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 Went Walking
by Sue Williams, illustrated by Julie Vivas
After an initial reading of the story, hand out signs that represent the different characters encountered during the story. During the next reading, have students raise the signs representing each character when it is mentioned in the story.
When the story is finished, ask a student volunteer to recall the order in which the characters appeared in the story. Students with the signs should stand in front of the group in the order that the volunteer directs. Other students can comment once the parade order is complete.
Make a connection
written and illustrated by Will Hubbell
written and illustrated by Edna Miller
The wonderful illustrations showing the decomposition of the beloved jack-o-lantern in the garden in Pumpkin Jack reminded me of the jack-o-lantern that Mousekin found for his winter home in Mousekin's Golden House. Both books allow the Halloween pumpkin a dignified and useful end.