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District List: BCPS Supplemental Texts - Grade K

Description: Baltimore City Public Schools Supplemental Text List for students in Kindergarten. #bcps


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The White House

by Lisa Herrington

Rookie Read-About: American Symbols series gives the youngest reader (Ages 3-6) an introduction to history and significance of America's symbols. Each book includes chapters that help readers identify key details while the photographs, timelines and other text features encourage students to make connections between historical events.

Date Added: 07/15/2019


The Little Red Hen

by J. P. Miller

Beloved illustrator J. P. Miller’s graphic, colorful farm animals seem to jump right off the page—but they aren’t jumping to help the Little Red Hen plant her wheat! Young children will learn a valuable lesson about teamwork from this funny, favorite folktale.

Date Added: 07/15/2019


The House that George Built

by Suzanne Slade

When George Washington took office, he was determined to build a fine home for future presidents. He was involved in every step of the process, from selecting the location to figuring out how to get thousands of heavy bricks to the construction site. George never got to live in his President's House, but every president since has called it home.

Date Added: 07/10/2019


Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear?

by Bill Martin

What will you hear when you read this book to a preschool child?

Lots of noise!

Children will chant the rhythmic words. They'll make the sounds the animals make. And they'll pretend to be the zoo animals featured in the book-- look at the last page!

Bill Martin Jr. and Eric Carle are two of the most respected names in children's education and children's illustrations. This collaboration, their first since the classic Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? (published more than thirty years ago and still a best-seller) shows two masters at their best.

Date Added: 07/05/2019


Edward Hopper Paints His World

by Robert Burleigh

As a boy, Edward Hopper knew exactly what he wanted to be when he grew up: on the cover of his pencil box, he wrote the words EDWARD HOPPER, WOULD-BE ARTIST. He traveled to New York and to Paris to hone his craft. And even though no one wanted to buy his paintings for a long time, he never stopped believing in his dream to be an artist. He was fascinated with painting light and shadow and his works explore this challenge.

Edward Hopper's story is one of courage, resilience, and determination. In this striking picture book biography, Robert Burleigh and Wendell Minor invite young readers into the world of a truly special American painter (most celebrated for his paintings "Nighthawks" and "Gas").

Date Added: 07/01/2019


Introducing Asia

by Anita Ganeri

"Where is Mandarin spoken? Where do tigers live? What is the longest river in Asia? This book answers these questions and more as it introduces young readers to the continent of Asia through age-appropriate maps, engaging photographs, and simple text. Topics covered within the book include where the continent is, climate, geography, animals and plants, countries, people and languages, natural resources, cities, and famous places"--

Date Added: 06/26/2019


Little Fur Family

by Margaret Wise Brown and Garth Williams

The Little Fur Family tells the story of a little fur child's day in the woods. The day ends when his big fur parents tuck him in bed "all soft and warm," and sing him to sleep with a lovely bedtime song.

Cuddle up to a classic with this timeless story! Garth William's soft illustrations join Margaret Wise Brown's rhythmic text to create a gentle lullaby. Bound in imitation fur, Little Fur Family is sure to comfort and delight.

Date Added: 06/26/2019


Emmanuel's Dream

by Sean Qualls and Laurie Ann Thompson

NIMAC-sourced textbook

Date Added: 06/26/2019


Mr. Ferris and His Wheel

by Kathryn Davis and Gilbert Ford

NIMAC-sourced textbook

Date Added: 06/26/2019


If You Lived in Colonial Times

by Ann McGovern and June Otani

NIMAC-sourced textbook

Date Added: 06/26/2019


An Eye for Color: The Story of Joseph Albers

by Natasha Wing and Julia Breckenreid

NIMAC-sourced textbook

Date Added: 06/26/2019


The Snowy Day

by Ezra Jack Keats

NIMAC-sourced textbook

Date Added: 06/26/2019


Charles Darwin's Around The World Adventure

by Jennifer Thermes

In 1831, Charles Darwin embarked on his first voyage. Though he was a scientist by profession, he was an explorer at heart. While journeying around South America for the first time aboard a ninety-foot-long ship named the Beagle, Charles collected insets, dug up bones, galloped with gauchos, encountered volcanoes and earthquakes, and even ate armadillo for breakfast! The discoveries he made during this adventure would later inspire ideas that changed how we see the world.

