Monday, June 18, 2007

Top Ten

The students voted on their favorite books and this is their top ten. Many of the books are part of a series of books such as Curious George, Rotten Ralph, Star Wars graphic novels, Yu-Gi-Oh! and Scooby-Doo.





Their choices reflect both a mixture of books that we read to them and books they enjoy reading independently. You can see my influence in the Curious George books and Lauren's with the Rotten Ralph series. Also, it does not hurt to make a school visit if you are a children's author. Three of George O'Connor's books made it to the top ten!





Our librarian Sara typed out this list and laminated it for each of our students (and did a similiar thing for each class, for each grade in the school and their top ten lists).

As we prepare the students for summer reading , this may be a helpful reminder of past favorites and inspire the acquistion of new ones.



11 comments:

Reya Mellicker said...

These are great! I still love "What is God?" - I wonder if I can still find it in print? I used to buy it by the dozen so I could pass it on to every child and adult. It actually explains God. Everyone is skeptical when I make this claim, but after reading the book, everyone agrees. A children's book that explains God. I'll see if I have a copy on my shelf. Will you send your mailing address (on email of course)? You need this book!!

Pod said...

all week i have been mispelling part of my surname as sith....
eek!

lettuce said...

look out for darth sidious there

great books. my daughter loved Rotten Ralph.

she (and I :O)) also really like Shirley Hughes, Mick Inkpen, lots of Ahlberg stuff, Babette Cole - have some of these been successful in the US too?
she's now moved on to teenagery stuff but i'm so glad she wants to hang on to most of the above too

MONA said...

ah! what a lovely sight! I still love to read children's books, specially the fairy tales!

saralibrarian said...

I love the way you display the books. I hope you share your beautiful blog with your kids! We will get them writing their own by 3rd grade...

saralibrarian said...

It is interesting that we grown-ups see a "blend" of two distinct reading experiences: reading aloud and reading independently, and I am thinking that maybe kids just see it all as reading....thanks for that insight! We experience things so differently.

d. chedwick bryant said...

Have you ever read "I Stink" (the story of a garbage truck?) I wondered if it was any good.

Gary said...

Lettie,
I don't know the Hughes, Inkpen or Cole books but I love Ahlberg. I will check out some of those authors on Amazon. Thanks!

Ched,
"I Stink!" is a fun ABC book. The way the ABCs are laid out reminds me of "Bad Kitty" by Nick Bruel. I also simply love the title, it is things like that that make me giggle. Go figure.

Mona,
I'm with you. Fairy tales rock and lately I have been into the nasty German ones. I don't feel comfortable sharing them with my students but the kids I know in my personal life are fair game. LOL.

marxsny said...

I like Flat Stanley, he makes me realize I made the right choice when I decided to take down my bulletin board. I think it is remarkable how many people there are in the world who, unlike Stanley, are happy living their lives as 2 dimensional characters.

J. David Zacko-Smith said...

Curious George RULES! Too bad "Where the Wild Things Are" didn't make it - that's a favorite of mine!

Steve said...

It cracks me up that kids are still into "Scooby Doo." It seems so dated! I mean, look at those outfits!

My personal favorite was "Swimmy" by Leo Lionni. I once read to an elementary school class as part of a community reading day, and that's the book I chose. It's about the value of being an individual. Pretty great stuff!

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