The Jellybeans and the Big Book Bonanza by Laura Numeroff and Nate Evans

May Theme: Engaging the Reluctant Reader

Sometimes all it takes is one book to engage a child who may be reluctant to read.  Though it’s the end of the school year (for most), it’s never too late to try to entice a new reader.  This month, I will share books that explore reading as a topic.

Recommended Grades: K-2  

The Jellybeans and the Big Book Bonanza is another great book that demonstrates the power of reading.  Similar to Miss Brooks Loves Books! (and I don’t), Anna and her friends must find a book about a thing they love to write a book report.  All of her friends find one, will Anna?

Lesson idea: Have your own “Big Book Bonanza.”  Ask students to choose their own favorite topic, find a book related to it, and create an interesting book project about it.

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Miss Brooks Loves Books! (and I don’t) by Barbara Bottner

May Theme: Engaging the Reluctant Reader

Sometimes all it takes is one book to engage a child who may be reluctant to read.  Though it’s the end of the school year (for most), it’s never too late to try to entice a new reader.  This month, I will share books that explore reading as a topic.

Recommended Grades: K-2

Miss Brooks Loves Books (And I Don’t) is a great book to show children that not everyone enjoys reading, but there is a book in the library for everyone.  

Lesson idea: After reading aloud this book, discuss with students the idea that everyone usually has one book that may have turned them on to reading.  Remind students that perhaps some of them have not found that book yet, but you will help them.  Have students choose their favorite book (or help them find that one book that may turn them on to reading) and create a costume of the main character.  Celebrate “Book Week” in your own class and have students “really show why they love it.”

©2010 by Dawn Little for Picture This! Teaching with Picture Books. All Amazon links are affiliate links and may result in my receiving a small commission. This is at no additional cost to you.