Teaching someone to handle a Book

In cultures that have had little or no exposure to books, handling a book properly is a skill that must be learned.

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Reading snippets

Have fifth graders each read a snippet over the
intercom each morning. One snippet is for PreK-2 and the other is 3-5. It is a few sentences from a popular book, must include the main character's name. Children can guess the title of the book. One winner is chosen for each group per day. Rewards are either left over bookfair books or a coupon to check out additional books.

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Recipes from Children's Books

Cloudy with a chance for meatballs 

Strawberry shortcake from Cook-a-doddle-doo by Janet Stevens


Stone soup by Marcia Brown


Green Eggs and Ham by Seuss


Scrambled Eggs Super, Dr.Seuss


Chicken Soup with Rice Maurice Sendak


Winnie-the-Pooh's Teatime Cookbook


Winnie-the-Pooh's Picnic Cookbook Winnie-the-Pooh's Cookie Book

On Top of Spaghetti

Chicks and Salsa

A Birthday is no Ordinary Cake

The runaway Latkes.

 Everything on a Waffle


Roahl Dahl's Revolting Recipes


Tasteykake Butterscotch Krimpets was the food-of-choice for Jerry Spinelli's Maniac Magee:

"Gingerbread" in the Gingerbread Man

Rice Cake Rabbit

Strega Nona by Tomie DePaola (Big Anthony and the magic pasta pot)

Pancakes for Breakfast, Tomie DePaola


 Mouse Soup


"The LittleHouse Cookbook" from the Laura Ingalls Wilder series


Pumpkin Soup bookby Helen Cooper

Snowballs by Lois Ehlert    Popcorn ball recipe is in the back

Alexander the Grape


Annie Bananie

Lord of the Rings Middle Earth recipes "griddled lembas"

Patricia Polacco's Thunder Cake -

lists of cookbooks based on popular children's literature






The story of a boy who becomes a caveman. Wonderfully animated with sound effects and a self marking comprehension test at the end! You have the option to have this story read to you with real audio! (right off the web!) or learn to read difficult story words before starting. It's all on the next page!

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