PICTURE THIS!    Using Picture BooksTo Introduce or Teach Skills           2006-2007          Compiled by:        Jana Sta...
MATHCounting - Simple: Grapes of Math – Tang (math riddles, higher level counting) 793.7King’s Commissioners – Friedman (b...
Capacity & Liquid Measurement: Room for Ripley – Murphy 530.8Large Numbers:Is a Blue Whale the Biggest Thing There Is? – W...
MORE MATH (Pre-K – 3)Addition & Subtraction:Animals on Board – Murphy, Stuart J. (PreK-2)Domino Addition - Long, Lynette (...
(Number Concepts cont’d)Just Enough Carrots – Murphy (K-2) (counting)Little Numbers and Pictures That Show Just How Little...
SCIENCEGeneral:Science Verse – Scieszka & SmithWeather:Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs – Barrett Feel the Wind – Dorros ...
SOCIAL STUDIESEarly Exploration:The Discovery of the Americas - MaestroEncounter - YolenNative Americans:Annie and the Old...
Lewis and Clark Expedition:I Am Sacajawea, I Am York – Murphy 920Lewis and Clark and Me; A Dog’s Tale - Myers (short ficti...
Effects of “Progress”:Heron Street - TurnerLetting Swift River Go - YolenMap Skills / Geography:Armadillo from Amarillo - ...
LANGUAGE ARTSSimiles/Metaphors:Brave as a Mountain Lion - ScottGrandma Essie’s Covered Wagon - WilliamsKnots on a Counting...
Idioms:Amelia Bedelia - ParishDog Breath - PilkeyIn a Pickle, and Other Funny Idioms - Terban 428.1My Momma Likes to Say –...
Napping House – WoodRiver Friendly, River Wild – KurtzSierra – SiebertThat’s Good! That’s Bad! - CuylerWhere the Wild Thin...
Biography:Wilma Unlimited – Krull (Wilma Rudolph) 921 RudAmerican Boy, the Adventures of Mark Twain – Brown 921 TwaFantasy...
Adverbs:Dearly, Nearly, Insincerely What is an Adverb? –Cleary, Brian 428.2Faint Frogs Feeling Feverish – ObligadoZ Was Za...
Absolutely Awful Alphabet – Gerstein 428.1Animalia – BaseAntics – Hepworth 421Many Nations, An Alphabet of Native American...
Fanny’s Dream - Buehner Frog Prince Continued - ScieszkaGift of the Crocodile, A Cinderella Story - Sierra 398.2Jim and th...
MULTICULTURALEgypt:The Day of Ahmed’s Secret - HeideAppalachia:Appalachia: The Voices of Sleeping Birds - RylantMy Great-A...
PREJUDICE / TOLERANCEBlind Men and the Elephant - BacksteinFriday Night at Hodges’ Café - EagamWidow’s Broom – Van Allsbur...
GRANDPARENTS / ELDERLYEmma - KesselmanAunt Flossie’s Hats – HowardGrandfather’s Journey -SayGrandpa’s Face –CooperGrandpa’...
MUSICBlues of Flats Brown – MyersFiddlin’ Sam – DenglerFroggy Plays with the Band – LondonFlute Player: an Apache Folktale...
CHARACTER EDUCATIONBULLYINGPicture Books:Just One Flick of a Finger - Lorbiecki (serious book about guns)Nobody Knew What ...
The Girls - KossLizzie at Last - MillsStar Girl - SpinelliThere’s a Boy in the Girls’ Bathroom - SacharWinners Take All - ...
No Good in Art - CohenQuarreling Book - ZolotowRichard Wright and the Library Card - MillerRuby the Copycat - RathmannSach...
Children’s Book of Virtues – Bennett 808.8 ChiCrow Boy - YashimaHow Many Days to America?- BuntingMean Soup - EverittOwl M...
Swimmy – LionniUncle Jed’s Barbershop - MitchellWild Christmas Reindeer - BrettPERSEVERANCEPicture Books:Alexander and the...
Andrew’s Angry Words - LachnerI’m Furious - CraryQuarreling Book - ZolotowSmoky Night - BuntingUncle Rain Cloud - Johnston...
Picture Book BiographiesSnowflake Bentley – MartinRevolutionary John Adams – HarnessFossil Girl, Mary Anning’s Dinosaur Di...
Bibliography of Professional ResourcesBenedict, Susan, and Lenore Carlisle (Eds.). 1992. Beyond Words: Picture Books for O...
Whitin, David J. 1992. Read Any Good Math Lately? Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.Whitin, David J. 1995. It’s the Story That Cou...
