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
Three Little Pigs
retold and illustrated by Steven Kellogg
Create a set of page-size cards that depict the events in the story. The easiest way to to create these is to copy or scan images from the books and pasting them onto 9X12 construction paper or tagboard. If possible, laminate the page for longer use.
After reading the story, shuffle the cards and have a student draw card and stand at the front of the group. A second student draws a card and goes to stand to the left or right of the first student depending on whether the event occurred before or after the event held by the first student. Once all the students have chosen have the group confirm the order. Encourage students to speak in complete sentences.
Make a connection
written and illustrated by Gail Gibbons
written and illustrated by Ken Robbins
The Scoop on Pumpkins
The Pumpkin Book by Gail Gibbons provides background information on growing pumpkins and puts their use in historical and social context while the photographs in Pumpkins by Ken Robbins enhance and personalize the same material.