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Children’s Lit Pick – January 2015

Posted by on Jan 1, 2015 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!

Spot the Plot

Written by: J. Patrick Lewis    Illustrated by: Lynn Munsinger

spot the plot

Thirteen witty and wacky poems pose riddles that challenge readers to “Name That Book.” With a glass slipper here and a spiderweb there, Lynn Munsinger’s adorable illustrations lead young readers to the solutions. From Goodnight Moon to Madeline, children and parents alike will delight in recognizing their most cherished stories.



In the Classroom:

  • A great teaching tool for helping students take a different approach to book reports.
  • J. Patrick Lewis gives his own ideas on how you could incorporate his book with your Language Arts lessons.




Chronicles of Narnia:

Voyage of the Dawn Treader

Written by: C.S. Lewis

voyage of the dawn treaderA king and some unexpected companions embark on a voyage that will take them beyond all known lands. As they sail farther and farther from charted waters, they discover that their quest is more than they imagined and that the world’s end is only the beginning.

The Voyage of the Dawn Treader is the fifth book in C. S. Lewis’s classic fantasy series, a series that has been drawing readers of all ages into a magical land with unforgettable characters for over sixty years. This is a novel that stands on its own.


In the Classroom:

  • The C.S. Lewis Foundation website has provided a Chapter by Chapter lesson plan to accompany this book.
  • Free Unit Studies also provides a Chapter by Chapter lesson plan.
  • Also use the movie to compare and contrast. Why did the movie leave things out? What should they have left in?

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