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Children’s Lit Pick – June 2016

Posted by on Jun 8, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

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Every month we pick two books to spotlight, one picture book and one chapter book, and put them at 10% off! Check out the Knowledge Tree Blog, on the second week of the month, for a review of these books and some ideas for using them in your home or classroom!

Twenty Yawns

written by: Jane Smiley        illustrated by: Lauren Castillo

20 yawns

Lucy goes to the beach with her parents one breezy day. After lots of digging and rolling down dunes, the day has flown by, and it’s time to go home and go to bed. Lucy yawns and as her mom reads a story, she closes her eyes. But then all of a sudden, she wakes up and is all alone and a little bit scared. She has to figure out a way to get back to sleep.





In the Classroom:

  • Use this book as a writing prompt, ask students to answer “how would you try to go back asleep?”




The Story of Diva and Flea

written by: Mo Willems

diva and flea

Diva, a small yet brave dog, and Flea, a curious streetwise cat, develop an unexpected friendship in this unforgettable tale of discovery. For as long as she could remember, Diva lived at 11 avenue Le Play in Paris, France. For as long as he could remember, Flea also lived in Paris, France-but at no fixed address. When Flea fl neurs past Diva’s courtyard one day, their lives are forever changed. Together, Diva and Flea explore and share their very different worlds, as only true friends can do.


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