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  1. 1. PICTURE THIS! Using Picture BooksTo Introduce or Teach Skills 2006-2007 Compiled by: Jana Starnes Boswell Elementary School Lebanon, Missouri jstarnes@lebanon.k12.mo.us (Updated 8-23-06) 1
  2. 2. MATHCounting - Simple: Grapes of Math – Tang (math riddles, higher level counting) 793.7King’s Commissioners – Friedman (by 2’s, 5’s, etc.)Leaping Lizards - MurphyM&M’s Counting Book – McGrathSpots: Counting Creatures from Sky to Sea – Lesser 513.2Warthogs in the Kitchen – EdwardsAdd/Subtract:Ready, Set, Hop- Murphy (also teaching ideas in back of book) 513.2Multiplication:Anno’s Magic Seeds – Anno 513Anno’s Mysterious Multiplying Jar – Anno 512Arctic Fives Arrive – PinczesBats on Parade - AppeltOne Grain of Rice – Demi 398.2 UTwo Ways to Count to Ten – Dee 398.2Division:Divide and Ride - Murphy (teaching ideas in back of book) 513.2Doorbell Rang - HutchinsGreat Divide – DoddsKing’s Commissioners – FriedmanOne Hundred Hungry Ants - PinczesRemainder of One - PinczesTwo Ways to Count to Ten – Dee 398.2Fractions:Doorbell Rang - HutchinsFraction Fun – Adler 513.2Give Me Half! - Murphy (teaching ideas in back of book) 513.2Piece=Part=Portion: Fractions=Decimals=Percents –Gifford 513.2Measurement:Counting on Frank - ClementHow Tall, How Short, How Faraway – Adler 530.8Twelve Snails to One Lizard - HightowerCircumference:Librarian Who Measured the Earth – Lasky 921 EraSir Cumference and the Great Knight of Angleland – Neuschwander 516Area & Perimeter: Spaghetti and Meatballs for All! – Burns 2
  3. 3. Capacity & Liquid Measurement: Room for Ripley – Murphy 530.8Large Numbers:Is a Blue Whale the Biggest Thing There Is? – WellsMillion Fish…More or Less - McKissackOn Beyond a Million –Schwartz 513.5Estimation:Betcha! – Murphy 519.5Geometry:Elephants on Board – MacDonaldGrandfather Tang’s Story (Tangrams) - TompettGreedy Triangle – BurnsHamster Champs – Murphy (Angles) 516Sir Cumference and the First Round Table – Neuschwander 516Sir Cumference and the Great Knight of Angleland – Neuschwander 516Time:Pigs on a Blanket - McGinley-Nally (teaching ideas in back of book)Critical Thinking:Anno’s Hat Tricks - AnnoProblem Solving: Arithme-Tickle – 513 Lew Grapes of Math – Tang 793.7Math Curse – ScieszkaSafari Park – Murphy (finding the missing element) 512.9Money; Economics:Alexander, Who Used to be Rich Last Sunday – ViorstIf You Made a Million – Schwartz 332.042Jelly Beans for Sale – McMillan 332.4Market Days – Jaffrey 381Markets – Bendick 380.1Pigs Will Be Pigs - AxelrodProbability: General math:No Fair! - Holtzman (teaching ideas in back of book) Marvelous Math: a Book of Poems – Hopkins 811Ratio and/or Proportion: G is for Googol – Schwartz 510If Dogs Were Dinosaurs – Schwartz 513.2 Only One – Harshman 513.2If You Hopped Like a Frog – Schwartz 513.2Graphs:Great Graph Contest - Leedy 3
  4. 4. MORE MATH (Pre-K – 3)Addition & Subtraction:Animals on Board – Murphy, Stuart J. (PreK-2)Domino Addition - Long, Lynette (K-3)Each Orange Had 8 Slices – Giganti, Paul (PreK-3)Elevator Magic – Murphy (K-3)Fair Bear Share – Murphy (K-3) (addition, regrouping)Monster Musical Chairs – Murphy (PreK-2)One Guinea Pig is Not Enough – Duke, kae (PreK-2)Shark Swimathon – Murphy (2-4) (subtracting 2-digit)Twenty is Too Many – Duke, Kate (K-3)Multiplication and Division:Amanda Bean’s Amazing Dream: A Mathematical Story – Neuschwander & Burns (2-4)Best of Times – Tang, Greg (2-5)Double the Ducks – Murphy (K-3)Too Many Kangaroo Things to Do – Murphy (2-4) (addition, multiplication)Geometry:Let’s Fly a Kite – Murphy (1-3) (symmetry)My Full Moon is Square – Pinczes, Elinor (K-3)Shape Up! Fun with Triangles and Other Polygons – Adler, David (K-3)Wing on a Flea: A Book about Shapes – Emberley, Ed (K-3)When a Line Bends…a Shape Begins – Greene, Rhonda (K-3)What’s Your Angle, Pythagoras? – Ellis, Julie (3-6)Fractions:Apple Fractions – Pallotta, Jerry (2-4)Jump, Kangaroo, Jump – Murphy (2-4)Polar Bear Math: Learning about Fractions from Klondike and Snow – Nagda, Ann (3-5)Measurement:Bigger, Better, Best – Murphy (2-4) (area)How Tall, How Short, How Faraway? – Adler, David (K-3)Inchworm and a Half – Pinczes, Elinor (PreK-2)Inch by Inch – Lionni, Leo (PreK-2)Mighty Maddie – Murphy (PreK-1) (weights)Millions to Measure – Schwartz, David (1-4)Racing Around – Murphy (1-4) (perimeter)Number Concepts:100 Days of Cool – Murphy (1-3)Button Box – Reid, Margarette (PreK-1) (patterning )Earth Day – Hooray! – Murphy (2-4) (place value)Every Buddy Counts – Murphy (K-1) (counting) 4
