Sunday, June 3, 2012

Great books about Perseverance

The little engine that could
by Watty Piper
Hal is a hippo. Hal is lost!
Can the Little Blue Engine save the day?

The carrot seed
The Carrot Seed by Ruth Krauss
by Ruth Kraus

Ruler of the Courtyard, by Rukshana Khan
Ruler of the Courtyard by Rukshana Khan
Is it just Saba, or do chickens scare everyone? The chickens in her yard are especially mean, chasing her and pecking at her toes. But when she sees a snake in the bathhouse, Saba realizes that chickens aren't her only problem. She has to act fast to protect herself and her nani, her grandma, from the snake. Can she conquer the chickens and the snake to become the Ruler of the Courtyard? Does she really have to conquer them at all?

Set in Pakistan, this suspenseful picture book has text that is ideal for reading out loud, and award-winning illustrator R. Gregory Christie's bold and imaginative illustrations will captivate readers and bring Saba to life.

Amazing Grace, by Mary Hoffman
Amazing Grace by Mary Hoffman
Although a classmate says that she cannot play Peter Pan
in the school play because she is black,
Grace discovers that she can do anything she sets her mind to do.
**Useful for teaching the Inferring strategy.

Brave Irene by William Steig
Brave Irene, by William Steig
Plucky Irene, a dressmaker's daughter,
braves a fierce snowstorm to deliver a new gown to
the duchess in time for the ball.

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