Archive for October, 2011

Giraffes Can’t Dance – 32

Saturday, October 22nd, 2011

Giraffes Can’t Dance – By Giles Andreae – This is a great book to help students understand it is okay to be different. The giraffe has to find his own music to dance to just like all children.

Lily’s Purple Plastic Purse – 31

Saturday, October 22nd, 2011

Lily’s Purple Plastic Purse – By Kevin Henkes – This story about Lily who wants to be a teacher when she grows up until the teacher takes away her purple plastic purse. She gets very upset and draws a mean drawing about her teacher. The teacher returns her purse with a nice note in it, and this make Lily feel very guilty.

Baloney (Henry P.) – 30

Saturday, October 22nd, 2011

Baloney (Henry P.) – By Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith – This is a great book to help student work on content clues. It uses words from many different language, but by looking at the pictures students can figure out the words. It is a story about why Henry P. Baloney is late to school.

Skunk at Hemlock Circle – 29

Saturday, October 22nd, 2011

Skunk at Hemlock Circle – By Victoria Sherrow – This book is about a skunk who goes out at night looking for food. He runs into several other animals, but he finally finds his own food in the garden.

Owl Moon – 28

Saturday, October 22nd, 2011

Owl Moon – By Jane Yolen – This is a great book. The author really makes you feel the cold even if you are warm inside. The young boy is going owling with his Pa. The only thing is that he must be absolutely quiet. When Pa first makes the owl noise nothing happens. After a few minutes of walking on Pa tries again. This time an owl answers back, and the boy gets to hear and see the owl.

There was a old lady who swallowed some leaves – 27

Sunday, October 9th, 2011

There was a old lady who swallowed some leaves – By Lucille Colandro – This is a fall version on There was an old lady who swallowed a fly.

Knuffle Bunny – 26

Sunday, October 9th, 2011

Knuffle Bunny – By Mo Willems – So Trixie is going with her dad to the laundromat. She helps her dad put the clothes in and start it up. On the way home Trixie discovers that she has lost her stuffed rabbit Knuffle Bunny. Dad is not paying attention and drags her home. Arriving home Mom wants to know where Knuffle Bunny is. Dad realizes his mistake and off goes the family. Knuffle Bunny was accidentally put into the washing machine with the clothes.

Rough Weather Ahead for Walter the Farting Dog – 25

Sunday, October 9th, 2011

Rough Weather Ahead for Walter the Farting Dog – By William Kotzwinkle – Walter’s family tries to get his some help. A doctor says he can get rid of Walter’s farts by taking his medicine several times everyday. Dad thinls he should tweek the recipe, and Walter blows up like a balloon. He floats all over town until he farts and falls down.

Walter the Farting Dog goes on a Cruise – 24

Sunday, October 9th, 2011

Walter the Farting Dog goes on a Cruise – By William Kotzwinkle – Walter is going on a cruise with his family. There is a special part of the ship for pets. The pet watcher is horrified with Walter’s smell and puts him in quarantine with some cheese. He eats the cheese and gets really bad gas. Well the ships motors have stopped and the captain thinks they will have to drift at sea. Well with Walter in a lifeboat behind the ship farting he pushes the boat into the harbor safely.

Walter the Farting Dog Banned from the Beach – 23

Sunday, October 9th, 2011

Walter the Farting Dog Banned from the Beach – By William Kotzwinkle – Ok so when two adults stand in the book store laughing their heads off at a children’s book you know it is funny. Walter is the family dog, but he has a problem. He always farts. The family is going on vacation to the beach and take him with them. This one couple gets upset because of Walter’s smell, and Walter has to stay in the room. Billy and Betty, the children in the family find an island on a sandbar and go out and play on it. The mean couple follows them because the children start finding treasure. No one notices that the sandbar is getting smaller until it is too late. Billy and Betty are stranded. Walter hears their cries and breaks through the screen door. He farts and parts the water so Billy and Betty can get back to shore.