Books About Knights, Princesses, Dragons and Castles

Medieval knights, princesses, dragons and castles can be a fun theme to explore with you child or class. There are great fictional stories that will lead to facts about this era. We have created a list that includes fictional books for each topic and a non-fiction book that you can use to dig deeper. Whether you have a little or big reader, boy, girl or both this book list about knights, princesses, dragons and castles has something for everyone. Books {Read More}

Books About Music

Music is something that connects people of all ages and backgrounds. It is best experienced by listening but can also be experienced through books. This week we have a list of books about music that ranges from the ABCs, to biographies, fictional stories and informational books that all focus on music. We hope these books will bring a new rhythm and sound to your library. Books About Music for Kids This post contains affiliate links. M is for Music by Kathleen Krull {Read More}

Dinosaur Books

This week we have a second list of dinosaur books for all the dinosaur lovers out there. Our first list focused on nonfiction Dinosaur Books and is a great list for learning about dinosaurs. This list includes silly, funny and sweet stories about dinosaurs. Dinosaur lovers will enjoy this list! Dinosaur Picture Books This post contains affiliate links. The Voyage of Turtle Rex by Kurt Cyrus – The Voyage of Turtle Rex focuses on prehistoric turtles and the dangers they encountered. {Read More}

Nonfiction Dinosaur Books

In November, Disney is releasing ‘The Littlest Dinosaur”. For dinosaur fans of all ages, we have created a list of nonfiction books that are a perfect pairing with this new movie. Before and after watching the movie the books below can help your little dinosaur fan learn more about these amazing creatures. Watch for a second dinosaur list that will include fictional books about dinosaurs. Nonfiction Dinosaur Books This post contains affiliate links. Dinosaur Books for Kids of All Ages {Read More}

Books About Colonial America

As fall begins, we start to think about Thanksgiving, Halloween and northern states (well, at least in Florida we do since we don’t have the beautiful changing of leaves). In many classrooms and at home, looking at the colonial period fits in perfectly with this time of year. As you study the First Thanksgiving, you can use the books on our list today to also look at life in the colonies. Enjoy fall and digging a little deeper into American {Read More}

Books About Firefighters and Fire Safety

Fire Safety week is in October. This is a great opportunity to introduce or review fire safety with kids. Books are a helpful tool to begin conversations about your class or family’s plan in the event of a fire. The books listed below can be used as part of a unit in your classroom or read at home. Preschoolers and early elementary kids will also enjoy the books we have listed below that tell more about what firefighters do and how to be fire {Read More}

Farm Theme Books

In a farm theme there are so many great aspects you can teach kids about; plants, animals and machines just to name a few. From each of these topics you can dive even deeper into life on the farm or how farms produce food. This week we are featuring a list of books that would be a great companion with your next farm theme or lesson. Books About Farms This post contains affiliate links. Farm by Elisha Cooper – Farm {Read More}

Character Lessons About Bullying to go with Recess Queen

Our character lessons series matches one book with a variety of activities to help kids learn more about the focus behavior. So far we’ve shared activities about spreading rumors, being yourself, and friendship. Today we’re using a great book to help kids learn more about bullying. Character Lessons to Go with The Recess Queen This post contains affiliate links. The Recess Queen dives into the world of playground bullies and how students can handle those bullies. Mean Jean is, well, {Read More}

Character Lessons About Friendship to go with Enemy Pie

So far in our character lessons series we’ve shared about spreading rumors and being yourself. Today we’re sharing the activities we’ve used to teach about friendship. This post contains affiliate links. Character Lessons About Friendship Using Enemy Pie Enemy Pie by Derek Munson Enemy Pie is wonderful story of a little boy that discovers his enemy is not that different from him. I have read this book a few times in my classroom and my students enjoy the book. Some students {Read More}

Character Lessons to go with a Bad Case of Stripes

Using picture books to teach character lessons at home and in the classroom can be a very effective instructional tool for children. We recently shared ways to teach about spreading rumors with the book Mr. Peabody’s Apples. Today we’re continuing our character lessons series with activities about being yourself.   A Bad Case of Stripes This post contains affiliate links. A Bad Case of Stripes is my favorite children’s book. I love this book for many reasons but mainly because the {Read More}