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Book: Pete the Cat – I Love My White Shoes

Author(s): Eric Litwin

Year: 2010

Suggested Grade Level: PreK – 1st Grade

This book uses music to teach little ones the basic colors of white, red, blue, brown and wet. Every time Pete steps in something, it changes the color of his shoes. The moral of the story is, “No matter what you step in, keep walking along and singing your song…”

You can download the music and activity sheets HERE.

New Word Definitions: n/a


Book: My Dog Jack is Fat

Author(s): Eve Bunting

Suggested Grade Level: Kindergarten – 1st Grade

This story is about a boy who takes his dog to the vet, only to discover that his dog is fat.  By taking his dog out to exercise and giving him less food, the boy realizes that he should be doing the same thing.  This book is perfect for helping little children understand the true meaning of being fat and the benefits of losing weight and being healthy.  My boys stood up in captivation while I read this book.  I feel like they truly understand what being fat means now.

New Word Definitions: pounds – unit of weight; exercise – bodily exertion; experience- undergoing something.

Book: One More Sheep

Author(s): Mij Kelly and Russell Ayto

Suggested Grade Level: Kindergarten

This was a fun book to read to my children.  It was perfect for Caleb (age 5) who needs to practice counting from 1-10 and to learn how to add one more.  The author has a funny way of teaching children how to count sheep in order to fall asleep.  It also goes over the concept of “a wolf in sheep’s clothing.”

New Word Definitions: cross – to be angry or annoyed; moor – land that is used for animals like sheep.