Apple Farmer Annie by Monica Wellington

Annie is an Apple Farmer. Take a peek to see what Annie does. This book touches on many early childhood concepts such as sorting, cooking, community helpers, city and country, and running a store. Great fall book with a delicious theme.

Bear Feels Sick by Karma Wilson

Bear Feels Sick tells the story of how friends take care of each other. This loving story utilizes rich vocabulary, fun rhymes, and stunning illustrations to show how friends care for their sick Bear friend.

Chicken's Aren't The Only Ones by Ruth Heller

This book teaches about all the different animals who lay eggs, from chickens to rays, to the platypus. The author uses fun rhymes, interesting facts, and beautiful illustrations to engage the readers. Check it out.

Grumpy Monkey by Suzanne Lang

This book identifies the feeling of being grumpy in what it looks like and how to cheer up - if you want to. Here are activity ideas to use with the book "Grumpy Monkey" by Suzanne Lang.

How I Became A Pirate by Melinda Long

Here are story activities to support the book, How I Became A Pirate by Melinda Long.

How to Catch A Leprechaun by Adam Wallace

Here is a playful book for St. Patrick's Day fun by Adam Wallace.

I Love You Blue Kangaroo

I Love You Blue Kangaroo by Emma Chichester Clark is a cute story about a toy blue kangaroo and his favorite child Lily. Things change when new stuffed animals arrive.

Mouse First Day of School by Laura Thompson

One morning, Mouse finds a place to hide - in a backpack. This led to Mouse discovering new and exciting things at school. This great beginning of the year book teaches school vocabulary, prepositions, and fun imagery.

Nobody Hugs A Cactus by Carter Goodrich

This book provides numerous angles for instruction both as a stand-alone literacy unit or with lessons about friendship and kindness.

Peter's Chair by Ezra Jack Keats

This beloved story delves into feelings related to the arrival of a new sibling and showcases the growth and change of the main character.

Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler

Playing with stories increases imagination, vocabulary, comprehension, and love of books! Here are some activities to play with concepts from the story Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.

Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon, by Patty Lovell

Be proud of who you are. Patty Lovell's message radiates throughout this adorable story of a short first grade girl with buck teeth, a terrible singing voice, and fumble fingers. This article has vocabulary and activities to support and expand concepts in the book.

The Gingerbread Man

Here are some ideas when using the story, The Gingerbread Man as a theme.

There's a Bear on my Chair by Ross Collins

Looking for rhyming practice or final /r/ practice? This cute book tells the story of a mouse who uses many /air/ rhymes to vent his anger about the bear in his chair.

There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Rose by Lucille Colandro

Lucille Colandro's ever famous Old Lady Stories engage young readers with rhythm, rhyme, imagery, and fun. This article provides visuals and activities for Valentine's Day based on this "Rose" version.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar, by Eric Carle

Children love to hear their favorite stories again and again. With each read, teachers can focus on different aspects of the story. Here are some examples of different objectives for the book, The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle.