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
I Am the Mummy Hebnefert
written by Eve Bunting, illustrated by David Christiana
Mummy Chicken Tender Wraps
Cooking with children can reinforce numerous math, reading, and life skills (such as following directions and taking safety precautions). These snacks are fun to make and serve - you don't even have to wait for Halloween to enjoy!
1 lb chicken tenders (these come boneless and skinless)
1 pkg refrigerated crescent rolls
Salt and pepper
black olives, chopped into small black "eye" sized pieces
2 tablespoons cream cheese (to stick eyes on with)
Preheat oven to 350°.
Heat grill to medium high, season the chicken with salt and pepper, and grill the chicken until cooked.
Roll out the crescent dough, and cut into strips. Individually wrap the strips of crescent dough around each of the chicken tenders, being sure to leave room towards the top for the eyes.
Bake at 350° for 7-10 minutes Or until the dough is golden brown. Let cool for a minute then add a small dollop of cream cheese to the backside of each olive eye piece, then stick on the chicken tender where you left the opening for the eyes.
Serve with ranch and honey mustard dressing.
This recipe can also be adapted for hot dogs
Make a connection
written by Paul Fleischman, illustrated by Eric Beddows
written by Theoni Pappas
Poetry Times Two
Each of these books contains poetry on a specific theme, designed to be read by two people together. Joyful Noise has poems about familiar insects and is illustrated with delightfully simple line drawings. The verses of Math Talk deal with concepts often difficult or unknown to young readers and are much more abstract (as are the boldly colorful illustrations). Both provide opportunities for partner interaction and cooperation to further mutual understanding and enjoyment.