Complete with mesmerizing map work that charts Darwin's thrilling five-year voyage, as well as "Fun Facts" and more, Charles Darwin's Around-the-World Adventure captures the beauty and mystery of nature with wide-eyed wonder.

Date Added: 06/24/2019


Color Farm

by Lois Ehlert

The rooster, dog, sheep, cow, pig, and other animals on a farm are made up of colorful shapes such as square, circle, rectangle, and triangle.

Date Added: 06/12/2019


Every Second Something Happens

by Bill Johnson and William Johnson and Christine San José and Melanie W. Hall

Poems that tickle all of a young reader's senses. Children create order in their world by relying on their five senses and their experiences. In this engaging anthology, young readers are inspired to use those senses and experiences to discover the myriad delights of poetry.

Educators Christine San José and Bill Johnson have selected more than sixty poems—some classic, some contemporary, some from kids themselves—to amuse young readers and spark their imaginations. These poems tell stories, create unusual sounds, and paint delightful pictures to appeal to children's sense of wonder. A note to parents on how to use the book is included.

Date Added: 05/28/2019


Introducing Antarctica

by Anita Ganeri

Where is Antarctica? Does anyone live there? Do any plants grow in Antarctica?

This book answers these questions and more as it introduces young readers to the continent of Antarctica through age-appropriate maps, engaging photographs, and simple text.

Topics covered within the book include where the continent is, climate, geography, animals and plants, natural resources, and famous places.

Date Added: 05/28/2019


Farm

by Elisha Cooper

Society of Illustrators 2006 Gold Medal recipient, Elisha Cooper, captures the smell, taste, and feel of the changing seasons on a farm.

Society of Illustrators 2006 Gold Medal recipient, Elisha Cooper, captures the smell, taste, and feel of the changing seasons on a farm.

There is so much to look at and learn about on a farm - animals, tractors, crops, and barns. And children feeding animals for morning chores! With lyrical writing and beautiful illustrations that capture the rhythms of the changing seasons, Elisha Cooper brings the farm to life.

Date Added: 05/17/2019


Follow The Dream

by Peter Sís

In a pictorial retelling first published in 1991, Christopher Columbus overcomes a number of obstacles to fulfill his dream of sailing west to find a new route to the Orient. An ALA Notable Children's Book.

Date Added: 05/15/2019


Introducing Australia

by Anita Ganeri

What is Uluru? What language is spoken in Australia? Where do koala bears live? This book answers these questions and more as it introduces young readers to the continent of Australia through age-appropriate maps, engaging photographs, and simple text. Topics covered within the book include where the continent is, climate, geography, animals and plants, countries, people and languages, natural resources, cities, and famous places.

Date Added: 05/15/2019


This is New York

by Miroslav Sasek

With the same wit and perception that distinguished his stylish books on Paris, London, and Rome, M. Sasek pictures fabulous, big-hearted New York City in This Is New York, first published in 1960 and now updated for the 21st century. The Dutchman who bought the island of Manhattan from the Native Americnas in 1626 for twenty-four dollars' worth of handy housewares little knew that his was the biggest bargain in American history. For everything about New York is big -- the buildings, the traffic jams, the cars, the stories, the Sunday papers. Here is the Staten Island Ferry, the Statute of Liberty, MacDougal Alley in Greenwich Village, Times Square, Rockefeller Center, Harlem, Chinatown, Central Park. The brass, the beauty, the magic, This Is New York!

