Title 1: Willoughby and the Lion by Greg Foley
There are many fun things for the kindergarten kids to look for as they are reading: the color gold, the numbers hidden in each wish, and what is the "most important thing of all"?
To pair with this book, we looked at The Mixed-Up Chameleon by Eric Carle and watched the Berenstein Bears story The Wishing Star at Learn 360.
In the end, classes created a visual of what they would wish for if they only had one wish.
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Title 2: The Circus Ship by Chris Van Dusen
This book, which is loosely based on a real event, is another book with a great message. It has an exciting opening, a clear villain, and small town heroes. The pictures are vivid and the animal menagerie page will have students out of their seats and craning their necks to get a closer look.
We paired Curious George goes to the Circus and a circus word search that students worked on with a partner.