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review 2017-03-25 22:40
The Mitten by Jan Brett

This book is about a little boy who wants more than anything in the world for his grandmother to make him a pair of white mittens for his birthday. His grandmother reluctantly makes him the mittens. However, it was on the condition that he does not lose them. Tragically, he drops one of them in the forest. Then several different kinds of wild animals snuggle up within the mitten to get warm. Eventually all of the animals leave the mitten. Much to the pleasure of the boy, he finds the lost mitten. This is a wonderful story. It could be used in the classroom accompanied by an actual reenactment of the story. I have seen it done before and the children absolutely loved it. This book has a lexile level of 800L. So for recreational reading students should be in 1st or 2nd grade. It could be used as a classroom reading as well for younger students. 

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review 2017-03-25 18:54
Horton Hears A Who by Dr. Seuss
Horton Hears a Who! - Dr. Seuss

This book is about an elephant, Horton, who hears a voice coming from a tiny speck of dust. He realizes that there are creatures living on the speck. He tries his best to convene those around him that there are creatures living on it. Sadly, the beings around him did not believe him and ultimately attempt to destroy the speck out of pure cruelty. Eventually the creatures living on the speck make enough noise that the creatures of the forest hear them. Thus, they are safe again. This book is a great recreational read for children. It is also a great book to use during Dr. Seuss week at school. This book has a lexile level of 490L, so children in the 1st and 2nd grade could read it independently. 

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review 2017-03-25 16:49
Officer Buckle and Gloria by Peggy Rathmann
Officer Buckle and Gloria - Peggy Rathman

This book is about an officer who does safety speeches at schools for school children. One day he is assigned a police dog named Gloria. She accompanies officer Buckle to the speeches. Normally, students are bored by them. However, this time students are highly enthusiastic because unbeknownst to the officer, Gloria acts out all of the safety rules behind his back. Which upsets officer Buckle. He wanted the students to pay attention to him, not Gloria. In the end though, officer Buckle likes doing speeches with Gloria. This book is a great teaching tool for students to learn about getting along with new people. In the beginning the officer was skeptical about working with Gloria. Then he realizes that they really can work together to spread safety awareness. This book has a lexile level of 510L so students in 1st or 2nd grade could read it.

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review 2017-03-25 16:31
Where The Wild Things Are by Maurice Sedak
Where The Wild Things Are - Maurice Sendak

This book is about a little boy who misbehaves by acting like a "wild thing." The parents get fed up by his bad behavior that they send him to his bedroom without supper. He was upset about this. So he traveled to another place by sea. This place is where the Wild Things live. He rules over them because he was the wildest of them all. He later travels back home to eat supper. He seems to realize that being a "wild thing" was not all it was cut out to be. This book could be used in the classroom to teach about bad behavior. The lexile level is AD740L so children around the 1st or 2nd grade could read it.

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review 2017-03-20 23:40
The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
The Very Hungry Caterpillar - Eric Carle

This book is about a caterpillar who eats many different food items.This book is highly predictable and fun for young children to read. This book would be excellent to help young children learn about different food items as well as the words used to represent food items. This text could also be used to help children understand the concepts of metamorphosis. This book has a lexile level of AD460L so this text would be appropriate for Pre-K and under.

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