This week I focused on preparing a special book shelf for Kinder and First graders.
I read several of the books that best fit the reading level of an emergent reader, Kinder, or beginning year for first grade. Here are some books at the 0.2-1.0 reading levels
It's hard to see but this is what is on the sign. It is the basis of our cultural literacy. We are a product of what we read and internalize. We are the adventurer seeking our fortune or a prisoner held in a high tower. Books shape our thinking of who we are and whom we wish to become.
This turned out nice, I have been re-purposing old falling apart pages of books and turning them into bookmarks and signs.
Doll Bones is one of the most discussion rich novels that I have read in a long time. It is like an onion with its many layers and meanings. The story revolves around three middle school students Zach, Alice, and Poppy who have been playing imaginary games full of treacherous mermaids, pirates, and great adventures. As adolescence comes knocking, the trio must now face life's great adventure and it's not an easy journey. One day Zach suddenly stops playing the game and refuses to explain why. It seems like all their great adventures are over until a ghost girl comes calling.
Doll Bones has just the right element of creepy horror without the violence or gruesomeness.
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NEXT UP on August 19th 8 CST/9EST The Wig in the Window
Recently, I was thrilled to arrive home to find this wonderful package on my porch for the upcoming The Wig in the Window mystery novel #virtualbookclub chat. Thanks Kristen Kittscher
Kristen also donated an autographed copy for my upcoming district librarian meeting. What a sweetheart. Authors are the best!
Are you interested in trying out other Twitter chats? Here is a terrific compilation of chats by #hashtags and days of the week. Twitter Chat Google Doc (Compiled by @thomascmurray & @cevans509)
With school drawing so near, I feel rushed to read so many titles. What a blessing to be stressed out about good books. So, what are you reading?