Oscar Lives Next Door: A Story Inspired by Oscar Peterson’s Childhood – Pick and Choose Literature Study

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Oscar Lives Next Door: A Story Inspired by Oscar Peterson’s Childhood is a story about a great Canadian musician living in Montreal during his childhood. As a child Oscar has to overcome personal challenges to become a Canadian music legend. Oscar Peterson shows us that overcoming adversity is a possibility for us all!

With this Oscar Lives Next Door: Pick and Choose Literature Study I suggest that you read the story through with your child and choose the activities or discussion questions that best meet your families needs. You may want to read the book more than once with your student as you unfold the aspects of the story from the study. This study could be geared to your younger students or could be used for students in older grades. There is much to explore! Blessings! Natalie

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Jazz Musician Picture Books

More Jazz Music Picture Books

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Duke Ellington – The Piano Prince and His Orchestra

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Charlie Parker Played be bop

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Trombone Shorty

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Before John was a Jazz Giant

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A Horn for Louis

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Little Melba and Her Big Trombone

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Skit-Scat Raggedy Cat – Ella Fitzgerald

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The Little Piano Girl

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Trains Booklist and Unit Study Resources

Train Unit Study Resources

This Trains Unit Study Resource pack is free and includes resources for Bible, Math and Language Arts.

This Pinterest Board has many more ideas to add to your study of Trains. Choose a variety of projects and create a hands-on unit for lots of bible, reading, writing, math and science!

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Train Booklist and Unit Study Resources

Trains Booklist

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Train by Elisha Cooper (for US)

Train by Elisha Cooper (for Canada)

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How to Train a Train by Jason Carter Eton (for US)

How to Train a Train by Jason Carter Eton (for Canada)

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Line 135 by Germano Zullo (for US)

Line 135 by Germano Zullo (for Canada)

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Steam Train, Dream Train by Sherri Duskey Rinker (for US)

Steam Train, Dream Train by Sherri Duskey Rinker (for Canada)

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Locomotive by Brian Floca (for US)

Locomotive by Brian Floca (for Canada)

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The Caboose Who Got Loose by Bill Peet (for US)

The Caboose Who Got Loose by Bill Peet (for Canada)

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Trains by Gail Gibbons (for US)

Trains by Gail Gibbons (for Canada)

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The Little Train by Lois Lenski (for US)

The Little Train by Lois Lens (for Canada)

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The Little Engine that Could by Watty Piper (for US)

The Little Engine that Could by Watty Piper (for Canada)

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Freight Train by Donald Crews (for US)

Freight Train by Donald Crews (for Canada)

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Two Little Trains by Margaret Wise Brown (for US)

Two Little Trains by Margaret Wise Brown (for Canada)

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The Little Red Caboose by Marian Potter (for US)

The Little Red Caboose by Marian Potter (for Canada)

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Seymour Simon’s Book of Trains by Seymour Simon (for US)

Seymour Simon’s Book of Trains by Seymour Simon (for Canada)

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Epic Booklists – Discover the World Books with Teaching Guides

Discover the World Booklist and Resources

This booklist is a wonderful way to “travel” around the world with your child! The many opportunities to learn about other countries abound in these books, resource pages and teacher guides.

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You can access these books through the links below, or they are also available on EPIC! Enjoy!! Natalie

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A is for America: An American Alphabet (for US)

A is for America: An American Alphabet (for Canada)

A is for America: An American Alphabet Resource Pages with Teacher Guide

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B is for Bagpipes: A Scotland Alphabet (for US)

B is for Bagpipes: A Scotland Alphabet (for Canada)

B is for Bagpipes: A Scotland Alphabet Resource Pages with Teacher Guide

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B is for Big Ben: An England Alphabet (for US)

B is for Big Ben: An England Alphabet (for Canada)

B is for Big Ben: An England Alphabet Resource Pages with Teacher Guide

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C is for Ciao: An Italy Alphabet (for US)

C is for Ciao: An Italy Alphabet (for Canada)

C is for Ciao: An Italy Alphabet Resource Pages with Teacher Guide

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D is for Dala Horse: A Nordic Countries Alphabet (for US)

D is for Dala Horse: A Nordic Countries Alphabet (for Canada)

D is for Dala Horse: A Nordic Countries Alphabet Resource Pages with Teacher Guide

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D is for Dancing Dragon: A China Alphabet (for US)

D is for Dancing Dragon: A China Alphabet (for Canada)

D is for Dancing Dragon: A China Alphabet Resource Pages with Teacher Guide

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D is for Downunder: An Australian Alphabet (for US)

