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Earth Day books and read-alouds April 20, 2009

Looking for an Earth Day read-aloud? Here are a couple of my favorites!

h_earthday_oAll ages: Read alouds

The Lorax by Dr. Seuss (How can you go wrong with Dr. Seuss???) There is even an old video of the book, but you should read the book!

Evangeline Mudd and the Golden-Haired Apes of the Ikkinasti Jungle by51ju4huwnl_sl160_aa115_ David Elliott (a great chapter book that is a blast to read aloud and has a wonderful environmental theme. My students begged for this book every day-probably grades 3-6)

The Great Kapok Tree: A Tale of the Amazon Rain Forest by Lynne Cherry (classic!)

10things10 Things I Can Do To Help My World by Melanie Walsh (great for everyone-kids of all ages love the flaps! Adults of all ages will love the message!)

Old Turtle by Douglas Wood (beautiful fable, but definitely religious overtones)

The Earth and I by Frank Asch (Moonbear author-beautiful illustrations-good message for younger kids)

 

Our Big Home by Linda Glaser

Children of the Earth by Schim Schimmel

Our Big Home: A Poem by Linda Glaser

 

There is also a great little short story book just released in March called Recycle This Book: 100 Top Children’s Authors Tell You How to Go Green Edited by Dan Gutman. Each story is one to three pages. My fourth grader and first grader  love it! recycle-this-book

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Mother-Daughter Book Club

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We had a darn good time at the first Mother-Daughter Book Club. Here are four of the seven girls who are participating (plus a little sister). We had a great time discussing Scat by Carl Hiaasen. It was the first Hiaasen book for all moms and daughters. I just now thought of this, but all three families represented today, have a mother who was/is a teacher:) Here is a link to Maggie’s review (She’d love a comment if you have time?)

Maggie wanted to have a door prize, so she picked a little magnetic bookmark that she gave out through a drawing of names.  Next month Little House in the Big Woods was picked by the next member and I am really excited to re-read one of my favorite childhood books!

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