Saturday, January 5, 2013

January Books!

BOOKS, BOOKS, BOOKS!
We L.O.V.E. BOOKS in my room.
Here's some of the books we'll be reading this month.
If you want a great read aloud that your kiddos will never forget. Then "Stone Fox" by John Reynolds Gardiner is your book.
It comes with a warning though- it is a tear jerker!
The next chapter book I'll be reading this month is a Magic Treehouse book by Mary Pope Osbourne. My firsties LOVE this series. And since we will be talking a lot about the Arctic and Antarctica, this is a great book.
Another favorite for January is "Balto". There are a few books written about this famous dog from Nome, Alaska but I like this one by Natalie Standiford best for my first graders.
I'm sure everyone is familiar with "Snowflake Bentley" by Jacqueline Briggs Martin. But if you're not it is an absolute 'must read'.

We are doing a lot with Penguins this month and this is one of my favorites by Martin Jenkins called "The Emperor's Egg".
"The Missing Mitten Mystery" by Steven Kellogg is a fun one about playing in the snow.
And what would January be without Jan Brett books? I love "The Mitten" and "The Hat" has to be my favorite of her books.
TACKY, TACKY, TACKY! 
My kiddos love him as much as Pete the Cat! Helen Lester has created such a lovable, funny penguin. There are several in the series so you'll want to read them all!

Well, that's a peek at some of the books we'll be enjoying this month.
I'd LOVE to hear what you're reading in your room this month.



3 comments:

Shelly Sitz said...

I am unfamiliar with Snowflake Bentley. I will have
to go and check it out.

Shelly
Smiling and Shining in Second Grade

Andi said...

I LOVE Stone Fox. I used to use this book with my fourth graders but had never thought to read it aloud with my firsties. I'll have to do that this year!
Thanks for sharing,
~Andi

Barbara said...

Awesome book choices. I forgot about Snowflake Bentley. That's a good one!
Barbara
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