Groundhog Day – FIAR – Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel

This week we rowed "Mike Mulligan and HIs Steam Shovel" we planned to read it the same week as Groundhog Day.  Did you know that a groundhog can dig up to 700 lbs of dirt in just one day!  We had planned to take a field trip to our local Waste & Recycling Center but … Continue reading Groundhog Day – FIAR – Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel

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Martin Luther King Jr Day – FIAR – Who Owns the Sun?

We used "Who Owns The Sun?" for our FIAR book this week and planned for it to be the same week as Martin Luther King Jr. Day.  Here are our favorite books about Martin Luther King Jr that we found at our local library: "I Am Martin Luther King, Jr." by Brad Meltzer, illustrated by … Continue reading Martin Luther King Jr Day – FIAR – Who Owns the Sun?

FIAR – Owl Moon

While we were reading "Owl Moon" by Jane Yolen, illustrated by John Schoenherr this week we found these supplemental books that we loved from the library: "Good-Night Owl!" by Pat Hutchins -- beautifully unique illustrations with rich detail with simple repetitive words listing other birds and the sounds they make to keep the owl awake all … Continue reading FIAR – Owl Moon

Finding Books for Kids at the Library

Our local library has this genius system that I am completely in love with.  I get online, go the the library website, hit the card catalog button, and type something into the "keyword" bar, hit search, then refine my search to the "Juvenile" location. I "place a hold" on all the books that look interesting.  … Continue reading Finding Books for Kids at the Library