Now Open the Box by Dorothy Kunhardt

Publisher: The New York Review Children’s Collection Publication Date:  August 20, 2013 A circus man stands in front of his circus tent holding a very small box. What could be in that little, tiny box? When the circus man opens…

Dear Deer: A Book of Homophones by Gene Barretta

Recommended Grades: 3-5 Word Choice Dear Deer: A Book of Homophones is a book of homophones and some homonyms.  Aunt Ant has just moved to the zoo and describes all the animal behavior she sees in a letter to her…

The Girl’s Like Spaghetti: Why, You Can’t Manage without Apostrophes by Lynne Truss

May Theme:  Conventions For the first half of 2011, I will take time to focus on picture books that you can use with each of the Six Traits of Writing.  Each month will be dedicated to a new trait. December…

Eats, Shoots & Leaves: Why, Commas Really Do Make a Difference! by Lynne Truss

May Theme:  Conventions For the first half of 2011, I will take time to focus on picture books that you can use with each of the Six Traits of Writing.  Each month will be dedicated to a new trait. December…