Monday, May 16, 2011

Henry and Mudge and the Forever Sea

Summer is one of my favorite times of year, and even though vacation is still six weeks away, I think it is never too early to start reading books that make me excited for summer.


That is why I just read Henry and Mudge and the Forever Sea by Cynthia Rylant.


In this book, Henry and Mudge have a lot of great adventures when they go to the beach with Henry's dad. I like it because it made me daydream about all the adventures I plan on having when I go to the beach during my summer vacation.


What are you most looking forward to this summer?

Friday, May 13, 2011

Zero




I just read a great book called Zero by Kathryn Otoshi. It's a great little picture book that explains how powerful the number zero can be. As a former math teacher, I love books about math!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Tell us what you are reading!

This is the space where we want to hear about all the exciting reading you are doing this summer!

Tell us the title and the author of any books you read, then give them a rating between 1 and 5 stars and answer these questions:








  • What was your favorite part?



  • What part of the book did you like the least?



Leave your answer as a comment on this post to share all the books you have read during the month of May. You can leave a separate comment for each of your books or you can write one comment about all the books you have read.

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  • Be sure to leave your first name and last initial, your school and your grade so we know it was you.



  • Before you post, have a grown-up read over your answer or proofread it yourself to be sure that your ideas make sense, and that your spelling and punctuation are good.



  • Check out the first comment on this post for a sample to see what yours should look like if you are still not sure.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Masters of Disaster




The three main characters in Gary Paulsen's Masters of Disaster, Henry, Riley, and Reed, set off on the wildest adventures. Henry is the ring leader who always has some scheme brewing. This book is a fun read for all. Try it, you'll like it.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

The Strange Case of Origami Yoda







Ijust finished this book and I can't believe how much I liked it. It reminds me of the funny characters in Diary of a Wimpy Kid. Each chapter is told by a different character's point of view. There are doodles and sketches throughout the book and I think fourth and fifth grade students will love it. Tell me what you think about this book. I wonder if this book is going to be a series? I just found my answer- check out the unofficial book trailer for the next book. It definitely could be made into a movie.









Here's a video of the author showing how to make an Origami Yoda.