  5. 5. (Number Concepts cont’d)Just Enough Carrots – Murphy (K-2) (counting)Little Numbers and Pictures That Show Just How Little They Are – Packard, Edward (2-6)Missing Mittens – Murphy (K-2) (odd and even numbers)Pair of Socks – Murphy (K-2) (patterns)Teeth, Tails, and Tentacles: An Animal Counting Book – Wormell, Christopher (1-4)Place for Zero – Murphy (K-3)Problem Solving and Riddles:Five Creatures – Jenkins, Emily (K-3)Riddle-iculous Math – Holub, Joan (3-6)Telling Time:Bunny Day: Telling Time from Breakfast to Bedtime – Walton, Rick (Prek-K)Cluck O’Clock – Gray, Kes (PreK-2)Game Time – Murphy (1-4)How Long? – Dale, Elizabeth (PreK-K)It’s about Time! – Murphy (K-3)It’s about Time, Max! – Richards, Kitty (1-3)Little Rabbits’ First Time Book – Baker, Alan (PreK-K)Me Counting Time from Seconds to Centuries – Sweeney, Joan (K-2)Mouse Tells the Time – Moon (PreK-1)Telling Time – Older, Jules (2-5)Telling Time with Big Mama Cat – Harper, Dan (K-3)What Time Is It, Mr. Crocodile? – Sierra, Judy (PreK-2)Probability:Probably Pistachio – Murphy (K-3)Percentages:Grizzly Gazette – Murphy (2-4)Estimation/Rounding:Coyotes All Around – Murphy (1-4)Money/Negative Numbers:Less than Zero – Murphy (2-4) 5
  6. 6. SCIENCEGeneral:Science Verse – Scieszka & SmithWeather:Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs – Barrett Feel the Wind – Dorros 551.5 DORGeoffry Groundhog Predicts the Weather – Koscielniak (Groundhog Day) It’s Up to You, Griffin – Pickford (Groundhog Day)River Friendly, River Wild – Kurtz (poems, flood in SD)Snowflake Bentley - MartinThe Storm – HarshmanThe Storm Book – ZolotoThunder Cake – PolaccoPlants:Old Elm Speaks, Tree Poems – GeorgePumpkin Circle: Story of a Garden - LevensonReason for a Flower - Heller (in Big Book form also)Sky Tree – LockerA Tree is Growing – DorrosTrees: The First Forest – GilesSpiders:Like Jake and Me - JukesBats:Stellaluna - CannonSnakes:Verdi -CannonPigs:Pigs -GibbonsFood Chains/Food Webs:Sierra - SiebertSpace:Call Me Ahnightio - Conrad (about a famous meteorite)Dust:Stars Beneath Your Bed: the Surprising Story of Dust - Sayre 6
  7. 7. SOCIAL STUDIESEarly Exploration:The Discovery of the Americas - MaestroEncounter - YolenNative Americans:Annie and the Old One – MilesBeyond the Ridge – GobleGift of the Sacred Dog – GobleGirl Who Loved Wild Horses – GobleHer Seven Brothers – Goble 398.2Knots on a Counting Rope - MartinLegend of the Indian Paintbrush – De Paola 398.2Many Nations, An Alphabet of Native America – BruchacMystic Horse- Goble 398.2Story of Jumping Mouse – Steptoe 398.2Thunder on the Plains – Robbins 599.64Pilgrims:Courage of Sarah Noble (1707)- Dalgliesh (short chapter book, 58pages)Molly Bannaky (1603) - McGillOn the Mayflower, Voyage of the Ship’s Apprentice & a Passenger Girl - WatersPilgrims of Plimoth - SewallStranded at Plimoth Plantation - BowenThree Young Pilgrims – HarnessColonial:A Picture Book of George Washington - AdlerBaker’s Dozen, A Colonial American Tale – ForestOur Colonial Year – Harness 973.2Revolutionary War:Dangerous Crossing – KrenskyGeorge Did It – Jurmain 921Great Big Wagon That Rang, How the Liberty Bell Was Saved - SlateHand in Hand: An American History Through Poetry – HopkinsJohn, Paul, George & Ben - SmithKatie’s Trunk – TurnerLet it Begin Here! Lexington & Concord – Fradin 973.3Paul Revere’s Ride – LongfellowRedcoats & Petticoats - KirkpatrickSamuel’s Choice – BerlethThis Time, Tempe Wick? - GauchWhich Way to the Revolution? A Book about Maps – Barner1793/1913: A Penny in the Road – Precek 7
  8. 8. Lewis and Clark Expedition:I Am Sacajawea, I Am York – Murphy 920Lewis and Clark and Me; A Dog’s Tale - Myers (short fiction read-aloud, 63 pages)Gold Rush:Gold Fever - KayRailroad Race (1863-1869):Iron Horses - KayCivil War: A. Lincoln and Me – Borden Blue and the Gray - BuntingCecil’s Story - LyonGhosts of the Civil War - HarnessPink and Say - PolaccoRed Legs, a Drummer Boy of the Civil War - LewinSweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt – FlemingSlavery:Nettie’s Trip South - TurnerSelina and the Bear Paw Quilt -SmuckerSweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt - HopkinsonWestward Movement:Cassie’s Journey, Going West in the 1860’s - HarveyDandelions - BuntingGrandmother Essie’s Covered Wagon – Williams (Missouri)Prairie Primer A-Z – Stutson Prairie Alphabet – Moore (modern times)Red Flower Goes West – TurnerSeason’s Sewn: a year in Patchwork - PaulSelina and the Bear Paw Quilt - SmuckerWagons West- GerrardOrphan Trains (1850’s-1920’s)Train to Somewhere - BuntingDust Bowl/Depression:Dust Bowl - BoothLeah’s Pony - FriedrichThe Babe & I - AdlerComplete History of One Location:Barn - AtwellHeron Street - TurnerHouse on Maple Street - PryorRiver Ran Wild - CherryTree in the Trail - Holling 8
