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Athlos Academy: Tuck-in-Tuesday Book List

Athlos Academy: Tuck-in-Tuesday Book List

Over the course of this last school year, Athlos staff read to students every Tuesday for Tuck-in-Tuesdays. If you have enjoyed these books and would like to read them yourself, or have your child read along with their teacher, you can order them from the list below.

Ada Twist Scientist

Ada Twist Scientist

Author: Andrea Beaty

Illustrator: David Roberts

Summary: Ada has a boundless imagination and has always been hopelessly curious. Inspired by real-life makers such as Ada Lovelace and Marie Curie, this champions girl power and women scientists.

Support a local library: Request/Reserve

Support a local bookstore: Purchase

Read along with an Athlos teacher: Watch YouTube Video

After The Fall

After the Fall

Author: Dan Santat

Illustrator: Dan Santat

Summary: After falling off the wall, Humpty Dumpty is very afraid of climbing up again, but is determined not to let fear stop him from being close to the birds.

Support a local library: Request/Reserve

Support a local bookstore: Purchase

Read along with an Athlos teacher: Watch YouTube Video

If You Give a Moose a Muffin

If You Give a Moose a Muffin

Author: Laura Numeroff

Illustrator: Felicia Bond

Summary: If a big hungry moose comes to visit, you might give him a muffin to make him feel at home. If you give him a muffin, he’ll want some jam to go with it…

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Support a local bookstore: Purchase

Read along with an Athlos teacher: Watch YouTube Video

I Am Love

I Am Love: A Book of Compassion

Author: Susan Verde

Illustrator: Peter H. Reynolds

Summary: Explores many aspects of love that can help one weather any storm, including that love is comfort, effort, connection, and taking care of oneself.

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Support a local bookstore: Purchase

Read along with an Athlos teacher: Watch YouTube Video

Be Kind

Be Kind

Author: Pat Zietlow Miller

Illustrator: Jen Hill

Summary: When Tanisha spills grape juice all over her new dress, her classmate contemplates how to make her feel better and what it means to be kind.

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Support a local bookstore: Purchase

Read along with an Athlos teacher: Watch YouTube Video

Llama Llama Red Pajama

Llama Llama Red Pajama

Author: Anna Dewdney

Illustrator: Anna Dewdney

Summary: At bedtime, a little llama worries after his mother puts him to bed.

Support a local library: Request/Reserve

Support a local bookstore: Purchase

Read along with an Athlos teacher: Watch YouTube Video

Little Owl's Night

Little Owl’s Night

Author: Divya Srinivasan

Illustrator: Divya Srinivasan

Summary: It’s evening in the forest and Little Owl wakes up from his day-long sleep to watch his friends enjoying the night. Hedgehog sniffs for mushrooms, Skunk nibbles at berries, Frog croaks, and Cricket sings.

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Support a local bookstore: Purchase

Read along with an Athlos teacher: Watch YouTube Video

Max and Ruby's Bedtime Book

Max and Ruby’s Bedtime Book

Author: Rosemary Wells

Illustrator: Rosemary Wells

Summary: Max and Ruby want to hear story after story before bed, so Grandma tells one more… And then another.

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Support a local bookstore: Purchase

Read along with an Athlos teacher: Watch YouTube Video

Mikey and The Dragons

Mikey and The Dragons

Author: Jocko Willink

Illustrator: Jon Bozak

Summary: Mikey was scared of everything, until he found a book about dragons, princes, and the importance of overcoming our fears.

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Support a local bookstore: Purchase

Read along with an Athlos teacher: Watch YouTube Video

My P.E. Teacher is a Ninja

My P.E. Teacher is a Ninja

Author: Joey Acker

Illustrator: Melanie Acker

Summary: Come join Mr. Walker’s students in discovering if he really is a ninja or just a fast and sneaky P.E. teacher.

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Support a local bookstore: Purchase

Read along with an Athlos teacher: Watch YouTube Video

Night Night Farm

Night Night Farm

Author: Roger Priddy

Illustrator: Roger Priddy

Summary: It’s nighttime down on the farm. The animals are in the barn and it’s time to say a soft and cozy, “Night, night.”

