Picture Books About Ponds

We have been thoroughly enjoying our focus on ponds this month. We found these great picture books about pond life at our local library and might have to buy a few to keep in our permanent collection! We have been including some pond vocabulary into our sight word sentences since we see so many ofContinue reading “Picture Books About Ponds”

Picture Books About Maps

My husband and I took lots of road trips together before we had kids and it was important to us that we continue that tradition with our kids. A couple of summers ago, we took a couple of long trips, and I wanted to find books about maps to prepare my son (Alice was justContinue reading “Picture Books About Maps”

Books About Colors

We are focusing on colors this week, exploring primary colors and color-mixing. We found these great picture books at our local library using a SUBJECT search for “Colors — juvenile fiction.” Using these search terms in a subject search will help you find children’s fiction about colors instead of everything in the collection that mentionsContinue reading “Books About Colors”

AlphaTales Book Set

We bought this Scholastic book set a couple of years ago and we have read each book countless times. There are 26 books in the set (one for each letter of the alphabet). Each book features stories with characters and words that all start with the same letter and includes a search and find andContinue reading “AlphaTales Book Set”

Books About Shapes

We are focusing on shapes this week, exploring how many sides each have and finding shapes all around. We found these great picture books at our local library using a SUBJECT search for “Shapes — juvenile fiction.” Using these search terms in a subject search will help you find children’s fiction about shapes instead ofContinue reading “Books About Shapes”

Books About Zoo Animals

Search your local library for these fun and engaging books about zoo animals! Animal Strike at the Zoo by Karma Wilson Dear Zoo by Rod Campbell Giraffes Can’t Dance by Giles Andraea and Guy Parker Rees Good Night Gorilla by Peggy Rathmann Peek-a-Zoo! by Nina Laden Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear? byContinue reading “Books About Zoo Animals”

Giraffe Shapes Craft

We are continuing our zoo animal week with this delightful book and a simple giraffe shapes craft! Giraffes Can’t Dance by Giles Andreae and Guy Parker-Rees is a fun story about Gerald, a giraffe, who can’t dance like the other animals in the jungle, until he finds the right music that inspires him. We loveContinue reading “Giraffe Shapes Craft”

Mother’s Day Flip-the-Flap Book Craft

Explore your family tree with your toddler or preschooler this Mother’s Day. This simple book craft combines two things your little learner is sure to love – family and flipping flaps! Here is what you will need to replicate this craft at home. Supplies needed: 4-6 full sheets of paper 6-8 quarter sheets of paperContinue reading “Mother’s Day Flip-the-Flap Book Craft”

Books About a Mother’s Love

Celebrate Mother’s Day with your little learners by enjoying some picture books that explore a mother’s special love! All Kinds of Kisses by Nancy Tafuri Llama, Llama Red Pajama by Anna Dewdney Love You Forever by Robert Munsch Mommy, Carry Me Please by Jane Cabrera Mommy Hugs by Karen Katz Read to Me by JudiContinue reading “Books About a Mother’s Love”

Books About Fish

Try these picture books about fish that your little learners are sure to LOVE! Hooray for Fish by Lucy Cousins The Pout-Pout Fish by Deborah Diesen The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister Ten Little Fish by Audrey Wood The Three Little FIsh and The Big Bad Shark by Ken Geist WIsh for a Fish byContinue reading “Books About Fish”