Don’t get mad at me Susanna ~ I know the Biscuit books aren’t technically picture books 🙂 but they’re just so darn cute and I love them so much, I thought it would be worthwhile featuring a beginning reader series. And there are a LOT of books in this series. I have about 8 of them, but when I went on Amazon I realized there are even more!
Title: Biscuit Stories
Author: Alyssa Satin Capucilli
Illustrator: Pat Schories
Publisher: Harper Festival, 2002 onwards
Intended Audience: K to Grade 1 Independent Reading
Theme / Topic: Fiction, Beginning Readers, Dogs, Friends
Synopsis: These “I Can Read” stories all feature Biscuit, a sweet, golden-haired puppy. He has all sorts of charming adventures with his young mistress and an assortment of animal friends, including Sam the big dog, and Puddles the kitten.
Opening of Biscuit Goes to School: Here comes the school bus! Woof, woof! Stay here, Biscuit. Dogs don’t go to school. Woof! Where is Biscuit going? Is Biscuit going to the pond? Woof!
Why I Like This Book Series: Because my students ADORE Biscuit and it’s easily the most sought-after book in my guided reading groups. It’s perfect for children who are reading at a level E (Fountas/Pinnell levelling system) or early to mid-Grade 1. The text is very simple, with lots of repetition (can you say “Woof woof”?), but all the books tell real and entertaining stories.
Links to Resources:
1. Here’s a sheet to match words to pictures.
2. Colour by Number with Biscuit.
3. Time to Paint Biscuit.
4. Colourful Biscuit bookmarks.
5. Biscuit’s Earth Day Celebration lesson plans.
6. Biscuit word search.
7. YouTube video of Alyssa explaining how she was inspired to write a Biscuit book.
You can find the author here!
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