Communicator


They receive and express ideas and information confidently in more than one language, including the language of mathematical symbols.

Counting on Frank by Rod Clement
This is the story of a boy who is a true enthusiast about mathematics and is always estimating, calculating and working things out. How many Franks would fill up the bedroom? (Frank is a dog). Striking illustrations add to the fun. (5 - 10 years)
inquirers, communicators

I will not ever never eat a tomato by Lauren Child
Charlie's little sister Lola is a fussy eater. However Charlie works out an ingenious way of encouraging her to eat, even the foods she doesn't like. Charlie says that these are not peas, "of course they are not, these are green drops from Greenland." And "These are not carrots. These are orange twiglets from Jupiter." Lola can't resist just tasting them and finally she joins in the game and asks for the round red moonsquirter (she wouldn't eat a tomato of course but moonsquirters are her favourite.)
thinkers, communicators

Marianthe's Story: Painted Words and Spoken Memories by Aliki
Aliki returns to her own childhood for the inspiration for this exceptional book. In Painted Words, Marianthe struggles to learn English and adapt to a culture very different from her own. A supportive teacher encourages her to communicate through her drawings. In Spoken Memories, Marianthe has learnt English and is able to tell the class the story of her life before the family came to the United States. (6 - 10 years)
communicators, reflective

Diary of a Spider
Cronin, Doreen 2005
This book is a simple and comical journal from a young spider's perspective. (6-9yrs)

Diary of a Worm
Cronin, Doreen 2004
This book is a simple and comical journal from a young worm's perspective. (6-9yrs)

Click Clack Moo
Cronin, Doreen 2003
The farm animals communicate to Farmer Brown by typing and writing their demands.
(7-9yrs)

Dear Tooth Fairy
Durant, Alan 2003
This book details letters between the tooth fairy and a little girl who is uncertain about
giving up her newly loosen tooth. (7-9yrs)

Diary of a Wombat
French, Jackie 2003
Few words are used to describe the antics of a wombat's every day life. (5-7yrs)

The Cow that went OINK
Moot, Bernard 2003
This comical barnyard tale centres on a cow that 'OINKS', who strikes up a friendship
with a pig. This duo help each other out to eventually be accepted by the other animals.
(7-9yrs)

Sitti’s Secrets
Nye, Naomi Shihab 1994
An American girl visits her grandmother, who does not speak English, in her Middle
Eastern village. The book illustrates their new relationship, despite the language
difference. (9-11yrs)

I Speak English for my Mom OUT of PRINT
Stanek, Muriel 1989
A young Mexican American girl must translate for her mother until one day, her mother realizes that she must learn English in order to find a better job. (9-1 lyrs)

Dear Baby, letter from your big brother
Sullivan, Sarah 2005
Before the arrival of his baby brother, Mike decides to write letters to him which detail several humorous, heartfelt family moments. (7-9yrs)

Dear Mrs. LaRue, Letters from Obedience School
Teague, Mark 2002
This hilarious book is comprised of letters that Ike the dog writes to his owner, Mrs.
LaRue, of why he has wrongfully sent to obedience school. (9-1 lyrs)

Detective LaRue; Letters from the Investigation
Teague, Mark 2000
The comical sequel ???

The Colour of Home by Mary Hoffman illustrated by Karin Littlewood
Hassan is miserable at school in England where everything is grey, and where he can't talk to anyone since he doesn't speak English. When he paints a picture of his far away home, he remembers the terrible time when the soldiers came. However the next day he talks to an interpreter and paints another picture in bright colours for his mother of their happier times, in the country which used to be their home.
communicators, caring

Howling Hill.
Hobbs, Will. Morrow Junior Books, 1998
While separated from her family in the wilderness area along the Nahanni River, a wolf pup discovers that she can express her loneliness in a long, loud howl.

Hooway for Wodney Wat.
Lester, Helen. Houghton Mifflin, 1999.
All his classmates make fun of Rodney because he can’t pronounce his name, but it is Rodney’s speech impediment that drives away the class bully.







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