Henry & the Buccaneer Bunnies by Carolyn Crimi is an appealing story book students can read or listen to at the start of the school year to enlighten them about some benefits of reading. It describes how Henry's book-loving ways are interfering with his duty to be a fearsome Buccaneer like his father, Barnacle Black Ear.
Henry is not acting like a true Buccaneer. Barnacle Black Ear is disappointed in his son for reading the books the Buccaneers have stolen from other ships.
Barnacle Black Ear continually pesters Henry to do as Buccaneers do, but Henry always has an excuse to put aside his duties so he can read. However, when a storm falls upon the ship, everything gets destroyed. Will Henry's treasure chests filled with his books save the day?
Will Henry be able to transform the Buccaneers into book lovers just like him?
Check out more information HERE, if you're interested in sparking some conversation in your classroom about the advantages of reading, as well as sparking the motivation in your students to become stronger readers. Remember, readers are leaders!