In the United States, November means Thanksgiving celebrations with loved ones, changing weather, and falling leaves. Whatever you do this November, it’s a time to be thankful and to remember the many things we all have to be grateful for. One of those things is literacy! This month’s new releases range from level A to W and cover interesting subjects like laughing, popcorn, bison, and airplanes.
Make Me Laugh
This funny, colorful book uses simple sentences and repetitive phrasing to support early emergent readers. While reading the various things that make this little girl laugh, students can learn about determining cause and effect and using nouns.
People use airplanes for travel, but we also use these amazing machines for many other things. This book helps students identify the main idea to better understand the text. Detailed photos and repetitive text support early emergent readers.
Zots Goes to School
Zots is from another planet in outer space, so he doesn’t know how to behave at school. Luckily, his best friend Abby teaches him everything she knows about proper conduct. This funny story will keep your students entertained while they learn about cause-and-effect relationships.
Zots Learns to Play
Because Zots is an alien from outer space, he doesn’t understand the rules to popular games, so the other children have to teach him. This funny book features colorful illustrations with simple text to help students learn about identifying problems and solutions.
Paco’s uncle owns a taco truck, where Paco helps out on Saturdays. On one morning, things go a little differently than usual. Detailed illustrations follow an interesting plot that can help teach students how to connect to prior knowledge to understand the story.
In this hectic world, one of the best things we can learn is to slow down and enjoy life. This sweet story about an imaginative girl walking home from school with her impatient sister can help students analyze characters—and perhaps also be more aware of their environment.
Sadko and the Sea Kingdom
The musician Sadko must decide whether to save his village or marry the beloved daughter of the Sea King. This enchanting folktale features magical illustrations and useful vocabulary lessons, and can help teach students how to identify character point of view.
Bison Came Back
Bison, the majestic creatures that once roamed the plains by the millions, almost became extinct. This book provides a comprehensive history of these amazing survivors. Filled with detailed photos, the book can help students identify cause-and-effect relationships.
Popcorn Through the Ages
It might surprise you to learn that the buttery popcorn you munch at the movies actually has an ancient history going back thousands of years. This book introduces students to the story of popcorn, from its origins in Mexico through the Great Depression, up to today.
The Best Worst Thanksgiving
Zara Li is enduring all kinds of annoying things this Thanksgiving. Is it the worst Thanksgiving ever? Or will she learn things that may change the way she feels about this day? Fun illustrations and an engaging story will help students make, revise, and confirm predictions.
An Interest in Interest
Mike needs a loan to start his new business idea. With two loan offers on the table, he struggles to choose the best one. With its detailed illustrations and realistic storyline, this book teaches students about loans, interest, profits, and wage garnishments.
With vivid photos and detailed descriptions, this book introduces students to the largest land biome on the planet. From its unique climate and rugged wildlife to its special people, students will learn about the many distinctive features of the taiga biome.
The Wonderful Wizard of OZ (Part 1)
When a cyclone lifts Dorothy out of Kansas and drops her in the magical land of Oz, it kills the Wicked Witch of the East. The Munchkins hail Dorothy as a hero, while the Witch of the North sends her to off see the Wizard.