All Welcome Here by James Preller
Illustrated by Mary GrandPré
Small Moments Mentor Text; Read Aloud Picture Book 40 pages © 2020
This new picture book is a great choice as a read aloud for welcoming students back to school no matter if it is the very beginning of the school year or if it the beginning of students returning to classes at some point later in the school year.
This is a perfect choice for teaching small moments to students new to personal narrative.
Even though there is limited text on each page, the details contribute to the reader feeling the moment. Have students notice the word choice and comment on which words stand out. The pictures are bright and pulsating making this picture book one that students will want to return again and again to read with a partner or on their own.