Author: Jackie Mims Hopkins
Illustrator: Rebecca Thornburgh
Publishing: Upstart Books, 2014
Ages: 4 and up
Theme: Library, Fantasy
Opening Lines: By the candlelight, the shoemaker and his wife watched the two little elves dance merrily out of sight. The end.
Brief Summary: This sweet book is all about learning library manners. Skoob, the elf, has finished his work with the shoemaker and his wife and now has a new job in the library. His dream is to win the Golden Shelf Elf Award.
1. Scholastic Lesson Plan and Shelf Elf bookmark HERE.
2. You can see the whole book in this video!
3. Upstart Books has a short lesson plan for teaching excellent library rules. Click on the image below to grab the pdf file.
4. I think THIS pdf from Upstart is even better. It has a Shelf Elf Song, a creative writing project, a fun activity where the kids build a house for the elf, and an engaging lesson called “How Would the Shelf Elf Feel” (where the kids discuss different library scenarios). Click the image below to grab.
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