Mysterious Tadpole

by Steven Kellogg
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Legend of Nessie Check out the pictures under Searching for Nessie

Books about the Loch Monster Monster
001.94 WALThe mystery of the Loch Ness monster / Holly Wallace.
001.94 GOR The Loch Ness monster / by Jacqueline Laks Gorman.
E MCC Scooby-doo and the Loch Ness monster / adapted by Suzanne Weyn

Library Program
Read the story Mysterious Tadpole, by Steven Kellog, except the last page. Have students write what they think the “egg” will turn into, have them draw a picture. Then have them share their paragraphs and pictures with the class.

BookAdventure Quiz for this book, under Kids Zone – Quiz-O-Matic (Sylan Learning website , requires registration)

Quia – the Mysterious Tadpole, by Steven Kellogg Decide the order of the events in the story.
Mysterious Tadpole – Westwood Video
Mysterious Tadpole
Mysterious Tadpole Vocabulary, Crossword Puzzle, Home Activities
Mysterious Tadpole List of vocabulary and other related websites

Website About Author
Author’s Website -Steven Kellogg

Author Study: Steven kellogg | eThemes

Children’s Lit – Steven Kellogg

Genre Studies: Tall Tales
Uses Steven Kellogg’s books – Paul Bunyan, Sally Ann Thunder Ann Whilwind Crocket and Pecos Bill


Morning Girl

by Michael Dorris
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F DOR Guests by Michael Dorris

Lesson Plan
Read/ Listen to the story Morning Girl. Using a Venn Diagram, compare life of a Native American with your own, then write a comparison poem.
(Idea from S.C.O.R.E., they have now deleted the unit for this book)

Journal Questions
Free with registration

Morning Girl – Carol Hurst

Make Way for Ducklings


by Robert McCloskey


Make Way for Ducklings, Boston by Nancy Schon
Includes photo of sculpture of ducklings, located Boston, Mass

Make Way for Ducklings, Moscow by Nancy Schon
Includes photo of sculpture of duckings, Moscow

Make Way for Ducklings Maquette
Includes photo of maquette located at Boston Public Library, click on the 3D view

Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey
View pictures from Google Earth of Central Park, location of this story

Make Way for Ducklings Quiz and other Quizzes –

Mallard Duck
Information about Mallard Ducks

Sculpture by Nancy Schon
Photo of Nancy Schon’s sculpture of Ducklings from Robert McCloskey’s Make Way for Ducklins


Teacher’s numeracy lessons with environmental themes – EarthCARE
Measurement lessons using Make Way for Ducklings


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by Bill Peet

Switchzoo – Make New Animals

Lesson Plan
Author Study – BIll Peet, talk briefly about Bill Peet, his connection with Dayton and Disney movies
Audio/Books on “Tape” – Discuss why you might listen to audio (sound effects, new vocabulary, while doing something else – driving, etc.)
Listen to the Audio version of Whingdingdilly – point out the sound effects (esp. when witch turns him into different animals).
Show students where audio books are in the library


Enjoying the Sunshine!|Lucky to be in First

Bill Peet

Other Books by Bill Peet
B PEE Bill Peet
E PEE Ant Elephant
E PEE Caboose Who Got Loose
E PEE Chester the Worldly Pig
E PEE Pinkish, Purplish, Bluish Egg
E PEE Whingdingdilly
E PEE Wump World (Ecology, Earth Day )
E PEE Zella, Zack and Zodiac

Home page for Bill Peet
Includes information about his books under Booklist, as well as information about the author under Biography

Children’s Book Author and Illustrator Bill Peet

Meet Bill Peet – Bookbag


Subject Headings/Keywords – Birds, Chickens, Nests

Books about Eggs
E AUS The Easter egg farm / written and illustrated by Mary Jane Auch.
E BRE Hedgie’s surprise / written & illustrated by Jan Brett .
E GOL Tillie Lays an Egg/ by Terry Golson with photography by Ben Fink
E GRA Odd Egg/ by Emily Gravett
E KIR Miss Spider’s sunny patch kids / by David Kirk.
E PEE The Pinkish, purplish, bluish egg / written and illustrated by Bill Peet .
E POL Just plain fancy / Patricia Polacco.
E POL Rechenka’s Egg/Patricia Polacco
E STO Minerva Louise and the colorful eggs / Janet Morgan Stoeke
ER COX Big Egg/ by Molly Coxe
ER FAR Paws and Claws / Erica Farber and J.R. Sansevere
398.2 San The Talking Eggs by Robert D. San Souci pictures by Jerry Pinkney
571.8 HEL Chickens aren’t the only ones / by Ruth Heller.
573.6 JAM The amazing egg / by Susan James.
598 BOR Birds, nests, and eggs / by Mel Boring
598 MUN Hatch? Roxie Munro
598.8 JEN A nest full of eggs / by Priscilla Belz Jenkins

Lesson Plan
Education World Lesson Planning: Five Eggs-traordinary Lesson Plans: Just Add the Eggs!

