Great Books

Picture Book of the Day

Wild Alphabet: An A to Zoo Pop-up Book
by Dan Green (Author) and Julia Frohlich (Designer)

Booktalk: An A-Z of the fiercest, friendliest, and fastest animals in the world. From antelopes to zebras, discover fascinating facts about your favorite animals with the help of amazing pop-ups and moving parts.

Snippet:
Xantus:
I’m a bird with a sweet tooth.
I flit from flower to flower,
slurping up nectar.
I’m super
speedy— my wings beat
so fast you can hardly see them!

BONUS! See the video!

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Chapter Book of the Day

The Buddy Files: The Case of the Mixed-Up Mutts (Book 2)
by Dori Hillestad Butler (Author) and Jeremy Tugeau (Illustrator)
128 pages

Booktalk: Buddy has been adopted from the P-O-U-N-D by Connor and his mom, but he is still searching for his first family and his beloved Kayla. He hopes to solve that mystery soon, but right now he’s got another urgent case–two dogs, Muffin and Jazzy, have been switched!

Snippet:
Obedience is a big word. It means humans learning to say what they mean.

Some humans are easier to train than others.

I don’t mean to brag, but Connor and his mom are the best trained humans in the class.

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5 Great Labor Day Books

A Day in the Life of a Firefighter
by Heather Adamson (Author)
See a fire fighter at work in this easy reader.

Career Day
by Anne Rockwell (Author) and Lizzy Rockwell (Illustrator)
Family members visit class to talk about their jobs. Picture book

Labor Day
by Carmen Bredeson (Author)
Learn how and why we celebrate Labor Day. Easy reader

Labor Day
by Mari C. Schuh (Author)
This easy reader explains the origins of Labor Day.

Whose Tools Are These?: A Look at Tools Workers Use – Big, Sharp, and Smooth
by Sharon Katz Cooper (Author) and Amy Bailey Muehlenhardt (Illustrator)
A picture book of tools!

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Literary Links

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