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Langley Picture Book of the Year

2014


 

Click HERE for some general ideas and activities to use with all of the books.

 Below are some specific links and ideas for this year's nominees:

 

 

A is for Musk Ox

Video Book Trailer 

 

Several activities for K and maybe 1 from Moving Beyond the Page 

 

Facts about the musk-ox (suitable for upper primary)  

 

Fact Sheet about Musk Oxen from National Geographic  

 

And how fun would it be in a classroom to have the kids make an alphabet book about themselves, figuring out why they should be each letter.

 

Author website 

 

Illustrator website 

 

 

 

 

The Boy Who Paints

Video Read-Aloud

Visit and activities at Richard Bulpitt Elementary 

 The boy take the colours of man-made things and paints them in nature.  What colours can you match from man-made to nature?

 

 

 


Chu's Day

Book trailer with author Neil Gaiman

   

Free ePub version 

 

Discussion and activity guide 

 

 

Creepy Carrots!

Illustrator Peter Brown gives an inside look at the art he created for CREEPY CARROTS!,

 

Author Website

 

My Bookez website with many activities and free download

 

Creepy Carrots art activity, "how to" video

 

Creepy Carrots Game – Past Tense:  Adding –ed to words.

 

 

 

The Day My Mom Came to Kindergarten

 

Author Website

 

Video

 

Writing activities

 

 

 

Dragons Love Tacos


Video/read-aloud 

 Reading Strategies to Practice: Activating Background Knowledge, Making Connection, Making Predictions, Making Inferences
Writing Strategies to Practice: Descriptive, Alliteration, Repetition, Anaphora, Point of View, Onomatopoiea, Expository
Writing Prompts: Write about your favorite food. Write a how-to piece that describes how to make your custom taco, give your taco a unique name.
Topics Covered: Parties, Food, Dragons
 

Speech Therapy (but can be used by all) Taco Party Game.

  

 All Pinterest Activities


 Specific Pinterest Activities
Make Paper Tacos 
Firebreathing dragon craft

While you read  

 
Activities using Dragons Love Tacos and the Secret Pizza Party

 Story Tacos Activity  

 

 

 

The Further Tale of Peter Rabbit

The official Peter Rabbit Website

  

 Teacher Resources including lessons in many curricular areas

  

Homeschool package with good discussion and activities from the original Peter Rabbit Books  

 

 

 

 

Lucky Ducklings: A True Rescue Story

Video of a true news story  

 

Duck Crafts and Learning Activities


Video Read Aloud of the Robert McCloskey book Make Way for Ducklings

 

 

Oh No!

 

Book Trailer  

 

Readers’ Theatre Script  

 

Clasrrom Activities  

 

 

This Moose Belongs to Me

 

Book trailer  

 

Author Website 

 

Video – The author teaches how to draw a moose  

Use an image such as this one to have your students create their own paintings

 

 Identifying the Rules 

 

 

 


 
2013 Results 

We had 3777 students voting from 26 schools.

  1. The Duckling Gets a Cookie!? by Mo Willems
  2. Swim, Swim by Lerch
  3. Silly Doggie! by Adam Stower

 

2012 Results

We had 3819 students vote from 27 schools.

 

1.  Press Here by Herve Tullet

 

 

2.  Pete the Cat by Eric Litwin

 

3.  The Little Red Pen by Janet Stevens and Susan Stevens Crummel

 Thank you to everyone who took part in our first annual Langley PBOY program.

 
 

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