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shannontevis

shannontevis

Joined September 2019

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“During the Ice Age, the ocean froze between Britain and Greenland.“ I thought this was a cool fact!

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I'd want to include these nonfiction books along with the magic tree house fiction books in my classroom!

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“Sabertooths and the Ice Age“ by Mary Pope Osborne and Natalie Pope Boyce, 2005. Nonfiction chapter book. I loved the Magic Tree House books, and I think a nonfiction book to go along with the fiction book is such a cool idea. This one is all about the ice age, what an ice age is, the animals involved in the ice age, people of the ice age, and a lot more, so it's safe to say the subject is covered adequately.

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Beavers | Rachel Poliquin

“Beaver's incisors are three inches long and bright orange.“ This is something I didn't know about beavers before reading!

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Beavers | Rachel Poliquin

I'd include this book in my classroom if I had a lot of kids interested about animals. That way they get some exposures to animals you might not see everyday!

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Beavers | Rachel Poliquin
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“Beavers (Superpower Field Guide)“ by Rachel Poliquin, 2018. Nonfiction chapter book. This book is all about beaver facts! It's very informative, and is constructed clearly. It also delivers the information in a funny, comic-like way to keep the kids engaged.

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Who Was Dr. Seuss? | Janet Pascal

“Theodor Suess Geisel“ I think kids will find it crazy that Dr. Suesse's name isn't actually Dr. Suess!

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Who Was Dr. Seuss? | Janet Pascal

I'd share this book to my kids after sharing a couple of Dr. Suess books with them.

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Who Was Dr. Seuss? | Janet Pascal
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“Who Was Dr. Seuss?“ by Janet Pascal, 2011. Biography chapter book. This book is all about Dr. Suess! Kids would definitely be interested because of their love for Dr. Suess books. I think it would be cool for kids to get to know the author behind some of their favorite books!

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Who Was Walt Disney? | Whitney Stewart

“Once he caught a field mouse and made a leash for it out of string. He waltzed into class and paraded it around the classroom.“ I can see kids finding this hilarious!

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Who Was Walt Disney? | Whitney Stewart

This book contains a lot of facts about Walt Disney that might surprise kids. After sharing this book with them, I'd have them share out a fact they did not know about Walt Disney before reading.

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Who Was Walt Disney? | Whitney Stewart
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“Who Was Walt Disney?“ by Whitney Stewart, 2009. Biography chapter book. I loved this book! The subject definitely is an interest of children of today. Kids are always talking about Disney World and Disney characters.

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“She trains her body and mind so she can be the best at her sport.“ This quote shows how strong Serena's work ethic is.

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I think I would include this book and others from this series into a lesson about powerful women in todays society. I'd share a few of these books, and children would pick one person to learn more about through research.

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“I Look Up To... Serena Williams“ by Anna Membrino, 2019. Biography. I really love this book series! They are empowering books about women of color. This one focuses on Serena Williams, and includes real quotes said by her. Knowing about Serena Williams definitely can be meaningful to children. Knowing of her accomplishments and work ethic can be inspiring to young children, and make her someone to look up to.

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“She knows that working hard makes learning interesting and fun.“ This may inspire kids who look up to Michelle to work hard.

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I definitely would want to include this book is my classroom. A lot of children's books are about white people, so it's definitely refreshing to see other races being represented in children's literature.

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“I Look Up To... Michelle Obama“ By Anna Membrino, 2018. biography. This book includes both traits and quotes of Michelle Obama. The subject offers current interest and meaning to children, because it is a name children hear a lot.

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“Malala loves learning“ I think this quote could inspire kids to also love learning.

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Malala is a very important person in both history and today's culture, and I think it's important for kid's to hear about her.

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“I Look Up To... Malala Yousafzai“ By Anna Membrino, 2019. Biography. This book let's children get to know Malala, and includes real quotes said by her. Knowing Malala's story can widen children's views on their own lives. Knowing she is so young can make them realize that they don't have to be an adult to do something remarkable.

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In the Footsteps of Crazy Horse | Joseph Marshall III

This book can provide discussions for the treatment of Native Americans during this time period, as well as a discussion of being respectful of everyone's cultural background.

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In the Footsteps of Crazy Horse | Joseph Marshall III
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“In the Footsteps of Crazy Horse“ by Joesph Marshall III, 2015. Realistic Fiction chapter book. This book follows Jimmy McClean, a boy who is the ancestor of Crazy Horse, an important figure in Lakota and American History. Jimmy's made fun of for being a quarter white. To remind him of his Lakota roots, Jimmy's grandpa shares Crazy Horse's story. This book is historically accurate and a fun read for children!

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Turtle in Paradise | Jennifer L. Holm

“Mama promised me that some day we'll live in our own home.“ I think this is a very eye opening quote for children, because a lot of them probably could not imagine not having their own house.

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Turtle in Paradise | Jennifer L. Holm

In the author's note, it includes information about the Great Depression, and I would definitely want to share that with my students.

