I love penguins! They are cute… interesting…and a marvel of nature! Did you know that there are 17 different kinds of penguins and they all live in the southern hemipshere? Our non-fiction books about penguins have lots of facts about these wonderful and unusual birds. We also have some funny books about penguins! Helen Lester has written a very amusing series of books about Tacky, a very lovable, but different penguin.
Our first and second graders will be learning about penguins for the next few weeks. We will open this unit with Turtle’s Penguin Day by Valeri Gorbachev. After Turtle’s father reads him a bedtime story about penguins, Turtle decides he wants to be a penguin too! This book has been nominated for the Washington Children’s Choice Award.
Because we are learning about non-fiction books, we will also review where the penguins books are located in our library. Then we will use the computers to read about penguin facts on PebbleGo, a database for young readers.
Keep Reading! Mrs. Hembree