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Janell Cannon
Janell Cannon's picture books have won many awards and are beloved around the world. Before she became a full-time creator of books for children, she designed and produced summer reading programs at her local public library. Born and raised in Minnesota, Ms. Cannon now lives in Southern California. show more



Janell Cannon's picture books have won many awards and are beloved around the world. Before she became a full-time creator of books for children, she designed and produced summer reading programs at her local public library. Born and raised in Minnesota, Ms. Cannon now lives in Southern California.

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Birth date: November 03, 1957
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Shelby Dunn's Bookshelf
Shelby Dunn's Bookshelf rated it 8 months ago
I remember reading this back when I was in elementary school. This book is a charming story about a bat that was raised by a family of birds. I like how easily the Mama Bird took in Stellaluna and raised her as her own. This book would be great for a lesson about bats. Lexile: AD550 Reading Lev...
Ready Readers
Ready Readers rated it 8 months ago
A bird raising a bat sounds uncommon but in Stellaluna that is exactly what happens. Stellaluna is separated from her family and ends being taken in by birds. This is a great story representing acceptance and family. The leveling system is The Lexile, reading level AD550L. The class can participate ...
Ms. Banks' Blissful Books
Ms. Banks' Blissful Books rated it 8 months ago
Stellaluna is a sweet book that teaches children the importance of friendship. This book helps students understand that even if they do not have much in common with someone it does not mean they can not develop a sweet friendship. I would incorporate this book with a science lesson about bats. The b...
All About Books!
All About Books! rated it 9 months ago
Stellaluna Guided Reading: Level N This is a great book that you could align with science. This is a story about a bat that gets lost and then is raised by birds. But then meets other bats and learns how to be a bat again. I would do a lesson about bats and read this book because it has great descri...
Mrs. Thornton's Classroom Library
Mrs. Thornton's Classroom Library rated it 9 months ago
With this books reading level at ages 2 and up, this book is great for any age. You and your students will fall in love with this book and the cute animal characters such as the main character, a fruit bat named Stellaluna. When Stellaluna gets lost, she must give up her bat-like ways to survive whe...
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