May was beautiful. Look at what has been blooming this month. May always seems like a busy month. The reading list is short. I haven’t been able to keep up with our household reading this month!
May is always a busy month for teachers. Sarah still managed to finish a book and start a new one.
- Harkness, Deborah. A Discovery of Witches. New York: Penguin, 2011.
- Harkness, Deborah. Shadow of Night. New York: Penguin, 2013.
I wasn’t quick enough to grab all of Alexis’ books before she returned them to the library. Here’s her short list for the month.
- Ehrenreich, Barbara. Nickel and Dimed: On (or Not) Getting by in America. New York: Orbit Books, 2002.
- Knight, Jim. Better Conversations: Coaching Ourselves and Each Other to Be More Credible, Caring, and Connected. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin, 2015.
- Ryan, Anthony. The Walking Fire. New York: Orbit Books, 2016.
- Krauss, Lawrence M. The Greatest Story Ever Told So Far: Why Are We Here? New York: Simon & Schuster, 2017.
- Baxter, Stephen. Ultima. New York: Ace Books, 2016.
- Chesterton, G.K. The Complete Father Brown Stories. Herefordshire, England: Wordsworth Classics, 1972.
- Hearne, Kevin. Hounded. New York: Del Ray, 2011.
- Juster, Norman. Illustrated by Jules Feiffer. The Phantom Tollbooth. New York: Scholastic, 1961.
- Riordin, Rick. The Dark Prophecy. New York: Hyperion Books, 2017.
Ahlberg, Janet and Allan. Each Peach Pear Plum. New York: Scholastic, Inc., 1978.
In this book
With you little eye
Take a look
And play “I spy”
Do you remember playing “I Spy”? I remember playing this game on car trips with my girls. It was fun and helped to pass the miles. Here is “I Spy” you can play anywhere! Who needs to wait for a car trip! Snuggle up with this fun book and look for all the storybook characters. Can you find Tom Thumb, Cinderella and the Three Bears?
I didn’t have this book when the girls were little. I bought it when I was teaching preschool. It is a wonderful rhyming book that is almost musical to read.
Tonight as I was writing this blog, Alexis wandered through the kitchen. She looked at the book and said she didn’t remember it. I handed it to her to read. As she did, she chuckled. She liked the rhymes and the pictures. Her recommendation was that Baby Bear shouldn’t have a shotgun. Now you will have to pick up a copy of the book and discover for yourself, why Alexis made this comment. You can look for all the things you can spy with your little eye.
It’s a car trip don’t be glum
Remember Each Peach Pear Plum
We can play “I Spy”
It will make the miles go by!
We can’t look for Robin Hood,
But one of us will spy something good.
Janet and Allan Ahlberg
Janet and Allan were an English wife and husband team. Allan wrote the stories and Janet illustrated them. They had a wonderful collaboration. Unfortunately, Janet died at age 50. Allan went on to write many more books. His lively stories and Janet’s vivid drawings make their stories wonderful to read and to share. If you are interested in this illustrator and author, you can read more about them on these websites.