D is for Downunder: An Australian Alphabet (for Canada)

D is for Downunder: An Australian Alphabet Resource Pages with Teacher Guide

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E is for Eiffel Tower: A France Alphabet (for US)

E is for Eiffel Tower: A France Alphabet (for Canada)

E is for Eiffel Tower: A France Alphabet Resource Pages with Teacher Guide

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K is for Kabuki: A Japan Alphabet (for US)

K is for Kabuki: A Japan Alphabet (for Canada)

K is for Kabuki: A Japan Alphabet Resource Pages with Teacher Guide

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M is for Maple: A Canadian Alphabet (for US)

M is for Maple: A Canadian Alphabet (for Canada)

M is for Maple: A Canadian Alphabet Resource Pages with Teacher Guide

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P is for Piñata: A Mexico Alphabet (for US)

P is for Piñata: A Mexico Alphabet (for Canada)

P is for Piñata: A Mexico Alphabet Resource Pages with Teacher Guide

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S is for Shamrock: An Ireland Alphabet (for US)

S is for Shamrock: An Ireland Alphabet (for Canada)

S is for Shamrock: An Ireland Alphabet Resource Pages with Teacher Guide

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T is for Taj Mahal: An Indian Alphabet (for US)

T is for Taj Mahal: An Indian Alphabet (for Canada)

T is for Taj Mahal: An Indian Alphabet Resource Pages with Teacher Guide

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Fall Unit Study with Booklist

Fall Unit Study Booklist

The Booklist below will allow you many opportunities to learn more about Fall. These books along with the resources below would make a wonderful Fall Unit Study for your K-1 students.

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This Fall Unit Study material Pack is free and includes resources for Bible, Math and Language Arts.

Fall Unit Study Overview

This Pinterest Page has many more ideas to add to your study of Fall. Choose a variety of projects and books below and create a hands-on unit for bible, reading, writing, math and science!

Fall Booklist

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Fall Harvests: Bringing in Food by Martha E Rustad

Fall Harvests: Bringing in Food  (for US)

Fall Harvests: Bringing in Food (for Canada)

Pick a Circle, Gather Squares: A Fall Harvest of Shapes by Felicia Chernesky

Pick a Circle, Gather Squares: A Fall Harvest of Shapes (for US)

Pick a Circle, Gather Squares: A Fall Harvest of Shapes (for Canada)

Hello Harvest Moon by Ralph Fletcher

Hello, Harvest Moon (for US)

Hello, Harvest Moon (for Canada)

It’s Harvest Time by Jean McElroy

It’s Harvest Time!: A Book with Foldout Pages (for US)

It’s Harvest Time!: A Book with Foldout Pages (for Canada)

Otis and the Scarecrow by Lauren Long

Otis and the Scarecrow (for US)

Otis and the Scarecrow (for Canada)

Awesome Autumn by Bruce Goldstone

Awesome Autumn: All Kinds of Fall Facts and Fun (for US)

Awesome Autumn: All Kinds of Fall Facts and Fun (for Canada)

Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert

Leaf Man (for US)

Leaf Man (for Canada)

Apples and Pumpkins by Anne Rockwell

Apples and Pumpkins (for US)

Apples and Pumpkins (for Canada)

We’re Going on a Leaf Hunt by Steve Metzger

We’re Going on a Leaf Hunt (for US)

We’re Going on a Leaf Hunt (for Canada)

Fletcher and the Falling Leaves by Julia Rawlinson

Fletcher and the Falling Leaves (for US)

Fletcher and the Falling Leaves (for Canada)

Why do Leaves Change Color by Betsy Maestro

Why Do Leaves Change Color? (for US)

Why Do Leaves Change Color? (for Canada)

The Leaves on the Trees by Thom Wiley

The Leaves on the Trees (for US)

The Leaves on the Trees (for Canada)

Leaves Fall Down by Lisa Ballard

Leaves Fall Down: Learning About Autumn Leaves (for US)

Leaves Fall Down: Learning about Autumn Leaves (for Canada)

 

Apples Unit Study

 

Apple Unit Study Booklist

The booklist below will help you in finding books to augment your Apples Study.

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This Apples Unit Study material Pack is free and includes resources for Bible, Math and Language Arts. Apples Unit Study Overview

This Pinterest board will give you lots of other ideas especially for STEAM and Science.