  9. 9. Effects of “Progress”:Heron Street - TurnerLetting Swift River Go - YolenMap Skills / Geography:Armadillo from Amarillo - CherryAround the World, Who’s Been Here? - GeorgeGeography From A to Z – KnowltonMapping Penny’s World – Leedy Fic LeePicture Book of the U.S.A. – GoodmanScrambled States of America – KellerEconomics:Anno’s Magic Seeds – Anno 513Lemons and Lemonade: a Book about Supply and Demand – Loewen 338.5Ox-Cart Man – HallGovernment:Ghosts of the White House - HarnessHouse Mouse, Senate Mouse – BarnesMarshall, the Courthouse Mouse - BarnesSo You Want to Be President – St. GeorgeWoodrow For President – BarnesWoodrow, the White House Mouse – BarnesWWII: Baseball Saved Us – MochizukiThe Bracelet - UchidaCello of Mr. O – CutlerUnbreakable Code - Hunter (Navajo code talkers)Yellow Star, The Legend of King Christian X of Denmark - DeedyIn My Pocket - SimMissouri:Heartland – Siebert How to Draw Missouri’s Sights and Symbols - KuedeeThe Great Shaking – CarsonS is for Show Me: a Missouri Alphabet – YoungGrandma Essie’s Covered Wagon – WilliamsFamous Quotes:Who Said That? Famous Americans Speak - BurleighNewspaper Headlines:Dateline: Troy – FleischmanSymbols of America:Uncle Sam and Old Glory, Symbols of America – West 9
  10. 10. LANGUAGE ARTSSimiles/Metaphors:Brave as a Mountain Lion - ScottGrandma Essie’s Covered Wagon - WilliamsKnots on a Counting Rope – MartinLike Jake and Me - JukesOld Jake’s Skirts - SlonimOwl Moon – YolenQuick as a Cricket - WoodSong and Dance Man - AckermanSwamp Angel – ZelinskyThe Girl Who Loved Wild Horses - Goble Personification: Call Me Ahnighito- ConradGiving Tree – SilversteinIf You Give a Pig a Pancake – NumeroffOfficer Buckle and Gloria – RathmannSylvester and the Magic Pebble – SteigVelveteen Rabbit - WilliamsOnomatopoeia:Heron Street – TurnerThat’s Good! That’s Bad! - CuylerZZZng! ZZZng! ZZZng! A Yoruba Tale - Gershator 398.24Symbolism:Fly Away Home – BuntingKeeping Quilt – PolaccoFlashback:Alexander; Who Used to be Rich Last Sunday – ViorstMiss Rumphius - CooneyAlliteration:Absolutely Awful Alphabet – GersteinAnimalia - BaseDinorella - EdwardsFaint Frogs Feeling Feverish - ObligadoFour Famished Foxes - EdwardsSome Smug Slug - EdwardsWacky Wedding - EdwardsWhat Pete Ate from A – Z – KalmanWorrywarts - Edwards 10
  11. 11. Idioms:Amelia Bedelia - ParishDog Breath - PilkeyIn a Pickle, and Other Funny Idioms - Terban 428.1My Momma Likes to Say – 398.9 BreHomonyms:Eight Ate, A feast of Homonym Riddles – Terban 818Why the Banana Split - WaltonOxymorons:Who Ordered the Jumbo Shrimp? And other Oxymorons – Agee 818Palindromes:Go Hang a Salami! I’m a Lasagna Hog! – Agee 793.73Too Hot to Hoot – Terban 818Homophones:A Chocolate Moose for Dinner – Gwynne 428.1Anagrams:Elvis Lives! And Other Anagrams – Agee 793.734READING SKILLS:Main Idea:Chair for my Mother - WilliamsFables - LobelFrog Prince Continued - ScieszkaGreat Kapok Tree – CherryThe Important Book - BrownKeeping Quilt – PolaccoVocabulary:Miss Alaineus: a Vocabulary Disaster – FrasierPlot:Ming Lo Moves the Mountain – LobelThree Little Javelinas - LowellThree Little PigsOther fairy tales: traditional vs. modern versionCause & Effect:Across the Stream - GinsburgComet’s Nine Lives - BrettEncounter – YolenIf Up Take a Mouse to the Movies - NumeroffIf You Give a Moose a Muffin – NumeroffIf You Give a Mouse a Cookie – NumeroffIf You Give a Pig a Pancake – Numeroff 11
  12. 12. Napping House – WoodRiver Friendly, River Wild – KurtzSierra – SiebertThat’s Good! That’s Bad! - CuylerWhere the Wild Things Are - SendakWhy Mosquitoes Buzz in People’s Ears – Aardema 398.2Why the Chicken Crossed the Road - MacaulayPoint of View:Black and White - MacaulayCall Me Ahnighito – ConradGreat Kapok Tree – CherryGreat Shaking –CarsonPain and the Great One – BlumeSomething to Tell the Grandcows - SpinelliThrough Grandpa’s Eyes – MacLachlanTight Times – HazenTrue Story of the Three Little Pigs - Scieszka/SmithTwo Bad Ants – Van AllsburgVoices in the Park - BrowneWhen I Was Young in the Mountains – RylantBarn – AtwellStory Sequence:Bringing the Rain to Kapiti Plain - AardemaJumanji - Van AllsburgKing Bidgood’s in the Bathtub – WoodThe Mitten – Brett 398.2Where the Wild Things Are – SendakDrawing conclusions/ Inferences:Wreck of the Zephyr - Van AllsburgFact/Fiction:Like Jake and me – JukesPerfect Puppy for Me – O’Connor & HartlandPopcorn Book - de Paola 641.6Rattlesnake Dance: True Tales, Mysteries, and Rattlesnake Ceremonies – Dewey 597.96Stellaluna – CannonVerdi – CannonGENRES:Autobiography:Don’t You Know there’s a War On? – Stevenson, JamesThrough My Eyes – Bridges, Ruby 12
