State five guidelines for selecting books to read at group story time in kindergarten.

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I would suggest books that offer a variety of points of view. By this I'm not referring to first person, third person or omniscient. I'm talking about books the focus on kids in different life situations. Boys, girls, Hispanic, smart, poor, etc.

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The first criteria for a book for story time is that it is large enough so that kids can easily see the pictures. Children love to look at the pictures as you read, and books that they can easily see (and you can easily hold) will grab their attention. On that note, you also need vibrant, colorful pictures and plenty of them. The story itself needs to be engaging. Typically kids like stories about friendship and topics they are familiar with. Choose a book that fits into the rest of the curriculum in some way. If you are studying the seasons, try choosing books that take place in different seasons or showcase different seasons. Finally, consider choosing a book that has words that you have been practicing, because the book should be developmentally appropriate. For more on choosing story books, read here: http://friedababbley.hubpages.com/hub/factors-for-selecting-and-evaluating-books-for-children
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