A Child’s Calendar: John Updike

A Child’s Calendar

Author/Illustrator: John Updike/Trin Schart Hyman
Publisher: Holiday House
Publication Year: 1999
Brief Summary: This collection of 12 poems follows the child’s activities through the year.
Awards, Honors and Prizes:

ABC Children”s Booksellers Choices Award, 2000′ ‘ Winner’ ‘ Special Subjects’ ‘ United States’ ” ‘
Parents” Choice Award, 1999′ ‘ Recommended’ ‘ Picture Books’ ‘ United States’ ” ‘
Randolph Caldecott Medal, 2000′ ‘ Honor Book’ ” ‘ United States’ ” ‘


Ideas for using this book in classroom or library and/or brief notes on curriculum connections/content learning standards/Common Core, etc.:

  • Discuss seasons, months of the year words, activities suitable for specific times of the year.
  • Discuss poetry and different literary devices used in the book.
  • Find rhyming pairs; play matching game with younger students.

Special features included (if applicable) — index; timeline; author’s notes; further reading; etc.   

Accessed at: Thrasher Elementary Library


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