Tuesday, May 19, 2009
I've picked up bunches of books to add to the list. There are a few I'm still pre-reading to make sure I'm okay with the content. I think I said it last year, but it always bears repeating: I haven't read front to back many of the books on the list. I read a few chapters, trust some good sources for recommendations, and rely on you to help your kiddos navigate occasionally difficult topics. There is a benefit to the challenges faced by storybook characters - your kids can experience them vicariously and thus painlessly. I don't think anyone was permanently marred by Where the Red Fern Grows, though I cried buckets every time I read it. More on this later.
Friday, May 8, 2009
One more thing...Anyone interested in baby shower gifts or just looking for something different for the bedtime routine should check this out. CD's are $10 if ordered through the blog. My sister-in-law is the artist and the music is lovely. My daughter loves it.
Finally the warmer weather is here to remind us that summer is on the way. I have some great new books to send home this year. I chose several that are the beginning of a series, and some just plain good ones. I will be updating the list next week. There is a meeting on Monday, June 1 in the library at 9:00. Between now and then, the books will be busy doing promotional tours to your child(ren)'s classroom. Last year's books - minus the few that never made it back to my room - will be going out again this summer. Turns out, they're still great books even if they aren't brand new. Looking forward to seeing you at the meeting. Happy summer reading.