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review 2018-02-23 02:28
The Book With No Pictures
The Book with No Pictures - B.J. Novak

This book is so ridiculous - and that is what makes it great! B.J. Novak dared to be different. He created a funny and interesting book for children, but he wanted to make it with no pictures! This book is designed to make grownups sound incredibly silly. The text itself is bright and exuberant, and will hold the attention of young readers. I would allow my students to write an advertisement for this book and present it to their peers, the school librarian, or the principal. I think it would also be fun to write letters to Mr. Novak and thank him for writing this crazy book!


Read aloud by author: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SiiS2NDkfI4


Guided Reading - L

Lexile - 380L

DRA - 20



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review 2017-07-25 22:15
Under the Quilt of Night - James E. Ransome,Deborah Hopkinson

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text 2017-04-08 07:31
Reading progress update: I've read 134 out of 528 pages.
The Bane Chronicles - Cassandra Clare,Sarah Rees Brennan,Maureen Johnson

I tend to not be too fond of bind ups. Maybe because I feel when I finish one story, it's over & I can close the book and move on to the next (at least, I think that's how my mind see's it), so, I tend to get a bit bored with bind ups fairly quickly. Chances are, I will read this book and eventually pick up another to read when I need a break from this one. Just to have something a little new to read/listen to.


As always, when it comes to Cassandra Clare books, I need to have an audio to go with it because many times, her stories are drawn out and, I don't know what it is, there is just something about her books that I just can't seem to stay focused on, although I do like them and her characters. I think it's more her characters than it is the actual stories. Maybe? I don't know.


I do like Magnus, but I think my favorite "side character" is Simon. So, I can't wait to get to those novellas/bind up. I read this one first because (1)I just wanted to make sure I got it out the way (2)I wasn't quite sure if there would be spoilers in the Shadowhunters Academy Novellas (I don't think there are, but I wanted to make sure and be on the "safe side") :-)

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review 2017-04-06 17:18
The Book With No Pictures
The Book with No Pictures - B.J. Novak

Grade Level: Pre-K-K

Lexile Level: 380L

This book is hilarious! It has no pictures but the reader has to say some very funny words. It also has some encouraging words for the students about how great they are and how they can do anything they set their mind to. I would read this book to my class if we had any free time, just to read something silly to have a few minutes of fun.

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review 2017-03-30 04:48
The Book With No Pictures
The Book with No Pictures - B.J. Novak

The Book With No Pictures is a fun, expressive story (with no pictures, of course). The point of this book is the tone in which it is read. B.J. Novak, the author, reads this story to young children with such enthusiasm and they are completely in awe and entertained.


I would read this story with kindergartners, first or second graders. It would be really awesome to have Novak read it to the whole school, but assuming this would not be easy to do, I would read this story to my class; then, during stations, in the reading center, I would have this book out for students to practice fluency and enthusiasm by reading this story to each other. I would even use this book as a reward for my students to go and read to another class.

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