Tacky the Penguin by Helen LesterThis is a mildly funny and sweet story about an unconventional penguin and his conformist peers.
For me, the names of all the penguins were the most amusing part of the book.
This book has some good messages: that being odd or different and being your own person can be a huge positive, and that itís worth it to make friends with those who might, on the surface, seem weird in any way. It could make a great read aloud book for groups of children to discourage them from ostracizing anybody. Along with these lessons, itís simply a fun book.
Tacky The Penguin
Must Have Penguin Books for Kids
Click for more information on the Tacky the Penguin Unit. I love this but just wonder when you do this? Do you do it as part of a mini lesson or do you do it in guided reading groups? Hi Michelle! These are part of a whole group lesson. We have different resources for our small group time.
We love using read alouds and STEM activities to create a fun and engaging classroom. Students love the hands-on STEM challenges that incorporate, reading, writing, and making. Snowflake Bentley by Jacqueline Briggs Martin follows the story of Wilson Bentley, a Vermont farmer who photographed the first snowflake in the late s. During the course of his life, Bentley photographed over 5, snowflakes. Much of what we know today about the shapes and types of snowflakes is due to his photographs.
Winter is here! These penguin books for kids are must haves for your collection. I usually pull them out, along with my favorite snowman books , to get ready for January! National Geographic Readers: Penguins! I love having engaging, non-fiction books with real photos in my classroom!