Under the Same Sky

  • Interest Level: Preschool - Grade 1
  • Reading Level: Grade 1

Two children on opposite sides of the world CRAVE FRIENDSHIP.

We are like the sun and the moon . . . always seeking.”

“I rest with the stars as you rise with the sun.”

Is it possible to be friends across the miles? These two children certainly think so, and they are going to prove it with creativity, a little ingenuity, and the help of one very determined pigeon.

A gorgeous picture book from award-winning Robert Vescio introduces children to the idea of a long distance friendship between two children from diverse backgrounds. A true celebration of cultural differences, the power of communication, and longing.

Read out loud by Tom Hardy on the Cbeebies TV program in the UK.

“I love that the book introduces the idea of long distance friendship and how much it is valued by the characters.”—mrlovesbookshelf

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Interest Level Preschool - Grade 1
Reading Level Grade 1
Genre Picture Books
Category SEL: A Self-Awareness, SEL: C Social Awareness, SEL: D Relationship Skills, Social Emotional Learning
Copyright 2020
Publisher New Frontier Publishing
Imprint New Frontier Publishing
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2020-10-06
Text Type Fiction
BISACS JUV039060, JUV074000, JUV030000
Dewey [Fic]
Dimensions 11.3333 x 9.1429
Lexile 450
Features Original artwork, Teaching Guides, and eSource

Author: Robert Vescio

Robert Vescio is an award-winning children's author. He is dedicated to inspiring children with his passion for stories. When he isn't writing, he enjoys visiting schools to share his imaginative tales.

Illustrator: Nicky Johnston

Nicky Johnston is an artist, an elementary educator, a children's book author/illustrator, and a mom to four boys. She lives in Melbourne, Australia.

Lerner eSource™ offers free digital teaching and learning resources, including Common Core State Standards (CCSS) teaching guides. These guides, created by classroom teachers, offer short lessons and writing exercises that give students specific instruction and practice using Common Core skills and strategies. Lerner eSource also provides additional resources including online activities, downloadable/printable graphic organizers, and additional educational materials that would also support Common Core instruction. Download, share, pin, print, and save as many of these free resources as you like!

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