February 2013 Calendar of Children's Books
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Children’s Books and More for February

    February 1 - Birthday of Author Jerry Spinelli
  • Stargirl - Award-winning novel for ages 10 to young teens about responding to bullying and peer pressure
    February 1 - Birthday of Poet Langston Hughes
  • Book Review: My People - Sepia-toned portraits by photographer Charles R. Smith, Jr. give added meaning to the poem by Langston Hughes
    February 8 – Birthday of Anne Rockwell
  • 100 Days of School - One of a number of picture books about Mrs. Madoff’s elementary school class by Anne Rockwell, with illustrations by Lizzy Rockwell
    February 14 – Birthday of Illustrator Paul O. Zelinsky
  • Z is for Moose - Funny alphabet story by Kelly Bingham, illustrated by Zelinsky
    February 19 – Birth Date of Louis Slobodkin
  • The Hundred Dresses - Short children’s novel about bullying by Eleanor Estes, illustrated by Louis Slobodkin
    February 28 – Birthday of Lemony Snicket
  • Who is Lemony Snicket? – All about the author of A Series of Unfortunate Events
President's Day:  do a Venn Diagram and compare and contrast the different aspects of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln's lives.  I did this with all of the students from grades 2 on up to 6th.
    I also gave the students an anticipitory guide where they read a statement about Washington or Lincoln and had to decide which president it was.  Then I read a few paragraphs about the presidents so that they could see if they were right.  It held their attention very well.

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