Category: Young Hoosier Books

Young Hoosier Books: The Day the Crayons Quit and a freebie!

Hello all! Sorry for the hiatus, but you know how busy life can be! So, I’m back with a WONDERFUL book! The Day the Crayons Quit!  (affiliate link) If you don’t own this book yet, you really need to. It is super adorable and the kiddos love it! It is about a child named Duncan who comes to school one day and instead of finding his crayons,  finds a stack of letters explaining why each color was quitting! Duncan learns to “color outside of the box” and try new things! You could use this book to teach point of view,

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Persuasive Writing with Crankee Doodle (pst…there’s a freebie too)!

Hello all! This week I want to talk about another great Young Hoosier Nominee: Crankee Doodle by  Tom Angleberger (he wrote the wonderful Origami Yoda Series)  my boys LOVE the Origami Yoda books, but that is for a whole other post!) This book is a play on the Yankee Doodle song (which of course we all had to sing at the end). In this fun story, Pony is trying to talk Mr. Doodle into going into town. Mr. Doodle is not interested. We talked about how Pony is trying to PERSUADE Mr. Doodle.  He tries a lot of different ways

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Text to Text Connections with Mo’s Mustache and a freebie!

Welcome back!  Thanks so much for stopping by! This week I am sharing how I am using the Young Hoosier Book Awards Nominee Mo’s Mustache by Ben Clanton.  We are working on making Connections. We read Mo’s Mustache and Stephanie’s Ponytail by Robert Munsch.  (You can click on the titles to see the books at Amazon). In Mo’s Mustache,  Mo buys a mustache on sale. He shows it off to all of his monster friends and lo an behold, everyone has a mustache!  Mo tries a few other things and his friends continue to copy off of him.  He gets

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