  13. 13. Biography:Wilma Unlimited – Krull (Wilma Rudolph) 921 RudAmerican Boy, the Adventures of Mark Twain – Brown 921 TwaFantasy:Rootabaga Stories – Sandburg 808.8Historical fiction:Pink and Say – Polacco (Civil War)Train to Somewhere – Bunting (Orphan Train) (See Social Studies section for more.)Mystery:Grandpa’s Teeth – ClementRealistic fiction:Lady in the Box - McGovernYour Move – BuntingScience fiction: Mission Ziffoid – Rosen Nova’s Ark – KirkTales: (See final two pages of Language Arts )PARTS OF SPEECH:Nouns:A Cache of Jewels – Heller 428.1A Mink, a Fink, a Skating rink, What is a Noun? - Cleary, Brian 428.2Pronouns:I and You and Don’t Forget Who – Cleary, Brian 428.2Mine, All Mine – Heller 428.2s Verbs: Kites Sail High – Heller 428.2 Old Black Fly - Aylesworth Prairie Dogs Kiss and Lobsters Wave: How Animals Say Hello – Singer 591.59 Pumpkin Soup – Cooper To Root, to toot, to Parachute; What is a Verb? - Cleary, Brian 428.2 Zzzng! Zzzng! A Yoruba Tale – Gershator 398.24Adjectives:Hairy, Scary, Ordinary; What is an Adjective? - Cleary, Brian 428.2Old Black fly – AylesworthMany Luscious Lollipops – Heller 428.2That’s Good! That’s Bad! - CuylerThings that are Most in the World – Barrett 13
  14. 14. Adverbs:Dearly, Nearly, Insincerely What is an Adverb? –Cleary, Brian 428.2Faint Frogs Feeling Feverish – ObligadoZ Was Zapped - Van Allsburg 411Prepositions:Behind the Mask – Heller 428.2Under, Over, by the Clover; What is a Preposition? – Cleary, Brian 428.2Superlatives:Things that are Most In the World –BarrettInterjections and Conjunctions: Fantastic! Wow! And Unreal! – Heller 425Grammar:Harvey Potter’s Balloon Farm – NolenOld Jake’s Skirts – SlonimAlliteration, Nouns, Verbs, & Adjectives:Absolutely Awful Alphabet – Gerstein 428.1Compound Words:Once there was a Bull… (frog) – WaltonWRITING SKILLS:Letter Writing: Armadillo from Amarillo – Cherry Around the World, Who’s been Here? – George Message in the Mailbox – Leedy 395 Stringbean’s Trip to the Shining Sea – WilliamsAcrostic Poems:Autumn, an Alphabet Acrostic – Schnur 793.73Punctuation:Punctuation takes a Vacation - PulverVocabulary:Miss Alaineus: A Vocabulary Disaster – FrasierJokes & Riddles:Funny You Should Ask: How to Make Up Jokes and Riddles with Wordplay – Terban 808ABC Books:A is for Salad – Lester 14
  15. 15. Absolutely Awful Alphabet – Gerstein 428.1Animalia – BaseAntics – Hepworth 421Many Nations, An Alphabet of Native Americans – Bruchac 970Miss Spider’s ABC - KirkOld Black Fly – AylesworthPrairie Alphabet - Bannatyne-Cugnet 421Prairie Primer A-Z – StutsonTomorrow’s Alphabet – Shannon 411Wacky Wedding – EdwardsWhat Pete Ate A-Z - KalmanMemorable Language:Fireflies! – BrinckloeHome Place – DragonwagonJumanji – Van AllsburgLetting Swift River Go – YolenMemory Box – ShanleyMidnight in the Mountains – LawsonMy Mama Had a Dancing Heart –GrayNothing Ever Happens on 90th Street – SchotterOwl Moon – YolenThe Relatives Came – RylantWord Choice:Amos & Boris – SteigChris Van Allsburg’s booksHome Place – DragonwagonPatricia Polacco’s booksCharacter Traits:Amazing Grace – HoffmanAmos & Boris – SteigChrysanthemum – HenkesCrow Boy – YashimaMiss Rumphius – CooneyMy Great Aunt Arizona – Houston 921 HugSong and Dance Man - AckermanLiteracy:Aunt Chip and the Great Triple Creek Dam Affair - PolaccoThank You, Mr. Falker - PolaccoFairy Tales:Chickerella - AuchCindy Ellen, a Wild Western Cinderella - Lowell 398.2Cowboy and the Black-Eyed Pea - JohnstonEgyptian Cinderella – Climo 398.2 15
  16. 16. Fanny’s Dream - Buehner Frog Prince Continued - ScieszkaGift of the Crocodile, A Cinderella Story - Sierra 398.2Jim and the Beanstalk - Briggs 398.2Kate and the Beanstalk – Osborne 398.2Little Red Cowboy Hat - Lowell 398.2Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters -SteptoePaper Bag Princess - MunschPetite Rouge, A Cajun Red Riding Hood – Artell 398.2Princess Furball - HuckSquids Will Be Squids – ScieszkaStinky Cheese Man – ScieszkaThree Cool Kids Emberley – 398.2True Story of the Three Little Pigs –ScieszkaYours Truly, Goldilocks - AdaFables:Blind Men and the Elephant – Backstein 398.21Fables – Lobel, ArnoldTortoise and the Hare: an Aesop Fable – Stevens 398.2Nursery Rhymes:And the Dish Ran Away With the Spoon - Stevens Here Comes Mother Goose – Opie 398.8 Itsy Bitsy Spider - TrapaniCumulative Tales:Book that Jack Wrote - ScieszkaNapping House - Wood (also in Big Book form)No More Jumping on the Bed - ArnocoOld Lady Who Swallowed a Fly - TabackOld Woman and Her Pig - KimmelShoes From Grandpa - FoxModern Tales:Gruffalo – DonaldsonMy Sister’s Rusty Bike – Aylesworth (tall tale)Wordless books:Free Fall - WiesnerSector 7 – WiesnerQuotations:Quotations for Kids – Senn 082A World of Words, An ABC of Quotations – Tobias & Malone 811 16
