Great Books

Picture Book of the Day

Grandpa’s Tractor

by Michael Garland (Author, Illustrator)

Booktalk: Grandpa Joe brings his grandson Timmy back to the old family farm…

Snippet: Grandpa Joe and Timmy were going to see the old farm where Grandpa Joe used to live when he was a boy.


Chapter Book of the Day

Dear Bully: 70 Authors Tell Their Stories

edited by Megan Kelley Hall and Carrie Jones

384 pages

Booktalk: Read your favorite authors’ stories about bullying–as silent observers on the sidelines of high school, as victims, as perpetrators.


End of the World

by Jessica Brody

Everybody asks

But no one wonders why.

I laugh as you pretend

to take interest in my life,


5 Great Firehouse Books

Clifford The Firehouse Dog

by Norman Bridwell (Author, Illustrator)

Clifford helps out his brother, the firehouse dog. Picture book

Dear Dragon Goes to the Fire House

by Margaret Hillert (Author) and David Schimmell (Illustrator)

A boy and his class (and his pet dragon) visit the firehouse. Level 1 easy reader


by Mark Teague (Author, Illustrator)

Edward the dog visits the firehouse and tries to become a firefighter. Picture book

Flat Stanley and the Firehouse

by Jeff Brown (Author) and Macky Pamintuan (Illustrator)

Flat Stanley wins a trip to the firehouse. Level 2 easy reader

Little Critter: Going to the Firehouse

by Mercer Mayer (Author, Illustrator)

Little Critter and his class go on a trip to the firehouse. Level 1 easy reader

BONUS! See the Firehouse! video!


Literary Links

My new book Road Work Ahead (Viking) is on tour at Great Kid Books today!

EverythingMom reviews Road Work Ahead. “The text uses simple vocabulary in a fun rhyme making it easy for beginner readers.”


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Read and Write Sports: Readers Theatre and Writing Activities for Grades 3-8

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