Books for Students

Lisa recently had the pleasure of attending a presentation by children’s author Holman Wang.  Holman grew up in Vancouver, Canada, and is a former middle school teacher. He is currently a lawyer who also makes children’s books. He and his brother Jack are the twin powers behind the award-winning board book series Cozy Classics and Star Wars Epic Yarns, which abridge literary and cinematic classics into just 12 words and 12 needle-felted images.  You can check out his work on his website here.


Here are a couple of read alouds we are enjoying sharing with BC educators these days:


The Big Umbrella – by Amy June Bates, invites us to consider a magical umbrella that stretches to make room to keep everyone dry.  Touching on a theme of inclusion, belonging, and kindness, this simple story with its beautiful illustrations has a lovely connection to the Core Competencies


If I Built a School – by Chris Van Dusen, gets fun and creative, as a young boy shares, in rhyming pairs, all the bells and whistles his dream school would have. Readers and listeners are treated to bright, colourful illustrations that reveal a fantasy campus that looks more like an amusement park than a school. If YOU built a school, what would it look like? If your students could build a school, what would theirs look like?