September 11, 2017
How to Survive as a Firefly
by Kristen Foote
Illustrated by Erica Salcedo
Did you know that fireflies only live as adults for 5-30 days?
Drill Sergeant Firefly is tasked with teaching the firefly larvae all they need to know to survive their life cycle. And he must accomplish this task quickly, before he dies.
Told in a comical dialogue, readers learn about metamorphosis, the firefly life cycle, bioluminescence, and everything you could possibly want to know about fireflies!
Looking for a way to spice up your how tos?
Looking for a possible project using coding, incorporating life cycles?
Looking for a mentor text that shows a comical voice?
Just looking for a good read?
This is the book for you!
March 14, 2016
by Lindsey Mattick
Winner of the 2016 Caldecott Medal
Finding Winnie is the true story of how Winnie the Pooh came to be.
Book Blurb from the catalog: A woman tells her young son the true story of how his great-great-grandfather, Captain Harry Colebourn, rescued and learned to love a bear cub in 1914 as he was on his way to take care of soldiers’ horses during World War I, and the bear became the inspiration for A.A. Milne’s Winnie-the-Pooh.
This story would be great to:
- Teach suspenseful endings (Cole is not happy with how his mother leaves the story of Winnie. Cole’s mother then starts another story to further explain Winnie in a different way.)
- Family Trees
- Beginning, Middle, End (though there are two stories in this one book, so be careful)
- Caldecott (excellent illustrations)