Archive for January, 2014

Benjamin Pratt and the Keepers of the School: We the Children- 63

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

Benjamin Pratt and the Keepers of the School: We the Children – By Andrew Clements – This was a great book. Benjamin goes to school at a harbor side school. The school was build by Captain Oakes. The old janitor has a conversation in the hall with Benjamin and gives him a coin with writing on it. Then the janitor dies. Benjamin tells his friend Jill about the coin, and they start trying to figure out what it is talking about. Jill and Benjamin discover a compass on the floor outside the girls’ restroom which leads them to find a movable floorboard. Behind the floorboard they find a key and a note about saving the school. Benjamin also races sail boats, and he has a big race coming up on Saturday. He winds up saving another sailor’s life. Then the book leaves you hanging. I can’t wait until the next one comes out. It seems to be the start of a great series.

Tillie’s Tuba – 62

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

Tillie’s Tuba – By Maria Fleming – This is a great book to help students understand adverbs. It is a great teaching tool.

Baloney (Henry P.) – 61

Saturday, January 11th, 2014

Baloney (Henry P.) – By Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith – This is a great book to help student work on content clues. It uses words from many different language, but by looking at the pictures students can figure out the words. It is a story about why Henry P. Baloney is late to school.