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Book Wish List for 2012-2013 School Year

Aloha! Ka Hana Pono loves books & incorporating the stories into our daily activities, experiences & curriculum. Our curriculum combines a student-centered philosophy (creative, flexible, holistic, and experiential) with an emphasis on peace, justice, diversity & sustainability.

Below is a current list of books on our wish list. These books were chosen to enhance that feeling of care for the earth & all life, curiosity about the world, and desire for greater independence that is the hallmark of this age group & development.

This list is updated frequently, mahalo!

Whole Child/Literature – Just Because I Am: A Childs Book of Affirmations by Lauren Murphy – We Can Get Along: A Childs Book of Choices by Lauren Murphy – All The Places To Love by Patricia McLachlan – Cookies: Bite Size Life Lessons by Amy Krouse Rosenthal – And Here’s To You! by David Elliott – Martha Doesn’t Say Sorry by Samantha Berger

Social Studies/Diversity/Literature – Hats off to Hair! by Virginia Kroll – Tooth Tales: From Around the World by Marlene Targ Brill – We Are A Rainbow by Nancy Maria Grande Tabor – Come Out and Play (it’s A Kids World) by Maya Ajmera – Is There Really A Human Race by Jamie Lee Curtis

Language Arts – The Flower Alphabet Book by Jerry Pallotta – The Farm Alphabet Book by Jane Miller – The Eentsy, Weentsy Spider: Fingerplays and Action Rhymes by Joanna Cole – Growing Up Reading: Learning to Read Through Creative Play by Jill Hauser

Science/Eco-Integrity – The Earth Is Good: A Chant in Paise of Nature by Michael Demunn – In One Tidepool: Crabs, Snails, and Salty Tails by Anthony Fredericks – Eliza and the Dragonfly by Susie Caldwell Rinehart – Animals Like Us by DK Publishing – When the Bees Fly Home by Andrea Cheng – In My World by Lois Ehlert – Water Dance, Cloud Dance, & Mountain Dance by Thomas Locker – Gardening with Children by Monika Hanneman – Sunny Days & Starry Nights by Nancy Castaldo – Michael Recylce by Ellie Bethel – Bugs by Joan Richards Wright – Compost Stew – Science Play by Jill Frankel Houser

Math – Math Play: 80 Ways to Count & Learn by D. McCowan

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