Blueberries for Sal
Author/Illustrator: Robert McCloskey
Publisher: Viking Press
Publication Year: 1948
Brief Summary: When Sal and his mother go blueberry picking, they encounter Little Bear and his mother, who have the same idea.
Awards, Honors and Prizes:
- Randolph Caldecott Medal, 1949 Honor Book United States
- Recommended Literature: Kindergarten through Grade Twelve, 2002 ; California Department of Education
Ideas for using this book in classroom or library and/or brief notes on curriculum connections/content learning standards/Common Core, etc.:
- Curriculum guide at Scholastic: http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plan/blueberries-sal-discussion-guide
- Little Sal couldn’t wait to have those blueberries (even though his mom wanted him to wait). Have you ever had to wait to get something? Share your experience with classmates and write about it. What was it that you couldn’t wait for? What did you do?
Special features included (if applicable) — index; timeline; author’s notes; further reading; etc.
Accessed at: Thrasher Elementary Library