Picture Book Pair for a Fun Fall Story Time

by Rebecca J. Gomez Pairing two or more picture books with similar themes can open up a world of discussion possibilities, and those discussions are great ways to connect with your children or students. It can be fascinating to see how different authors and illustrators approach different topics and themes. Pairing books with similar themes during story time will help children learn that everyone sees the world a little differently, and it's good to see other people's perspectives. Read : Leaves by David Ezra Stein and The Leaf Thief by Alice Hemming, illustrated by Nicola Slater Discuss :  What is the main theme in each of these stories? How are these two books different? How are they similar? What were Bear and Squirrel both confused about?  Have you ever been confused or curious about something in nature? Talk about it! What is fall like where you live? Do you see leaves changing, then falling from the trees?  What other books about fall or leaves have you read? Are any of

Story Time Graphic: THE GIANT OF JUM

Every Monday here at Read, Discuss, Do! you'll find a graphic like this one that features a discussion and activity idea for a specific book. This week is the Giant of Jum by Elli Woollard, illustrated by Benji Davies, which is both hilarious and heartwarming (and one of Rebecca's absolute favorites). Also...there's cake! What goes better with ice cream (this week's summer challenge them) than cake?

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