Stellaluna by Janell Cannon is one of my all time favorite books. It is about a baby bat who gets lost and then grows up with birds and ends up finding her way back home! I think this is such a sweet story and I think it would be great in the classroom because it shows students the similarities and differences of birds and bats but in a cute way. If I use this book in my classroom I could see myself using it around Halloween and allowing students to make a KWL chart about bats. I could also have the students create a Venn Diagram and have them compare and contrast birds and bats. I have no doubt that this will be one of the first books I buy for my classroom!
Reading Level: 4th
Lexile Level: 550L