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Looking for good picture books to use in 5th grade
Old 08-01-2011, 11:12 AM
 
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I am looking for pictures books to use with 5th graders. I read a lot of novels, but sometimes I am looking for a much shorter read aloud. Any suggestions?


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Old 08-01-2011, 12:51 PM
 
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A couple I like:

Mr. Peabody's Apples
Miss Alainious
The Boy who Loved Words
A Bad Case of the Stripes
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The Math Curse
The Secret Knowledge of Grown Ups
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5th grade picture books
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What about the Patricia Polacco books? I remember using them when I was in a 3rd grade classroom for a college placement. They have a great message, but I don't really know much about 5th graders. Maybe someone else can say whether they are appropriate or not??
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Old 08-01-2011, 01:34 PM
 
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My kids love it when I read any picture book to them, but one of their favorites is Enemy Pie.


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LOVE the Secret Knowlege book 1 and 2! Great read-a-louds and could do a fun writing activity afterwards!
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I love picture books!
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Here are a few of my favorite chunky picture books (ones with a decent storyline to entertain 5th graders):

The World's Greatest Elephant: a true story about an elephant and a boy that get separated on a circus journey across the Atlantic

Owen & Mzee: a true story about an Aldabra tortoise and a hippo that became friends after the 2004 tsunami

Knut: a true story about an abandoned baby polar bear that was rescued

Winter's Tail : a true story about a dolphin that lost part of it's tail in Florida and the aquarium and doctor who created a prothesis for her

Looking for Miza : the true story of a little gorilla who was rescued

Leo the Snow Leopard : true story about a rescued baby snow leopard

The Duchess of Whimsy : funny story about a duchess who loves her grilled cheese (excellent word choice and vocabulary)

Crickwing : great anti-bullying book about a little cockroach with a bent wing (gorgeous artwork)

Wilma Unlimited : true story about the World's fastest woman

Caves by Kramer : great nonfiction book about caves and how they form (has great Writer's craft as well!)
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Violet Room--great resource
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I like Enemy Pie and Mr.Peabody's Apples too. There are also great ideas in the violet room.
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Old 08-03-2011, 04:42 AM
 
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My 5th graders loved books by Eve Bunting and Chris Van Allsburg.
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Picture books in 5th
Old 08-06-2011, 06:39 PM
 
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Faithful Elephants--based on the true story of the Japanese zoo in WWII that killed all of their animals to keep them from escaping in the event of an attack. The elephants were starved to death because they weren't able to kill them with their guns. It's a very heavy story that generates a lot of discussion!
Gleam and Glow--any Eve Bunting book is good!


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Old 08-10-2011, 06:19 PM
 
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I often use picture books to read aloud in conjunction with our social studies units. Lynne Chaney has written a couple great ones, including one about the American Revolution, "When Washington crossed the Delaware". I also read "the Scrambled States of America" when teaching about the 50 states (there is a fun board game that goes with this, too). During a study of the Civil War I read "Pink and Say" by Patricia Polacco.
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I have read The Orange Shoes by Trinka Hakes Noble the past 2 years. It is a good story that addresses bullying and a girl's resourcefulness. Another book Noble wrote is Apple Tree Christmas. The illustrations in both books are wonderful and they are based on actual events in the author's life, but with endings she wished had really happened. I got to see and hear her at a reading conference. Both the boys and girls in my classes have loved them.
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