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.

Bear Says Thanks by Karma Wilson

Bear is bored and lonely and decides to have friends over for a dinner. But when he doesn't have any food, his delightful cast of friends show what sharing and caring look like. And Bear learns that even without any food, he has something special he can share.

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.

Dancing Hands by Margarita Engles

Margarita Engles tells the story of how Teresa Carreno played the piano for President Lincoln at only 10 years old.

Dot the Fire Dog by Lisa Desimini

This simple story shows a day in the life of firefighters and their fire dog, Dot. This article provides visuals and activities to help teach concepts in this book.

Duck for Turkey Day, by Jacqueline Jules

One way to discuss Thanksgiving that will be meaningful to your students, whether or not they eat a turkey dinner, is to share books that expand on some of the universal themes. Duck for Turkey Day, by Jacqueline Jules, addresses cultural diversity from a little girl’s point of view.

Groundhogs Day Off by Robb Pearlman

When Groundhog takes a vacation, the townspeople recognize how special Groundhog is and learn to ask questions that show they care.

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.

How to Code a Sandcastle by Josh Funk

Pearl and her robot, Pascal, need to build a sandcastle. This fun story teaches coding skills such as being specific, sequences, loops, and other coding concepts.

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.

Knuffle Bunny by Mo Williems

Check out these visuals and activities to use with the story Knuffle Bunny by Mo Willems.

Leaves by David Ezra Stein

Leaves is a delightful book about an adorable young bear learning about the seasons of fall, winter and spring.

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.

My Gratitude Jar by Kristin Wiens

This book reminds its readers that remembering to be grateful makes us happy and reminds us on tough days that not all days are bad.

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.

Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister

This popular book about sharing is found in most early childhood classrooms. Here are some activities for supporting this great story.

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.

Thank You Omu

Everyone just loves the smell of Omu's thick red stew! Enjoy this story of sharing, caring, and community.

The Boy With Big Big Feelings by Brenda Winn Lee

Check out this story about big feelings and create materials to support lesson about these feelings and how to manage them.

The Color Monster by Anna Llenas

The Color Monster by Anna Llenas is a story about emotions. An adorable monster has mixed-up feelings and the author helps to sort them out by teaching each feeling.

The Gingerbread Man

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

The Jacket I Wear in The Snow

This story follows the pattern of "The House that Jack Built" with its fun rhymes and additive vocabulary that connects to previous. The winter clothing topic ties in well with winter themes of January.

The Love Letter by Anika Aldamuy Denise

This adorable story about love and friendship stars four adorable forest animals who learn how a simple love letter can change their mood and spark friendships.

The Mitten by Jan Brett

Create visual lessons to support the book, "The Mitten" retold and stunningly illustrated by Jan Brett.

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 A Cold Lady Who Swallowed Some Snow

Enjoy this article full of visuals and activities for the winter version of the Old Lady stories. Lucille Colandro engages young readers with rhythm, rhyme, imagery, and fun.

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

This article provides visuals and activities for the Halloween version of the Old Lady stories. Lucille Colandro engages young readers with rhythm, rhyme, imagery, and fun.

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.

There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Leaves 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 a fall version with leaves, pumpkin, and scarecrow.

The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats

This winter story follows young Peter as he plays and explores snowy day activities.

The Very Busy Spider by Eric Carle

Here are activities to go with the story, "The Very Busy Spider" by Eric Carle

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.

Try a Little Kindness by Henry Cole

This adorable book shows animals as children performing small acts of kindness from the classroom to the community. Henry Cole gives specific examples of ways to be kid to others.

Turkey Trouble by Wendi Silvano

Turkey is in trouble! But he finds such creative solutions to hide from the farmer and not become Thanksgiving dinner. Here are some activities to support this fun story.

Veterans In Our Neighborhood by Valerie Pfundstein

Looking for a book to read for Veteran's Day or Memorial Day? This book talks about the people in your community, considers who may be a Veteran, and shows how to say Thank You.

Where Do Pants Go?

Fun little story, great to focus on core vocabulary words.