Category Archives: What’s in Our Bookbag

"Miles Davis" by theaucitron at flickr.com (scaled and text added)

Teach Your Kids Jazz Greats
Read Acoustic Rooster and His Barnyard Band Before It's Too Late

Acoustic Rooster and His Barnyard Band by Kwame Alexander is a great introduction to jazz greats for little ones. It includes a jazz glossary, information on some of music’s greatest jazz artists and an amazing jazz timeline. I was positively delighted as I read this book to my daughter.

"Miles Davis" by theaucitron at flickr.com (scaled and text added)

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Get Ready for the Feast
Read Albert's Thanksgiving and Write Some Letters

Today we read Albert’s Thanksgiving by Leslie Tryon. This is a cute story of all that is to be done in Pleasant Valley before the upcoming Thanksgiving feast. Patsy Pig uses letters to remind Albert of all the tasks that she needs him to complete, everything from making the table to the cross-legged turkey. With all of the crazy last minute tasks and letter writing they have forgotten about the vegetables. Will they pull together and get the vegetables harvested in time for the feast? Read this adorable story to find out what happens! albertsthanksgiving1 Continue reading

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A Journey of Freedom
The Story of the Pilgrims - a Story of Growth and Friendship

The Story of the Pilgrims by Katherine Ross, is a wonderful story of the Pilgrims journey to America. The illustrations are colorful and it kept my seven year old engaged. pilgrims1 Continue reading

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A Class Act
There's a Cat in Our Class - a Story of Acceptance

A cat in your classroom? That may seem a little strange to just about anyone. If you are a class full of dogs it’s just down right disruptive. There’s a Cat in Our Class! A Tale About Getting Along by Jeanie Franz Ransom, is an adorable story about acceptance and friendship. catclass1 Continue reading

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