It may just be the nineteenth of February, but it feels like May! I don’t think I could ask for more perfect weather – 70 degrees, sun and low humidity. Can we just keep this until it actually is May?? In addition to enjoying this amazing weather, I’ve had a good week. On Thursday, National Read Aloud, I read to two second grade classes at my old school. We had a fun afternoon learning about the author, Mac Barnett, and reading three of his books, Sam and Dave Dig a Hole, Extra Yarn and The Skunk. We watched some fun video clips of interviews with Mr. Barnett, explaining his inspiration for his stories. and had lots of discussions about how they could get inspiration for stories they might write. Then on Friday I had the opportunity to spend time with both of my sisters, which is rare. Between living in different places and our schedules, that is a rare occurrence and a real treat! So now, after those fun days, and a delightful walk downtown yesterday, I’m ready to share another addition of Kids’ Books to Remember with you.
kids’ books to remember: read aloud
These are great choices to read to all ages.
Amber Brown is Not a Crayon by Paula Danziger
Matilda by Roald Dahl
Toys Go Out by Emily Jenkins
KIDS’ BOOKS TO REMEMBER: picture books
Max and the Tag-Along Moon by Floyd Cooper
Grumpy Gloria by Anna Dewdney
Thidwich the Big-Hearted Moose by Dr. Seuss
KIDS’ BOOKS TO REMEMBER: chapter books
The first two books are historical fiction titles. The first tells the story of a boy living in a California internment camp in 1942. The second book tell’s about Sofia’s life after her family immigrates from Italy in 1903.
My Name is America series: The Journal of Ben Uchida by Barry Denenberg
My America series: Home at Last, Sophia’s Immigrant Diary by Kathryn Lasky
Umbrella Summer by Lisa Graff
The Year of Billy Miller by Kevin Henkes
links for mom and dad
The author of Wonder, R.J. Palacio, is a person I greatly admire. In this first link she shares her ideas about a subject that is very close to my heart.
Thank you for inviting me into your inbox to share my stories and some Kids’ Books to Remember. Do you have any old favorites you’d like us to know about? I’d love to hear about them in the comments.
Have a wonderful week and enjoy the amazing weather!