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ISBN:
9780545101455
Price: $21.99
Authors: Adrian Emberley      Rebecca Emberley      Illustrators: Ed Emberley     
Call Number: E EMB
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A new twist on the “There Was an Old Woman”, this is a fun version with a surprise ending. Download the great music online or read it aloud to your students. With a black background, the illustrations and words really stand out to make it visually appealing. A must have addition to your collection.

Published By: Orchard Books, 2009
Tags: monsters Folk Songs cumulative story
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ISBN:
9780545080644
Price: $18.99
Authors: Diane Degroat      Illustrators: Shelley Rotner     
Call Number: E DEG
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Kids of all ages will roar with laughter at this fold-out book. Several natural behaviors of dogs are contrasted with unnatural and hysterical poses. Dogs fetch sticks, but don’t play baseball. Dogs chew dental bones, but don’t wear braces. Dogs howl, but don’t sing in a band. Students will app...

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Kids of all ages will roar with laughter at this fold-out book. Several natural behaviors of dogs are contrasted with unnatural and hysterical poses. Dogs fetch sticks, but don’t play baseball. Dogs chew dental bones, but don’t wear braces. Dogs howl, but don’t sing in a band. Students will appreciate the ingenious use of Photoshop to create the pictures. Check out the website: www.dianedegroat.com to see how the images were created. One of Time Magazine's Top Ten.
Published By: Orchard Books
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ISBN:
9780545042161
Price: $21.99
Authors: Ursula Le Guin      Illustrators: S.D. Schindler     
Call Number: E LEG
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Young children will enjoy this simple tale of a cat’s dreams. Filled with unlimited catnip, cream, and kibble, the cat’s dream begins gently. However, a flock of bluejays turns the dream sour, and she wakes and moves to the comforting lap of her human. The easy, rhyming text begs to be read aloud...

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Young children will enjoy this simple tale of a cat’s dreams. Filled with unlimited catnip, cream, and kibble, the cat’s dream begins gently. However, a flock of bluejays turns the dream sour, and she wakes and moves to the comforting lap of her human. The easy, rhyming text begs to be read aloud, and young readers will be able to join in chorally after one reading. The watercolour illustrations are realistic and gentle.
Published By: Orchard Books
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ISBN:
9780545070751
Price: $22.99
Authors: Elisha Cooper     
Call Number: E COO
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Illustrated narrative, which begins in March and ends in November, describes how each season brings different sights, smells, and activities. Young readers will glimpse some of the hardships of a farmer's life. Weather can delay a farmer's plans and nearby wildlife means danger for some of the ba...

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Illustrated narrative, which begins in March and ends in November, describes how each season brings different sights, smells, and activities. Young readers will glimpse some of the hardships of a farmer's life. Weather can delay a farmer's plans and nearby wildlife means danger for some of the barnyard animals. The watercolour and pencil artwork, highlighting the open skies and vast prairie fields, complements the text and changes from browns to greens as the temperature rises and falls. A delightful resource to use with students who are studying the rural landscape.
Published By: Orchard Books
Tags: seasons farms rural farm life
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ISBN:
9780545218290
Price: $21.99
Authors: Ed Emberley      Rebecca Emberley      Illustrators: Rebecca Emberley      Ed Emberley     
Call Number: E EMB
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From the same author and illustrator of "There Was an Old Monster", this new twist on 'If you're happy and you know it' is colourfully illustrated and a fun read/sing. There is a free download so you can sing along, or read it aloud. Emberley's illustrations are bold, colourful, imaginative and s...

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From the same author and illustrator of "There Was an Old Monster", this new twist on 'If you're happy and you know it' is colourfully illustrated and a fun read/sing. There is a free download so you can sing along, or read it aloud. Emberley's illustrations are bold, colourful, imaginative and sure to appeal to the Kindergarten crowd! Recommend as a read-aloud to Kindergarten teachers.
Published By: Orchard Books
Tags: cumulative story Folk Songs
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ISBN:
9780545172868
Price: $19.99
Authors: Steve Metzger      Illustrators: Tedd Arnold     
Call Number: F MET
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Little Miss Muffet is missing and Detective Blue, formerly known as Little Boy Blue, is on the case. This comic tale romp through nursery rhyme land is an engaging read that will capture young readers while revisiting the characters of many familiar rhymes.

