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Children’s Lit Pick – December 2014

Posted by on Dec 1, 2014 in Book of the Month | 0 comments


Join us once a month to view our top picks for the month in children’s literature. There are so many amazing books out there and we are excited to explore, with you, just a small portion of what is available. Each month we will spotlight two books, a chapter book and a picture book, that we feel are among the best for your children. We will also give you ideas of how to use these books in the classroom. These books are 10% off for the month!



By: Michael Bond

paddingtonNearly fifty years ago, a small bear from Darkest Peru set out on an adventure of a lifetime. With nothing but a suitcase, several jars of marmalade, and a label around his neck that read, “Please Look After This Bear,” he stowed away on a ship headed for faraway England. When the little bear arrived at London’s busy Paddington Station, he was discovered by Mr. and Mrs. Brown. As luck would have it, the Browns were just the sort of people to welcome a lost bear into their family.




 A Bear Called Paddington

By: Michael Bond


bearcalledpaddington Paddington Bear had traveled all the way from Peru when the Browns first met him in Paddington Station. Since then, their lives have never been quite the same . . . for ordinary things become extraordinary when a bear called Paddington is involved.

First published in 1958, A Bear Called Paddington is the first novel by Michael Bond, chronicling the adventures of this lovable bear. Paddington has charmed readers for generations with his earnest good intentions and humorous misadventures.


 In the Classroom:

These blogs give some fun lesson plans and ideas for activities to do in correlation with reading these Paddington Bear books:

  •  Compare and contrast with help from teachingideas in the UK.
  • IChild provides links to fun activities to use when reading about Paddington’s adventures.

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