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For Teachers

 
Alphabet Bears
Children practice alphabetical order
 
Common Sense Media
This site educates parents and students about Internet Safety.
 
Exploring Nature
Provided by Rockland BOCES
 
Pebble Go Databases
The young researcher has a choice of three databases: Animals, Biography, and Earth and Space.
 
Pictures
Copyright free pictures
 
Starfall
Online stories and games to encourage children to read.
 
Storyline
An on-line streaming video program featuring Screen Actors Guild members reading children's books. Each book is accompanied by activities.
 
Teaching Books
Have an author visit your classroom any time.
 
Types of Land
Choose a landform from a drop down menu and click on a place on the map for a picture and description.
 
United Streaming - Discovery Education
A selection of videos you may stream or download to your computer.
 
Weblinks for Literacy
Book leveling websites, independent reading, literature circles, writing general language arts, shared reading and others of interest to teachers.
 

Recommended Reading Picks for K to 1:

REALISTIC FICTION

** Rosie Revere, Engineer by Andrea Beaty
** I am Bored by Michael Ian Black
** My Teacher is Not a Monster by Peter Brown
Little Elliot, Big City by Micheal Curat
Kitten’s First Moon by Kevin Henks
Big Mean Mike by Michelle Knudson
The Girl and the Bicycle by Mark Pett
** The Watermelon Seed by Greg Pizzoli
Bun, Bun, Button by Patricia Polacco
The Hello Goodbye Window by Chris  Raschka
Table Manners by Chris  Raschka
Blackout by John Rocco
** Most Magnificent Thing by Ashley Spires
** Read It, Don't Eat It! by Ian Schoenherr
Pete’s A Pizza: William Steig

HUMOROUS FICTION

Billy Twitters and His Whale Problem by  Mac Barnett
** Bailey by Henry Bliss
** Mr Tiger Goes Wild by Peter Brown
Children Make Terrible Pets by Peter Brown
** I Am Otter by Sam Garton
** Otter Goes to Space by Sam Garton
Chicken Big by Keith Graves
That is Not My Hat by Jon Klassen
Book With No Pictures by B. J. Novak
** Interrupting Chicken by David Ezra Stein
** We Are in a Book by Mo Willems
** Should I Share My Ice Cream by Mo Willems

FANTASY FICTION

** Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett

Creepy Carrots by Peter Brown
The Curious Garden by Peter Brown
The Cloud Spinner by Michael Catchpool

Bus Called Heaven by Bob Graham
** Rules for Summer by Shaun Tan

NONFICTION/INFORMATIVE

** Looking at Lincoln by Maira Kalman
Balloons Over Broadway by Melissa Sweet
Me on the Map Joan Sweeney
Animal Book by Steve Jenkins
My First Day by Steve Jenkins
Pop: The Invention of Bubble Gum by Meghan McCarthy
When Rain Falls by Melissa Sweet
Incredible Inventions by Lee Bennett Hopkins
How Did That Get In My Lunchbox by Christine Butterworth
Planting the Wild Garden by Kathryn O. Galbraith
Hot Air: The (Mostly) True Story of the First Hot-Air Balloon Ride by Marjorie Priceman
Coral Reefs by Jason Chin
The Camping Trip That Changed America by Barb Rosenstock
Castle: How It Works by David David  Macaulay
There's a Frog in My Throat!: 440 Animal Sayings a Little Bird Told Me by Loreen Leedy
Runny Babbit by Shel Silverstein

BOOKS ABOUT PEOPLE (Biographies)

** Man Who Walked Between Towers by Mordecai Gerstein
** Biblioburro by Jeanette Winter
** Georgia in Hawaii: When Georgia O’Keeffe Painted What She Pleased by Amy Novesky
** Me, Jane by Patrick McDonnell
Queen Victoria's Bathing Machine by Gloria Whelan

EMBRACING DIVERSITY (realistic ficton and nf)

