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Multcolib School Corps Picks Communities and Neighborhoods Grades K - 2

Be My Neighbor
Be My Neighbor By Ajmera, Maya (Book - 2004 ) j 307.3362 A312b 2004 Beginning Facts Available in some locations

Annotation:A simple introduction to the characteristics of a neighborhood.

Teachers in Our Community
Teachers in Our Community By Ames, Michelle (Book - 2010 ) j 371.1 A514t 2010 Beginning Facts Available in some locations

Annotation:This book describes the many ways that teachers help children learn and grow, from reading and instructing to helping with a student's work and well being.

Around Our Way on Neighbors' Day
Around Our Way on Neighbors' Day By Brown, Tameka (Book - 2010 ) jE BROWN 2010 Available in some locations

Annotation:A young girl makes her way through an urban neighborhood filled with children playing, men debating, women cooking, and jazz music playing as her community gathers to celebrate "Neighbors' Day."

F Is for Firefighting
F Is for Firefighting By Butler, Dori Hillestad (Book - 2007 ) j 628.925 B985f 2007 Beginning Facts Available in some locations

Annotation:Illustrations and alphabet text introduce readers to the equipment firefighters use and the jobs that they do.

Grandpa's Corner Store
Grandpa's Corner Store By DiSalvo, DyAnne (Book - 2000 ) jE DISALVO Available in some locations

Annotation:Grandfather's corner grocery business is threatened by a new supermarket, but his granddaughter, Lucy, organizes the neighbors to convince him to stay.

This Is the Way We Go to School
This Is the Way We Go to School By Falk, Laine (Book - 2010 ) j 371.7 F1914t 2010 Beginning Facts Available in some locations

Annotation:Explores the way the children around the world travel to school.

Police Officers
Police Officers By Gorman, Jacqueline Laks (Book - 2010 ) j 363.2 G671p 2010 Beginning Facts Available in some locations

Annotation:Explains what police officers do, including helping people in trouble, stopping people who break the law, and directing traffic.

A Bus Called Heaven
A Bus Called Heaven By Graham, Bob (Book - 2012 ) jE GRAHAM 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:An abandoned bus appears in front of Stella's house one day, with a sign on front marked "Heaven", and it brings positive changes in the outlook of Stella and all who pass by in the community.

My New Town
My New Town By Hall, Kirsten (Book - 2005 ) jE Beginning Reader HALL 2005 Available in some locations

Annotation:While giving a tour of his new town, a young boy introduces the reader to his teacher, dentist, barber, and police officer, as well as to his newly adopted baby sister.

Only One Neighborhood
Only One Neighborhood By Harshman, Marc (Book - 2007 ) jE HARSHMAN Available in some locations

Annotation:Explores a neighborhood that has only one of several kinds of buildings, but within each there are many things, such as different kinds of breads in the bakery, then shows that the neighborhood itself is just one of many in a world united by a single wish.

¡Bienvenidos a mi barrio!
¡Bienvenidos a mi barrio! Mi mundo de la A a la Z By Hudes, Quiara Alegría (Book - 2010 Spanish ) SPANISH jE HUDES 2010 Available in some locations

Annotation:A young girl takes a walk through her urban neighborhood, observing items representing every letter of the alphabet, from her abuela to loud, zooming cars.

Welcome to My Neighborhood!
Welcome to My Neighborhood! A Barrio ABC By Hudes, Quiara Alegría (Book - 2010 ) jE Concept HUDES 2010 Available in some locations

Annotation:A young girl takes a walk through her urban neighborhood, observing items representing every letter of the alphabet, from her abuela to loud, zooming cars.

Say Hello!
Say Hello! By Isadora, Rachel (Book - 2010 ) jE ISADORA 2010 Available in some locations

Annotation:A little girl greets people in her neighborhood in many different languages.

Helpers in My Community
Helpers in My Community By Kalman, Bobbie (Book - 2010 ) j 307 K14h 2010 Beginning Facts Available in some locations

Annotation:Introduces children to the important people who make our communities cleaner, safer, and better. Action shots feature people working in construction, at schools, in hospitals, fighting fires, doing police work, and volunteering.

Places in My Community
Places in My Community By Kalman, Bobbie (Book - 2010 ) j 307 K14p 2010 Beginning Facts Available in some locations

Annotation:A community has many buildings and outdoor places. Identifies the places where people live, work, learn, and shop. Action-oriented photos also feature places that provide different services to the community such as police and fire stations, hospitals, and museums. Young readers will be able to connect these places to those in their own lives--especially the parks and playgrounds!

Supermarket
Supermarket By Krull, Kathleen (Book - 2001 ) j 381.456413 K94s 2001 Beginning Facts Available in some locations

Annotation:Explains modern supermarkets and how they work, discussing how they organize, display, and keep track of the items they sell.

