• Ms. Touchet, Librarian at N. W. Harllee, reads a variety of books just for YOU!

    *To honor authors and illustrators and adhere to U.S. Copyright Law, links to these read-alouds are available via your teachers' closed classroom platforms (i.e. Facebook, ClassDojo, etc.). Please contact your teacher to access Ms. Touchet's video recordings of each of these great stories. Thanks!

    Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns: A Muslim Book of Colors by Hena Kahn

    Publisher: Chronicle Books

    Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns: A Muslim Book of Colors

    "With breathtaking illustrations and informative text, Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns magnificently captures the world of Islam, celebrating its beauty and traditions for even the youngest readers."

     

    Crescent Moons and Pointed Minarets: A Muslim Book of Shapes by Hena Kahn

    Publisher: Chronicle Books

    "A beautiful picture book that simultaneously explores shapes, Islam, and the cultures of the Muslim people." - Kirkus Reviews

     

    Astro Girl by Ken Wilson-Max

    Publisher: Candlewick Press

    Astro Girl

    "Astrid has always loved the stars and space. "I want to be an astronaut!" she says."

     

    Dandy by Ame Dyckman

    Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

    "When Daddy spots a solitary weed in his lawn, he's appalled (along with all of his neighborhood friends). But his daughter Sweetie has fallen in love with the beautiful flower, even going so far as to name it Charlotte. Racing against time and the mockery of his friends, Daddy has to find a way to get rid of the errant dandelion without breaking his little girl's heart."

     

    Teddy's Favorite Toy by Christian Trimmer

    Publisher: Simon Schuster

    "Teddy has a lot of cool toys. But his very favorite doll has the best manners, the sickest fighting skills, and a fierce sense of style. Then one morning, something truly awful happens. And there’s only one woman fierce enough to save the day. Can Teddy’s mom reunite Teddy with his favorite toy?"

     

    Armadillo Rodeo by Jan Brett*

    Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons

    Front Cover

    "Most armadillos are happy scratching sand and eating, but Bo longs for adventure. And adventure Bo gets, the day Harmony Jean breaks in her brand-new chili-pepper-red cowboy boots by the banks of Can Creek." Do you think Bo will follow that shiny red "armadillo?" Will he ever make it back home?

     

    Russell Wrestles the Relatives by Cindy Chambers Johnson*

    Publisher: Aladdin, an imprint of Simon & Schuster

    Front Cover

    "There's one day left until Russell's family reunion, and everyone is excited. Everyone except Russell." Everyone in his family is a wrestler--will Russell be able to survive?

     

    It's Easter, Chloe Zoe! by Jane Smith*

    Publisher: Albert Whitman & Co.

    Front Cover

    In this fiction book about Easter, "Chloe Zoe and her friends are going to the big Easter egg hunt! Chloe Zoe wants to find the sparkling golden egg with a special prize inside." Do you think she'll find it?

     

    All About the Flu by Megan Borgert Spaniol*

    Publisher: Abdo

    This is a non-fiction book about influenza, or the flu. How is this connected to our current situation? Is it important to understand? Why? What are you doing to help slow the spread of viruses?

     

    My Respiratory System by Martha Rustad*

    Publisher: PebblePlus, an imprint of Capstone Publishers

     Front Cover

    This is a non-fiction book about the respiratory system. How is this connected to our current situation? Is it important to understand? Why? See if you can answer the questions at the end of the book!

     

    The Sneetches by Dr. Seuss*

    Publisher: Random House

     The Sneetches: And Other Stories

    Ms. Touchet, Librarian at N. W. Harllee, shares Dr. Seuss' 1961 story about the pain caused by discrimination, bias, and assimilation. ...Or is it just a story about silly Sneetches? You decide.