Classroom Choices

"...time for a smackerel of something..." 

I was delighted to receive this book nomination for THE HOUSE AT POOH CORNER because it was one of the books that I loved most as a child. It is a terrific read aloud for a broad age range, and also stands up when you can...

May 16, 2018

"Why, it is May!" said Toad

as he climbed out of bed.

Then he and Frog

ran outside

to see how the world

was looking in the spring.

For those of you who thought the winter of 2018 would never end- this book will resonate with you. 

Our reviewer loved his mom reading th...

"Nothing ever happens here.

None of my friends come to play.

I am the most bored boy in the world."

"The lively, direct language of this re-telling of a fable makes it fun to read aloud. A story that begins, "I am so bored" and "Nothing ever happens here" hints at the act...

1 big, 2 big, 3 big turkeys.

4 big, 5 big, 6 big turkeys.

7 big, 8 big, 9 big turkeys.

10 big turkeys for the feast.

The young Pilgrims and their Wampanoag counterparts are busy preparing for a harvest feast. 

From our reviewers:

"We love that this book book places...

May 25, 2017




 You must be a friend," said Corduroy.

"I've always wanted a friend."

"Me too!" said Lisa, and gave him a big hug.

Our reviewer says this is "one of the classic stories about friendship and love, even when the object of that love is...

February 21, 2017



"He was shortish. And Oldish.

And brownish. And Mossy.

And he spoke with a voice 

that was sharpish and bossy.

"Mister!" he said with a sawdusty sneeze,

"I am the Lorax. I speak for the trees."

"I loved reading this book!" says our reviewer.

Many of th...



I'm gonna, I'm gonna, I'm gonna, gonna get

A bronto-bronto-bronto brontosaurus for a pet.

Lulu always gets what she wants. Or does she? A wonderful collaboration between author Viorst, illustrator Smith and designer Leach. A great addition t...

September 15, 2016



Caldecott Award Winner

"He was so scared and worried.

Being helpless, he felt hopeless."

Sylvester loves to collect pebbles, and he can’t believe his luck when he finds a magic pebble that can make wishes come true. But, faced with life or dea...

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