Booklists and Booktalks for Teachers
Youth Guides & Pathfinders
Focused on a specific topic, our subject guides and pathfinders can help you discover the resources you need.
If you didn't have any bones, what would you look like? It wouldn't be pretty! Read all about vertebrates–animals with bones–and find out just how bones shape what animals look like. This interactive book on comparative anatomy will get your students interested in what is holding them up. For Grades K-2.
Archie the Goat and Skinny the Hen are trying to cross the moat. In rhyming style they conduct all manner of scientific experiments to help them to the other side of the moat. Sometimes the solution is easier that you think! A rousing readloud for grades K and up.
In “Each Kindness”, award winning author Jacqueline Woodson and amazing illustrator E.B. Lewis have made a wonderful book about how treating people with kindness can help everyone. Maya is a new student and different from her other classmates with her hand-me-down clothes and old- fashioned toys. Maya wants to make friends with Chloe and her gang of friends, but they reject her. Their teacher gives a lesson on simple kindness and Chloe realizes the opportunity for friendship that was missed, and how much better it would have been if she had been kind.
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Teachers @ UAPL Blog
Hi teachers! Did you know that we have a dedicated collection at the Main UAPL library just for you? It is called Educator Resources, and it is located in the Youth department near the juvenile non-fiction. The materials in this collection are useful for anyone dedicating their time to teaching children: traditional teachers, homeschoolers, preschool leaders, librarians, and parents. Here are three examples of what you can find here:
The New Social Story Book by Carol Gray (372.6 Ne). This is an amazing, yet simple book with 13 chapters of “Social Stories” that can be copied and turned into swatches. The content is intended to help teachers guide children and adults who are on the autistic spectrum with understanding and learning social and life skills. Examples of chapters include Learning to Chew Gum, Smiling, and even Escalators.
Teaching with Favorite Magic Tree House Books by Deborah and Frank Murphy (372.6 Ro). The Magic Tree House series is a great source for beginning a new Social Studies unit. This book will give you tips and activities to use for extending many of the titles from the series.
Incredible Edible Science by Liz Plaster and Rick Krustchinsky (372.35 Pl). In this book you will find loads of science activities for early learners that focus on observing, classifying, predicting, inferring, and more.