An exciting and heartwarming book to use in the classroom is
Stone Fox, by John Reynolds Gardiner!
From the Back Cover:
A Race Against Time!
Little Willy's Grandfather is sick, and it's up to Willy to save their farm from the tax collectors. Their only hope is the prize money from the National Dogsled Race. But a lot of other people want to win the race, including Stone Fox, who has never lost a race in his life.
Do Willy and his dog, Searchlight stand a chance against the toughest racers around? Can they win the race to save the farm-and Grandfather- before it's too late?
I used this book every year in my 4th grade class. My students have always enjoyed the book with it's heartfelt story, action, adventure, and lessons on courage and perseverance. It is a great book to draw in reluctant readers.
Right now the November, 4th grade Scholastic Book Order is offering Stone Fox for only $1! This is a fantastic time to stock up for your classroom library or build up a classroom set for a novel unit study or literature circles!
Head to Scholastic and save today! Work this fantastic, classic children's novel into your classroom this year. You, and your students, will not be sorry!
Please check out my Common Core aligned Stone Fox Novel Unit Study available in my store.