This section includes descriptions and links to recommended picture books that make excellent feature books in different themes or are special favorites that can extend and enrich the study of a particular subject.
Featured Book Activity
George Washington's Teeth
written by Deborah Chandra & Madeleine Comora, pictures by Brock Cole
Make a large tooth pattern for students to trace on 9x12 white construction paper. Have each student cut out their own tooth and put a smiley face on it, Put teeth on bulletin board. Brainstorm foods and activities to keep teeth healthy. Put good dental health “rules” on toothbrush patterns and scatter them among the teeth in the display.
Happy Teeth – Sad Teeth
Put up two large teeth on bulletin board, one with a happy face and one sad. Have students draw or collect pictures of foods and activities that are good or bad for teeth and post around the appropriate tooth. This could also be a teacher-prepared flannelboard station.
Dental Health Poster
Use 12x18 colored construction paper with a white tooth pattern with a happy face pasted in the center. Draw, color, and/or take pictures from magazines and surround tooth with things that are good for dental health. Be sure to label poster and pictures.
Make a connection
written by Mary Casanova, illustrated by Ard Hoyt
adapted and illustrated by Jan Brett
One Too Many
A familiar tale but set in different seasons and circumstances. In The Mitten the animals all are trying to snuggle inside a mitten for winter warmth while One-Dog Canoe has a girl and her dog paddling around on a summer day while a number of animals ask to join in their adventure. The styles of illustration are different but each admirably suits its own version.