Archive for the ‘School Year 13-14’ Category

The 100th Day of School from the Black Lagoon – 68

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

The 100th Day of School from the Black Lagoon – By Mike Thaler – Hubie’s class is suppose to bring in 100 of something for the 100th day of school. No one seems to be telling anybody else what they are going to bring. Hubie cannot think of anything until right at the last moment. Read to find out what Hubie brings.

Duck for President – 67

Saturday, February 22nd, 2014

Duck for President – By Doreen Cronin – This is a great book to read for President’s Day. Duck thinks that the grass is greener on the other side. He feels he can run the farm, the city, the state, and the country better than the current person. Duck ends up finding out that although all the jobs look easy, they all are actually very hard.

So You Want to Be President? – 66

Saturday, February 22nd, 2014

So You Want to Be President? – By Judith St. George – This is a great book to read for President’s Day. It gives lots of factual information about how to become president. It also gives some funny information about past presidents.

Arthur and the Crunch Cereal Contest – 65

Saturday, February 22nd, 2014

Arthur and the Crunch Cereal Contest – By Marc Brown – Arthur wants to win the contest for the new jingle for the Crunch Cereal. He gets DW to eat the cereal. He holds auditions for people to be in the band for his jingle. The only problem is he doesn’t have a jingle yet. He hears DW singing a song and decides to steal it. Will DW be upset in the end.

Dear Deer – 64

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

Dear Deer – By Gene Barretta – This is a great book to help teach homophones.

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.

How Santa Got His Job – 60

Friday, December 20th, 2013

How Santa Got His Job – By Stephen Krensky- This book is a cute book about how Santa was not good a lot of jobs. He tried normal jobs, but they never worked out. Santa finally found the perfect job.

There was a cold lady who swallowed some snow! – 59

Friday, December 20th, 2013

There was a cold lady who swallowed some snow! – By Lucille Colandro – This is another great story with a repeating line. She swallows all the stuff to make a snowman.