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THE VERY LITERARY BOOK WEEK

Monday, October 21—Salt ‘n Pepper—wear black or white or combo

Tuesday, October 22—Crazy Mixed Up Everything—Wear crazy hair, clothes, shoes/socks

Wednesday, October 23—Pajama Day—Wear pajamas

Thursday, October 24—Color Day—wear your class T-shirt.

Friday, October 25—Book Character Parade—wear something to represent a favorite character/book

Biographical Notes for Eric Carle

Eric Carle is acclaimed and beloved as the creator of brilliantly illustrated and innovatively designed picture books for very young children. His best-known work, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, has eaten its way into the hearts of literally millions of children all over the world and has been translated into 65 languages and sold over 46 million copies. Since the Caterpillar was published in 1969, Eric Carle has illustrated more than seventy books, many best sellers, most of which he also wrote, and more than 145 million copies of his books have sold around the world.

LIST OF BOOKS BY ERIC CARLE

Useful Resources

  • Articles
    • How to encourage literacy in young children (and beyond) - Research indicates a strong correlation between parents reading and storytelling with children in the early years and reading achievement at age 15, with those students performing one to two years above their peers. Read more.
    • 50 Books All Kids Should Read Before They're 12 - From picture books to graphic novels, fantasy to family fun, these must-read books have the power to hook both boys and girls. Some are cultural touchstones that belong in every kid's library. Others open kids' minds to cultures beyond their own. Whether you have a reluctant reader or budding bookworm, check out these surefire, kid-tested titles. Read More.
  • Sites & Links
    • International Children's Library - Discover books from around the world at the International Children’s Digital Library. The free site does not read the books aloud, but students can read them independently during Read to Self or free time. This is a great site for extension activities when learning about different regions of the world and can be used effectively into the middle school grades.
    • Story Online - Developed by The Screen Actors Guild Foundation, Storyline Online features accomplished actors and actresses reading some of their favorite children’s books. Each story comes with a free Activity Guide and can be viewed on YouTube or SchoolTube.
    • We Give Books - A Pearson Foundation Initiative, We Give Books offers students a unique opportunity to read for social good. Each book that is read results in a book that is donated to a charity for children. While the books are not read aloud, they allow students to practice “Read to Self” with a good fit book during center time. There are books for children in preschool through fourth grade.