Category: Space

“The Sun is Kind of a BIG DEAL”

And it is! This book makes me smile! The illustrations are inviting and the title is not only fun, but so accurate. I love the personification (great ELA connection!) that Nick Seluk used as the foundation of this fact-based informative picture book about the… Continue Reading ““The Sun is Kind of a BIG DEAL””

“Moon! Earth’s Best Friend”

Simply just take a look at this book cover! Don’t you just want to pick it up and read it! 😍 I did, and so did many of my 8th graders, when I displayed it. So just imagine the K-5 audience! Well, if you… Continue Reading ““Moon! Earth’s Best Friend””

“On Earth” by G. Brian Karas

This past summer I posted about the amazing children’s books I found about all things space, when I visited the McCall Public Library. For the next few weeks, I hope to share with you some of those treasures. “On Earth” by G. Brian Karas… Continue Reading ““On Earth” by G. Brian Karas”

McCall, Idaho Public Library

On a quick getaway before the 2019-2020 school year starts, I visited the McCall, Idaho Public Library. This mountain gem has a inviting selection of children’s books! When visiting a library, I first love to see which books are highlighted. But highlighted, I mean,… Continue Reading “McCall, Idaho Public Library”

“Curiosity: The Story of a Mars Rover” by Markus Motum

Did you know that the latest Mars rover, Curiosity, was named by a sixth-grader from Kansas? I didn’t, nor did I know so many of the intricate details that went into preparing the Mars rover. A fascinating read, told by the fictional perspective of… Continue Reading ““Curiosity: The Story of a Mars Rover” by Markus Motum”

Full Moon Adventures

With rhyming text follow a family of four (plus their little dog) on a family night indoors…well, until the lights go out and they head outside under the natural light of a full moon. Under this bright night sky, and with the bright layers… Continue Reading “Full Moon Adventures”

Tuesday Morning Reads for March 6, 2018

Fort Building Time by Megan Wagner Lloyd. Illustrations by Abigail Halpin: Granted I was the type that was an indoor fort builder, with couch cushions, pillows, blankets, etc. but I could still relate to this great fort building book…a fort for every season! I… Continue Reading “Tuesday Morning Reads for March 6, 2018”

1st Grade Researchers!

In first grade we have been learning about astronauts and transportation. Witnessing the student excitement about these topics, my co-teacher and I decided to extend the unit with some choice to learn more about either transportation or space. Using a KWL chart, we gathered… Continue Reading “1st Grade Researchers!”

Tuesday Morning Reads for January 16, 2018

“B” is for “Books”! 🙂 I am still combing through the “B” section of the children’s section of our library, for some great fictional stories in science. Here are some finds from this week: Stars! Stars! Stars! by Bob Barner: I found this book delightful.… Continue Reading “Tuesday Morning Reads for January 16, 2018”

A Never Before Published Picture Book, From Margaret Wise Brown…

Brought to us by illustrator Loren Long Beautifully illustrated, Loren Long, brings us the story of the transition from day to night, with familiar faces, now in a flourishing community. As Bunny says good morning to the world, and to daylight, there are interactions… Continue Reading “A Never Before Published Picture Book, From Margaret Wise Brown…”