Some of my Favorite Books!


Hello.  I'm just popping in with a few book recommendations and to link up for:


http://theteachingthief.blogspot.com/2016/06/fiction-friday-chapter-1.html




I'm reading this book right now:

https://www.amazon.com/Moody-Declares-Independence-Megan-McDonald/dp/0763648515?ie=UTF8&*Version*=1&*entries*=0
Click on the books to see them on Amazon.

I always save this book to read at the end of the year because it's a great Social Studies review as the book starts with the Moody family's trip to Boston.  Judy and her family visit the Boston Tea Party Ship where we're going on our field trip next.  In one memorable scene, Judy, Stink and 2 friends recreate the Boston Tea Party in the family tub.  This book is a better read-aloud if you enjoy reading with a lot of expression.


Gingerbread for Liberty by Mara Rockliff is another history related book that emphasizes the importance of food:



https://www.amazon.com/Gingerbread-Liberty-German-American-Revolution/dp/0544130014/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1465753058&sr=1-1&keywords=gingerbread+for+liberty+how+a+german+baker+helped+win+the+american+revolution

The story is based on the life of a real baker from Germany who loves his country.



Reading this book by Verna Aardema is always a highlight for me:


https://www.amazon.com/Borreguita-Coyote-Reading-Rainbow-Books/dp/0679889361/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1465753176&sr=1-1&keywords=borreguita+and+the+coyote+a+tale+from+ayutla+mexico


First of all, I love trickster tales.  Second of all, I LOVE making the voices of the lamb and coyote.  There's also a matching Reading Rainbow video to go along with this story.









Just so you know, my students' last day of school is a half day on Friday, June 24th.  Teachers have a full day and also need to work on Monday, June 27th.  It was going to be for professional development, but that fell through so we'll be cleaning our rooms.

Hasta luego!


1 comment

  1. These are three brand new books to me! Thank you so much for linking up. I am a Judy Moody fan, but I have never read Declares Independence - sound fun! And I have to admit, I'm a bit jealous that you live in Massachusetts because you have the most fun state history to teach! I also teach a huge unit on trickster tales, so I am adding Borreguita to my list! Awesomeness! Thanks so much!!

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