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review 2016-09-27 19:21
The Three Little Pigs
The Three Little Pigs - Gavin Bishop

Many stories have other stories that are similar but with a twist.  This is true for some of the classic stories that may bore children after some time.  So, when introducing classic literature in the elementary grades, it is fun to introduce several books at once that all originate as the same.  This book is the perfect example!

So many fun activities can be done with this story and those like it.  Have fourth grade students create book covers for each one you present and make a shelf for those. If there are many books, students can choose the three or otherwise, students can work in groups and rotate with one book at each rotation. 

(On the copy paper, have them fold it hamburger style and then write the who, what, when, where, why of the story on the inside.  They should create three of these.)  Then, have students create a 'bookshelf' with a legal size piece of paper by folding it hotdog style but only 2/3 of the way.  The 'books' can then be placed on the 'shelf'.  And if time allows, they can illustrate the covers and the shelf too.) 

As an individual activity, students could be asked to compare and contrast the stories they read and complete a venn diagram.  The title may be The Three Little Pigs but is this the same as the version you have always heard?


grade level equivalent 1.9

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review 2016-09-24 21:50
The Snatchabook
The Snatchabook - Helen Docherty,Thomas Docherty

The Snatchabook has come to town!  Have no fear though.  This is a good story to promote literacy at home and encourage children to grow a love of books.  I would read this fun story at the beginning of the year to kindergarten, first, or even second grade students when I introduce their reading logs and the expectations of nightly reading.  This is a fun rhyming story with superb illustrations to keep anyone's attention.

grade level equivalent: 3.3
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review 2015-11-16 11:44
For the Love of Books
For The Love of Books (Truly Yours Digital Editions) - Donna Reimel Robinson
This was a short and sweet inspirational read. Faith features heavily in this title and impacts some of the character's reactions. That being said, I found the characters very realistic and touching!

Lane really put me off, though. I get why he acted the way he did, even identified with a good bit of his thought processes, but he didn't seem to understand that what he was doing could harm others.

Callie was so much like me, I couldn't believe it! I really enjoyed her character quite a bit. In fact, most of the girls in her life were really interesting and I wanted to read more about them!

All things said and done, I enjoyed this story, and would like to see more of the characters!
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review 2003-01-01 00:00
For the Love of Books: 115 Celebrated Writers on the Books They Love Most
For the Love of Books: 115 Celebrated Writers on the Books They Love Most - When you love books, like I do, one of the things we book lovers seem to love is to read about what books other books lovers love to read. Browsable fun.
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