Sharks vs. Trains

This week we read Sharks vs. Trains by Chris Barton, ill. by Tom Lichtenheld.


Unlike the Who Would Win series that we read earlier in the year, this is a fictional comparison.  As we find out in the book , who would win depends on what the situation  is.  A highly entertaining story with great opportunities to teach some life lessons.   Featured books this week were books by Chris Barton, Tom Lichtenheld, books about sharks and books about trains.

Additional Activities
Printable – Tom Lichtenheld’s Activity Guide
Video – Shark vs. Train Movie Trailer

Who would win – Tarantula vs. Scorpion by Jerry Pallotta

The last few weeks we were busy with book fair, but we are now back to library as usual.   Our featured book this week was Tarantula vs. Scorpion by Jerry Pallotta from the series Who would win.

The series was recommended by a student who asked if we had any of the books in our library.  At the time, we did not, so I took the information and the students name. After I purchased copies, the student was able to be the first student to check it out.  Students frequently help me keep up with new books in a series as well as new books/series that they are interested in reading.

Library Centers/Additional Activities 

Printable /Coloring Page – Enchanted Learning – Tarantulas, Scorpions (Membership is $20/yr. for print-friendly version)

Featured Books – Who Would Win series and Alphabet books by Jerry Pallotta.

Computer Activity – Search the Catalog to find out how many books/titles by Jerry Pallotta ( Author) we have in our library. ( I gave prizes/glitter pencils to students who could correctly answer this challenge)