Apple Unit Study Booklist

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Apples by Gail Gibbons

Apples (for US)

Apples (for Canada)

Ten Apples Up on Top by Dr. Suess

Ten Apples Up On Top! (for US)

Ten Apples Up On Top! (for Canada)

Ten Red Apples by Pat Hutchins

Ten Red Apples (for US)

Ten Red Apples (for Canada)

The Apple Pie Tree by Zoe Hall

The Apple Pie Tree (for US)

The Apple Pie Tree (for Canada)

Apple Picking Time by Michelle Slawson

Apple Picking Time (Dragonfly Books) (for US)

Apple Picking Time (for Canada)

One Green Apple by Eve Bunting

One Green Apple (for US)

One Green Apple (for Canada)

Apples by Jacqueline Farmer

Apples (for US)

Apples (for Canada)

How to Make Apple Pie and See the World by Marjorie Priceman

How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World (Dragonfly Books) (for US)

How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World (for Canada)

Apples, Apples, Apples by Nancy Elizabeth Wallace

Apples, Apples, Apples (for US)

Apples, Apples, Apples (for Canada)

One Red Apple by Harriet Ziefert

One Red Apple (for US)

One Red Apple (for Canada)

Apple Farmer Annie by Monica Wellington

Apple Farmer Annie Board Book (for US)

Apple Farmer Annie (for Canada)

Rain Forest Booklist and Unit Study Resource Materials

Rainforest Booklist

The Booklist below will allow you many opportunities to learn more about The Rainforest. These books along with the resources below would make a wonderful Rainforest Unit Study for your K-1 students.

Rainforest Unit Study Cover

This Rainforest Unit Study Resources pack is free and includes resources for Bible, Math and Language Arts. This Rainforest Pinterest Board has many more ideas to add to your study of the Rainforest. Choose a variety of projects and create a hands-on unit with Bible, reading, writing, math, geography and science!

Rainforest Booklist

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The Umbrella by Jan Brett
The Umbrella (for the US)
The Umbrella (for Canada)

Over in the Jungle, A Rainforest Rhyme by Marianne Berkes
Over in the Jungle: A Rainforest Rhyme (for the US)
Over in the Jungle: A Rainforest Rhyme (for Canada)

Rainforest by Nancy Smiler Levinson
Rain Forest (for the US)
Rain Forest (for Canada)

The Rainforest Grew All Around by Susan K. Mitchell
The Rainforest Grew All Around (for the US)
The Rainforest Grew All Around (for Canada)

The Great Kapok Tree by Lynne Cherry
The Great Kapok Tree: A Tale of the Amazon Rain Forest (for the US)
The Great Kapok Tree: A Tale of the Amazon Rain Forest (for Canada)

Nature’s Green Umbrella by Gail Gibbons
Nature’s Green Umbrella (for the US)
Nature’s Green Umbrella (for Canada)

About the Rain Forest – We Both Read by Heather Johanasen
About the Rain Forest (We Both Read – Level 1-2 (for the US) We Both Read:About the Rain Forest (for Canada)

If I Ran the Rainforest by Bonnie Worth
If I Ran the Rain Forest: All About Tropical Rain Forests (Cat in the Hat’s Learning Library) (for the US) If I Ran the Rainforest (for Canada)

 

A is for Anaconda: A Rainforest Alphabet by Anthony D. Fredricks
A is For Anaconda: A Rainforest Alphabet (for the US) A is for Anaconda: A Rainforest Alphabet (for Canada)

In the Rainforest: Let’s Read and Find out Science
In the Rainforest (for the US) In the Rainforest (for Canada)

Canadian History Booklist – Loyalists

United Empire Loyalists

Many Loyalists came to Canada during the American Revolution. Below are stories of struggles and challenges and a key group of people that made such an impact in Canadian History. This list hopefully will help you to find a book that will inspire you to read more about the Loyalists! Blessings!

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The Kids Book of Canadian History pages 24-27

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The Loyal Refugees by Robert Livesey

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The Story of Canada by Janet Lunn

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Canada, A People’s History Volume 1 Chapter 5 and Canada a People’s History Video #5

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The Hollow Tree by Janet Lunn

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Loyalist Runaway by Donna Smyth

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Birchtown and the Black Loyalists by Wanda Taylor

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Broken Trail by Jean Rae Baxter

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Escape by Mary Beacock Fryer

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Begin Again by Mary Beacock Fryer

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The Way Lies North by Jean Rae Baxter

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Flight by Connie Brummel Crook

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The Hungry Year by Connie Brummel Crook

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Charlotte by Janet Lunn

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Meyer’s Creek by Connie Brummel Crook

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A Home in the Storm by Janet P. Slater

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Dear Canada – With Nothing but our Courage by Karleen Bradford

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