Saturday, March 21, 2009

Hey Book Lovers...need help!

One of the local elementary schools did a fundraiser for Kate's Kart and they are having me come in to read to the winning grade level. (Nothing like a middle-age pregnant lady as a prize) The winners were the 4th grade...they want me to read a 5-10 minute story to them.

Any of you out there in blogworld...with older children (4th gradish) know of a super cute, fun read-aloud picture book? I would love some advice.

Thanks.

10 comments:

Melissa said...

One of my favorite books is "Parts". Joshua still loves to read it.

The Saunders Family said...

hmmm...I will have to look over my bookshelf and remember what some of my students liked...when do you read?

The Saunders Family said...

well, i looked and also browsed some lists online and here are some authors...thought that might help in case the specific book is not available...Patricia Palacco has great deep stuff for older kids, Jon Scieszka is more light-hearted funny stuff, and a personal favorite is the rough-faced girl...kind of a native american version of Cinderella. The librarian may be able to steer you to come good ones also.

Gina & the Gang said...

I am going to agree with the Jon Scieska reccomendation. I actually met him, and he is HILARIOUS. He also is VERY into making sure that boys don't get left behind in literacy.

Another great person to research is Jim Trelease. He is the author of, The Read-Aloud Handbook, which has a read-aloud list in his book organized by grade-level. Come to think of it, his book would be a GREAT resource to give to parents of hospitalized children, so they can be aware of how important it is to read aloud to their children, even if they are teenagers. As a teacher, The Read-Aloud Handbook is one of my favorite resources Ever!

mina said...

Is there an age limit on 'The Cat in the Hat'? One of my favorites.

kristi in st louis said...

Have you heard of the Skippy John Jones series? Theya re fun and you can read them with a Spanish accent too. he is a siamese cat with really big ears who pretneds he is a chihuahua and goes on lots of adventures.

Melanee said...

Maybe NOT Captain Underpants :)
And they do love Skippy John Jones.
The latest that my boys are into - "Diary of a Wimpy Kid". Not quite as gross as Captain Underpants, but actually is a pretty good "read aloud" thing for bigger kids. I'm not sure the girls would be into it....

LeeAnne said...

Hey! Can you receive emails? Yes, let's get together!!!

Kathy said...

oh....I like Parts too!

and...have you heard of "Captain Underpants"...that'll get them laughing!

AmandaBWK74 said...

*Arnie the Doughnut (Very funny...)

*A Bad Case of the Stripes