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!
The Ant and the Grasshopper
Illustrated by: Rebecca and Ed Emberley
While hard at work on her chores, an ant hears the wonderful clickety click chirrup of music coming from the distance. Although she knows she should focus on the task at hand, she can’t help but explore the joyful noise!
Award-winning team Rebecca and Ed Emberley bring an entertaining new twist to the classic children’s fable. The bright, bold graphics seem to dance and leap, as a bunch of boogying bugs start a celebration of their own.
In the classroom:
- Scholastic offers a free PDF full of lesson plans for multiples of Aesop’s Fables, including The Ant and the Grasshopper.
- Arts Vivants offers a free PDF lesson plan, with activities, specifically for The Ant and the Grasshopper.
How to Eat Fried Worms
Written by: Thomas Rockwell
Alan has bet Billy fifty dollars that he can’t eat fifteen worms in fifteen days. Billy decides he is up to the challenge, so he begins a long process to get down fifteen worms. The first few were hard for Billy, but once he was sure that he would suffer no ill effects, the rest were easy to eat. The challenge came in actually eating them, since Alan was not ready to lose fifty dollars. As trick after trick is tried and Billy sees through each one, the drama increases. Even the boys’ parents get involved, at times helping Billy eat his worms but at times almost ruining the whole thing.