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Level K, Unit 3
READ ALOUD BOOKS
- Delivery Van
- by Betsy and Giulio Maestro. Clarion, 1990.
- This story is a great vocabulary builder for town and country words.
- Coco Can't Wait
- by Taro Gomi. Puffin, 1985.
- Coco arrives at her grandmother's house only to discover that her grandmother has left to visit Coco! Their paths meet after a circuitous journey.
- The Trek
- by Ann Jonas. Greenwillow, 1985.
- Two children take an extraordinary trek home from school. Illustrations invite reader participation.
- Little Pink Pig
- by Pat Hutchins. Greenwillow, 1994.
- Where is little pink pig? His mother gets the whole barnyard in an uproar looking for him. Repetitive questions invite reader response.
- A Bear for All Seasons
- by Diane Marcial Fuchs. Henry Holt and Company, Inc., 1995.
- Fox visits Bear during the winter and they remember all their favorite parts of each season.
- Once Upon a Golden Apple
- by Jean Little and Maggie de Vries. Puffin, 1991.
- A fairy tale that playfully turns time and words upside down. Children will chime in when they recognize the pattern.
- Every Monday in the Mailbox
- by Louisa Fox. William B. Erdsman Publishing, 1995.
- Melinda can't wait for Mondays, because Mrs. Wilcox sends Melinda letters from her nursing home.
READ TOGETHER BOOKS
- Yellow Ball
- by Molly Bang. Morrow, 1991.
- A little yellow ball floats into the ocean and travels to another shore. Minimalist text allows the pictures to tell the story.
- Time To...
- by Bruce McMillan. Scholastic, 1989.
- Follow Brian McConnell from morning to evening and learn to tell time by the hour.
- Today Is Monday
- by Eric Carle. Philomel, 1993.
- Each day of the week passes with yet another serving of food. Carle's illustrations bring this song to life.
- by Jeannie Baker. Greenwillow, 1991.
- A unique opportunity to observe the passage of time through the life of one little boy who grows to manhood.
TEACHER RESOURCE BOOKS
- The Boy Who Would Be a Helicopter
- by Vivian Paley. Harvard University Press, 1990.
- Examines the power of storytelling in the play of the very young.
- From Pictures to Words
- by Janet Stevens. Holiday House, 1995.
- Illustrator Janet Stevens creates a book about the process of writing a story.
PAPERBACK PLUS BOOKS
- by Robin Ballard. Greenwillow, 1995.
- A child looks for her friend, Emma, who is appearing in the Carnival parade. They dance together in the streets in celebration.
- Looking Down
- by Steve Jenkins. Houghton Mifflin Company, 1995.
- Children are introduced to the concepts of maps and visual perspective through exquisite cut-paper collages.