Tag Archives: read aloud

Quick Pick Picture Book- The Latke Who Wouldn’t Stop Screaming

You would scream too, wouldn’t you, if you were dropped in sizzling oil to be fried?  If everywhere you went others refused to understand you?  If you felt as if you didn’t have a proper home?  If someone was prepared … Continue reading

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Immigration Picture Book: How Many Days to America? A Thanksgiving Story

After soliders visit a small boy’s home, his family immediately leaves for America under the cover of night.  They take nothing with them except a change of clothes and money to pay their fare on a small boat.  Across the … Continue reading

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Sideways Stories from Wayside School

Louis Sachar restores my faith that it is possible to write something hilarious about school without completely demeaning both children and teachers.  I made it exactly six pages into this before I laughed out loud.  Wayside school is a bit … Continue reading

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The Princess and the Goblin

I remember reading and loving this as a child, but I’m fairly astonished by that.  The vocabulary in this book is killer.  MacDonald himself says that he does not write for children, but rather the childlike and he is not … Continue reading

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Winnie-The-Pooh and The House at Pooh Corner

There’s no denying that Pooh is a very famous bear.  For years he’s been winning people over with his plump belly and honey slurping ways.  But these days it seems that he’s better known for his appearances on Disney-licensed merchandise … Continue reading

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