The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog!

The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog!

Simplified Chinese edition of The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog! by Mo Willems who received the Caldecott Honor for Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!. Willems is also a Sesame Street script writer and NPR cartoonist. In Simplified Chinese. Distributed by Tsai Fong Books, Inc.

Children's Book-a-Day Almanac

Children's Book-a-Day Almanac

Part fun- and information-filled almanac, part good book guide, the Children's Book-a-Day Almanac is a new way to discover a great children's book--every day of the year! This fresh, inventive reference book is a dynamic way to showcase the gems, both new and old, of children's literature. Each page features an event of the day, a children's book that relates to that event, and a list of other events that took place on that day. Always informative and often surprising, celebrate a year of literature for children with The Children's Book-a-Day Almanac.

It's a Busload of Pigeon Books!

It's a Busload of Pigeon Books!

It's a busload of the Pigeon books! Climb on board for three picture books starring the famous beleaguered bird—Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!, The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog!, and Don't Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late!—by New York Times best-selling author/illustrator Mo Willems. Next stop: super fun reading!

The Pigeon Books Leveled Comprehension Questions

The Pigeon Books Leveled Comprehension Questions

These leveled discussion questions about The Pigeon Books require students to read closely, make connections, and share their analyses. Included are leveled comprehension questions and suggested answers.

An Instructional Guide to Literature: The Pigeon Books

An Instructional Guide to Literature: The Pigeon Books

Children will love analyzing these hilarious, fun books about a silly Pigeon who tries to get away with too much! Students will learn to analyze various story elements through the fun, challenging activities and lessons provided in this digital instructional guide for literature. This e-book is the perfect tool for teachers to aid students in analyzing and comprehending these goofy stories. Appealing and challenging cross-curricular lessons and activities incorporate research-based literacy skills to help students become thorough readers. These lessons and activities work in conjunction with the text to teach students how to analyze and comprehend story elements in multiple ways, practice close reading and text-based vocabulary, determine meaning through text-dependent questions, and much more.

The Pigeon Books Vocabulary Activities

The Pigeon Books Vocabulary Activities

These vocabulary activities for The Pigeon Books incorporate key skills from the Common Core. The activities integrate vocabulary with the study of the texts. Includes text-dependent questions, definitions, and text-based sentences.

Sharing the Journey: Literature for Young Children

Literature for Young Children

Sharing the Journey: Literature for Young Children

This wonderful resource from two authors with an infectious enthusiasm for children's literature will help readers select and share quality books for and with young children. Specifically focused on infants through the third grade, Sharing the Journey contains descriptive book annotations, instructive commentary, and creative teaching activities tailored for those important years. Extensive book lists throughout will help readers build a library of quality children's literature. Books representing other cultures are included to help celebrate diversity as well as cultural connection. Genre chapters include poetry, fantasy, and realistic and historical fiction. A chapter on informational books demonstrates how young children can be introduced to, and learn to enjoy, nonfiction.

What to Read When

The Books and Stories to Read with Your Child--and All the Best Times to Read Them

What to Read When

Read Pam Allyn's posts on the Penguin Blog The books to read aloud to children at the important moments in their lives. In What to Read When, award-winning educator Pam Allyn celebrates the power of reading aloud with children. In many ways, books provide the first opportunity for children to begin to reflectively engage with and understand the world around them. Not only can parents entertain their child and convey the beauty of language through books, they can also share their values and create lasting connections. Here, Allyn offers parents and caregivers essential advice on choosing appropriate titles for their children—taking into account a child’s age, attention ability, gender, and interests— along with techniques for reading aloud effectively. But what sets this book apart is the extraordinary, annotated list of more than three hundred titles suitable for the pivotal moments in a child’s life. With category themes ranging from friendship and journeys to thankfulness, separations, silliness, and spirituality, What to Read When is a one-of-a-kind guide to how parents can best inspire children through reading together. In addition, Pam Allyn includes an indispensable “Reader’s Ladder” section, with recommendations for children at every stage from birth to age ten. With the author’s warm and engaging voice throughout, discussion questions to encourage in-depth conversations, as well as advice on helping kids make the transition to independent reading, this book will help shape thoughtful, creative, and curious children, imparting a love of reading that will last a lifetime. These Penguin Young Reader's Books are referenced in What to Read When Sylvia Jean: Drama Queen by Lisa Campbell Ernst (Penguin Young Reader’s Group: 2005) Two Is For Twins, by Wendy Cheyette Lewison, illustrations by Hiroe Nakata (Penguin Young Readers: 2006) Remember Grandma? by Laura Langston (Penguin Group (USA): May 2004) Soul Looks Back in Wonder compiled by Tom Feelings (Puffin Books) Time of Wonder by Robert McCloskey (Penguin Books USA, Incorporated: December 1957) When I was Young in the Mountainsby Cynthia Rylant illustrated by Diane Goode (Penguin Young Readers Group: January 1993) Nana Upstairs and Nana Downstairs by Tomie DePaola (Puffin Books, an imprint of Penguin Books, Inc.:1973) Good Night, Good Knight by Shelly Moore Thomas, illustrations by Jennifer Plecas (Penguin Young Readers Group: 2002)