January 5-9, 2009 Read Aloud Books (RAB)s
Kindergarten: Mrs. Toggle's Zipper by Robin Pulver. A timely story about a teacher who gets her winter jacket zipper stuck and prepares for a long, hot day at school. Kindergarteners love the names that the author gives the teachers and staff members in this book.
Grade 1: Brady, Brady and the Great Rink by Mary Shaw and Chuck Temple. In this story, the power goes out at the rink and Brady saves the day. It just so happened I read this book aloud on a day when our power was out at school! LOL!
Grade 2: Treasure for Lunch by Shenaaz Nanji. I love this story about a girl who hides her leftover lunch in the snow and is found out when the Chinook winds blow and melt the snow, revealing her hidden treasure.
Grade 3: The Best Figure Skater in the Whole Wide World by Linda Bailey. I continue to marvel at the captivating talents of this author. I don't know why i should be surprised but I am. Her themes seem to really resonate with this age group. The students sat with rapt attention to this book.
Grade 4 and 5: The Hockey Tree by David Ward and Brian Deines. I love this book for the way that the author writes the dialogue. I think he did a very good job or else had an excellent editor. It is a smoothly written and interesting book, great for a read aloud and teaches about something uniquely Canadian. Students in this age group found it fascinating.