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Lightship
Lightship: with audio recording | Brian Floca
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You may never have heard of a lightship. Once, lightships anchored on waters across America, on the oceans and in the Great Lakes, floating where lighthouses could not be built. Smaller than most ships, but more steadfast, too, they held their spots, through calm and storm, to guide sailors toward safe waters. In these pages one lightship and her crew (and cat) again hold their place. The crew goes again from bow to stern, from keel to mast, to run their engines, shine their lights, and sound their horns. They run the small ship that guides the large ships. They are the crew (and cat) that work to make the ocean safe, that hold their place, so other ships can sail. Come aboard!
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ds111717

“Other ships sail home safe...because the lightship holds her place.“

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ds111717

I would use this book in my classroom because it may spark interest in the students based on the facts and characteristics in the book and allow me to create lesson plans based on their interest in lightships.

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ds111717
Pickpick

Lightship written by Brian Floca. About the characteristics and life aboard a lightship. This book's text is bold and easy to read and may be of interest to a child wanting to know more facts about lightships.

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ritakingston

“Other ships sail home safe... because the lightship holds her place.

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ritakingston

I would use this book in a future classroom because it boosts vocabulary like the word. Examples of the vocabulary used are a lantern, gin rummy, lightship, hawse, etc.

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ritakingston
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Pickpick

This is a good nonfiction book and I enjoyed learning about lightships while reading about them. The text is suited for ages 4-7 and the text is appropriate to the audience.

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abbychlosta

“Other shops sail home safe... because the lightship holds her place.”

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abbychlosta

This was super intriguing! I feel this is a type of ship many people don‘t learn about and this book is a great resource for that!

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abbychlosta
Pickpick

Lightship by Brian Floca is a piece of nonfiction. It was published in 2007. This book tells us all about a ship. It includes the parts, how there‘s a caption and a crew and so many other details. This shop doesn‘t go from port to port or carry people it just sits and waits. When it‘s foggy the crew shines the light and blows the horn so other ships can get to their destination safely. This is a super interesting thing to learn about!

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sarabellini

She does not sail from port to port. She does not carry passengers or mail or packages. She holds to one sure spot as other ships sail by. She waits.

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sarabellini

I liked this book because I learned that a lightship helps other ships sail to safety by marking the way through fog and night. I did not know this before.

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sarabellini
Pickpick

I liked this book about a lightship. It contains information about the people who work on the ship, what the ship does, about what is below the deck of the boat, and how the people do their jobs in the different seasons.

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kh972417

“Other ships sail home safe because the lightship holds her place.“

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kh972417
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I loved the illustrations and the cover of this book. They are very eye appealing to look at and do not have harsh lines or colors. Children would really love these illustrations.

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kh972417
Pickpick

I enjoyed this book about a sailor and his life on his boat. It's illustrations are very detailed, while having short phrases on the pages to describe what he is doing. I believe that children would enjoy reading this book.

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ev844718
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“But the crew keeps the lightship anchored. She holds her one sure spot.”

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ev844718

I like this book because it can give the children a better image on what might be in a ship. Many kids may not be able to ever go in a ship so at least they would be able to visualize one.

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ev844718
Pickpick

Lightship by Brian Floca was published in 2007. The book talks about the ship and what parts that the ship has. The book also discusses all the different crew members on the ship. I like this book because it helps children understand what is on such a big form of transportation.

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elisaschwass

Other ships sail home safe... because the lightship holds her place

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elisaschwass

I love how at the very beginning and end of the book are pictures of a ship and describe the different parts of the ship

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elisaschwass
Pickpick

Lightship by Brian Floca was written in 2007. This book is about a shop and all it‘s different parts of a ship and the memebers that run it. I thought this book was very fun and interesting to read. It is perfect for kids who love boats!

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Makenziebrumfield

“Then other ships sail safely, because the lightship marks the way through fog and night, past rocks and shoals, past reefs and wrecks, past danger. Other ships sail home safe...because the lightship holds her place.”

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Makenziebrumfield

At the beginning of the book, the author includes a picture of a lightship and labels all the different parts of it. I think this is a really good attribute to the book in order to help children visualize and see how all of the different parts of a lightship work together to keep the ocean safe.

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Makenziebrumfield
Pickpick

Genre: Biography
This book shows the importance and roles of lightships, and how although they never move, they help to keep the ocean safe.

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ConnorLaCroix

Other ships sail home safe...

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ConnorLaCroix
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Oh wait! All the pictures are from the perspective of a cat.

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ConnorLaCroix
Mehso-so

I certainly have never heard of a lightship, so kids are definitely learning something new from this book. It's really just a list of what this thing does though, could be better.

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sydneybrooks
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They sound their horn so loud the whole ship SHAKES.

vumblereads I‘m laughing at how I‘m imagining the sound in my head as I‘m reading your post 😂 8mo
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sydneybrooks

The illustrations in this book are so awesome! It‘s not intimidating and I think kids could actually understand it. I would really like to have this book in my classroom.

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sydneybrooks
Pickpick

This book is unique because at the front it has a diagram of a ship with labels. There‘s also text bubbles throughout the story. I think kids would be fascinated with this book especially if they enjoyed learning about ships and other forms of transportation.