World Book Day Resources!

The faculty and guest readers at Touro’s World Book Day created a resource list for all the books we highlighted.  I have inserted the resources below for you to review and utilize with your readers/writers.

World Book Day Resources

A Sick Day for Amos McGee by Philip C. Stead


City Green by DyAnne DiSalvo-Ryan

And one to a great site for city gardening:


Crow Boy by Taro Yashima

(active links below)

A 1955 picture book written and illustrated by Taro Yashima. The book tells the story of a shy Japanese boy named Chibi who hides at school until a new teacher takes notice of him. The book was a recipient of a 1956 Caldecott Honor for its illustrations.[1] This book was translated into Japanese by Taro himself and published in Japan,in 1979.


Dr. De Soto – by William Steig


El Bronx, Remembered – Nicholasa Mohr

Middle school lesson: Shoes for Hector Lesson Plans & Worksheets Reviewed by Teachers (


Elementary Grade 2 Lesson: Shoes for Hector Lesson Plans & Worksheets Reviewed by Teachers (


Ferdinand by Munro Leaf


Flora and Ulysses by Kate Di Camillo


Hanish – The Story of the Harp – by Nicholas Carter



I am Helen Keller – by





I Rigoberta Menchu, An Indian Woman in Guatemala by Rigoberta Menchu


Last Stop on Market Street by Matt De La Pena


My Life as an Ice Cream Sandwich – by Ibi Zoto


One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia–7430926?msclkid=eb83fc98679c11a556c39ec7763c7e3c&utm_source=bing&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=Smart%20Shopping%20%248%20-%20%2414.99&utm_term=4575411489696657&utm_content=Ad%20group



Radiant Child  – by Javaka Steptoe



Room for One More by Sorche Nic Leodhas


Saving the Day – Karyn Parsons

Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson


The Cat Man of Aleppo by Irene Latham


The Last Cuentista by Donna Barba- Higuera

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The Math Curse – by John Scieszka and Lane Smith


The Warmth of Other Suns, The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration by Isabelle Wilkerson




Treble Books by Timothy Bellavia and Susan Courey

Treble Leads the Class


Treble Catches the Rhythm Train


Treble Goes a Go Go


Undefeated – by Kwame Alexander

“Interactive Reading Aloud: Instruction with Narrative”

Teaching Exceptional Children. Nov ./Dec.2021 Vol. 54,Issue 2, Pp106-114.


Unspeakable – The Tulsa Race Massacre


Watercress –by Andrea Yang



We Are Water Protectors by Carole Lindstrom

The Mishomis Book: The Voice of the Ojibway by Edward Benton-Banai.

This picture book was listed as Further Reading at the back of We Are Water Protectors. Carole Lindstrom, the author, is tribally enrolled with the Turtle Mountain Band of Ojibwe. In Objibwe culture, women are protectors of water and men are protectors of the fire.


Article with photographs about the Dakota Pipelines Protests Sacred Ground-Inside the Dakota Pipeline Protests–CNN.  Story by Benazir Wehelie–Special to CNN. Photographs by Larry Towell–Magnum Photos.


Activity Kit) Type into Google: We Are Water Protectors Activity Kit_v3.indd-Macmillan.  Includes a note by Carole Linstrom, the author of We Are Water Protectors, discussion questions and topics, tips and tricks for community engagement, a checklist for what you are doing to protect the Earth and support the Water Protection Pledge and Did you know facts.


When Harriet Led Her People to Freedom by Carole Boston Weatherford

Happy Reading!


Joanne Robertson-Eletto

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