Mapping Penny's World
Mapping Penny's World By Leedy, Loreen (Book - 2000 ) jE LEEDY Available in some locations

Annotation:After learning about maps in school, Lisa maps all the favorite places of her dog Penny.

Once around the block
Once around the block Una vuelta a la manzana By Lozano, José (Book - 2009 Spanish ) SPANISH jE LOZANO 2009 Available in some locations

Annotation:El narrador mira y describe la gente en su barrio, desde Amelia a Zacarias. The narrator observes and describes the many people and activities in his Mexican American neighborhood, from Amelia arguing with Anita to Zacarias who lives on Zachary Street.

This Is the Way We Help at Home
This Is the Way We Help at Home By Miller, Amanda (Book - 2010 ) j 640 M6471t 2010 Beginning Facts Available in some locations

Annotation:Explores the ways the children around the world help out at home.

On the Go
On the Go By Morris, Ann (Book - 1990 ) j 629.04 M875o Beginning Facts Available in some locations

Annotation:Discusses the ways in which people all over the world move from place to place, including walking, riding on animals, and traveling on wheels and water.

Keeping You Healthy
Keeping You Healthy A Book About Doctors By Owen, Ann (Book - 2004 ) j 610.92 O97k 2004 Beginning Facts Available in some locations

Annotation:Describes some of the things that doctors do to help people stay healthy.

The City Kid & the Suburb Kid
The City Kid & the Suburb Kid By Pilutti, Deb (Book - 2008 ) jE PILUTTI Available in some locations

Annotation:Two cousins, one from the city and one from the suburbs, spend a day and a night together at each other's house, and decide that each likes his own home better.

The Busiest Street in Town
The Busiest Street in Town By Rockliff, Mara (Book - 2009 ) jE ROCKLIFF 2009 Available in some locations

Annotation:Best friends Agatha May Walker and Eulalie Scruggs, who live on opposite sides of busy Rushmore Boulevard, inspire their neighbors to come together and make their street a much more pleasant place.

Career Day
Career Day By Rockwell, Anne F. (Book - 2000 ) jE ROCKWELL Available in some locations

Annotation:Each child in Mrs. Madoff's class brings a visitor who tells the group about his or her job.

It's My City!
It's My City! A Singing Map By Sayre, April Pulley (Book - 2001 ) jE SAYRE Available in some locations

Annotation:As a brother and sister head for the market for birthday party supplies, they sing a song describing the city sights, sounds, and smells they pass along the way.

"L" Is for Library
"L" Is for Library By Terry, Sonya (Book - 2006 ) j 027 T329L 2006 Beginning Facts Available in some locations

Annotation:"Following a friendly tabby cat, children will pounce and prance through the stacks from A-Z as they discover everything there is to do and see in the library." -- publisher's web site

What Does A Mail Carrier Do?
What Does A Mail Carrier Do? By Trumbauer, Lisa (Book - 2005 ) j 383.4 T867w 2005 Beginning Facts Available in some locations

Annotation:Describes the job of a mail carrier.

Understanding My Community
Understanding My Community Communities of the Past (Streaming Video - 2007 ) Click here to access digital titles »

Annotation:Take students on a journey to early Native American communities, Colonial towns and early American cities to explore the variety of communities, as they existed in the past. They'll learn how schools of the past differed from their own. They'll discover how inventions impacted transportation which in turn changed the face of communities.

Understanding My Community
Understanding My Community How Communities Are Alike and Different (Streaming Video - 2007 ) Click here to access digital titles »

Annotation:How is a rural community different from a suburban community? What characteristics do cities and suburban areas share? This program explores the similaries and differences that make communities unique. Youngsters visit a variety of homes in a neighborhood and learn what other types of buildings make up a community.

Understanding My Community
Understanding My Community How Geography Shapes A Community (Streaming Video - 2007 ) Click here to access digital titles »

Annotation:Whether students live near an ocean, the mountains or the dessert, this exciting program will show them how the geography shapes and molds the daily life and economics of a community. Students learn about land formation as well as different regions and climates.

Something Beautiful
Something Beautiful By Wyeth, Sharon Dennis (Book - 1998 ) jE WYETH Available in some locations

Annotation:When she goes looking for "something beautiful" in her city neighborhood, a young girl finds beauty in many different forms.

Trashy Town
Trashy Town By Zimmerman, Andrea Griffing (Book - 1999 ) jE ZIMMERMAN Available in some locations

Annotation:Little by little, can by can, Mr. Gillie, the trash man, cleans up his town.

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Materials about communities and neighborhoods (in English and Spanish) for grades K-2. The library has already-prepared Buckets of Books on this topic that you can check out. The Buckets contain books similar to those on the list (though not every title is exactly the same) plus a teacher's guide. To see the list of Buckets, go to: http://web.multcolib.org/educators/school-corps/bucket-books .


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