heide Pierce. Illustrated by Kyle M. Stone. Disney / Hyperion, 2010

1. How are the mothers in the book the same? How are they different?
2. What might happen if Vlapid went to Ernest’s house?
3. What kinds of things are you expected to do at home?

Lockdown

September 1st, 2011 | Posted by in September | High School | 2011-2012 - (Comments Off on Lockdown)

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Lockdown by Walter Dean Myers. Amistad / HarperTeen, 2010

1. If you had a friend, like Reese’s friend Toon, who you knew was going to be beaten up, how would you respond?
2. Describe a situation where you overreacted in some way. How could you have handled it differently?
3. Describe ways Reese was “locked down.”

Ninth Ward

September 1st, 2011 | Posted by in September | Middle School | 2011-2012 - (Comments Off on Ninth Ward)

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Ninth Ward by Jewell Parker Rhodes. Little, Brown, 2010

1. How does the author use bridges as a symbol in the story?
2. How would Lenesha define “Family”?
3. How might Lanesha’s experience during Hurricane Katrina have been different if she lived with her uptown family? Books for Middle School Age

Lunch Lady and the League of Librarians

September 1st, 2011 | Posted by in September | Intermediate (Grades 3-5) | 2011-2012 - (Comments Off on Lunch Lady and the League of Librarians)

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Lunch Lady and the League of Librarians by Jarrett T. Krosoczka. Alfred A. Knopf, 2009

1. How do you read a graphic novel differently from a traditional novel that’s all words?
2. Why did the librarians want to take over the world?
3. How do the pictures help tell the story? Icon for the Intermediate (Grades 3-5) readers

City Dog, Country Frog

September 1st, 2011 | Posted by in September | Primary (Grades K-2) | 2011-2012 - (Comments Off on City Dog, Country Frog)

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City Dog, Country Frog by Mo Willems. Illustrated by Jon J Muth. Hyperion, 2010

1. What kinds of things can you do in the city? In the country? In both places?
2. What do you think happened to Frog?
3. Who do you think Country Dog will meet next year?

How Rocket Learned to Read

September 1st, 2011 | Posted by in September | Primary (Grades K-2) | 2011-2012 - (Comments Off on How Rocket Learned to Read)

How Rocket Learned to Read

How Rocket Learned to Read by Tad Hills. Schwartz & Wade, 2010

1. What things did Rocket do that helped him learn to read?
2. What’s your favorite letter of the alphabet and why?
3. What do you like to read?

Always in Trouble

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

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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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