Read-Aloud Tuesday: March 11, 2014

Each Tuesday, I read stories in 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:

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Little Bear’s Little Boat by Eve Bunting

Little Bear loves to paddle and fish using his little boat.  But as time passes, Little Bear grows up, becoming Big Bear…but the little boat is still little and in good repair.  Knowing that his little boat needs a new owner, he listens to Mother’s words and finds a new owner for his little boat.  Bunting is a phenomenal storyteller, and this tale of growing up and pairs beautifully with Peter’s Chair by Keats.  Share with ages 3-6.

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Junkyard by Mike Austin

Two robots crunch, chew, gobble and slurp the garbage and waste in a local junkyard.  Now that the space is clean, the robots’ real work begins: they plant flowers, hang swings, dig a lake and build trails.  Holding up this story to the group, I heard an audible “Ooh!”.  The bold illustrations were eye-catching and interesting, as I heard the students commenting on the changing landscape as well as the changing expression on the robots and the sun.  A perfect read-aloud for Earth Day for the preschool / pre-k / K-1 set.  Share with ages 3-7.

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Mercy Watson to the Rescue by Kate DiCamillo

Mercy Watson’s inaugural adventure begins with a BOOM! and CRASH!  The porcine wonder, along with her owners Mr. and Mrs. Watson, have broken the bed.  Mercy shuffles out of the room as the Watsons shout for the fire department, but Mercy has other matters on her mind: she’s hungry for toast with a great deal of butter.   Ending up at the home of her neighbors, the Lincoln sisters, the chaos – and hilarity – kicks into high gear.  Brilliant illustrations by Chris Van Dusen bring DiCamillo’s humorous tale to life.  This is one of my boy H’s all-time favorite stories, and it is quite popular with 1st grade students (and teachers!) in my school.  First in a series of 6.  Share with ages 2-8.

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