The Berenstain Bears' New Neighbors

The Berenstain Bears' New Neighbors - 'Stan Berenstain',  'Jan Berenstain'

The Berenstain Bears' New Neighbors, written by  By Stan Berenstain and Jan Berenstain, is about a family who is learning to accept their new neighbors even though they look completely different from what they are used to. I can use this story in my classroom to teach about acceptance, and being kind to others even though they may look different. I can read this book on during the first week of school and allow all of the students to have a Meet and Greet with each other. 



4 stars 

Lexile AD490L

Click, Clash, Splish, Splash

Click, Clack, Splish, Splash - Doreen Cronin, Betsy Lewin

Click, Clack, Splish, Splash is such a fun read for children! It’s a short story about animals preparing for a fishing trip. I can definitely use this book for teaching counting and  numbers! I can go through each page with the students and count how many animals there are so that I can connect the specific number with the animals!



4 stars

Lexile AD300L

A Bad Case of Stripes

A Bad Case of Stripes - David Shannon

A Bad Case of Stripes, written by David Shannon, is such a fun book to read! Camilla Cream is always worrying about what her peers think of her. She loved lima beans but she refused to eat them because all of her friends hated them.  She worried so much that on the first day of school her skin was covered in stripes! Eventually she had to go to school and everyone talked about her! There was only one thing that could cure this... something that she loved oh so much!! I can use this in my classroom to teach students about peer pressure and being themselves! I can have the students draw a student's name from a bucket and have them write a compliment to them! 


 5 stars

Lexile AD610L

Should I Share My Ice Cream?

Should I Share My Ice Cream? - Mo Willems

Should I share my Ice Cream, written by Mo Willems, is a really cute book. This book is about an elephant who bought ice cream for him to share with his best friend, Piggy. Elephant continued to come up with reasons as to why he didn’t need to share with Piggy. Maybe piggy didn’t like the flavor he had or maybe piggy had his own ice cream. As he continued to go back and forth with himself, his ice cream eventually melted. Turns out Piggy did have his own ice cream and he was not hesitant to share with his best friend, elephant! I can easily use this book to teach adjectives and concepts about print in my classroom! After reading this book, I can have the students describe their favorite treat using adjectives!


5 stars


Lexile 26011