Letter C Book List

If You Give a Cat a Cupcake (If You Give... Books)If You Give a Cat a Cupcake (If You Give… Books)

If you give a cat a cupcake, he’ll ask for some sprinkles to go with it. When you give him the sprinkles, he might spill some on the floor. Cleaning up will make him hot, so you’ll give him a bathing suit . . . and that’s just the beginning! Give Cat a Cupcake Lesson plans (included) At Word Family Books (included) Make a cat craft (included), Make or eat cupcakes! Compare and contrast this book with the other Laura Numeroff books we have read (Give Moose a Muffin, Give Mouse a Cookie)

The Cow Loves CookiesThe Cow Loves Cookies

The horse loves hay, the chickens need feed, the geese munch on corn, the hogs devour slop, the dog eats treats, but the cow loves…COOKIES? Don’t miss this barnyard treat, featuring a new cover, from the author of the New York Times bestselling Bear series. Make a cow craft. Do Who Stole the Cookie from the Cookie Jar Activities/Games/Write the Word (included) You can read several version of the Who took the Cookies from the Cookie Jar book – and compare and contrast them.

Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type (A Click, Clack Book)Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type (A Click, Clack Book)

Farmer Brown has a problem. His cows like to type. All day long he hears:  Click, clack, moo.  Click, clack, moo.  Click, clack, moo. But Farmer Brown’s problems REALLY begin when his cows start leaving him notes…Come join the fun as a bunch of literate cows turn Farmer Brown’s farm upside-down! Discuss Real vs. Fantasy – What in the story could be real? What is fantasy? Make a cow craft. Do Click Click Moo Activities (included)

Caps for Sale: A Tale of a Peddler Some Monkeys and Their Monkey BusinessCaps for Sale: A Tale of a Peddler Some Monkeys and Their Monkey Business

Caps for Sale is a timeless classic beloved by generations of readers—now celebrating its 75th anniversary!
This story about a peddler and a band of mischievous monkeys is filled with warmth, humor, and simplicity and teaches children about problem and resolution. Children will delight in following the peddler’s efforts to outwit the monkeys and will ask to read it again and again. Caps for Sale is an excellent easy-to-read book that includes repetition, patterns, and colors, perfect for early readers. This is a fun story where the monkey does what the man does…Monkey See, Monkey Do! This is a fun concept for the children and it is fun to play Simon Says or read other books where you ask the child to do something and they repeat after you. It is a good Activity to test their Listening Skills! Monkey See, Monkey Do! Book (included) Read From Head to Toe by Eric Carle and do the From Head to Toe Activity Sheets (included) AP word family book and mini book (included) Math ideas:  Make a graph of favorite hat colors OR Have a pretend hat sale for 5 cents or 3 cents each OR sort hats into different colors.  

The Very Hungry CaterpillarThe Very Hungry Caterpillar

THE all-time classic picture book, from generation to generation, sold somewhere in the world every 30 seconds! “The very hungry caterpillar literally eats his way through the pages of the book—and right into your child’s heart…” —Mother’s Manual


This story of a small teddy bear waiting on a department store shelf for a child’s friendship has appealed to young readers generation after generation. Build a Bear (included) Do lacing cards or lacing buttons at center time.  Sort buttons according to color or size. Graph the buttons, make a pattern out of the buttons.  

Madreen Karle and Meeghan Karle Mousaw
Madreen Karle is a master first grade reading teacher with over 30 years of classroom experience. She taught reading in a special needs and English as a Second Language classroom. After retiring she wrote a reading program to help others learn how to teach reading. She is a trusted educator and author of 5 books to help teach children to read and write. In addition to her books, she is a mentor for 3 websites that give reading teacher tips (Mrs. Karle's Sight and Sound Reading, Mrs. Karle's Reading Patch, and Mrs. Karle's Handwriting Patch). Through her teaching she learned that confidence was the key to learning to read. A child who is not confident at reading does not like to read and struggles to read. Mrs. Karle created "sunshine moments" to help teach children how to grow their confidence and learn to read.

Meeghan Karle Mousaw (Madreen’s daughter) has her Master’s in Special Education. She has 7 years experience teaching children to read online. In addition, she developed a curriculum to teach children handwriting called The Handwriting Patch. With the Handwriting Patch learning is fun because children learn to draw and learn handwriting at the same time. In 2019 The Handwriting Patch curriculum became an amazon best seller the first year it was released, helping thousands of kids learn handwriting with a unique, fun method. She is mom to 6 kids, each with differently learning abilities and struggles.

The Reading Patch was established by the creators of Mrs. Karle’s Sight and Sound Reading. Together they have been featured on the NBC media outlets. Over the last 7 years in their online platform, Madreen and Meeghan have worked tirelessly with teachers, homeschoolers and parents looking to help children learn to read to become a trusted authority in teaching children to read and advocating early literacy skills. They often partner with other educational experts to deliver the most current information to the Reading Patch community.