Monday, August 12, 2013
THINGS THAT FLOAT AND THINGS THAT DON'T by David Adler with illustrations by Anna Raff. Holiday House, 2013.
JACK AND THE HUNGRY GIANT EAT RIGHT WITH MY PLATE by Loreen Leedy. Holiday House, 2013.
Science books this time. Nutrition (a la Jack and the Beanstalk) and density (using common objects and a tub of water) are two important concepts. Here are picture books that boil those concepts down to their essences. Thiink of using these as guides for students who will write (in science class) about other concepts using the format of an informational picture book or by blending fiction and nonfiction (telling time with Cinderella, staying safe in nature via Red Riding Hood?)/ The possibilities are endless and limited only to the imaginations of the kids.