Thursday, 9 August 2012

Welcome-Back-to-School Book Lists

In Warren County, TN, where I taught for 28 years, today is the FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL! I shared in the excitement of that day for a long time, and I heard it in our teacher-daughter's voice as we chatted this morning. She has lots planned for the day, and I know that part of it involves books. She has always been an avid reader, as have our sons, and I've mentioned her book blog before. But what if your students or your own children need encouragement to read? What if they just haven't quite found books they love?

As promised, I'm sharing one feature of James Patterson's ReadKiddoRead today. On the Lists page you will find
  • Almost Can't-Miss Sure Shot Books for Boys
  • Almost Can't-Miss Sure Shot Books for Girls
  • Best Books of the Decade
  • Ultimate Summer Reading
  • and more!

Especially for back-to-school, Judy Freeman, reader, writer, and story-teller, has compiled two lists of books about the school experience, one for younger readers and one for older ones. The lists are annotated and include suggested activities for parents and teachers. You're going to love it, and I think your kiddos will, too!

Whether it's today or coming soon, have a wonderful FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL!

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