Read-Aloud Tuesday: January 7, 2014

Each Tuesday, I read stories to my boy H’s Montessori classroom.  In classic librarian form, I research and choose books I think they’ll like (and that I like, too!).  Here are this week’s choices:winter-is-for-snow

Winter is for Snow by Robert Neubecker

A young boy loves winter and snow, listing reason upon reason why it is a delight.  His sister, on the other hand, wants nothing to do with the cold, wet stuff.  Alternating voices, colorful illustrations, and exciting rhyme add to the joy of this appealing snow-centric book.  Share with ages 3-8.

the-mittenThe Mitten retold by Jan Brett

Young Nicki wants nothing more than snow-white mittens, and when he loses one in the snow it makes the perfect (if snug) home for a growing number of animals.  A classic Ukrainian folktale with stellar illustrations that promote foreshadowing and prediction.  A must-read!  Share with ages 3-7.

The-Little-PenguinThe Little Penguin by A.J. Wood

Little Penguin is born full of fuzzy, gray feathers.  Setting off across the ice with his father, he veers of path.  Can he find his family and figure out why his feathers are falling out?  Perfect for the preschool audience, this story had the children in rapt attention.  Lots of questions about why the daddy had the baby egg.  What a great learning opportunity!  Share with ages 3-7.

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