Friday, October 25, 2013

Recommended Picture Book: Know the Parts of a Book

Title: Know the Parts of a Book

Author: Janet Piehl

Illustrator: Photographs

Publisher: Lerner Publication, October 1, 2013

Age: 5 - 8

Topic: Non-fiction, books, how-to, research

Summary: Will wants to learn about frogs. Readers follow Will as he learns how to find the different information he needs in the book he finds about them, from the table of contents to the index. From the spine, cover and glossary, Will and the reader learns about the different parts of the book and what role they play in helping the reader access the information they need.

Resources: Activity: Borrow the book, "Can You Tell A Frog From A Toad? Have your child/ren follow along with Will as they "research." Have them find the spine, the title page, table of contents, glossary, etc,.

Why I like the book: It is an excellent introductory book that describes the function of each part of a book. Whether reading for the fun of it or writing a report for school, this book gives children the know how skills to access and research a book on their own. Realistic photo illustrations and simple text, this is a must have book for EVERY classroom library because it is never too early to Know the Parts of a Book! I have to say, this would have been a fun book to have when I was a kid :)

*This book in e-format was given to me to review by NetGalley.

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