Beyond Books

Courtney Tracy

Following Your Passions - Career Exposure for Kindergarten and 1st Graders

Balloons Over Broadway - The true story of the puppeteer of Macy's parade By Melissa Sweet

Tony Sarg's Marionettes in the Orient

Me ... Jane By Patrick McDonnell


Caldecott Honor Award - 2011

Digital Connections:

Students can see Jane Goodall's website to see who Jane really is and see how she has created a foundation based upon her passion for gorillas.

Students can watch a video from National Geographic of Jane's interactions with gorillas:

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The Little White Owl By Tracey Corderoy Illustrated by Jane Chapman


Digital Connections

Have students create their own "Little White Owls" craft and they type or verbally narrate their stories that they think "Little Owl" would tell.

Students can use VoiceThread, or Audacity to record their oral stories and share them with their peers.

Students can listen to Eric Carle tell about how he came to write "The Very Hungry Caterpillar".

So You Want to be President? By Judith Saint George Illustrated by David Small


Caldecott Gold Honor 2001

Digital Connections

Live the life of a President and see how your choices relate to past presidents!

Discover how Abe Lincoln became president:

Explore Kid President videos and have students create their own using video cameras.

Kid President meets President Obama:

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A Pep Talk from Kid President to You

"Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love. It will not lead you astray.” - Rumi


Corderoy, T. (2010). The little white owl. London: Little Tiger Press.

George, J. S. (2000). So you want to be president? New York: Philomel Nooks.

McDonnell, P. (2011). Me...jane. Nlvew York: Little, Brown and Company.

Sweet, M. (2011). Balloons over broadway: the story of the puppeteer of macy's parade.

New York: Houghton Mifflin Hartcourt Publishing Company.