  17. 17. MULTICULTURALEgypt:The Day of Ahmed’s Secret - HeideAppalachia:Appalachia: The Voices of Sleeping Birds - RylantMy Great-Aunt Arizona - HoustonYear of the Perfect Christmas Tree - HoustonBlack History:A Band of Angels - HopkinsonDuke Ellington - PinkneyThe Story of Ruby Bridges - ColesThe Story of Stagecoach Mary Fields – MillerVision of Beauty: The Story of Sarah Breedlove Walker - LaskyAmish:An Amish Christmas - AmmonJust Plain Fancy - PolaccoRaising Yoder’s Barn - YolenRussian:The Keeping Quilt - PolaccoJapanese:Baseball Saved Us – MochizukiThe Bracelet - UchidaGrandfather’s Journey - SayIrish:O’Sullivan Stew – TalbottArab:The Storytellers – LewinMexican:Uncle Rain Cloud – JohnstonAfrican:Village of Round and Square Houses – GrifalconiChinese:Coolies – YinArgentina:Gauchada – Lamm 17
  18. 18. PREJUDICE / TOLERANCEBlind Men and the Elephant - BacksteinFriday Night at Hodges’ Café - EagamWidow’s Broom – Van AllsburgBlack:Band of Angels: a Story Inspired by the Jubilee Singers – HopkinsonOther Side - WoodsonTeammates – GolenbockThrough My Eyes – Bridges, RubyVision of Beauty: the Story of Sarah Breedlove Walker – HannawayJewish: Molly’s Pilgrim - CohenPhysically Handicapped:The Storm - Harshman (wheelchair)Mentally Handicapped:Be Good to Eddie Lee - Fleming (Down’s Syndrome)Japanese:The Bracelet – Uchida (WWII) internment camp)So Far from the Sea - Bunting (WWII internment camp)Homeless:Fly Away Home - BuntingLady in the Box – McGovernUncle Willy’s Soup Kitchen – DiSalvo-RyanGETTING ALONGBad Case of Stripes - Shannon (being yourself)Chrysanthemum - HenkesGershon’s Monster: A Story for the Jewish New Year – KimmelHey Little Ant – Hoose (respect; not looking down on others)Hooway for Wodney Wat – Lester (acceptance)Lizzie’s Invitation – Keller (being left out)Stephanie’s Pony Tail - MunschSummer Wheels - BuntingWhen Sophie Gets Angry - Bang (controlling anger)Wings - Myers (being yourself, acceptance of others) 18
  19. 19. GRANDPARENTS / ELDERLYEmma - KesselmanAunt Flossie’s Hats – HowardGrandfather’s Journey -SayGrandpa’s Face –CooperGrandpa’s Soup - KadanoHomeplace – ShelbyHundred Penny Box - MathisI Go With My Family To Grandma’s - LevinsonKnots on a Counting Rope - MartinMiss Rumphius- CooneyNot the Piano, Mrs. Medley! - LevineOld Henry - BlosOld Jake’s Skirts – SlonimOld Woman Who Named Things - RylantPapa Lucky’s Shadow - DalySong and Dance Man - AckermanSunday Outing - PinkneyThunder Cake – PolaccoTwo of Them - AlikiTom - de PaolaWednesday Surprise – BuntingWhen I Was Young in the Mountains - RylantWilfrid Gordon McDonald Partiridge – FoxDEATHEverett Anderson’s Goodbye – CliftonTwo of Them, The - AlikiECOLOGYGreat Kapok Tree – CherryGreat Trash Bash - LeedyHeron Street - TurnerJust a Dream - Van AllsburgLegend of the Indian Paintbrush – dePaolaLetting Swift River Go - YolenMiss Rumphius – CooneyOwl Moon – Yolen River Ran Wild - CherrySierra - Siebert (effects of removal of a link in the food chain/web)Three Days on a River in a Red Canoe – Williams 19
  20. 20. MUSICBlues of Flats Brown – MyersFiddlin’ Sam – DenglerFroggy Plays with the Band – LondonFlute Player: an Apache Folktale - LacapaM is for Melody: a Music Alphabet – WarginRemarkable Farkle McBride – LithgowWood-hoopoe Willie – KrollARTArt Lesson – De PaolaKatie Meets the Impressionists – MayhewLinnea in Monet’s Garden – BjorkNo Good in Art – Cohen 20
  21. 21. CHARACTER EDUCATIONBULLYINGPicture Books:Just One Flick of a Finger - Lorbiecki (serious book about guns)Nobody Knew What to Do: A Story About Bullying - McCainRecess Queen – O’NeillSay Something - MossRead-Aloud Chapter Books:18th Emergency - ByarsBad Girls - WilsonBerenstain Bears and the Bully - BerenstainBullies Are a Pain in the Brain- Romain 302.3Bully of Barkham Street- StolzHow to Be Cool in the Third Grade - DuffeyJake Drake, Bully Buster- ClementsJoshua T. Bates Takes Charge -ShreveSurviving Brick Johnson - MyersVeronica Ganz - SachsProfessional Books:Bully Free Classroom: Over 100 Tips and Strategies for Teachers K-8 –Beane 371.102Bully Proofing Your School – Garrity, et al. 372.17 BulHow to Handle Bullies, Teasers and Other Meanies – Cohen-Posey 303.6The Bully, the Bullied, and the Bystander – Coloroso 371.7SELF-WORTHPicture Books:Bad Case of Stripes - ShannonChildren’s Book of Virtues –Bennett 808.8 ChiChrysanthemum - HenkesGumbo goes Downtown - TalleyI’m Gonna Like Me- CurtisJust Like Mike - HermanOdd Velvet- WhitcombOtis – BynumRuby the Copycat - RathmannThank You, Mr. Falker - PolaccoYour Move - Bunting (pressure to be in a gang)(Self-Worth)Read-Aloud Chapter Books:Bad Girls - WilsonFreckle Juice - BlumeGirl With 500 Middle Names - Haddix 21
