Elementary Library Enrichment Lessons
Bear’s Book by Clair Freedman NEW
Bear LOVES to read! But he’s read his book so many times that it’s coming apart. Will poor Bear be able to come up with a story good enough to replace his well-loved book?
Say Something by Peter Reynolds NEW
What do you have to say? A single voice can make a difference. Find your voice and use it to make the world a better place! The time is now: SAY SOMETHING!
The Bad Seed
by Jory John
A bad seed who cuts in line, never washes his hands or feet and lies. Can a bad seed change his ways?
Pete the Cat - I Love My White Shoes
by Eric Litwin
Pete loves his white shoes. But do you think they will stay white? Find out what happens to this cool cat as he takes a walk down the street. Feel free to snap your fingers, clap your hands, and sing along too!
Ten Thank You Letters Lesson
by Daniel Kirk
Pig and Rabbit get wrapped up in a flurry of thank you letters. This funny friendship story shows how different personalities can manage to fit together perfectly.
Even Superheroes Have Bad Days
by Shelly Becker
Do superheroes have bad days?
When Superheroes don’t get their way, when they’re sad, when they’re mad, when they’ve had a bad day…They COULD super-tantrum, they COULD but they DON’T, because REAL Superheroes just WOULDN’T – they WON’T!
By Ryan T Higgins
In this story, you’ll meet Rupert the mouse who wants to star in a beautiful, wordless picture book, but his friends just WON'T. STOP. TALKING! Talk about frustrating!
Miss Maple’s Seeds
by Eliza Wheeler
We all need a little help sometimes. How do seeds find the place where they will grow and thrive?Seeds Move!
Astro Girl by Ken Wilson-Max
Do you ever think you might want to be an
astronaut when you grow up? In this story,
you will get to take a little glimpse into the life
of an astronaut and find out the reason
why Astrid wants to be an astronaut.
Quackenstein Hatches a Family
by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen
Will Quack get the family he is looking for? In the story, Quack goes on a journey to find a family and discovers one that he was not expecting.
Do You Love Dogs?
If you love dogs, then you are sure to enjoy this lesson! In this lesson, you will learn interesting facts about dogs and hear a story about Harry the Dirty Dog.
Germs Are Not for Sharing!
Will Simon learn how to keep himself from spreading germs and avoid being called Sick Simon?
Grades 3-5 Lessons
Zombies Don’t Eat Veggies!
by Megan Lacera & Jorge Lacera NEW
Zombies don't eat veggies. But Mo can't imagine a lifetime of just eating zombie food and giving up his veggies. What will he do?
Thank You, Mr. Falker
by Patricia Polacco NEW
Can you think about a teacher who you love and has made an impact in your life? In this autobiographical story, Trisha has a 5th Grade teacher who changes her life forever.
Carla’s Sandwich by Debbie Herman
Would you eat an olive, pickle and green bean sandwich? What about a banana cottage cheese sandwich? In this story, Carla brings weird sandwiches to school and her classmates think it’s disgusting. Carla thinks it’s unique, just like her!
The Coal Thief
Is it ever ok to steal? When Georgie wakes up to find out that there is no coal to heat his family's farmhouse, he and his friend, Harley, set out on an adventure to find "black gold" and learn many valuable life lessons along the way.
Henry's Freedom Box: A True Story from the Underground Railroad by Ellen Levine
Learn about freedom, courage, and grit through the true story of Henry ‘Box’ Brown.
Because Mo Willems Wrote
A New Book
Do you ever stop to think, “Why am I doing this?” or “How did I get here?” Sometimes it’s the smallest moments that have the biggest impact. Read about one girl’s “because” moment, where everything sort of fell into place, and she knew her direction.Lesson Presentation
What To Do About Alice?
by Barbara Kerley
Do you like rebels and rule breakers? In this story, Teddy Roosevelt’s daughter runs wild. Even the president can’t control Alice.
As Fast As Words Could Fly
by Pamela M. Tuck
Despite his fears and mistreatment from the people at his new school, Mason must use his talent and bravery to do what is important! Will Mason be successful and accomplish what his family and civil rights group ask of him?
The Hula Hoopin’ Queen
What does it mean to be the King or Queen of something? In this story, Kameeka is persistent in reaching her dream of becoming the hula hooping queen but is she able to balance her responsibilities with her dream?
Here Comes the Garbage Barge
by Jonah Winter
Where does all the garbage go? This mostly true and completely stinky story is sure to make you say, “Pee-yew” and get you thinking about recycling.
Can girls play baseball?
In this lesson, you will learn the true story of the first African American girl to play baseball.
My Rotten Brother
Do you sometimes argue with your siblings? This is a heartwarming story about a brother and sister who learn to love and respect one another despite driving one another crazy at times.