Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Entertaining Book for Back to School!

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? 
Henry proves to the Buccaneers that reading and learning from books can benefit everyone.  When the crew needs shelter, Henry builds a two-story hut using what he learned in the book 101 Things to Do with Palm Fronds and Coconuts.
Henry shows the Buccaneers various useful things from the multitude of books he has read.  For instance, he shows the Buccaneers how to make stew, plant carrots, create sandcastles, and even build another ship.   
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! 


  1. This looks like a great book to launch our extreme reading competition at school - thanks for sharing it!
    Growing Little Learners

    1. Thanks! Come back for the 2-Day Literacy Lessons Blog Hop starting Friday, August 22 through Sunday the 24th to get even more great titles for your extreme reading competition! ;)
      Literacy Loving Gals


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