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Books To Teach Literary Terms
          Books to Teach Literary Terms
     (Many of these books can be found in the Archer Street Media Center.)
Quick as a Cricket by Audrey Wood
The Girl Who Loved Horses by Paul Goble
Chanticleer and the Fox by  Geoffrey Chaucer and Barbara Perry
Owl Moon by Jane Yolen
The Rough Faced Girl by  Rafe Martin
Encounter by Jane Yolen
Come on Rain by Karen Hesse
Knots on a Counting Rope by Bill Martin
Black Cat by Christopher Myers
Snowflake Bentley by Jacqueline Martin
Quick as a Cricket by Audrey Wood
Dragonwagon by Jemima Remembers.
The Bicycle Man by Allen Say
There's A Frog in My Throat by Loren Leedy      
Seven Blind Mice by Ed Young
Night Noises by Mem Fox
Diary of a Worm and Diary of a Spider by Doreen Cronin 
No one can resist the page in which worm tells his older sister :no 
matter how much time she spends looking in the mirror, her face will 
always look just like her rear end"  Spider thought that was funny. 
Mom did not.
Similes are used constantly in any of the Chet Gecko
books, by Bruce Hale.  They are amusing and the kids get a kick out of  
them once I ask them to listen for them.  These are good read-aloud chapter
In November by Cynthia Rylant
The Girl Who Loved Horses by Paul Goble
Chanticleer and the Fox by Geoffrey Chaucer and Barbara Perry
A Turkey For Thanksgiving by Eve Bunting 
Cat, What is That? by  Tony Johnston
Mrs. Spitzer's Garden by Edith Pattou
The Ugly Duckling by Jerry Pinckney        
Tar Beach by Faith Ringold 
The Search for Delicious by Natalie Babbitt
A My Name is Alice  by Jane E. Bayer and Steven Kellogg
Alligators all Around   by Maurice Sendak
Clara Caterpillar by Pamela Duncan Edwards 
Four Famished Foxes  by Pamela Duncan Edwards
Some Smug Slug  by Pamela Duncan Edwards 
The WorryWarts  by Pamela Duncan Edwards
Animalia - Graeme Base
The Awful Aardvarks Go To School by Reeve Lindburgh
Alison's Zinnia    by Anita Lobel  
How Much can a Bear Bare?  by Brian P. Cleary
Comes a Wind by Linda White
John Henry by Julius Lester     
Kate and the Beanstalk by Mary Pope Osborne    
Beware of the Storybook Wolves by Lauren Child   
Hog -Eye   by Susan Meddaugh
Shrek  by Willam Steig  
Library Lil by Suzanne Williams     
The Bunyans by Audrey Wood     
Clara Caterpillar by Pamela Duncan
Click Clack Moo: Cows That Type by Dorothy Cronin
Rattletrap Car   by Phyllis Root and Jill Barton
Ghost's Hour, Spook's Hour by Eve Bunting
The Awful Aardvarks Go To School by Reeve Lindburgh
Alison's Zinnia by Anita Lobel
Bear Snores On by Karma Wilson and Jane Chapman
Night In the Barn by Faye Gibbons;
Achoo! Bang! Crash! The Noisy Alphabet  by Ross McDonald
Stellaluna  by Janell Cannon 
The Umbrella by Jan Brett
Little Red Cowboy Hat by Lowell
Brave Irene by William Steig
Ant Bully by John Nickle
The Tub People   by Pam Conrad and Richard Egielski
Dinner at the Panda Palace  by Stephanie Calmenson
Book! Book! Book! by Deborah Bruss; 
Cock-a-Moo-Moo by Dallas-Conte; 
Bob by Tracey Campbell Pearson; 
Mole Music by David McPhail
Wolf! by Becky Bloom
Parts by Tedd Arnold
More Parts by Tedd Arnold
A Little Pigeon Toad by Fred Gwyne   
A Chocolate Moose by Fred Gwyne      
The Sixteen Hand Horse by Fred Gwyne  
Parish, Herman or Peggy Amelia Bediela Series  
Circular Stories

If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Numeroff
If You Give a Moose a Muffin by Laura Numeroff
If You Give a Pig a Pancake by Laura Numeroff
The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle
Jumanji by Chris Van Allsburg
Flotsam by David Wiesner
The Napping House by Wood
50 Below Zero by Robert Munsch
Love You Forever by Robert Munsch
Miss Birdie Chose a Shovel by Leslie Connor
Bubble Gum, Bubble Gum by Lisa Wheeler
Black and White by David Macaulay

House Is a House for Me by Mary Ann Hoberman

The Seed and the Giant Saguaro by Jennifer Ward
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr.The Umbrella by Jan Brett
It Wasn't My Fault by Helen Lester
Round Trip
by Ann Jonas

Time to Sleep
by Denise Fleming

Welcome Comfort
by Patricia Polacco

My Lucky Day
by Keiko Kasza

The Ox-Cart Man
by Donald Hall

How to Make an Apple Pie See the World

No Jumping on the Bed
by Tedd Arnold

by David Wiesner

One-Dog Canoe
by Mary Casanova

Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus
by Mo Willems

Big Pumpkin
by Erica Silverman (perfect for Halloween)

Nothing Much Happened Today
by Mary Blount Christian

One Fine Day
by Hogrogian

The End
by Rochelle
Mr. Willowby's Christmas Tree
by Robert Barry
Village of Round and Square Houses

My Friend Rabbit
by Eric Rohmann

My Mama Had a Dancing Heart
by Libba Moore Gray

Stone Soup

The Gold Coin
by Alma Flor Ada

When the Elephant Walks
by Keiko Kasza

All In One Hour
– Susan Stevens Crummel

The Great Fuzz Frenzy
-Susan Stevens Crummel

Away Went the Farmer's Hat
 which is more of the K-1 variety.  