Review by Literacy Consultant

Published By: Orchard Books
Tags: mystery stories characters in literature problem solving fractured nursery rhymes Leader in Me - Habit 5 Leader in Me - Habit 6 detective stories nursery rhymes Leader in Me - Habit 3 Leader in Me - Habit 1 Leader in Me - Habit 2 Graphic Novels/Cartoons
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ISBN:
9780545342209
Price: $13.99
Authors: Marian Moore      Mary Jane Kensington      Illustrators: Julie Olson     
Call Number: E MOO
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Carefully crafted letters between Snow White and Cinderella reveal and intertwine their tales of challenge and perseverance from their original stories. This story can be a wonderful gateway to explore how supportive friendships can be developed through letter writing. “Dear Cinderella” is enha...

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Carefully crafted letters between Snow White and Cinderella reveal and intertwine their tales of challenge and perseverance from their original stories. This story can be a wonderful gateway to explore how supportive friendships can be developed through letter writing. “Dear Cinderella” is enhanced by creative, expressive and colourful illustrations that match the mood of the characters and the tone of the story.
Review by ESL Consultant
Published By: Orchard Books
Tags: friendship fairy tale Leader in Me - Habit 5 letter writing Leader in Me - Habit 1 perserverance
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ISBN:
9780439448611
Price: $18.99
Authors: Eva Moore      Illustrators: Nancy Carpenter     
Call Number: E MOO
Published By: Orchard Books
Tags: baby animals 1E Needs of Animals and Plants Human animal relations ducks
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ISBN:
9780531086629
Authors: Paul Globe     
Call Number: GLO
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The story of Iktomi and the Buzzard shows how Iktomi is a braggart and isn't very nice to the enviornment and animals around him. He finds himself in a tough situation when he can't cross the river and has to ask help from the buzzard.

Some things to watch for are words that students...

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The story of Iktomi and the Buzzard shows how Iktomi is a braggart and isn't very nice to the enviornment and animals around him. He finds himself in a tough situation when he can't cross the river and has to ask help from the buzzard.

Some things to watch for are words that students might not know such as ethnically, epithets and disrepute. The story of Iktomi is based upon a Lakota tale that shows how Iktomi has trickster like qualities. There are some passages in the book that are upside down, so students may like to flip the book to read. This inversion of text placement is when Iktomi is upside down.

Teachers may have to prepare in advance of reading this book with students. Teachers may want to discuss who the Lakota people are; their belief, their tribal customs, the idea of trickster tales; and vocabulary words.

This book definitely requires a pre-read by teachers for use in classrooms.
Published By: Orchard Books
Tags: iktomi trickster tale animals Lakota Trickster
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ISBN:
0531058190
Authors: Paul Goble      Illustrators: Paul Goble     
Call Number: GOB
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The story of "Iktomi and the Berries" shows how Iktomi is a braggart and isn't very nice to the enviornment and animals around him. Iktomi is hunting and is very impressed with himself and believes his ancestors would feel the same way. Iktomi gets in trouble while hunting as he is so prideful an...

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The story of "Iktomi and the Berries" shows how Iktomi is a braggart and isn't very nice to the enviornment and animals around him. Iktomi is hunting and is very impressed with himself and believes his ancestors would feel the same way. Iktomi gets in trouble while hunting as he is so prideful and isn't very careful which then he falls into the river.

The story of Iktomi is based upon a Lakota tale that shows how Iktomi has trickster like qualities. Teachers may have to prepare in advance of reading this book with students. A conversation about traditional hunting beliefs (preparing for the hunt; hunting as a necessary event to feed oneself and community; using all parts of the animal; preparing the meat and furs, etc.) will need to be discussed with students.

There are references to "white people" which will require a conversation with students about proper terminology. Teachers may want to discuss: who the Lakota people are, their beliefs, their tribal customs, the idea of trickster tales, and vocabulary words.

This book requires a pre-read by teachers for use in classrooms.
Published By: Orchard Books
Tags: ancestors animals fables hunting trickster tales
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