Are you looking for a certain type of book?

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  1. arobins

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    What kind of books are you looking for to read to your classroom. Are they adventure stories, fairy tales, lessons on the seasons, stories on the five senses, historical fiction, etc.?

    Is there a particular book subject that you cannot find enough books on?

    Thanks,

    April Robins
     
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    high interest-low vocab geared for both boys and girls
     
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    books to go with all curriculum. science, social studies, math, language arts, reading skills. we don't use a basal book, so having these on hand would be awesome!

    LC
     
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    Are you an author or book publisher, arobins? This is your second thread about kinds of books teachers need. Or are you building a class library of your own?
     
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    I'm curious too.
     
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    Science-balance & motion, living things, dinosaurs
    Social Studies- neighborhood, community helpers, family trees
    Poetry- my children love rhyme and verse

    I have a very hard time finding good nonfiction in 8 - 32 page kid friendly books.
     
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    I am ALWAYS looking for nonfiction for preschoolers... 3-yr-olds... it's easy to find nonfiction that works for lower elementary kids, but even the books with fantastic pictures have WAY too many words and too much info for my 3's and 4's.
     
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    look at her profile. it says she is. :)

    LC
     
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    I search for a lot of picture books that deal with various social skills such as teasing, being greedy, listening, etc. We have class meetings and I like to use books to lead our discussions.
     
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    I didn't notice her profile before- could have been recently updated? ;)
     
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    No, arobins came right out and posted about being an author when she joined.
     
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    I'm looking for books right now on the presidential race and the process of running for president. I have one called America Votes, but it's written at a sixth grade level. I need some for kids in 3rd/4th.. I would also like some second grade reading levels on this same topic as I will likely have a 2/3 next year and want to be ready for the election!
     
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    I hoped by posting this question to allow those who are not author's of children's books a chance to tell what book topics they would like to have but possibly cannot find.

    I am personally limited to the number of books I can write a year, but some other author or publishing house might read your postings and take action.
     
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    missed it then...thanks for clarifying!

    Just searched and found an Amazon profile on April Robins:

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/pdp/profile/A96OKB0SKO3TN
     
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    That is a problem that all writers have to address. I can see that a 3 or 4 year old would loose interest if there are too many words before the next picture. If you find a wordy book that you love, would it work to read it in segments?
     
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    :agreed:I so agree! I teach kindergarten and find the same kind of thing. Magic School Bus often has just the topic that I need with great pictures, but too many words! I have taught pre-k before and find that there are few books with a balance between baby dictionary books (one picture and label per page) and books with multiple paragraphs on a page. This is especially true for nonfiction.
     
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    I would also love more wordless books for the younger kids. As well as books that are written so that beginner readers can read them independently (just using 5 or 6 dolch words.)

    Oh and I am having trouble with MLK for younger kids. I have found some, but they are just not quite what I am looking for.
     
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    I have done that. We actually read chapter books at the end of the day while we wait for buses.
     
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    This is all very helpful to anyone who writes children's books and wants to be involved with the school system. No one knows the needs of a classroom better than a teacher. My daughter, brother-in-law and sister-in-law all are degreed teachers.
     

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