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Picture Books for Teacher's Read Aloud Part 2 - Dogs

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The list author says: "Today picture books are not just for little kids, nor are they all simple tales. Picture books run the gamut from early easy readers, to sophisticated and complex adult themed reflections. Keeping this in mind, this list is a start towards identifying picture books that can augment a teacher's lesson plans.

Part 2: Stories about or written from the perspective of man's best friend, the dog."
City Dog, Country Frog
City Dog, Country Frog
"Excellent Teacher Read Aloud Themes: friendship, loyalty, sharing, perspective, differences Content areas: calendar, seasons, habitat, change, life cycle, expression/mood through art Beautifully portrayed story of an unexpected friendship between a city dog and a country frog, who share through the seasons, their own special way of having fun."
No Dogs Allowed!
No Dogs Allowed!
"Positive Attitude Themes: community, extended family Content areas: elementary K-3, Writing- 1st person, imagination, end punctuation, Art– visual expression, Guidance- positive attitude, special talents, respect Fun family trip to the beach story, where everyone has a special talent and makes the best of difficulties that arise."
I, Trixie, Who is Dog
I, Trixie, Who is Dog
"Themes: friendship, respect. Language: rhyme, alliteration, repeated phrases, point of view. Trixie Koontz loves life, & wants her readers to as well (even if they aren’t a dog). Written from a dog’s perspective, Trixie lays out her reasoning for why there are cats, cows, sheep & others in the world. Importantly, Trixie reminds us to dream big & be the best at whoever you are."
Stella, Unleashed: Notes from the Doghouse
Stella, Unleashed: Notes from the Doghouse
"This story comprised of 29 poems written from a dog's point of view is simple joyous fun. All dog lovers will relate to these insightful missives. Bountiful source for language arts instruction, such as rhyme scheme, descriptive language, point of view, and journaling or news writing."
Katie Loves the Kittens
Katie Loves the Kittens
"A delightful story about Katie a happy-go-lucky terrier whose best loving intentions are totally misunderstood.This simple tale with it’s fanciful watercolor and ink illustrations is sure to please. Great for lessons in summarization, prediction, and unintended consequences."
Always In Trouble
Always In Trouble
"Great read aloud for practicing and teaching prediction, what-if-questions, alternate endings, calendar and respect lessons. The bright and expressive illustrations show the action and mood of the tale to perfection. Those who've gone through raising a puppy will make laugh out loud connections throughout."
Dog and Bear (Neal Porter Books) (Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Winner-Best Picture Book) (Awards))
Dog and Bear (Neal Porter Books) (Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Winner-Best Picture Book) (Awards))
"Excellent read aloud (preschool - 2nd grade). Using humor, bright colorful illustrations, and simple childlike prose, the stories of Dog and Bear come to life. Great for young children who will love to hear repeated readings; and excellent for teaching beginning writers how to visualize and execute short stories with a simple beginning-middle-end sequence. Themes: friendship, cooperation."
Pinkerton, Behave! (Picture Puffins)
Pinkerton, Behave! (Picture Puffins)
"Great K-2 read aloud (despite the washed out illustrations). Students won't stop laughing as they make endless connections to their own attempts at dealing with puppies large and small. Lessons: irony, patience, recognition that the glass isn’t always half empty, and a bad thing can often turn out to be a very good thing."
How Rocket Learned to Read
How Rocket Learned to Read
"Starting with the ‘marvelous’ alphabet, through letter sounds, and lots of practice, Rocket does indeed learn to read. Great story to start the school year off (K-2) with, & reminds us all that good books are to be read over and over; and to become a good reader takes practice."
Little Pink Pup
Little Pink Pup
"A Nonfiction Lesson in Acceptance Themes: adoption, acceptance Content areas: Documentary journal writing, sequencing Perfect for elementary school students to explore journal writing and develop visual documentation and sequencing skills."
Bailey
Bailey
"Great story to guide young readers in making connections. From getting up in the morning, catching the school bus, learning math, art, music and taking recess, Bailey brings humor and good feelings to a young school kids day.  Excellent illustrations provide lots of detail."
Ten-Gallon Bart Beats the Heat
Ten-Gallon Bart Beats the Heat
"What a fun book to read aloud. Writer Susan Stevens Crummel’s word choice and cadence are a joy of sound and expression. Teaching moments abound through her use of alliteration, sound affects, creative type face, and color."