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Poydar, Nancy. Zip, Zip…Homework. New York: Holiday House. (2008) ISBN: 978-0-8234-2090-2.
Violet has the perfect backpack with wheels, zippers, and snaps and she can’t wait to be assigned a real homework assignment to use it. Finally Ms. Patience assigns a take-home paper and Violet thinks she is ready to tackle it…until she can’t find the paper anywhere. For children who have good intentions but can’t quite get it all together, the dilemma of what to do when the homework paper disappears is very familiar. So how do Ms. Patience, Violet, and Mom and Dad finally work it all out? …
Need a book about pilgrims, turkeys, or November? The CRC has over a hundred titles about Thanksgiving, but they are going fast. From preschool through high school and picture books to novels, we have the titles you are looking for. Gobble! The Complete Book of Thanksgiving Words by Lynda Graham-Barber is a fun glossary of turkey day words, while P is for Pilgrim: A Thanksgiving Alphabet by Carol Crane is a beautifully illustrated compendeum of all things Thanksgiving. Click this link for a 26-page Thanksgiving teacher’s guide that is loaded with wonderful …
When I taught I always put a challenge at the end of quizzes to keep those speedy test-takers occupied. I wish I had The Big Book of Mind-Bending Puzzles by Terry Stickles (JUV 973.73 S854b). See if you can solve this one:
Candace is Theresa’s daughter’s aunt’s husband’s daughter’s sister. What is the relationship between Candace and Theresa?
Look for the recently acquired American Kids in History series which feature fun projects, games, activities, and recipes. These are valuable resources for teachers who want to make learning history “hands on.”
Colonial Days JUV 973 K52co
Revolutionary War Days JUV 973.3 K52r
Pioneer Days JUV 978 K52p
Civil War Days JUV 973.7 K52c
Victorian Days JUV 306 K52v
World War II Days JUV 940.53 K52w
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