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Children’s Lit Pick – January 2016

Posted by on Jan 6, 2016 in Book of the Month, Children's Literature | 1 comment


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 Mitten

Adapted and Illustrated by Jan Brett


Based on a Ukrainian Folk Tale, “The Mitten” tells the story of a lost mitten that becomes an object of curiosity for a mole, a rabbit, a badger, a tiny brown mouse, a big brown bear, and others, as they all crawl into it.





In the classroom

  • Scholastic offers a great lesson plan to us with The Mitten.
  • Jan Brett has a fun “Put the animals in the mitten” free activity you can print and use in your classroom.
  • TeachingHeart has put together a list of activities she uses in her classroom.
  • TeachWithMe offers worksheets to use in a lesson plan with The Mitten.






Illustrated Aesop Fables

Published by Usborne Books



This timeless collection of over thirty fables is filled with Aesop’s best-loved characters. Meet the lion who becomes friends with a mouse, a clever fox, a foolish crow and a wolf dressed up as a sheep.

Enchantingly illustrated and retold, these stories are the perfect introduction to Aesop and will be enjoyed for years to come.





In the classroom

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