We Give Books, A Pearson Foundation Initiative, has 150 or more books available in an online format for FREE access. Perfect for projecting or for students to access individually. I used Big Red Lollipop for a connections lesson this week.
In October, Monster books are very popular. Ed and Rebecca Emberley books are a great way to include some monster reading in your classroom. One of their books: Go Away, Big Green Monster! (See all Teen Classic Literature Books)is a great one to start with. Here’s a lesson plan for some phonics teaching to go along with the book.
Here’s some of the Emberely’s other monster books:
Last week, I posted about thriftbooks.com for books. Today, I have a resource for cheap new books at bookcloseouts.com
. This company offers new books from retailers and others that are closing out their selections for various reasons. Offerings come and go quickly, so be sure to check back often through the link to the right of this page.
This is a great book for the first week to read and discuss friendship and playing together. The Recess Queen
As a teacher, I have a special love for books that my pocketbook cannot always support. A friend mentioned Thriftbooks to me a few weeks ago and I’m addicted! They sell used books, mostly from libraries, with no shipping costs! All the books I’ve ordered and received so far have been in pretty good condition. Many are library bound which has helped them last. If you’re looking to add to your personal or classroom library, click on the link on the right side of my blog.