Mrs. McKee's Library

November 2016
reviewed: The Juice Box Bully
The book has the class come together and stop the bully and show him that he doesn't have to be a bully. It would be great to...
The Juice Box Bully: Empowering Kids to Stand Up For Others - Bob Sornson, Maria Dismondy, Kim Shaw
reviewed: Five Little Pumpkins
A great little poem that has the students counting. I would use it for grades k-2. The story could be cut into strips and use...
Five Little Pumpkins (Harper Growing Tree) - Dan Yaccarino
reviewed: The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig
Reading this book allows for the students to experience different versions of folktale stories. The book could be used in a 4...
The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig: A Pop-Up Storybook with a Twist in the Tale! - Eugene Trivizas, Helen Oxenbury
reviewed: A Mink, A Fink, A Skating Rink: What is a Noun?
A book that teaches students about nouns and how to identify them through pictures. The book would be great for a k-2 class. ...
A Mink, a Fink, a Skating Rink: What Is a Noun? - Brian P. Cleary, Jenya Prosmitsky
reviewed: Duck! Rabbit!
Depending on how you look at the book, you may see the duck or a rabbit. It is a great book to use to show that people may se...
Duck! Rabbit! - Amy Krouse Rosenthal, Tom Lichtenheld
reviewed: Bridge to Terabithia
This book has two main characters who use their imagination to go on an adventure and build a land that they rule over. The b...
Bridge to Terabithia - Katherine Paterson
reviewed: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
This book follows a boy and his friends as they navigate life as wizards. I would use this book in 6th grade. I would encoura...
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone  - Mary GrandPré, J.K. Rowling
reviewed: Amazing Grace
This book is about a child who loves to pretend she is the characters from the books she reads. I would use this book in a 4t...
Amazing Grace - Mary Hoffman, Caroline Binch
reviewed: Where the Red Fern Grows
I would use this book in a 6th grade class. It would be a good book to practice foreshadowing.
Where the Red Fern Grows - Wilson Rawls
reviewed: Hatchet
Hatchet is a very descriptive story that uses the senses to draw you in. I would use this book in 5th or 6th grade. I would h...
Hatchet - Gary Paulsen