First Graders Who Fly Through The Magic Tree House Books

ML’s teacher asked me to recommend books for her first graders who are flying through Magic Tree House, Flat Stanley, etc.   She was particularly interested in ideas for boys. Books for first graders at a challenging reading level, but … Continue reading

Second Grade So Far – Once Again, ML’s Teacher Has A Greater Influence on The Books ML Chooses to Read Than I

ML’s not big on answering questions about school.  Especially, “What happened at school today?”  She will usually tell me if she had music, art, PE or one of the other specials.  I’ve asked her this every night since kindergarten. I’ve added … Continue reading

Career Day – I Booktalked Branches – A New Group of Beginning Chapter Books

Today I surprised ML and visited her class to tell about what I do at my job.  She was super excited and helped me with the story time.  We did a shared reading of an Elephant & Piggie book and … Continue reading

New Christmas Books from 2017

I’ve loved Christmas books my entire life.  I treasure my copy of Mr. Willowby’s Christmas Tree from childhood.  I’m always eager to find new gems each year.  Below are my favorites this year. Pick A Pine Tree by Patricia Toht … Continue reading