The Classroom Bookshelf
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Exploring Language, Leadership, Love, and More: Teaching Ideas for The Beatryce Prophecy

This hopeful story of language, leadership, and love has so much to offer readers as an independent read, a whole class read aloud, or a book club exploration. Our weary, virus-laden world needs the goodness and joy this book conjures. “What does, then, change the world?….Love, and also stories” (p. 247).

Junonia

  Junonia By Kevin Henkes Greenwillow Books, 2011 ISBN: 978-0-06-196417-6 Grades 3-6 Book Review When on their annual winter holiday on Sanibel Island, Alice Rice and her parents commemorate each special ritual, from the first heron to the first step in the ocean to Alice’s birthday. Alice’s “family was small, but in Florida, she pretended […]

Tiny Little Fly

Book Review Rosen, M. (2010). Tiny little fly. Ill. by K. Waldron. Somerville, MA: Candlewick Press. ISBN: 978-0-7636-4681-3 All Ages Shifting perspectives, vibrant pencil and gouache illustrations, and a large book format, paired with rhythmic, rhyming, patterned language create a made-to-order picture book for preschool and primary grades. Readers will want to trace Tiny Little […]