Tuesday, September 28, 2010

A Balloon for Isabel

Today I read a fantastic book called A Balloon for Isabel by Deborah Underwood.  

Have you ever felt like you couldn't have something because you are different than everyone else?  That is exactly how Isabel feels.  All she wants is a balloon like all the other kids get but she is a porcupine.  Porcupines have very sharp quills.  If she gets a balloon, it would pop for sure! What can Isabel do to make sure she gets a balloon like everyone else?  She will try just about anything!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Babymouse - a graphic novel

Wow!  This school year has been flying by so fast!  It has been wonderful seeing everyone in the library and computer labs! 

Have you checked out the book series Babymouse yet?  It is sooo good!  It is by Jennifer and Matthew Holm and is a pretty easy read, great for 2nd graders and up.  (Fun fact:  Jennifer and Matthew are sister and brother and write these books together!)  

Here is a picture of the first book:  

Almost all of the books look like this.  Black, pink, and white are the three colors they use in their books.  Here is a picture of the inside pages of one book: 

Doesn't that look neat?  Babymouse is the main character and she is always telling stories about her family and her school.  Some stories about her friends or being bullied or the school dance recital.  You should try one out! 

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Welcome to the 2010-2011 school year!

Welcome back everyone!  I am very excited to be back at school!  I had a very fun summer with my family but I am ready to be back in school teaching all of you! 

I've already read two fun new books!  I hope you will try them out too!

The first book is city dog, country frog.  This is a great book about a dog who used to live in the city but moved out the country.  In the spring, he meets a country frog.  The book goes through the four seasons and all of the wonderful fun these two new friends have.  But then winter comes.

The second book I read is Daydreams of a Solitary Hamster.  This book is more like a comic book and it follows a group of forest friends.  Hamster's birthday is coming up but everyone seems too busy with their own lives.  Hopefully they all come to Hamster's party!