LIBRARY MOUSE Sam, a shy but creative mouse who lives in a library, decides to write and illustrate his own stories which he places on the shelves with the other library books but when children find the tales, they all want to meet the author.
Shortcut by Donald Crews, Personal Narrative-Small Moment Mentor Text I have used this with lower and upper elementary. It is a powerful teaching mentor text for small moments as well as leads, descriptive writing, endings.
Corduroy by Don Freeman is the first in a long series of picture books about little teddy bear. In this one he's living in an apartment store, forgotten on a shelf long enough he's lost one of his buttons. This book is part of my childhood!