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Trade Books for All About Me Unit:

1. I like myself !
By: Beaumont, Karen, and David Catrow.
Harcourt
2004

a. Genre: Childrens Fiction, Rhyming Story

b. Theme: Pride and self-esteem

c. Reading Level:
Grades PreK - K
Grade level Equivalent: 0.5
Lexile Measure: 0L or BR (Beginning Reader)
DRA: 18
Guided Reading: K

d. Synopsis: I like Myself ! by Karen Beaumont celebrates being comfortable in


your own skin. Not only accepting your differences but loving them, because
they make you who you are. The little girl in this story, may have beaver breath
and wild hair, but she loves every part of herself inside and out. This book will be
the jumping board for the All About Me unit. I hope that it gets my readers to
start thinking about what they love about themselves and what makes them
special? This book introduces personal, social, emotional awareness and will
help gauge their self-confidence at the beginning of the year.

2. Reading makes you feel good


By: Parr, Todd.
ABC Books
2007
a. Genre: Childrens Fiction
b. Theme: Pride and self-esteem

c. Reading Level:
Grades PreK - 2nd Grade
Grade level Equivalent: 0.5
Lexile Measure: 0L or BR (Beginning Reader)

d. Synopsis: Todd Parr illustrates all the reasons we love to read: it transports us
to another world, we can make friends without leaving our coach, we can even
cheer up someone when they are sick! This text will be used for literary
appreciation.

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3. David goes to school


By: Shannon, David.
Blue Sky Press
1999

a. Genre: Childrens Fiction


b. Theme: Behaviour Management and Essential Agreements
c. Reading Level:
PreK-3rd Grade
Grade level Equivalent: 2.9
Lexile Measure: 0L or BR (Beginning Reader)
DRA: 12
Guided Reading: G

d. Synopsis: David is a teachers worst nightmare. He wipes paint on his


classmates, shouts out the answers instead of raising his hand and has a terrible
tendency to focus more on clouds drifting past then tuning into the teacher. His
mischief draws to light the importance of agreeing on acceptable codes of
behavior in class. This text will help us brainstorm our own essential

agreements.

4. Leo the late bloomer


By: Kraus, Robert, and Jose Aruego.
Windmill Books
1971
a. Genre: Childrens Fiction

b. Theme: pride and self-esteem, growing up, parents, achievement and


success.
c. Reading Level:
Grades K - 2nd Grade
Grade level Equivalent: 1.7
Lexile Measure: AD120L
Guided Reading: I

d. Synopsis: Leos father is worried about Leos development. Leo hasn't


yet started reading, writing, or speaking. But his mother is not concerned,
she knows that when Leo is ready he will master all these skills. This text
will be used to illustrate how we all grow up at our own pace. It would also
be a great resources for parents who are worried about their childs
academic progress.

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5. David gets in trouble


By: Shannon, David.
Blue Sky Press
2002

a. Genre: Childrens Fiction


b. Theme: Discipline, individuality, manners and conduct
c. Reading Level:
Grades PreK - 3rd Grade
Grade level Equivalent: 1.6
Lexile Measure: 0L or BR
DRA: 12
Guided Reading: G

d. Synopsis: This is a lighthearted story about mischievous David.


He gets in all kinds of trouble but always has a good excuse for his actions.
This story will make students laugh and highlight the importance of
having codes of conduct in class.

6. All Kinds of Feelings


By: Safran, Sheri
Insight Editions LLC
2012

a. Genre: A lift-up flap picture book

b. Theme: Feelings and emotions. Understanding self and others

c. Reading Level:
Grades PreK - 1st Grade
Lexile Measure: AD450L

d. Synopsis: This is a fun hands-on book that allows children to lift the
flap and explore how to deal with various emotions. It is a great
introduction to naming feelings and becoming more empathetic to
their peers. Some vocabulary words from the book would be: jealous, chill,
arrow, color, lonely, ourselves, friendly, and size.