  22. 22. The Girls - KossLizzie at Last - MillsStar Girl - SpinelliThere’s a Boy in the Girls’ Bathroom - SacharWinners Take All - BowenZach’s Lie – SmithRESPONSIBILITYPicture Books:Amos and Boris - SteigApple Picking Time - SlawsonBerenstain Bears and the Blame Game - BerenstainBrave Irene - SteigChildren’s Book of Virtues - Bennett 808.8 ChiFarmer Duck - WaddellFull Belly Bowl - AylesworthHana’s Year - TalleyI Did It, I’m Sorry - BuehnerIt’s Up to You Griffin - PickfordSachiki Means Happiness - SakalSong and Dance Man - AckermanSwimmy - LionniTops and Bottoms - StevensWilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge - FoxRead-Aloud Chapter Books:Dog on Barkham Street - StolzFamily Under the Bridge - CarlsonLight at Tern Rock - SauerMarvin Redpost, Alone in His Teacher’s House - SacharNight Swimmers - ByarsOn My Honor - BauerOne-Eyed Cat - FoxSign of the Beaver -SpeareStone Fox - GardinerSummer Wheels - BuntingRESPECTPicture Books:Amos & Boris - SteigArthur’s Eyes - BrownArthur’s Nose - BrownChicken Sunday - PoloccaCrow Boy - YashimaFrog and Toad Together - LobelGreat Kapok Tree - CherryHey Little Ant - HooseLilly’s Purple Plastic Purse - Henkes 22
  23. 23. No Good in Art - CohenQuarreling Book - ZolotowRichard Wright and the Library Card - MillerRuby the Copycat - RathmannSachiko Means Happiness - SakaiSmoky Night - BuntingStellaluna - CannonStrega Nona - De PaolaTwo of Them - AlikiUgly Duckling - AndersonRead-Aloud Chapter Books:Bully of Barkham Street - StolzHundred Penny Box - MathisNothing’s Fair in the Fifth Grade - DeClementsZucchini - DanaCOURAGEPicture Books:Amber was Brave, Essie was Smart - WilliamsBrand New Kid - Couric (courage to accept someone different)Brave as a Mountain Lion – ScottBrave Irene - SteigCello of Mr. O - CutlerChildren’s Book of Virtues - Bennett 808.8 ChiCourage - WaberLittle Polar Bear and the Brave Little Hare - DeBeerThunder Cake - PolaccoVery First Last Time - AndrewsCourage Read-Aloud Chapter Books:Call It Courage - SperryCourage of Sarah Noble - DalglieshDrinking Gourd - MonjoHatchet - PaulsenHelen Keller - Keller 921 KelSarah, Plain and Tall - MacLachlanSign of the Beaver - SpeareSnow Treasure - McSwiganWhipping Boy - FleischmanCARING/COMPASSIONPicture Books:Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day - ViorstBig Al - ClementsChair for My Mother - Williams 23
  24. 24. Children’s Book of Virtues – Bennett 808.8 ChiCrow Boy - YashimaHow Many Days to America?- BuntingMean Soup - EverittOwl Moon - YolenRainbow Fish - PfisterSachiko Means Happiness - SakaiSmoky Night - BuntingThree Questions - MuthUncle Willie and the Soup Kitchen - DiSalvo-RyanUnder the Lemon Moon - FineWednesday Surprise - BuntingRead-Aloud Chapter Books:Best Christmas Pageant Ever - RobinsonHundred Dresses - EstesMolly’s Pilgrim - CohenPinballs - Byars (Lit Set)Randall’s Wall - FennerSecret Life of the Underwear Champ - MilesHONESTYPicture Books:Children’s Book of Virtues - Bennett 808.8 ChiDay’s Work - BuntingEmpty Pot - Demi 398.2Gold Coin - AdaHonest to Goodness Truth - McKissackI Did It, I Am Sorry - BuehnerPlato’s Journey - TalleySam, Bangs and Moonshine - NessSmoky Night - BuntingThe Summer My Father Was Ten - BrissonToo Many Tamales - SotoRead-Aloud Chapter Books:The Cheat - KossDeath at Devil’s Bridge - DeFeliceNothing But the Truth - AviOn My Honor - BauerCOOPERATIONPicture Books:Berlioz the Bear- Fic BrettFarmer Duck - WaddellStory of Jumping Mouse - Steptoe 398.2 24
  25. 25. Swimmy – LionniUncle Jed’s Barbershop - MitchellWild Christmas Reindeer - BrettPERSEVERANCEPicture Books:Alexander and the Terrible, No Good, Very Bad Day - ViorstAmazing Grace - HoffmanApple Picking Time - SlawsonBrave Irene - SteigChair for My Mother - WilliamsEmpty Pot - Demi 398.2Galimoto - WilliamsHow Many Days to America - BuntingKnots on a Counting Rope – Martin (Perseverance - continued on next page)Ox-Cart Man - HallPumpkin Runner – ArnoldRocks in His Head - HurstStory of Jumping Mouse - Steptoe 398.2Swimmy - LionniTortoise and the Hare - StevensUncle Jed’s Barbershop - MitchellWagon Wheels - BrennerWednesday Surprise - BuntingWilma Unlimited: How Wilma Rudolph became the World’s Fastest Woman – Krull 921Perseverance Read-aloud Chapter Books:Jason’s Gold - HobbsHelen Keller – Keller 921Hatchet - PaulsenThere’s a Boy in the Girls’ Bathroom - SacharINTEGRITYPicture Books:Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible…- ViorstChildren’s Book of Virtues - Bennett 808.8 ChiRuby the Copycat - RathmannRead-aloud Chapter Books:Death at Devil’s Bridge - DeFeliceANGERAlexander, Who’s Not (Do You Hear Me? I Mean It!) Going to Move - ViorstAmazing Millika - Parkison 25
