Inch by Inch

by Leo Lionni

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Curious George – How Tall – Measurement
Measuring activity online

Inch by Inch read by Miss Yumi

CPalms – Measuring with Inchworms

Math at Home – Inch by Inch
Measuring Activity, Songs and other resources

Lesson and Printables

ReadWriteThink – Today is Leo Lioni’s Birthday (May 5)

ReadWriteThink – Building a Matrix for Leo Lioni’s Books

Scholastic -Inch by Inch

Scholastic – Leo Lioni

Ice-Cream Cones For Sale!

by Elaine Greenstein
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Make an Ice Cream Cone

Lesson Plan
Read Ice Cream Cones for Sale, then make timeline accordion style book using worksheet from Mailbox Magazine.

Ice Cream at the fair

Ice Cream Cone History – Invention of the Ice Cream Cone

Ice Cream Cone, History of Ice Cream Cone – Newletter Article
Who invented the ice cream cone? Solve the mystery

St. Louis World’s Fair, 1904 | eThemes

Hour of the Olympics

by Mary Pope Osborne

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Subject Headings/Themes – Olympics

Hour of the Olympics – Crossword Puzzle

Night sky Connect the Dots

Run the Stade (Maze)

Hour of the Olympics (Magic Tree House) Literature Unit (requires subscription, copy in library)

Hour of the Olympics Teachers Gide

The Hundred Dresses

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by Eleanor Estes

Themes – Accepting people who are different, Poland, Friendship

Hundred Dresses – Student Guide

Literature: “The Hundred Dresses” by Eleanor EsteS | eThemes

Scholastic Lesson Plans – Hundred Dresses

Theme: Friendship Lesson (Grade 4)

Witsprogram – Hundred Dresses 

How to Train Your Dragon

by Cressida Cowell
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Hachette Children’s Group – Activity Sheets

WHSmith Blog – Printables

Books by Cressida Cowell
F COW How to be a pirate / by Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III ; translated from the Old Norse by Cressida Cowell.
F COW How to cheat a dragon’s curse : the heroic misadventures of Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III / as told to Cressida Cowell
F COW How to speak dragonese / by Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III ; translated from the Old Norse [i.e. written] by Cressida Cowell

How to Train your Dragon read by David Tennant

Cressida Cowell

Cressida Cowell Learning Resources – word doc – Scottish Book Trust
Download /PDF file

EasyFunSchool – How to Train Your Dragon

Film Education | How to Train Your Dragon
Videos (Drawing and Maps), Fun and Games

Guardian – Cressida Cowell: my tour through 15 years of How to Train Your Dragon- in pictures

Heartland Films – How to Train Your Dragon Film Curriculum

HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON | Official Movie Site

How to Train Your Dragon Books

Reading Agency – Download this resource
Themes, Activities, Printables

Teaching Ideas – How to Train Your Dragon

Hoop Genius

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by John Coy, illustrations by Joe Morse

Hoop Genius Bookmark

James Naismith, Inventor of Basketball Coloring Page

(see librarian for username and password)
Factcite – Sports Champions

About Dr. James Naismith | Naismith Basketball Foundation

Hoop Genius – Behind the Scene

Lerner – Invent a Game

Lerner – Research Your Favorite Sport/Game

Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame – James Naismith

Springfield College: The Birthplace of Basketball

YMCA International – Basketball: a YMCA Invention

Homer Price

by Robert McCloskey

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Books by Robert McCloskey
E MCC Blueberries for Sal
E MCC Lentil
E MCC Make Way for Ducklings
E MCC One Maine Morning
E MCC Time of Wonder

Robert McCloskey’s Hamilton Heritage

The Case of the Sensational Scent

The Doughnuts

Children’s Books Maine Caldecott Winners by Robert McCloskey

Economics and Literature: Grades 4-6

Robert McCloskey Museum – Hamilton, Ohio

Robert McCloskey @ Web English Teacher

Ohio Reading Road Trip | Robert McCloskey Biography

WOSU Presents Ohioana Authors | Robert McCloskey

WritingFix: a 6-Trait Writing Lesson inspired by Homer Price by Robert McCloskey

Henry’s Freedom Box

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by Ellen Levin, Illustrated by Kadir Nelson

Awards – ALA Notable, Caldecott Award 2008
Subject Headings/Themes – Henry Brown, Underground Railroad

Henry’s Freedom Box – YouTube

Henry “Box” Brown | National Underground Railroad Museum

HENRY’S FREEDOM BOX – State Library of Louisiana
PDF which includes Classroom connections – English, History, Music, Science, Art, Drama: Discussion Questions, Websites

Reading Club Activities – Henry’s Freedom Box

Reading to Kids Books: Henry’s Freedom Box
Discussion questions and ideas for crafts

Lamb’s Library – Henry’s Freedom Box

African American Registry – Henry “Box” Brown

Virginia Memory: Henry Box Brown Escapes Slavery

Frog Song

by Brenda Z. Guiberson, illustrated by Gennady Spirin

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Subject (Call # ) – Frogs (597.8)

Outstanding Science Trade Book, 2014

ADW: Frog Calls*
Listen to the Frog Calls on this website

Frog Song by Brenda Z. Guiberson, a Children’s Book
Download her Activity Guide, see list of awards

Lesson Plan
STEM Comes to Storytime | NoveList| EBSCOhost
Toni Buzzeo – Oh, but Frog Song begs to be read aloud! Your little listeners won’t be able to keep quiet when the frogs start singing. Introduce the book by playing some of the many frog songs found at Animal Diversity Web’s Frog Calls. Then ask children to guess what type of animals they’ve been hearing. Next, read the book aloud. Extend the reading by asking each child to choose his/her favorite frog or toad and learn the sound it makes. Then conduct an amphibious symphony!

*Amphibians in Dramatic Decline: Study Finds Nearly One-Third of Species Threatened With Extinction — ScienceDaily


*Association of Zoos and Aquariums – FrogWatch USA

*BBC Nature – Darwin’s frog videos, news and facts’s_Frog

*CGEE: A Thousand Friends of Frogs

*eNature:FieldGuides: Frogs and Toads

*Exploratorium:Frogs: The Amazing, Adaptable Frog/Page 1 of 6
Reading p.1-6, then go back to the main FROG page

*Exploratorium: Frogs: Frog Tracker

*Frogs. And more frogs. All at

*Frogs and Toads: WAZA: World Association of Zoos and Aquariums

*Incredible Frog Facts – Conservation International

*Songs of the Frog
Listen to the Frog songs on this page, but then go back to Frogland for more information about Frogs

*Websites list from the book