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May 19, 2018

When I saw the book, Dream You’ll Be, on the Scholastic Book Club website, I instantly added it to my shopping cart. With a title like Dream You’ll Be, I just knew it was going to have a kind-hearted and gentle message for even the youngest readers.

First of all, when I...

May 18, 2018

I love nonfiction picture books! I think they are an amazing way to hook young readers on the nonfiction genre. Shark Lady: The True Story of How Eugenie Clark Became the  Ocean's Most Fearless Scientist focuses on the life of the scientist, Eugenie Clark. The story st...

May 17, 2018

Ruby really wants to build a fort. After begging her older brothers to help her, Ruby learns quickly that she is on her own with her fort-building efforts. As each new challenge with the fort building comes to Ruby’s attention, she continually tries and tries turning t...

May 16, 2018

Narwhals are so trendy right now, and I am seeing them everywhere in public and with my students. As soon as I saw this book on the Scholastic website, I knew that we needed to add it to our classroom library. Unfortunately, this book has not made it into my classroom...

May 15, 2018

Davis's book, Black Belt Bunny, is so cute! It is about a little bunny who has his black belt in karate. Black Belt Bunny is fast, and he excels in all things chopping, blocking, and kicking. Black Belt Bunny can do anything except… make a salad?!?

Young readers wi...

May 14, 2018

Worm Weather was recently the dollar book special for Scholastic this spring. Naturally, I had to buy it! It was a dollar book that I didn’t already own, so Worm Weather needed to join my book collection.

The rainy day setting of Worm Weather will be very familiar to yo...

May 14, 2018

Chris Grabenstein knows intermediate readers. He gets them! Every novel of his that I have picked up has been an instant hit amongst my fourth grades. They devour his books, and there is always, always a waiting list for the newest Grabenstein novel that I pick up for...

May 13, 2018

Like so many mothers out there, Mother’s Day is a special day for me. Not so much for the recognition that the holiday provides, but more for the sweet reminder of everything that was given to me the moment I became a mother. You see, for a time in my life, there were...

May 11, 2018

Summer Days and Nights by Wong Herbert Yee

I am always in search of kid-friendly poetry books. When I found this summer-themed poetry book on Scholastic this month, I knew I had to have it. I am so glad that I purchased this book. It will be a great addition to the poet...

May 10, 2018

 (Mrs. Schmelzer and her never-ending supply of coffee. This student's drawing of me sure cracked me up this week!) 

I love teaching! I love my students! As a teacher, it is not about the appreciation or recognition that we get this week. It is about the love we ha...

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