Title: Climb the Family Tree, Jesse Bear!
Bibliographic information: White Carlstrom, N. (2004). Climb the Family Tree, Jesse Bear! New York: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Brief annotation: Jesse Bear gets to spend some time with his family – and is finally old enough to climb the family tree!
Genre: Realistic animal fiction
Grade: Kindergarten – 2nd
Readers who will like this: Readers who like spending time and making memories with family will enjoy this book.
Rating: 4 – I really enjoyed that this book showed the many different traditions that a family can have. I enjoy my traditions with my family and think that they are very important for families to have.
Questions: Do you have any special traditions with your family?
Learning strategy: Have students create their own family tree to share with the class.