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Turtle in Paradise | Jennifer L. Holm
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“Turtle in Paradise“ by Jennifer L. Holm, 2010. Historical fiction chapter book. I loved this book as a kid and had so much fun reading it again. This book follows a little girl named Turtle who is alive during the Great Depression. This book accurately depicts some of the struggles people faced during this time period, and I think it can be very eye opening for children.

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Wonder | R. J. Palacio

“Next week I start fifth grade. since I've never been to a real school before, I am pretty much totally and completely petrified.“ I like this quote because it shows real emotion kids can relate to.

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Wonder | R. J. Palacio

I would include this in my library for fourth grade and up. This is the age when cliques and bullying start to really arise, and I think this book can open a great discussion about how we should treat others, and how to make others feel accepted.

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Wonder | R. J. Palacio
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“Wonder“ by R.J. Palacio, 2012. Realistic Fiction book. This was a fantastic read. It follows a little boy named Auggie, who is starting fifth grade and school all together, because of a facial difference that involved medical complications. Something cool about this book is it switches points of view, it starts with Auggie, and goes to others. This is a great book that expands children's perspectives, and pushes them to be more accepting.

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Rules | Cynthia Lord

“No toys in the fish tank“ This is one of Catherine's rules for David.

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Rules | Cynthia Lord

I'd include this book in my library for fourth grade and up. I think that is the age when children can handle the length and subject matter of the book. I think this book could also lead to great class discussions about acceptance, diversity, and inclusion.

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Rules | Cynthia Lord
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“Rules“ by Cynthia Lord, 2008. Realistic fiction chapter book. I read this book in fourth grade, and absolutely loved reading it again. This book follows 12 year old Catherine, who is growing up with a brother with autism. I think this book gives an accurate representation of autism, and also challenges children to widen their perspectives and be more accepting.

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I'd definitely include this book among other Dr. Suess books, because I know Dr. Suess books were some of my favorite books growing up.

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“Oh, the Places You'll Go!“ by Dr. Suess, 1990. Poetry book. This is one of my favorite Dr. Suess books! It's a very empowering book about how you decide your own path. It rhymes so it will keep the kids engaged.

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“The stranger bellowed, never four“ This is a fun twist on Poe's poem “The Raven“.

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this poem includes an “about the poets“ page. I think this is a cool feature that teaches children about the history of American Poetry. For fun, I'd want to read to my class excerpts from one or two of the original poems.

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“Edgar Allan Poe's Pie: Math Puzzlers in Classic Poems“ by J. Patrick Lewis, 2015. Poetry book. I think this book is so creative! The purpose is to teach kids math in a fun new way, through poetry. All the poems are also fun twists on poems from famous poets, like Edgar Allan Poe.

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“March 20: From a snow-covered tree, a bird singing“ This quote describes a typical cold March day!

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Something I like about this book is the fact that it doesn't rhyme, I'd include this in my classroom to make children aware of this.

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“When Green Becomes Tomatoes: Poems for All Seasons“ by Julie Fogliano, 2016. Poetry book. This book is a definite pick. This poetry book includes a poem for almost every day of the year describing what the world looks like outside. By the end of the book, you have read about all four seasons. This book creates great sensory/visual images so kids can picture exactly what the book is describing.

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Fresh-Picked Poetry: A Day at the Farmers' Market | Michelle Schaub, Amy Huntington

“It's Market day, Hooray Hooray!“ I thought this was a cute quote.

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Fresh-Picked Poetry: A Day at the Farmers' Market | Michelle Schaub, Amy Huntington

I would include this in my classroom if the kids were slightly older, because there is a lot of text per page and that may overwhelm younger students.

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Fresh-Picked Poetry: A Day at the Farmers' Market | Michelle Schaub, Amy Huntington
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“Fresh-Picked Poetry: A Day at the Farmer's Market“ by Michelle Scaub, Amy Huntington, 2017. Poetry book. I really like this book! There's multiple poems in here, but they come together to tell the same story of a day at the farmer's market step by step. I think it has a cool set-up and it rhymes!

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Nasty Bugs | Lee Bennett Hopkins

“Bzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz“ An example of onomatopoeia.

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Nasty Bugs | Lee Bennett Hopkins

Something cool about this book is that there is a ~bug glossary~ that includes different real life pictures of bugs and a description about each of them.

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Nasty Bugs | Lee Bennett Hopkins
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“Nasty Bugs“ by Lee Bennett Hopkins, 2012. Poetry book. I'm definitely a fan of this poetry book. The purpose of the book is to teach kids about bugs in a fresh fun way. The poems rhyme and use onomatopoeia.

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“Don't take a bath, avoid all math“ I think this is a funny quote kids will enjoy.

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I'd definitely include this in my library because it is a very unique book, you don't see a poem book all about pirates everyday.

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“Shiver Me Timbers!: Pirate Poems and Paintings“ by Douglas Florian, 2012. This poetry book is all about pirates and what they do. This will appeal to kids because the subject matter is right up their alley. The language is very pirate like. It also rhymes which makes it easier for children to follow along.

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“My daddy makes me breakfast on sundays when I wake“ I wish my dad did that!