Sunday, June 26, 2011

Hi Everyone!

I am so excited to have some free time to read this new series I just discovered - they are murder mysteries set in a little town in Illinois - and the woman who solves them all is a school psychologist! I found them about a month ago when one of my other favorite authors recommended them. So far I have read six - and I just started the seventh today!

When I'm done, I may have to go back and re-read Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, in preparation for the final movie's release on July 15th...can't wait!

After that, the next book in the pile on my nightstand is Dying to Meet You by Kate Klise. It was on the RICBA list last year, but I never got to it. If anyone has read it and can give me a quick review, I'd love to hear it! Keep on Reading :)

Mrs. Mayhew

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Alvin Ho

Alvin Ho was a book I read aloud last year to some of the students at WLC. As I was looking at the Children's Book of the Day website (see sidebar link), there was a review for the second book in the series. We bought the book at WLC, but I never took the time to read it. Next week, I am making it a point to go and get the sequel. Alvin is a quirky character who always has crazy adventures. I'll let you know what I think once I'v read it. I might even go to the public library today and try to check it out. Happy summer reading everyone!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Book search online

Hi Everyone,
I know that sometimes when I'm trying to decide on a new book to read, it can be overwhelming with so many choices!  Here's a link that you can go to to look for books based on genre or area of interest.

I can't wait to hear about what you are reading this summer!

Ms. Howard

Friday, June 3, 2011

Fish by Gregory Mone

I really enjoyed reading the book Fish. The main character gets his name because of his ability to swim like a fish! Fish comes from a farming family, but he's not really that great at farming. His dad sends him to live with an uncle in the city, to earn money for the poor family, but Fish soons ends up on a pirate ship where a great adventure awaits him. If you like pirates, you'll love this book. The colorful characters will draw you right in to the pirates' search for treasure.

House Rules

Mrs. Brochu asked me to read this book over the summer because she read it and was not able to put it down. I'm not usually a fan of Jodi Picoult books, but so far this one is an intersting read. The book is about a boy named Jacob who has Asperger's Syndrome. Many children with Asperger's have a specific topic they like - Jacob likes forensic science (solving crimes). The cool thing about the book is each main character in the book is written in a different font so you know who is being written about at a particular time. I'll let you know how it goes.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Tell Us What You Are Reading in June!

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

Tell us the title and 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 of the book and why?

  • What did you like the least about the book?

Leave your answers as a comment to this post to share all the books you have been reading during the month of June.

Here are some important tips:

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

  • Before you post your comment, make sure you have an adult look over your writing or proofread it yourself to be sure that your ideas make sense, and that your spelling and punctuation are good.

  • Look at the first comment of this post if you are still not sure what yours should look like.