Open Books: Literature in the Curriculum, Kindergarten through Grade 2 by Carol Otis Hurst
This book contains 20 themes that relate directly to literature, social studies, science, math, art, and music curriculum. Each theme recommends activities and books for further study. 14 focus picture books include summaries of books and ideas and suggestions for cross-curriculum activities. 25 author studies give biographic information on well-known picture book authors and illustrators, as well as overviews of their work and summaries of their books.