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The Giving Tree - Shel Silverstein

This book is super sweet! A tree that loves a little boy that grows up into a man, gives everything it possibly can for him. I would use this around the time of the 100 days of school. Create a giving tree in the classroom and we work towards 100 acts of kindness. Add each on a leaf. 


level: N

The Napping House - Audrey Wood, Don Wood

The Napping House is a silly book about multiple characters trying to sleep. The illustrations are so vivid and perfectly designed. 

I would use this book for sequencing, a bedtime/naptime story, or a story time story with puppets.


Level: J



Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Other Stories - Lewis Carroll

Alice in Wonderland is a classic tale about a girl who enters a whole new world through a rabbit hole. She is trying to find her way home but she gets sucked into her own curiosity. On her journey she finds many friends and discovers new possibilities. 

I would use this book starting in 3rd grade. I would use it in a Wonder unit or even as a free read when there is free time in between classes.


Level: V

Winnie-the-Pooh - Ernest H. Shepard, A.A. Milne

Guided Reading Level: R


This is a classic tale that brings in imagination and creativity. I would read this as an ongoing circle time book. I may give the opportunity to hold "reading buddies" while we read. Christopher Robin goes on many adventures with his friends learning about caring ,sharing, and friendship.