Each Kindness by Jacqueline Woodson
One World, One Day by Barbara Kearley
Little Treasure: Endearments From Around the World by Jacqueline K Ogburn
Off to Class: Incredible and Unusual Classrooms Around the World by Susan Hughes
Throw Your Tooth on a Roof by Selby B. Beeler
Auntie Yang's Great Soybean Picnic by Ginny Lo
Migrant by Maxine Trottier
A New Year's Reunion by Yu Li-Qiong
My Brother Charlie by Holly Peete Robinson
Chirchir Is Singing by Kelly Cunnane

NURSERY RHYMES, FABLES & FOLKLORE:

** Three Little Kittens by Paul Galdone
** Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs by Mo Willems

** The Gingerbread Man  Eric Kimmel
** Gingerbread Baby by Jan Brett

** Gingerbread Boy by Paul Galdone

** Lion and the Mouse by Jerry Pinkney

** The Tortoise and the Hare by Jerry Pinkney
The Tortoise and the Hare Race Again by Dan Bernstein

The Stinky Cheese Man : and other fairly stupid tales by Jon Scieszka

Who Pushed Humpty Dumpty?: And Other Notorious Nursery Rhyme Mysteries by David Levinthal
Fox Tails: Four Fables From Aesop by Amy Lowry
Zen Shorts by Jon Muth
Very Short Tall Tales to Read Together by Retold by Fiona Waters
Elephant's Friend and Other Ancient Tales from India by retold by Marcia Williams
How Chipmunk got his stripes: a tale of bragging and teasing by Joseph Bruchac
Rabbit's snow dance : a traditional Iroquois story by Joseph Bruchac
Pancho Rabbit and the Coyote: A Migrant's Tale by Duncan Tonatiuh

GREAT EARLY READERS: ** these titles are all from a series, any titles from within these series are great!

Biscuit by Alyssa Satin Capucilli
Pete the Cat: Pete at the Beach by James Dean
Houndsley and Catina by James Howe

Frog and Toad Are Friends by Arnold Lobel

Bella & Harry by Lisa Manzione
Little Bear by Elsa Holmelund Minarik

BOB Books by Bobby Lynn Maslen
Henry and Mudge and the Great Grandpas by Cynthia Rylant

Mr. Putter & Tabby Pour the Tea by Cynthia Rylant

Cat the Cat, Who Is That? by Mo Willems
There Is a Bird On Your Head!  (Elephant & Piggie) by Mo Willems

Classic Books :

Clifford Books by Norman Bridwell
Franklin Goes to School  by Paulette Bourgeois

One is a Feast for Mouse by Judy Cox
Duck & Goose by Tad Hills
I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie by Alison Jackson
The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn

Curious George Visits the Library by Margaret and H.A. Rey

Shiver Me Letters:  A Pirate ABC by June Sobel

Cat in the Hat by Dr Seuss

Green Eggs and Ham by Dr Seuss
A Chair for My Mother by Vera B. Williams

Penguins and Their Chicks by Margaret Hall

Recommended Reading Picks for Grade 1 to 2:

REALISTIC FICTION

**Pete’s A Pizza, by William Steig
**How I Spent My Summer Vacation, by Mark Teague
** A Chair for My Mother, by Vera B. Williams
I am Bored by Michael Ian Black
My Teacher is Not a Monster by Peter Brown
Most Magnificent Thing by Ashley Spires
The Watermelon Seed by Greg Pizzoli
The Hello Goodbye Window by Chris  Raschka
Table Manners by Chris  Raschka
Rosie Revere, Engineer by Andrea Beaty
Blackout by John Rocco
Bun, Bun, Button by Patricia Polacco
Big Mean Mike by Michelle Knudson
Little Elliot, Big City by Micheal Curato
Kitten’s First Moon by Kevin Henkes

