Teaching Children's Literature

“A children's story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children's story in the slightest.” ~C.S. Lewis

Camilla the Cupcake Fairy

Camilla the Cupcake Fairy

Written by:  Tim Bugbird, Illustrated by:  Lara Ede, Published by:  Make Believe Ideas, 2011, 32 pp.camilla

Reading Level:  AD700L (AD stands for Adult Directed which means this book would best be done as a read aloud to students in grades K – 2)

Synopsis:  This book tells the story of Camilla.  On Camilla’s fifth birthday she receives a fairy wand in the mail that is meant to make frosting for cupcakes.  Camilla struggles to make the wand work correctly.  She then discovers that the wand will only work when she has friends to help her.

Rationale for Use:  As the Lexile Score indicates, this book would best be done as a read aloud.  This book would be great to expose students to new vocabulary words, as well as encouraging predicting.

Common Core Connection:  This book could be connected to the Common Core by having students predict as the story is read aloud.  The students could also answer questions about the characters, setting, and key events in the story.


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This entry was posted on May 30, 2013 by in Picturebooks and tagged , , , , , .

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