The Sandwich Swap by Queen Rania of Jordan Al Abdullah

The Sandwich Swap by Queen Rania of Jordan Al Abdullah, Kelly DiPucchio, Tricia Tusa. This wonderful story of two best friends shows that friendship is more powerful than difference. It teaches tolerance and acceptance.


BOOK: Each Kindness by Jacqueline Woodson illustrated by E. Jacqueline Woodson and E. Lewis team up to create a picture book as evocative and emotionally nuanced as their Caldecott-Honor winning Coming on Home, Soon.

All the World by Liz Garton Scanlon

2010 Caldecott Honor - All the World by Liz Garton Scanlon, Marla Frazee (Illustrator)


One of the main texts we use to guide our reading instruction is the amazing Notice and Note: Strategies for Close Reading by Kylene Beers and Robert Probst. This book provides us with the foundat…

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst

Thank you, Mr. Falker by Patricia Polacco

Thank You, Mr. Falker

Thank You, Mr. Falker: Patricia Polacco - Story of a frustrated girl with dyslexia and her wonderful teacher

I'm the Best by Lucy Cousins

I'm the Best by Lucy Cousins

“I’m the Best!” by Lucy Cousins “I’m the Best” is a wonderful story for music time or any time – young children LOVE it! No one can be the best at everythi…

Here Is the Baby written by Polly Kanevsky and illustrated by Taeeyun Yoo (Schwartz & Wade)

Here Is the Baby by Polly Kanevsky, Taeeyun Yoo (Illustrator) Soothing text and colorful linoleum block prints create an intimate look into a baby’s day. New York Times Best Illustrated Book, 2014

My Teacher Is a Monster! (No, I Am Not.) Addresses the age-old notion of the teacher as a scary, obstinate creature when behaviorally challenged Bobby gets his recess taken away for flying paper airplanes in class. (from Jane Knight's review on CLiF blog)

My Teacher is a Monster! by Peter Brown: Bobby thinks his teacher, Ms. Kirby, is horrible, but when he sees her outside of school and they spend a day in the park together, he discovers she might not be so bad after all.

Planet Kindergarten by Sue Ganz-Schmitt, illustrated by Shane Prigmore. This clever picture book will prepare young explorers to boldly go where they have never gone before: Planet Kindergarten.

PLANET KINDERGARTEN, by Sue Ganz-Schmitt, with illustrations by Shane Prigmore. Join our brave hero as he lifts off to Planet Kindergarten! He's had his NASA space training, but will that be enough to get him through his first day?

The Baby Tree written and illustrated by Sophie Blackall (Nancy Paulsen Books/Penguin)

The Baby Tree: Sophie Blackall: Real discussion about where babies come from

Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak

Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak. "Notice how the illustrations envelop the page- even the PRINT gets pushed off the page during the Wild Rumpus! And, as Max leaves the Wild Things, on his boat, the illustrations shrink back- back to reality.