  26. 26. Andrew’s Angry Words - LachnerI’m Furious - CraryQuarreling Book - ZolotowSmoky Night - BuntingUncle Rain Cloud - JohnstonWhen Sophie Gets Angry - Bang 26
  27. 27. Picture Book BiographiesSnowflake Bentley – MartinRevolutionary John Adams – HarnessFossil Girl, Mary Anning’s Dinosaur Discovery – BrightonDaring Nellie Bly, America’s Star Reporter – ChristensenStory of Ruby Bridges – ColesSeeker of Knowledge, the Man Who Deciphered Egyptian Hieroglyphs – RumfordLibrarian who Measured the Earth – HawkesAmazing Life of Benjamin Franklin – GiblinGalileo – FisherLou Gehrig, the Luckiest Man – AdlerDinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins – KerleyUncommon Traveler, Mary Kingsley in Africa – BrownHero and the Holocaust, the story of Janusz Korczak and His Children – AdlerRuth Law Thrills a Nation – BrownLeonardo Da Vinci – StanleyLindbergh – DemarestMichelangelo – StanleyWhen Esther Morris Headed West – WooldridgeShooting for the Moon, the Amazing Life and Times of Annie Oakley – KrenskyBill Pickett, Rodeo-Ridin’ Cowboy – PinkneyThey Called Her Molly Pitcher – RockwellPromises to Keep, How Jackie Robinson Changed America – Robinson, SharonNorman Rockwell, Storyteller with a Brush – GhermanVoice from the Wilderness, Story of Anna Howard Shaw – BrownVision of Beauty, the Story of Sarah Breedlove Walker – LaskyDuke Ellington – PinkneyStory of Stagecoach Mary Fields – Miller Cinderella VariationsBubba, the Cowboy Prince – KettemanChickerella - AuchCindy Ellen, a Wild Western Cinderella – LowellDinorella – EdwardsEgyptian Cinderella – ClimoFanny’s Dream – BuehnerGift of the Crocodile, a Cinderella Story – SierraMufaro’s Beautiful Daughters – SteptoePrincess Furball – HuckRough-face Girl – Martin 27
  28. 28. Bibliography of Professional ResourcesBenedict, Susan, and Lenore Carlisle (Eds.). 1992. Beyond Words: Picture Books for OlderReaders and Writers. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann Educational Books.Findlay, Diane. 2002. Pages of the Past: Exploring U.S. History through Children’sLiterature. Atkinson, WI: Upstart Books.Findlay, Diane. 2001. Characters with Character: Using Children’s Literature in CharacterEducation. Fort Atkinson, WI: Alleyside Press.Griffiths, Rachel. 1991. Books You Can count On. Portsmouth, NH: Heineman EducationalBooks.Hall, Susan. 1990. Using Picture Storybooks to Teach Literary Devices. Phoenix, AZ: OnyxPress.Hall, Susan. 1994. Using Picture Storybooks to Teach Literary Devices, Volume Two.Phoenix, AZ: Onyx Press.Hall, Susan. 2000. Using Picture Storybooks to Teach Character Education. Phoenix, AZ:Onyx Press.Hall, Susan. 2002. Using Picture Storybooks to Teach Literary Devices, Volume Three.Phoenix, AZ: Onyx Press.Hurst, Carol O., Palmer, L. O., Churchill, V., Ahern, M. S., and McMahon, B. G. 1999.Curriculum Connections: Picture Books in Grade 3 and Up. Worthington, OH: LinworthPublishing, Inc.Kreidler, William J. 1994. Teaching Conflict Resolution through Children’s Literature,Grades K-2. New York: Scholastic Professional Books.Kurstedt, Rosanne, and Maria Koutras. 2000. Teaching Writing with Picture Books asModels. New York: Scholastic Professional Books.McCarthy, Tara. 1997. Teaching Literary Elements. New York: Scholastic ProfessionalBooks.Novelli, Joan. 1998. Using Caldecotts Across the Curriculum. New York: ScholasticProfessional Books.Ryan, Concetta Doti. 1994. Learning through Literature: U.S. History. Huntington Beach,CA: Teacher Created Materials, Inc.Tarlow, Ellen. 1998. Teaching Story Elements with Favorite Books. New York: ScholasticProfessional Books. 28
  29. 29. Whitin, David J. 1992. Read Any Good Math Lately? Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.Whitin, David J. 1995. It’s the Story That Counts: More Children’s Books for MathematicalLearning, K-6. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.Van Zile, Susan. 2001. Awesome Hands-on Activities for Teaching Literary Elements. NewYork: Scholastic Professional Books. 29

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