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Level K, Unit 2

READ ALOUD BOOKS

Bread Is For Eating
by David and Phyllis Gershator. Henry Holt and Company, 1995.
Sing a song of bread making and share the warm glow of family and community in this Spanish and English text.
Willie Bear and the Wish Fish
by Debi Gliori. Macmillan, 1995.
Willie Bear shows his parents how to enjoy the weather of each day and not always wish for something else.
Garage Song
by Sarah Wilson. Half Moon Books, 1991.
Find out how people at a service station help satisfy a need in their community.
The Mitten
by Jan Brett. G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1989.
Nicki's mitten serves the need for shelter of many forest animals.
Apartment House Tree
by Bette Killion. HarperRow, 1989.
One tree meets the needs of many small animals.
Blueberries for Sal
by Robert McCloskey. Viking, 1948.
Sal and a baby bear get lost and discover each one needs their mother. A Caldecott Honor book.

READ TOGETHER BOOKS

Sheep in a Jeep
by Nancy Shaw. Houghton, 1986.
A flock of sheep discover riding in a jeep is not the easiest way to travel.
If You Give a Moose a Muffin
by Laura Joffe Numeroff. Harper Collins, 1991.
Give into a moose just once and he might have more unusual requests for you to answer. Great book for discussing needs and wants.
On Market Street
by Arnold Lobel. Greenwillow, 1981.
Award-winning illustrations depict the variety of the market place in this stunning alphabet book. A Caldecott Honor Book.
Jamberry
by Bruce Degen. Harper Collins, 1983.
You need many different kinds of berries for a Jamberry. Rhythmic text plays with compound words.

TEACHER RESOURCE BOOKS

All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten
by Robert Fulghum. Villard Books, 1989.
Joyful Learning
by Bobbi Fisher. Heinemann Educational Books, Inc., 1991
A teacher shares her experience of whole language in a kindergarten classroom. Includes bibliographic references for teachers and parents.

PAPERBACK PLUS BOOKS

My House
by Lisa Desimini. Henry Holt and Company, Inc., 1994.
Using a combination of collages, photographs and paint, this book celebrates a house and the people who believe in it.
Sylvester and the Magic Pebble
by William Steig. Simon & Schuster, 1969.
This classic fantasy tells how in a moment of panic Sylvester turns himself into a rock. A Caldecott Medal Book.