Read It, Don't Eat It! by Ian Schoenherr
The Girl and the Bicycle by Mark Pett

HUMOROUS FICTION

***A Dog is a Dog, by Stephen Shaskan
***Nat the Cat Can Sleep Like That, by Victoria Allenby
***Green Eggs and Ham, by Dr. Seuss
Interrupting Chicken by David Ezra Stein
Mr Tiger Goes Wild by Peter Brown
We Are in a Book by Mo Willems
I am Otter by Sam Garton
Otter in Space by Sam Garton
Bailey at the Museum by Henry Bliss
Chicken Big by Keith Graves
Children Make Terrible Pets by Peter Brown
This is Not My Hat by Jon Klassen
Billy Twitters and His Whale Problem by  Mac Barnett
When Dinosaurs Came With Everything, by Elise Broach

Book With No Pictures by B. J. Novak

Too Many Toys, by David Shannon

FANTASY FICTION

**Library Mouse, by Daniel Kirk

Bear Snores On, by Karma Wilson

Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett

Rules for Summer by Shaun Tan

Bus Called Heaven by Bob Graham
The Cloud Spinner by Michael Catchpool
Creepy Carrots by Peter Brown
The Curious Garden by Peter Brown

NONFICTION/INFORMATIVE

** Balloons Over Broadway by Melissa Sweet
**Me on the Map Joan Sweeney

Looking at Lincoln by Maira Kalman
Animal Book by Steve Jenkins
My First Day by Steve Jenkins
Pop: The Invention of Bubble Gum by Meghan McCarthy
When Rain Falls by Melissa Sweet
Incredible Inventions by Lee Bennett Hopkins
How Did That Get In My Lunchbox by Christine Butterworth
Planting the Wild Garden by Kathryn O. Galbraith
Hot Air: The (Mostly) True Story of the First Hot-Air Balloon Ride by Marjorie Priceman
Coral Reefs by Jason Chin
The Camping Trip That Changed America by Barb Rosenstock
Castle: How It Works by David David  Macaulay
There's a Frog in My Throat!: 440 Animal Sayings a Little Bird Told Me by Loreen Leedy
Runny Babbit by Shel Silverstein

BOOKS ABOUT PEOPLE (Biographies)

** Me, Jane by Patrick McDonnell
Biblioburro by Jeanette Winter
Georgia in Hawaii: When Georgia O’Keeffe Painted What She Pleased by Amy Novesky
The Man Who Walked Between the Towers by Mordicai Gerstein
Queen Victoria's Bathing Machine by Gloria Whelan

EMBRACING DIVERSITY (realistic ficton and nf)

Each Kindness by Jacqueline Woodson
One World, One Day by Barbara Kearley
Little Treasure: Endearments From Around the World by Jacqueline K Ogburn
Off to Class: Incredible and Unusual Classrooms Around the World by Susan Hughes
Throw Your Tooth on a Roof by Selby B. Beeler
Auntie Yang's Great Soybean Picnic by Ginny Lo
Migrant by Maxine Trottier
A New Year's Reunion by Yu Li-Qiong
My Brother Charlie by Holly Peete Robinson
Chirchir Is Singing by Kelly Cunnane

NURSERY RHYMES, FABLES & FOLKLORE

**Armadilly Chili, by Helen Ketteman

Three Little Kittens by Paul Galdone
Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs by Mo Willems

The Gingerbread Man  Eric Kimmel
Gingerbread Baby by Jan Brett

Gingerbread Man by Paul Galdone

Lion and the Mouse by Jerry Pinkney

The Tortoise and the Hare by Jerry Pinkney
The Tortoise and the Hare Race Again by Dan Bernstein

Fox Tails: Four Fables From Aesop by Amy Lowry
Zen Shorts by Jon Muth
Very Short Tall Tales to Read Together by Retold by Fiona Waters
Elephant's Friend and Other Ancient Tales from India by retold by Marcia Williams
How Chipmunk got his stripes: a tale of bragging and teasing by Joseph Bruchac
Rabbit's snow dance : a traditional Iroquois story by Joseph Bruchac
Pancho Rabbit and the Coyote: A Migrant's Tale by Duncan Tonatiuh

Mouse & Lion, by Rand Burkert

Too Many Fairies, by Margaret Read MacDonald

GREAT EARLY READERS: **These titles are from series; any titles from within these series are great!