Egg Dyeing, Natural Egg Dyes

Why all the Excitement about Eggs – Education World

Eggs Storybox
Story program about eggs includes suggested books , songs, and felt board activity


Subject Headings – Easter, Eggs, Flowers, Gardening, Life cycles, Robins, Seasons, Spring
Call # – 508.2

Paint and Make Rain Showers

Jean Marzollo Interview, Topic -Spring
Audio of her reading a poem about spring

Books about Spring
E BUN Flower Garden/ Eve Bunting, illustrated by Kathryn Hewitt
E CAP Katy Duck is a caterpillar/ Alyssa Satin Capucilli
E CAR Very Hungry Caterpillar/ Eric Carle
E CRO Diary of a Worm/Doreen Cronin (Available online through Tumblebooks)
E EHL Planting a Rainbow/ Ehlert
E EMB Welcome back, Sun / Michael Emberley.
E KRA The Happy day./by Ruth Krauss
E LAR The Imaginary Garden/ Andrew Larsen, illustrated by Irene Luxbacher
E POL Song of the swallows./by Leo Politi.
E SAY Eat like a bear/ by April Sayre, illustrated by Steve Jenkins
E SCH Spring thaw / by Steven Schnur
E STE The Gardiner/Sarah Stewart
ER RYL Henry and Mudge in puddle trouble / story by Cynthia Rylant.
508 BEE What happens in the spring / by Kathleen Costello Beer.
508 HIR Spring / Ron Hirschi
508.2 FOW How Do You Know It’s Spring?/ Allan Fowler
508.2 SAU Spring/ by Gail Saunders-Smith
633.6 LAS Sugaring Time/ by Kathryn Lasky
745.5 ROS Crafts to make in the spring / Kathy Ross
811 FLO Handsprings/Douglas Florian

VID – T Rechanka’s Egg (Reading Rainbow) includes story, interview with author, and egg painting demonstration
Spring (subscription)


Kidsdomain – Spring


Subject Headings – Chickens, Eggs, Rabbits, Spring

Adventurous Bunny and Easter Island Read this story with felt board pictures
Fun & Games/ Easter 6 activities including Color Easter Eggs online
Jigzone – Easter Jigsaw Puzzles online
Tale of Peter Cottontail Wordsearch*The_Tale_of_Peter_Rabbit

Books about Easter
E AUS The Easter egg farm / written and illustrated by Mary Jane Auch.
E GAR The great Easter egg hunt / by Michael Garland
E HEY Country Bunny and the Little Gold Shoes/ DuBose Heyward
E MAC Peter Rabbit’s happy Easter / by Grace Maccarone
E MIL The egg tree / story and pictures by Katherine Milhous
E POL Chicken Sunday / Patricia Polacco.
E POL Rechenka’s Eggs/ Patricia Polacco
E WAL The legend of the Easter egg / by Lori Walburg
E WOO The golden egg / [written by A.J. Wood]
745.5 ROS The best holiday crafts ever! / by Kathy Ross
745.5 ROS Crafts for Easter / by Kathy Ross

VID-T It’s the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown [videorecording]

Faberge Eggs

Easter –


Hat Coloring Page Online coloring
Fun with Hats Matching Hats Game

Books about Hats
B LIN Abe Lincoln’s hat / by Martha Brenner ; illustrated by Donald Cook.
E ASC Happy birthday, Moon / Frank Asch.
E BRE The Hat/ Jan Brett
E BUT One snowy night / M. Christina Butler.
E D’AM Ella, the elegant elephant / by Carmela & Steven D’Amico.
E GER A three hat day / Laura Geringer ; pictures by Arnold Lobel.
E HOW Aunt Flossie’s hats (and crab cakes later) / by Elizabeth Fitzgerald Howard
E KEA Jennie’s Hat/ by Ezra Jack Keats
E KIM Stormy’s Hat: Just Right for a Railroad Man/ Eric A. Kimmel
E KLA This is not my Hat/Jon Klassen
E LUC A Hat for ivan by Max Lucado
E SEU The Cat in the Hat/ Dr. Seuss
E SLO Caps for sale / by Esphyr Slobodkina.
E SPI Do You Have A Hat? by Eileen Spinelli ( Includes many famous people and the hats they wore)
E STO A hat for Minerva Louise / Janet Morgan Stoeke.
391 COR Hats off to hats! / by Sara Corbett.
391 MOR Hats, hats, hats / Ann Morris ; photographs by Ken Heyman.

Lesson Plans
The Hat lesson Plan | Lesson plan using The Hat by Jan Brett
Hats off to You! Why do people wear hats? hats from around the world
Kid’s Econ Posters: Goods and Services – Jennie’s Hat by Ezra Jack Keats

Acrostic – Hats’s-Hats.aspx Check out different types of hats
Make the Hat into a Play Readers Theatre based on The Hat by Jan Brett
My Hat, It has three corners Song/Poem
Hats by William Jay Smith
Read It Again!: Hats on for Story Time

Minerva Louise

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by Janet Morgan Stoeke

A Hat for Minerva Louise ( Hats)
Minerva Louise and the red truck
Minerva Louise and the colorful eggs (Easter, Eggs, Spring )

A Hat for Minerva Louise – SuperBookBoy

Minerva Louise and the Colorful Eggs – SUPER BooKBOY

Minerva Louise and the Red Truck – SuperBookBoy

Janet Stoeke – author illustrator of children’s books