Picture Book of the Day

M.O.M. (Mom Operating Manual)

by Doreen Cronin (Author) and Laura Cornell (Illustrator)

Booktalk: Take care of MOM and she’ll take care of YOU. Kids can see how in this detailed “Mom Operating Manual.” The snippet below is on the If All Else Fails Page where it recommends “a spontaneous song and dance routine” to override a “malfunction.”

This book is a MUST BUY for kids with busy moms!


Cranky Pants

(sung to the tune of Mary Had a Little Lamb)

Why do you wear cranky pants?

Cranky pants?

Cranky pants?

Why do you wear cranky pants?

Breathe deep and count to ten.


Chapter Book of the Day

Michael Vey: The Prisoner of Cell 25

by Richard Paul Evans (Author)

336 pages

Booktalk: To everyone at Meridian High School, fourteen-year-old Michael Vey is nothing special, just the kid who has Tourette’s syndrome. But in truth, Michael is extremely special—he has electric powers. Michael thinks he is unique until he discovers that a cheerleader named Taylor has the same mysterious powers. With the help of Michael’s friend, Ostin, the three of them set out to discover how Michael and Taylor ended up with their abilities, and their investigation soon brings them to the attention of a powerful group who wants to control the electric teens—and through them, the world.


“Have you found the last two?” The voice on the phone was angry and coarse, like the sound of car tires over broken glass.

“Not yet,” the well-dressed man on the on the other end of the phone replied. “Not yet. But we believe we’re close–and they still don’t know that we’re hunting them.”

BONUS! See the video!


My Book of the Week

Can You Eat a Rainbow? by Anastasia Suen

A healthy eating easy reader

Look inside this book to find out if you really can eat a rainbow.

  • Copyright: 2011
  • Paperback: 16 pages
  • Guided Reading: A
  • Intervention: 1
  • DRA: 1
  • Publisher: Bebop Books

Also available in Spanish as ¿Puedes comer el arco iris?.

Book Activities:

Use these Guided Reading lesson plans with your class.

Share the new USDA MyPlate. (En Español)

Create a video for the MyPlate Fruit and Veggies Challenge. (11/15/11 deadline)


October 2011 Carnival of Children’s Literature


Site Meter My NEW book, The Zombie Project (The Boxcar Children Mysteries #128)

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