Cat the Cat, Who Is That? by Mo Willems

There Is a Bird On Your Head!  (Elephant & Piggie) by Mo Willems

Henry and Mudge and the Great Grandpas by Cynthia Rylant

Mr. Putter & Tabby Pour the Tea by Cynthia Rylant

Frog and Toad Are Friends by Arnold Lobel
Pete the Cat: Pete at the Beach by James Dean

Little Bear by Elsa Holmelund Minarik

Biscuit Plays Ball by Alyssa Satin Capucilli
Houndsley and Catina by James Howe

Bella & Harry by Lisa Manzione

CLASSIC BOOKS

Curious George Visits the Library, by Margaret and H.A. Rey

Clifford Books, by Norman Bridwell

One is a Feast for a Mouse, by Judy Cox

Franklin Goes to School, by Paulette Bourgeois

I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie, by Alison Jackson

Shiver Me Letters: A Pirate ABC, by June Sobel

Cat in the Hat, by Dr. Seuss

Duck, Duck, Goose, by Tad Hills

The Kissing Hand, by Audrey Penn

A Chair for My Mother, by Vera B. Williams

FOR PARENTS

Book Flix

This site pairs fiction videos and non-fiction books. The username and password is available only to Nanuet students and their parents. Please see librarian.
 
Common Sense Media
This site educates students and parents about Internet Safety.
  
Online stories and games to encourage children to read
 
Storyline
An on-line streaming video program featuring Screen Actors Guild members reading children's books. Each book is accompanied by activities.
 

FOR STUDENTS

Shelver!

Practice using alphabetical order to shelve library books.

 
 
Exploring Nature
Provided by Rockland BOCES
 
 
Make a gingerbread friend
Click and drag to make your own gingerbread friend
 
 
PebbleGo Databases
Four databases for the young researcher. Choose from Earth and Space, Animals, Biographies, and Social Studies.
 
Pictures
Copyright free pictures to use for student projects
 
Starfall
Online stories and games to encourage children to read.

Kindergarten Resources

Children practice alphabetical order
 
Enchanted Learning Paint a Rhyme
Mother Goose rhymes children can read and color online.
 
Make a gingerbread friend
Click and drag to decorate your own gingerbread friend
 
Olivia by Ian Falconer
Take a look at Olivia's favorite games and coloring pages.
 
PebbleGo Databases
Four databases for the young researcher. They may choose from Earth and Space, Animals, Biography, and Social Studies.
 
The Great Gracie Chase
Move the mouse around until you find Gracie
 
Follett e-shelf is a collection of books that may be read on-line.
 
Little Explorers Dictionary
A picture dictionary for children
 

Search Engines

 
Kids.gov
Links to government sites for kids

1st Grade Resources

 
Follett e-shelf is a collection of books that may be read on-line.
 
Little Explorers Dictionary
A picture dictionary for children
 
Pebble Go Databases
The young researcher has a choice of four databases: Animals, Biography, Earth and Space and Social Studies.

2nd Grade Resources

Ben's Guide to U. S. Government for Kids

 
Exploring Nature
Provided by Rockland BOCES
 
Fact Monster
Encyclopedia, Almanac, Dictionary and Thesaurus all in one.
 
pics4learning
Copyright free photographs for student and teacher use.
 
Types of Land
Choose a landform from the drop down menu and click on a place on the map for a picture and description.

Follett e-shelf

Follett e-shelf is a collection of books that may be read on-line.
 
Little Explorers Dictionary
A picture dictionary for children
 
Pebble Go Databases
The young researcher has a choice of four databases: Animals, Biography, Earth and Space and Social Studies.