Discussion in 'General Education Archives' started by MissFroggy, Jan 12, 2008.
Jan 13, 2008
Because of Winn Dixie- Iread it before the movie came out and just loved it!
Andrew Clements (speaking of Frindle in another post) I also love Kate DiCamillo - The Tale of Desperaux might be my all-time favorite book ever :2up:
One of my all time favorite books is Flowers for Algernon. Some that my kids really enjoy are the Bunnicula series, Harry Potter books, Spiderwick Chronicles, and anything by Andrew Clements.
Maniac Magee is a wonderful book, if you are looking for a chapter book. Picture book wise, I have so many. I guess my favorite would have to be anything by Tomie dePaola! I can't pick just one book.
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred Taylor is my favorite book. I have lots of favorites, but Roll of Thunder tops the list.
Homecoming by Cynthia Voigt and sequels
Just as Long as We're Together by Judy Blume and sequel
Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis and others by him
Hmmm.... I'll stop. My list sounds too much like the list of Newbery Winners! LOL.
If they want it for an auction, I'd suggest picture books. My favorite is Owl Moon.
For chapter books, I think my favorite would be Shiloh, ...no Tuck Everlasting....no Winnie the Pooh....I could go on forever.
Jan 14, 2008
I just love children's literature
Some of my favorite picture books are
A Bad Case of Stripes by David Shannon
Suki's Kimono by Yangsook Choi (hope I spelled that correctly!)
Animalia by Graeme Base - I think this would be a great book for an auction!
Math Curse and Science Verse, both by Jon Scieszka
Some of my favorite "chapter books" are
Gregor the Overlander
When My Name Was Keoko
The Giver - I'm with you, this book is fabulous!
Where the Red Fern Grows, Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of N.I.M.H. are top two. My favorite series is A Wrinkle in Time, et al. I also love Sounder, Bud, Not Buddy, and Number the Stars. My favorite fun books are Wayside School books. Now I want to read all of those! I wish I hadn't taken them to school. When any of these books are missing from my classroom library for too long I seriously go on the warpath until they are returned.
I bet any teacher could list a million books
On My Honor, The Face On the Milk Carton, The Giver, Julie of the Wolves, Witch of Blackbird Pond (my first 300 pager), Any Shel Silverstein book...
How old are the kids the book will be auctioned to??
Jan 15, 2008
Butter Battle Book by Dr. Suess
Another really funny picture book is Rotten Teeth by Laura Simms.
Haroun and the Sea of Stories, by Salman Rushdie
To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee.
Jan 16, 2008
People, please note that Flowers for Algernon (a different poster mentioned it) is NOT for kids. It has a lot of s3xual content that is too explicit even for many adolescents.
Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing.
Jan 17, 2008
You are all bringing up such wonderful memories for me. When I was in third grade, the school librarian recommended The Secret Garden to me and that is when the world of reading really opened for me. I have loved libraries ever since. We didn't have too many kids' books at home, my mother didn't drive, we certainly didn't have money to buy books, but a neighbor had a basement stocked with all the Nancy Drew, Hardy Boys, Cherry Ames, and Bobbsey Twins books from her own childhood. I devoured them all.
Oh man, I also liked Cherry Ames! I haven't heard anyone else mention her EVER! We had three old books (the first two and one other) and I could never find anymore...
All I remember about books when I was in elementary school was the Hardy Boys..... Do teachers still read these books to the kids.....?
I didn't care for Nancy Drew because.......... well because she was a girl......
I am so glad that I'm not the only one who loved Cherry Ames!!! All the books of hers that I have I found in antique shos. LOVE them. My all time favorite books is the Little House series. Those were the first books that I devoured and i remember pulling my first all night reading session with those books. My mom was not happy to see her nine year old still reading the next morning!
Island of the Blue Dolphins is my absolute favorite. I feel so lucky that I get to teach it every year.
I love The Little House by Virginia Lee Burton. Its a Caldecott award winner. Its a really sweet story!
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