The King Who Rained by Gwynne

A Chocolate Moose For Dinner by Gwynne

Amelia Bedelia Series by Peggy Parrish

Bunnicula by Howe

Which Witch is Which? by Barrett

Persuasive Writing

I Wanna Iguana  by Karen Kaufman Orloff
Note: Alex and his mother write notes back and forth in which Alex tries
to persuade her to let him have a baby iguana for a pet. 
Don't Let The Pigeon Drive the Bus by Mo Willems
My Lucky Day by Keiko Kasza
Duck for President by Doreen Cronin
An Octopus Followed Me Home by Dan Yaccarino
Can I Keep Him? By Steven Kellogg
Earrings! by Judith Viorst 
The Best Pet of All by David LaRochelle
Click Clack Moo by Doreen Cronin
Sam I Am by Dr. Seuss
Dear Mrs. La Rue by MArk Teague
Hey Little Ant by Phyllis and HAnnah Hoose


Song and Dance Man by Ackerman
The Two of Them  by Aliki
Air Mail to the Moon by Bir
More than Anything by Else Bradby
The Summer my Father was Ten by Brisson
Butterfly House by Eve Bunting
Secret Place by Eve Bunting
So Far from the Sea by Eve Bunting
Wednesday Surprise by Eve Bunting
Nana Upstairs & Nana Downstairs by Tomie dePaola
Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge  by Mem Fox
The Lotus Seed  Garland
My Mother has a Dancing Heart   Gray
Grandpa's Face by Eloise Greenfield
My Great-Aunt Arizona  (Biography - Hughes)     Houston
Aunt Flossie's Hats (and Crab Cakes Later)      Howard
Virgie Goes to School with Us Boys      Howard
Earthquake    LeeAll the Places to Love  MacLachlan
Through Grandpa's Eyes  MacLachlan
What You Know First     MacLachlan
The Potato Man  McDonald
Molly Bannaky   McGill
The Rag Coat    Mills
Uncle Ted's Barbershop  Mitchell
My Life in Dog Years  (Biography - Paulsen)     Paulsen
Betty Dollby by  Patricia Polacco
Chicken Sunday by Patricia  Polacco
Meteor! Polacco
Mrs. Katz and Tush      Polacco
My Ol' Man      Polacco
My Rotten Redheaded Older Brother       Polacco
Some Birthday!  Polacco
The Butterfly   Polacco
The Keeping Quilt  by Patricia  Polacco
Thunder Cake    Polacco
Dinner at Aunt Connie's House by Faith  Ringgold
Tar Beach       Ringgold
The Relatives Came by Cynthia  Rylant
When I was Young in the Mountains       Rylant
Grandfather's Journey   Say
Tree of Cranes  Say
The Gardner     Stewart
The Journey     Stewart
The Tenth Good Things About Barney      Viorst
Chair for My Mother     Williams
The Memory Coat Woodruff
Owl Moon        Yolen

Beginning, Middle, End


Beatrice Doesn’t Want To by Laura Numeroff

Any Henry and Mudge Book by Cynthia Rylant

Froggy gets Dressed by Jonathan London

Cook-A-Doodle-Doo by Janet Stevens

No, David by David Shannon


Animals Should Definitely Not Wear Clothing by Barrett
Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears by Aardema
Seven Blind Mice by Ed Young
Click, Clack, Moo by Cronin
Sign Painter by Say

Lunch by Fleming
Bedtime For Frances by Hoban
Ben's Trumpet by Isadora
Masai and I by Kroll
Inch by Inch by Lionni
Mirette On the High Wire by McCully

Chris Van Allsburg
Sweetest Fig
Wreck of the Zephyr
Mysteries of Harris Burdick

The Wretched Stone
The Z Was Zapped

Tops and Bottoms retold by Janet Stevens

Harry Allard
Miss Nelson is Missing
Miss Nelson Has a Field Day
Weslandia by Paul Fleischmann

Ring, Yo! by Raschka

(The reader has to infer what the other half of the conversation is.)
No Jumping on the Bed by Tedd Arnold

The Patchwork Quilt 

Too Many Cooks... and other Proverbs 

Weird Parents 

Encounter by Jane Yolen

Other Resources to Find the Right Book For Your Lesson

Follett's website, Titlewave @  has suggested titles for National Language Arts Standards. Click the curriculum tab   
Picture book of the day @ that is used for the six traits of writing and has a great link to bibliograpies. 
Reading Aloud Across the Curriculum by Lester L. Laminack 
Books Kids Will Sit Still For Vol 3 by Judy Freeman  
A to Zoo by Carolyn W. Lima and Rebecca L. Thomas



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