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7. I like me!
By: Carlson, Nancy L..
Viking Kestrel
1988

a. Genre: Childrens Fiction


b. Theme: Overcoming obstacles, pride and self-esteem










c. Reading Level:
Grades K - 2nd Grade
Grade level Equivalent: 1.3
Lexile Measure: AD400L

d. Synopsis: This little pig is very independent and knows the importance
of taking care of yourself. She realizes you have to be kind to yourself
because you are your own best friend. This text will be a great link to our
previous reading of I Like Myself and will help start a discussion on
comparisons between the two stories. Vocabulary words to introduce:
beautiful, matter, tiny, fall, round, pick, cheer, mistakes, curly.

8. All by myself
By: Mayer, Mercer.
Golden Press
1983

a. Genre: Childrens Fiction, comedy and humor

b. Theme: Growing up, responsibility, pride and self-esteem

c. Reading Level:
Grades K - 2nd Grade
Grade level Equivalent: 1.9
Lexile Measure: AD370L
DRA: 8
Guided Reading: E

d. Synopsis: Little Critter is very proud of his growing independence. He


can tie his own shoelaces and is even helping take care of his little sister. This is a
great text to encourage responsibility and self-confidence. Vocabulary words to
note: hammer, sail, bush, tie, button, socks, pour and pound.

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9. Here are my hands


By: Martin, Bill, and John Archambault.
Holt
1987
a. Genre: Nonfiction poetry and rhymes

b. Theme: Literature appreciation and knowledge of body parts







d. Synopsis: This book allows young readers to jump in and shout out the parts of
the body they are familiar with. It features children of many different ethnicities
which makes the book inclusive to all the children in the class.

10. Today I feel silly & other moods that make my day
By: Curtis, Jamie Lee, and Laura Cornell.
HarperCollins Publishers
1998

a. Genre: Childrens Fiction, poetry and rhymes

c. Reading Level:
Grades PreK - 1st Grade
Grade level Equivalent: 2.5
Lexile Measure: AD420L
DRA: 10
Guided Reading: F

b. Theme: Expressing feelings and emotions. Behavior


management.

d. Synopsis: We all have moods. Sometimes we are angry, sad, excited or silly.
This story allows children to explore and identify their own moods and how to
deal with them. This text will be used to illustrate positive behavior management.

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c. Reading Level:
Grades K - 2nd Grade
Grade level Equivalent: 2.4
Lexile Measure: AD250L
DRA: 16
Guided Reading: J

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11. It's okay to be different


By: Parr, Todd.
Little, Brown
2001
a. Genre: Picture Book
b. Theme: Encouraging acceptance of different nationalities and race.
c. Reading Level:
Grades K - 2nd Grade
Grade level Equivalent: 2.4
Lexile Measure: AD250L
DRA: 16
Guided Reading: I
d. Synopsis: Pictures of many different people to encourage a multi-cultural class
room. Acceptance of self and others.

12. Homes in many cultures


By: Adamson, Heather.
Capstone Press
2008
a. Genre: Picture Book; Childrens non-fiction
b. Theme: Celebrating diversity; Personal Identity
c. Reading Level:
Grades PreK-2nd Grade
Grade Level Equivalent: 1.6
Lexile Measure: AD390L
Reading Level: G
d. Synopsis: Allows children to explore similarities and differences in the way they
live compared to children in other countries.

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13. Families in many cultures


By: Adamson, Heather.
Capstone Press
2008
a. Genre: Picture Book; Childrens non-fiction
b. Theme: Celebrating diversity; Family and Relationship
c. Reading Level:
Grades PreK-2nd Grade
Grade Level Equivalent: 1.6
Lexile Measure: AD390L
Guided Reading: G
d. Synopsis: Families come in all shapes and sizes. This text allows the children to
make comparisons based on their own family and those they see in the
environment.

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