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Cannon, Janell. Stellaluna. Harcourt Children’s Books, 1993. 46 p. (978-0152802172) Pre, Pri. After she falls headfirst into a bird’s nest, a baby bat is raised like a bird until she is reunited with her mother. Also available in Spanish as Stelaluna (978-8426128492).
Stellaluna Author: Jannell Cannon Illustrator: Jannell Cannon Ages: 4-8 Publisher: Harcourt Children's Books, 1993 Science Concepts: Nocturnal animals, adaptation, interdependence of species, food webs and food chains After getting lost a young bat runs into a wide variety of creatures, learning about adaptation, lifestyle and the different species of bats along the way.
Stellaluna by Janell Cannon (Amazon #1 Bestseller in Children's Books). Ages 4-8. "Knocked from her mother’s safe embrace by an attacking owl, Stellaluna lands headfirst in a bird’s nest. This adorable baby fruit bat’s world is literally turned upside down when she is adopted by the occupants of the nest and adapts to their peculiar bird habits. Two pages of notes at the end of the story provide factual information about bats." #nature #biology #ecology #adventure #kidsbooks #STEM
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My daughters favorite book growing up. Stellaluna by Janell Cannon.
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Do bats give you the willies? Then it's about time, teachers, that you met Stellaluna. Stellaluna is an adorable baby bat that stars in Janell Cannon's award winning book, Stellaluna. Although the book was published in 1993, it holds timeless appeal for children. In fact, just this year, School Library Journal named it one of the "Top 100 Picture Books" of all time. Stellaluna was featured on Reading Rainbow (my all time favorite TV show for children), as well as in the movie, I Am Sam. It has also been released in an animated version on DVD by MGM & Scholastic. If you haven't fallen in love with Stellaluna yet, you need to crawl out from under that rock where you've been hiding! Before reading this book to my class, I like to do 2 activities. The first one is designed to gauge their feelings about bats before we study them. To this end, my students add their name to a graph like this: [One of my anchor activities each morning is a graph. My students join the graph of the day upon arriving at school. There's a new graph every day, so this is a rote action by my kiddos.] Be sure to save this graph so that you can compare it to your students' feelings about bats AFTER you've studied them. The second thing we do is complete a K-W-L chart about bats. NOW we are ready to read the book. By the way, I always pull Stellaluna out in early October. My school no longer celebrates Halloween. By studying bats, I can give a nod to this holiday without breaking the rules. I hope you will have time to come back soon for more ideas about teaching with Stellaluna. P.S. In response to a request, the bat graph is now available via Google Docs. Use this link: bat graph You may like these other resources for October: Both are available in either my TpT Store or my TN Shop.
Title: Stellaluna Author: Janell Cannon Awards: ABBY Winner Look inside the book at Amazon here. "Stellaluna" must be one of the first few children's books that I've invested in (SGD$30 was a lot to spend on a book during the early days of of NIE). I discovered it in Borders. And when I saw the book, I knew I must have it. My friends and I were looking for a good story book to share as part of our project for a KWL strategy for a lesson demonstration. We used it for a tuning in activity for the children to be more interested about bats (since Stellaluna was just so adorable) before an information text about bats is presented. I was in charge of reading the story. Anyway, after the entire presentation, our tutor said, "Excellent!" and we got an A for that. And I can't remember how many times after that I've used "Stellaluna" in class for other activities. It had remained at the top on my favourite list for a long time. Well, I have the Stellaluna beanie and Stellaluna is part of the wall mural in my school's library :P The story is about Stellaluna, a baby bat who 'lost' her mother after an owl attacked them. She eventually landed up in a bird nest where three baby birds live. Stellaluna eventually gave up her 'bat's habits' and learned to be like a bird to be accepted, which was really comical. In the end, she found her bat family again where she found it was alright for her to behave like a bat once again. I love the underlying message that everyone of us is unique. We do not have to change ourselves or others to suit us. We just have to accept one another as we are. The illustrations are really beautiful. See!
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