Unbelievably banned #3 Charlotte’s Web by E. B. White White’s heartfelt tale of a spider and pig, has been drawing children in for half a century. However, some people would rather this title never see the light of day. In one extreme case, a school in England banned Charlotte’s Web for fear that the pig Wilbur might be offensive to Muslim students. Fortunately, the Muslim Council of Britain saw the folly of this ban: all pig books, were quickly restored to their rightful place.
Pig in Boots: The world's only porker who is afraid of mud
K-3rd grade. Pinkalicious loves all things pink, especially pink cupcakes. She over indulges in them and turns pink, which is embarrassing! She must eat green things to balance herself out. This book has many uses besides being a fun read. Elements of being aware of moderation, eating junk food and balancing with healthy food, being yourself and accepting yourself, as well as listening to your parents!
Storytelling is a sacred art. In Hiawatha And The Peacemaker (Abrams Books For Young Readers, September 8, 2015) with words by Robbie Robertson and pictures by David Shannon we enter the wondrous realm of history brought to life by a tale passed from one generation to the next.
The Ultimate 2015 Summer Reading List for Middle Graders
Little Mamá Forgets - This picture book focuses on a young Mexican-American girl's relationship with her aging grandmother. Spanish words and phrases are used throughout the text; a list of these words and phrases is included with their English translations.
Third grade read-aloud. This is the first time I've read this book. A delightful read. The students seemed to enjoy Elmer's adventures on Wild Island as well as the whimsical black-and-white illustrations.