The Bear report by thyra heder
This book starts out with a shoddily done report on bears. The main character writes:
"They are big."
"They eat things." and
"They are mean."
She is in for a surprise when a polar bear shows up in her room and declares that not all polar bears are mean. He then takes her out a tour of his habitat. The pictures are stunning. This would be a great book to show students what NOT to do for a report and what TO DO for a report. The story is touching and informational.
Mapping Sam by Joyce hesselberth
This fabulous book takes Sam, the cat, and maps out his life. Great introduction to maps. Some of the "maps" are illustrations with labels. The last line is, "Can uno map a dream? You might try." Beautiful illustrations.
Jill A. Hostetler
I love books so much! My particular loves are children's books and professional books that catch my fancy. One thing that keeps me happy and sane as a teacher is being able to get tons of books from the library and share them with my students. I have tried different ways to keep track of my books, but here's another attempt. We'll se if I can make this one fly!