Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Kids On Books + Poetry

I love this poster, sent to me by a friend and fellow librarian :) It was created by a Denver, CO non-profit group called Burning Through Pages.

Books do have an amazing ability to transport us to new places, and allow us to live vicariously through characters from all different walks of life. I love this poem by Jane Yolen

Read to me 
by Jane Yolen

Read to me riddles and read to me rhymes
Read to me stories of magical times
Read to me tales about castles and kings
Read to me stories of fabulous things
Read to me pirates and read to me knights
Read to me dragons and dragon-book fights
Read to me spaceships and cowboys and then
When you are finished- please read them again.

This poem is great too. I agree, Good books = good times :)

Good Books, Good Times
by Lee Bennett Hopkins

Good books, good times
Good stories
Good rhymes
Good beginnings
Good ends
Good people
Good friends
Good fiction
Good facts
Good adventures
Good acts
Good stories
Good rhymes
GOOD books
GOOD times

I hope you are enjoying the first days of summer vacation. I've already finished a novel (The Mysterious Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler) and started a new one! Add that to the stories I read to Hunter daily and I am on track for my #bookaday goal!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Student Book Review: Alia loves Lunch Lady!

Enjoying Lunch Lady in the Sunshine

Lunch Lady Graphic Novel Series by Jarrett Krosockza

I hope to feature lots of student book reviews on the blog over the summer. If you want to write about a book you loved, just send your review to me by email.

I am so excited to have my first book review already, and school has only been out for students one day! Thank you to Alia for your enthusiastic review of Jarrett Krosockza's Lunch Lady Graphic Novel Series.

Alia says: "I loved the series Lunch Lady.  I like it because Lunch Lady (she is the main character) always says funny sayings such as 'peas and carrots'.  That means that everything went wrong."

Ms. Chapman says: I bet you would love Jarrett Krosockza's website. You can be inspired by looking at his childhood artwork and first books written as a child, read many variations of his biography, learn how to pronounce his last name, download some fun activities and colouring pages, and even play video games!

Thanks again Alia! Happy Reading!

Monday, June 11, 2012

Book People Unite

I shared this video - jam-packed with literary characters (how many can you count?) - with many of my classes this year. Happy Summer, and remember, Reading is Fundamental. Enjoy some great reads this summer :)

- Ms. Chapman