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

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

Du Iz Tak?

By Carson Ellis

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Award – Caldecott Honor, 2017.

Du Iz Take Finger Puppert Activity Kit – Candlewick Press

Du Iz Tak and Decording/Inferring Activity

Du Iz Tak? by Carson Ellis Teacher Tip Card
Suggestions on how to use this book. Requires setting up free account with Scribd in order to print

Making Inferences with Du Iz Tak Freebie – TpT
Free Comic book reading response to go with the book Du Iz Talk

Reederama: ReedALOUD: DuIz Tak?
See how one teacher/librarian reads this book and her students interpeting of the story

Sylvester and the Magic Pebble

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Sylvester and the magic Pebble activity sheet (pdf)


Sylvester and the Magic Pebble – Book-A-Day Almanac

Sylvester and the Magic Pebble – Book it Program

Sylvester and the Magic Pebble – edHelper

Sylvester and the Magic Pebble – Learning Links

Sylvester and the Magic Pebble – Reading to kids

Sylvester and the Magic Pebble – Teaching Children Philosophy

Sylvester and the Magic pebble – Weston Woods

This is Not My Hat

by Jon Klassen

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Awards – Caldecott Medal Award 2013, Buckeye Children’s Book Nominee 2013

This is not my hat – Word Search

This is not my hat – Booktrailer

Books Kids Will Sit Still For Handout (2012-13)
This is not my hat p.18-19

Candlewick – Storyhour Kit
Checkout the ideas p.2, plus the printables on p. 6-7

Candlewick – Hat Trilogy

Candlewick – Jon Klassen Activity Kit

Literary Fusions – This is not my hat!

Luckeyfrog’s Lilypad: The Perfect Book to Teach Asking Questions!

This is Not My Hat – Classroom Bookshelf

This is Not My Hat | Teaching Children Philosopy

This is Not My Hat | Teaching Ideas

Mr. Wuffles!

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by David Wiesner

FREE Printables from!
Print the Alien Comic and add words to this wordless comic

Mr. Wuffles by David Wiesner – Book Demo with music

Mr. Wuffles! by David Wiesner – Book Trailer

Mr. Wuffles (video trailer)

Three -time Caldecott winner David Wiesner introduces Mr. Wuffles

David Wiesner – Creative Process

A Discussion Guide – David Wiesner

Teach-A-Roo: Close Reading with Wordless Books
Uses this book for techniques for looking closely at wordless books.


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by Kevin Henkes

Awards – Caldecott Honor (2015) and Geisel Honor (2015), Buckeye Nominee (2017)

Waiting MemoryCards

Waiting – Miss Yum

Waiting – Miss Lansberry

Books about waiting
E FOG And Then It’s Spring by Julie Fogliano
E WOO coming On Home Soon by Jacqueline Woodson, ill. by E.B. Lewis
E YOL Owl Moon by Jane Yolen
ER WIL Waiting is not easy by Mo Willems

Author – Kevin Henkes

Waiting – Teaching Children Philosophy

Waiting – Horn Book

Creepy Carrots

By Aaron Reynolds, illustrated by Peter Brown

Books by Aaron Reynold
Joey Fly, private eye (GN)
Carnivores (E)
Pirates vs. Cowboys (E)
Snowbots (E)

Books by Peter Brown
Children Make Terrible Pets (E)
Curious Garden (E)
Mr. Tiger Goes Wild (E)
You Will be My Friend! (E)

The Creepy Carrots Zone on Vimeo

Illustrator Peter Brown gives an inside look at the art he created for this book

Beyond the Book Storytimes: May 2013
Steven uses props while reading this story

Creepy Carrots Cause and Effect and Summarizing – Teach Two Reach 2nd Grade Happenings

Creepy Carrots | Teaching with Haley O’Connor

Teacher Librarian – Creepy Carrots

A Chair for My Mother

by Vera Williams

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Chair for My Mother – YouTube

A Chair for My Mother – Book-A-Day almanac

A Chair for My Mother by Vera B. Williams Children’s Book Review
Discusses other books in the “Chair series” and other links about this story

Character Infused After School Lessons – A Chair for my Mother

Econedlink – A Chair for My Mother Lesson

Kid’s Econ Posters: Elementary Lessons and 6 Economic and Financial Posters for Teaching Economic Concepts
Uses this books as an example for the economic concept of Saving.

Economic lesson plan for Understanding the Concept of Earning and Saving

They All Saw a Cat

This month we are learning about the different children’s book awards  This past week we talked about the Caldecott Award (award given to the illustrator of the best picture book) and read one of this year’s honor award winners They All Saw a Cat by Brendan Wenzel. After reading the book, we talked about how the cat looked different from each animals point of view .  We used prior knowledge about the animals to explain why they perceived the cat as shown by the illustrator.

Extension Activities

Featured Books – Caldecott Award

Printable – Draw a cat /Color a Cat

Computer – They All Saw a Cat Song – Emily Arrow

Additional Resources – They All Saw a Cat