Julius, the Baby of the World

Title: Julius, the Baby of the World

Bibliography: Henkes, Kevin. (1995). Julius, the Baby of the World. New York: Harper Collins.

Short Annotation: Julius, the Baby of the World is a story about a young girl named Lily, who has to go through the process of welcoming a new baby brother into the family. At first, she is repulsed by the baby and wants nothing to do with him, until after an incident where she realizes that she needs to stand up for her brother because she is his older sister.

Genre: Fiction

Grade Level: K-2

Readers who will like this book: Children who have siblings.

Personal response and rating: I think this book was absolutely hilarious. It’s a book both adults and children can enjoy and I definitely want it in my classroom! Rating: 5

Question: Does anyone have any siblings? Do you ever get angry with each other?

Reading Strategy Connection:

a. Reading strategy: Quick writes

b: This strategy involves a story being read aloud and then giving the students a prompt to which they write about, based on their knowledge of the story.

c: I think this strategy would work with this book because students could be prompted to connect with the main character Lily and write about personal experiences with siblings or imagining if they had them.


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