Category Archives: Picture Books

Chopsticks

Chopsticks by Amy Krouse Rosenthal Grades K-3 This is not only a fantastic story, but full of hilarious puns as well. (My favorite is when the injured chopstick is “whisked” away.) Chopsticks are always together, but when one chopstick has … Continue reading

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Spoon

Spoon by Amy Krouse Rosenthal Grades K-2 Super cute picture book that so many students will relate to! Spoon feels like everybody has a more exciting life than he does. Little does he know that the cutlery he envies are … Continue reading

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Orangutanka: A Story in Poems

Orangutanka: A Story in Poems by Margarita Engle Grades K-3 This fun picture book about an orangutan family is told entirely in Tanka poems, the format of which is explained in the beginning of the book. This small family group … Continue reading

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Landed

Landed by Milly Lee Grades 3-5 This is an excellent book for 4th graders studying Chinese immigration to America! When Sun turns 12, his father starts the preparations to bring him to America like his brothers. Sun’s father is a … Continue reading

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Marilyn’s Monster

Marilyn’s Monster by Michelle Knudsen Grades K-2 All the other kids in Marilyn’s class are getting their monsters. Each monster finds his or her child, until Marilyn is the only one left without one. She tries to wait patiently for … Continue reading

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Rodeo Red

Rodeo Red by Maripat Perkins This adorable picture book is just begging to be read aloud! Rodeo Red and her trusty hound dog Rusty have a great life until Side Swiping Slim (her new baby brother) shows up. She puts … Continue reading

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Red: A Crayon’s Story

Red: A Crayon’s Story by Michael Hall Grades K & up Red can be read as a simple story about a mislabeled crayon, but it can also be looked at on a much deeper level. The reader sees right away … Continue reading

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Earmuffs for Everyone!: How Chester Greenwood Became Known as the Inventor of Earmuffs

Earmuffs for Everyone!: How Chester Greenwood Became Known as the Inventor of Earmuffs by Meghan Mccarthy Grades 1-4 This engaging picture book about the “inventor” of the earmuffs tells the history of earmuffs and how Chester Greenwood, who improved upon … Continue reading

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Juna’s Jar

Juna’s Jar by Jane Bahk Juna is so sad when her best friend Hector moves away unexpectedly and without saying good-bye. To cheer her up, her brother helps find things for Juna to put into her special kimchi jar. Each … Continue reading

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Spic-and-Span!: Lillian Gilbreth’s Wonder Kitchen

Spic-and-Span!: Lillian Gilbreth’s Wonder Kitchen by Monica Kulling Grades 2-4 Lillian Moller Gilbreth and her husband Frank were efficiency experts in the early 1900s. They analyzed how workers performed their jobs and made suggestions on how to make the work … Continue reading

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