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During Tot school with the girls we focus on one letter each week. This week is the letter K. Here is our Tot School Letter K Books list.
Normally, I try to read about 2 books a day or 10 books a week that fall in the theme for that week. Of course, our main focus is letters but sometimes I’ll throw in a book or two about numbers, shapes, or colors.
Both Cakey and Doodles are currently being homeschooled. Although I’m teaching at Cakey’s level, I try to throw in a book or two for Doodles each week, but a good majority of the books are above both the girls. I love to challenge them through reading this way. Interestingly enough after just few weeks of doing this, both the girls are enjoying and asking for the more challenging books to be read during “non-school” time!
Below is a list of books we read for Tot School Letter J Books:
A Jewish Holiday ABC by Malka Drucker – Celebrate a full year of Jewish holidays in this alphabet book that introduces young children to the wealth of history and ritual surrounding Jewish traditions. We are not Jewish but I like introducing the girls to other religions so they have a better understanding of them and the people who practice the religions. Preschool and up
Jack and the Box: Toon Books Level 1 by Art Spiegelman – Jack just got a new toy, and it’s full of surprises. Each time the box pops open, there’s a new and bigger surprise. Is it a silly toy, a scary toy… or something else entirely? Preschool – 3rd grade
Jamberry by Bruce Degen -A young boy and a bear joyously romp through the land of berries! This is a fun book with lots of rhymes. The book is very catchy, you might find yourself singing it all alone (not that that happened to me more than once:)). Preschool and up
Jennifer and Josephine by Bill Peet – A sweet cat, Josephine, and her old car, Jennifer and the adventure they have together in friendship. This is one of the girls favorite Bill Peet books. Preschool – 2nd grade
Jump! by Scott M. Fischer – A bug taking a nap has to jump away from a frog who ends up having to jump away from a cat and continues all the way up to a whale jumping. Preschool – 3rd grade
Bread and Jam for Frances by Russell Hoban – Frances is a fussy eater, she only loves bread and jam. Unless Mother can come up with a plan, Frances just might go on eating bread and jam forever! Kindergarten – 3rd grade
One Was Johnny: A Counting Book by Maurice Sendak – One was Johnny until others came to call. Count along as more and more things pile into Johnny’s house. Preschool – 3rd grade
Jack the Tripper by Gene Barretta – Someone is tripping the students at school but who? I enjoyed reading this little mystery to the girls and trying to have them search for clues in the pictures. Kindergarten – 3rd grade
Making Plum Jam by John Warren Stewig – Jackie is visiting his mother’s eccentric aunts for a week during the summer on their farm. The aunts decide to “borrow” plums from a neighbor’s farm in order to make jam. Jackie decides to correct the wrong by leaving a gift of homemade plum jam for the farmer. This book brought up the question of what should you do if someone you know is stealing? 1st – 3rd grade
The Jellybeans and the Big Dance by Laura Numeroff – Each of the characters, a dog, pig, cat, and rabbit, are all friends who have different interests. They have to learn to work together in order to make their dance recital a success. Preschool – Kindergarten
The Jungle Grapevine by Alex Beard – What could possibly go wrong when Turtle tells Bird the humor at the watering hole is drying up? This book brings to life the age old game of telephone. Kindergarten – 3rd grade
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Do you have any fun letter J books to recommend to us for next time? Share them in the comments below!
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