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The following books are introduced in Ellen's new collection of classroom activities using real children's literature called Literature, Literacy, and Loving it! - Book 1 This collection of activities will be available soon from the "Resource Materials" page of this website. To order the children's books shown below from just click on the book cover.
Dog's Colorful Day: A Messy Story About Colors and Counting


Dog's Colorful Day: A Messy Story About Colors and Counting by Emma Dodd

Dog has a busy day and he wears it well. Readers will count and color all of dog's new spots.

Off We Go


Off We Go by Jane Yolan

This is a cute rhythmic story of animals off to visit their grandma/s house. The text is sing-song in nature and the reader will delight in saying the sounds out loud.

Rattletrap Car


Rattletrap Car by Phyllis Root

This is a fun, lyrical book about a very ingenious family and one very rattletrap car all on their way to the beach. Will they make it? You have to read to find out.

Mouse Count


Mouse Count by Ellen Stoll Walsh

Ms. Walsh has put together a counting book with a twist. A snake thinks he has it made - only to be outwitted by a mouse!

Mouse Mess


Mouse Mess by Linnea Riley

This lyrical book follows the antics of a mouse having a rather large snack in the middle of the night. Every food comes with its own sound as the mouse eats his way through the kitchen.

King Bidgood's in the Bathtub


King Bidgood's in the Bathtub by Audrey Wood

This is a beautifully illustrated and written book that plays with the unfortunate circumstance of a king who will not get out of the bathtub. Read and find out who will save the day. Children will love the images and feel of the language in their mouths.

Bus Stop, Bus Go


Bus Stop, Bus Go by Daniel Kirk

This is a fun book about riding to school on a school bus. Surely, young listeners will make lots of connections to the many antics going on within this one bus!

Snow (Caldecott Honor Book)


Snow by Uri Shulevitz

This is a simple story of a growing snowstorm. It is first recognized by a young boy with a dog, but is dismissed by all of the adults in town.

Bark, George


Bark George by Jules Feiffer

This is an adorable nonsense story of a mother dog and her puppy, who has contracted a very different kind of bark. The puppy is "cured" after a trip to the vey - or is he?

The Missing Mitten Mystery


Missing Mitten Mystery by Steven Kellogg

This is a simple story of a young girl's missing red mitten. She has been playing in the snow and has to backtrack through her day's activities to look for it. She is ultimately successful after imagining the worst for her mitten.