Category: 3rd – 4th Grade

Browse for books to support your Curriculum. These books are recommended for the 3rd & 4th grade level.

Allegory in Picture Books


Subscribe above to get email notices of new posts.  Submit comments, questions and suggestions for new topics. Here are my top 10 favorites for teaching allegory to your students. How […]

April is National Poetry Month


Use some of my favorite poetry books to read a poem daily to your students. “For poems are not, as people think, simply emotions (one has emotions early enough)—they are […]

April is National Poetry Month, 2013


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Back to School for Your 3rd and 4th Graders


Your 3rd and 4th graders will enjoy these back to school favorites! Ten Rules You Absolutely Must Not Break if You Want to Survive the School Bus.  John Grandits.  Clarion, […]

Being Thankful: Books About Thanksgiving for 3rd-6th Grades


“In reading, as in eating, an appetite is half the feast.”  Anonymous 1621: A New Look at Thanksgiving. Catherine O’Neill Grace.  National Geographic, 2001. A reenactment at the living history […]

Biographies for 3rd and 4th Graders

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I highly recommend these picture book biographies to liven up both curriculum areas and read-aloud time. “Picture-book biographies are especially suited for building schema for understanding biography, as mentor text […]

Biographies to Read-Aloud


Picture book biographies make excellent, exciting and informative read-alouds.                          

Black History Month, 2012


Add these 12 excellent titles to last year’s post, not just for February, but anytime.           Wind Flyers.  Angela Johnson.  Simon & Schuster, 2007. A young […]

Black History Month, 2013


“Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.”   Frederick Douglass Choose from these exceptional new titles to add to your Black History collection. Sign up above to receive […]

Black History Month: A Wealth of Great Books

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“I had no idea that history was being made.  I was just tired of giving up.”    Rosa Parks Rosa’s Bus: The Ride to Civil Rights.  Jo S. Kittinger.  Calkins Creek, […]