Support a local library: Request/Reserve

Support a local bookstore: Purchase

Read along with an Athlos teacher: Watch YouTube Video

Only One You

Only One You

Author: Linda Kranz

Illustrator: Linda Kranz

Summary: There’s only one you in this great big world. Make it a better place. Adri’s mama and papa share some of the wisdom they have gained through the years with their eager son.

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Support a local bookstore: Purchase

Read along with an Athlos teacher: Watch YouTube Video

Oso Bajo El Sol

Oso Bajo El Sol

Author: Stella Blackstone

Illustrator: Debbie Harter

Summary: Bear introduces various types of weather in this book. Young readers are invited to anticipate Bear’s fun activities according to each new day. The simple text promotes early language development in Spanish and English readers.

Support a local library: Request/Reserve

Support a local bookstore: Purchase

Read along with an Athlos teacher: Watch Youtube Video

Piggie Pie!

Piggie Pie

Author: Howard Fine

Illustrator: Margie Palatini

Summary: Gritch the Witch is grouchy, grumpy, and very hungry. The only thing that could make her happy is something extra special for lunch, and that is: Piggie Pie!

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Support a local bookstore: Purchase

Read along with an Athlos teacher: Watch YouTube Video

Stand Tall, Molly Lue Lemon

Stand Tall, Molly Lue Lemon

Author: Patty Lovell

Illustrator: David Catrow

Summary: Molly Lou Melon is short and clumsy, has buck teeth, and has a voice that sounds like a bullfrog being squeezed by a boa constrictor. She doesn’t mind.

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Support a local bookstore: Purchase

Read along with an Athlos teacher: Watch YouTube Video

Swan Lake

Swan Lake

Author: Peter Clover

Illustrator: Teresa Martinez

Summary: Tchaikovsky’s magnificent ballet is now accessible to a new, younger audience thanks to this classically elegant picture book adaptation.

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Support a local bookstore: Purchase

Read along with an Athlos teacher: Watch YouTube Video

The Giving Tree

The Giving Tree

Author: Shel Silverstein

Illustrator: Shel Silverstein

Summary: This classic book illustrates a touching interpretation of the gift of giving and a serene acceptance of another’s capacity to love in return.

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Support a local bookstore: Purchase

Read along with an Athlos teacher: Watch YouTube Video

The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes

The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes

Author: Mark Pett & Gary Rubinstein

Illustrator: Mark Pett

Summary: Beatrice Bottomwell has never made mistakes, but one day, she makes a huge mistake in front of everyone.

Support a local library: Request/Reserve

Support a local bookstore: Purchase

Read along with an Athlos teacher: Watch YouTube Video

The Mitten

The Mitten

Author: Jan Brett

Illustrator: Jan Brett

Summary: A retelling of the traditional tale of how a boy’s lost mitten becomes a refuge from the cold for an increasing number of animals.

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Support a local bookstore: Purchase

Read along with an Athlos teacher: Watch YouTube Video

We Don’t Eat Our Classmates

We Don’t Eat Our Classmates

Author: Ryan T. Higgins

Illustrator: Ryan T. Higgins

Summary: Penelope, a pink-overall-clad T-rex, is so nervous about her first day of school that she begins to eat her classmates!

Support a local library: Request/Reserve

Support a local bookstore: Purchase

Read along with an Athlos teacher: Watch YouTube Video

Yay, You!

Yay, You!

Author: Sandra Boynton

Illustrator: Sandra Boynton

Summary: For new graduates, or for anyone facing imminent change, here is profound insight and bold inspiration! Also an occasional hippo and no wombats.

Support a local library: Request/Reserve

Support a local bookstore: Purchase

Read along with an Athlos teacher: Watch YouTube Video

You Are My Happy

You Are My Happy

Author: Hoda Kotb

Illustrator: Suzie Mason

Summary: As mama bear and her cub cuddle together before closing their eyes for a good night’s sleep, they reflect on the everyday wonders of life that make them happy.

Support a local library: Request/Reserve

Support a local bookstore: Purchase

Read along with an Athlos teacher: Watch YouTube Video

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