Date Added: 05/15/2019


The Barefoot Book of Animal Tales

by Amanda Hall and Naomi Adler

Find out how a monkey gets the better of a crocodile, how an unassuming spider helps her community when all of the stronger animals fail, and how a rabbit is rewarded for making a special sacrifice. Each of the stories in this collection features different animals and each comes from a different culture. Funny, exciting and thought-provoking, Naomi Adler's retellings reflect her mastery of storytelling. Amanda Hall's beautiful and playful illustrations and borders capture the traditional motifs of each culture. The anthology combined with our new Animal Tales Audio Book CD makes a distinctive gift for animal lovers of any age.

Date Added: 05/15/2019


Brick By Brick

by Floyd Cooper and Charles R. Smith

The compelling true story behind the building of the White House, a powerful part of history rarely taught. From Coretta Scott King Award winners Charles R. Smith Jr. and Floyd Cooper.

The home of the United States president was built by many hands, including those of slaves, who undertook this amazing achievement long before there were machines to do those same jobs.

Stirring and emotional, Floyd Cooper's stunning illustrations bring to life the faces of those who endured hard, brutal work when the profit of their labor was paid to the master, not the slave. The fact that many were able to purchase their freedom after earning money from learning a trade speaks to the strength of those individuals. They created this iconic emblem of America, brick by brick.

Includes an insightful author's note and a list of selected resources.

Date Added: 05/13/2019


Geraldine, The Music Mouse

by Leo Lionni

The cheerful celebration of art, music, and cheese from beloved four-time Caldecott Honor-winner Leo Lionni.

While nibbling at a huge hunk of parmesan cheese, Geraldine uncovers a cheese statue of a mouse playing what seems to be a flute but on closer inspection is really its tail. That night Geraldine is woken by silver and gold sounds. “This must be music!” she says. And every night the cheese mouse fills Geraldine’s hideaway with beautiful music. Then one day her hungry mice friends ask her to share her cheese with them. Geraldine’s new love of music infuses her with a magic of her own and provides a satisfying conclusion to this delightful tale.

Lexile Measure: 0630

Date Added: 05/13/2019


This Is Washington, D. C.

by Miroslav Sasek

Continuing the success of the runaway best sellers This is New York and This is London comes the latest title from M. Sasek’s beloved and nostalgic children’s travel series. Sasek’s This is Washington, D.C. is a facsimile edition of his original book, which was first published in 1969. The brilliant illustrations have been meticulously preserved, with the facts updated for the twenty-first century. The charming illustrations, coupled with Sasek’s playful narrative, makes for a perfect souvenir that will delight children and parents alike. Super-tourist Sasek paints Washington red, white, and blue as he tours the nation’s capital. Stops include the Washington Monument (which commands a view of all the Federal buildings and most of the museums, monuments, and memorials), the White House (whose lawn is a grassy launching pad for the President’s helicopter), and the Smithsonian’s National Zoological Park, the last residence of the world’s most famous ursine, Smokey the Bear! With bright pictures and snappy commentary, Sasek wittily captures all the fascinating things to do and see in a city of green parks, wide avenues, and classic white porticoes. Designed by a Frenchman and renowned for its cherry blossoms, This is Washington, D.C.!

Date Added: 05/13/2019


Tikki Tikki Tembo

by Arlene Mosel and Jr. and Blair Lent

Tikki tikki tembo-no sa rembo- chari bari ruchi-pip peri pembo!

Three decades and more than one million copies later children still love hearing about the boy with the long name who fell down the well. Arlene Mosel and Blair Lent's classic re-creation of an ancient Chinese folktale has hooked legions of children, teachers, and parents, who return, generation after generation, to learn about the danger of having such an honorable name as Tikki tikki tembo-no sa rembo-chari bari ruchi-pip peri pembo.

Tikki Tikki Tembo is the winner of the 1968 Boston Globe - Horn Book Award for Picture Books.

Date Added: 10/16/2019



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