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The Great Shark Escape - Jennifer  Johnston, Ted Enik, Joanna Cole, Bruce Degen

This book is about how class is taking a field trip to the aquarium. When they got to the aquarium, it was closed because it had been flooded. So Mrs. Frizzle had another Idea and took the class into the ocean. I would use this in my classroom when learning about sea life, in a 3rd grade setting.

Officer Buckle and Gloria - Peggy Rathman

This is about a police officer and his dog. They go out to schools to talk about safety. I would use this in my classroom by letting students explore potential safety problems and then devise possible solutions. Each student creates a safety tip poster similar to the ones in the book to present a solution to one of the identified safety problems. I would use this in a 2nd or 3rd grade setting.

Charlotte's Web - E.B. White, Garth Williams, Rosemary Wells

This book is about a side who helps out her friend; who is a pig. I would use this in upper elementary, around 4th grade. I would have the students read the book and watch the movie and have them compare and contrast the two.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar - Eric Carle

This book is about a caterpillar who eats through a variety of different foods. After he is full from eating, he came himself a cocoon and sleeps for a while. He then wakes up as a beautiful butterfly. I could use this  in a kindergarten classroom when talking about the days of the week or counting numbers.

Amazing Grace - Mary Hoffman, Caroline Binch

This book is about a little girl who loves stories. Her school is having a play and she knows who she wants ti be right off the bat. Some of her classmates tell her that she can't be that chapter because she is a girl and she is black. Her grandmother encouraged her to try out for the part no matter what her classmates thought. She ends up getting the part that she wanted. I could use this in my class room to show how you can be anything that you want to be if you try your best to achieve that goal. I would use it in a first or second grade setting.

Sarah, Plain and Tall - Patricia MacLachlan

This book is about is about family and loneliness. The mother dies while giving birth to her son. The father finds out that it is hard to keep up with a farm and two children so he starts looking for another wife. I would use this when talking about narrative writing. I would have the students write their own personal narratives about their first experiences with a person who becomes very important in their lives, such as a best friend or a new teacher. I would do this in a second grade classroom.

A Bad Case of Stripes - David Shannon

This book is about a girl who love lima beans, but doesn't want to eat them anymore because her friends don't line them.  She worries about what others think of her. She wakes up the next morning with rainbow stripes all over her. No one know what is wrong with her. She turns into everything everyone said she would turn into; checkered board, bacteria tails, her room, and many more. An old lady came by and told her she knew what would cure her. All she had to do was eat some lima beans. I would use this in my classroom when teaching about identity and how everyone is different in their own way. I would use this in a second grade classroom.

Oh, the Places You'll Go! - Dr. Seuss

This book talks about the journey of life and how there may be bumps through the road of life, but we can make it through it. I would use this in the classroom by getting the students to write down somewhere they would like to go or what they want to be when they get older on a balloon that I had cut out and given them and post them on the board. I would do this in a first grade setting.

The Rainbow Fish - Marcus Pfister, J. Alison James

This book is about a fish who does not want to share his sparkling scales. He find himself sad and lonely. Once he starts sharing his scales with the other fish, he starts to feel happy with himself. I would use this in my class room to teach students about sharing with others. I could also use it with a science lesson on ocean life for first grade.