Competency Goal III
“Provide the titles, authors, publishers, copyright dates, and a short summary of ten age-appropriate children’s books that you use to support development of children’s self-concept and self-esteem, and to help children deal with life’s challenges. These books may support development of cultural and linguistic group identity; gender identity; children with disabilities or special needs; separation, divorce, remarriage, or blended families; everyday activities and routines; and/or the cycle of life from human reproduction to death.”
Grade Level Focus: Kindergarten
Cowen-Fletcher, Jane. (1993). Mama Zooms. Scholastic, Inc., New York.
Greive, Bradley Trevor. (2005). The Blue Day Book for Kids. Andrews McMeel Publishing, Kansas City.
Hardin, Melinda. (2010). Hero Dad. Scholastic, Inc., New York.
Hoopmann, Kathy. (2009). All Dogs Have ADHD. Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Philadelphia.
Hoopmann, Kathy. (2006). All Cats Have Asperger Syndrome. Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Philadelphia.
Hudson, Cheryl Willis. (1990). Bright Eyes, Brown Skin. Scholastic, Inc., New York.
Linden, Ann Marie. (1992). One Smiling Grandma. Penguin Books, New York.
Penn, Audrey. (1993). The Kissing Hand. Scholastic, Inc., New York.
Rathmann, Peggy. (1991). Ruby the Copycat. Scholastic, Inc., New York.
Viorst, Judith. (1987). The Tenth Good Thing About Barney. Simon & Schuster Publishers, New York.
Mama Zooms, by Jane Cowen-Fletcher
(Copyright 1993, Scholastic, Inc., New York)
A child talks about playing with his mother, who is in a wheelchair. The wheelchair, instead of being described as an impediment to playtime, becomes an exciting vehicle for the child and his mother to use as part of their imaginary play.
The Blue Day Book for Kids, by...