Friday, December 4, 2009

books, books and more books

lately i have been really in to kids books. i read lots of them each week at work and some are super lame. i am on a quest to find the best ones out there. ones that are just absolutely hilarious, ones that touch my heart and ones that teach important lessons. i have been borrowing books from Laurie's classroom the past few weeks. I go in to her room, rummage through her book shelf and find one that looks promising. i recently made a trip to Indigo with Laurie and Dawn and picked up a few great picture books. They are: Scaredy Squirrel by Melanie Watts(which is a children's library staple apparently), Have I Got A Book For You by Melanie Watts and Can We Talk About The Elephant In The Room by Lane Smith. Hilarious!!! They are so good. Then I went to our Scholastic Book Fair at school and bought Scaredy Squirrel Makes A Friend by Melanie Watt (of course) and some other princess book (sorry i can't remember the title or the author right now and it's in the car that Steve is driving right now) but it was recommended by one of the librarians and I have been told that it's quite funny. I would love to get a big collection of kids books together over the years. i love reading to the class i work with. i often read to them while they eat. it's so cute to see them starring at the book with their mouths wide open and jam all over their faces. haha! most of them laugh a ton and make a lot of connections to their own lives through the book. it's so fun! i work with a student who has autism. often she doesn't show a lot of expression on her face but when a book is being read to her she is so engaged. she smiles a ton and laughs along with everyone else. i can't get enough of it!! if YOU have some great book suggestions for me please share them with me.

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