Kindergarten: Toot and Puddle : Top of the World by Holly Hobbie, now also a tv show (See also: http://www.nationalgeographic.com/tootandpuddle/)
You might remember Holly Hobbie's more famous series "Holly Hobbie and Friends" (http://www.agkidzone.com/hollyhobbie.action)
When I was a little girl I had my very own Holly Hobbie doll but it looked more like this one http://www.amazon.com/Holly-Hobbie-12-Inch-Ragdoll-Blue/dp/B000CEFP0Y/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=toys-and-games&qid=1213021245&sr=1-1
We do have a sampling of Holly Hobby's books available but not a full collection.
Grade 1: Bad Boys by Margie Palatini (See also: http://www.margiepalatini.com/)
Grade 2: She'll be Comin' Round the Mountain by Philemon Sturges (See also: http://www.harpercollinschildrens.com/HarperChildrens/Kids/AuthorsAndIllustrators/ContributorDetail.aspx?CId=12784) This is a book that is hard to read without singing! The story has a twist with students guessing who "she" is until the very end!
Grade 3: Gordon Loggins and the Three Bears by Linda Bailey. We just can't get enough of Linday Bailey in Grade 3. Students in a grade 3 class performed this story as a reader's theatre presentation in their classroom.
Grade 4: Library Lil by Suzanne Williams. (See also: http://www.suzanne-williams.com/) I love this story about an amazing Librarian who manages to turn a whole town of tv watchers into bookworms!
Grade 5: Sister Anne's Hands by Marybeth Lorbieki (see also: http://www.marybethlorbiecki.com/) I have a sheet that the students use to make their own hand to cut out. Then we laminate the hands and make a beautiful bulletin board out of them! We just received the first batch and sent them to the laminator yesterday.
This was also National Freedom to Read Week (www.freedomtoread.ca) (Book and Periodical council). Their slogan states: "The freedom to read what you want is your right. Protect it."
Well, I want to read Christian books and I want to read the Bible! I share with the students that I believe that the Library we have at our school is very special and a treasure because it has Christian Literature in it that is available to our students. Check out http://www.persecution.org/suffering/country_info.php for information about countries where a Library like this could not exist.
We also have a wonderful variety of books in our library- a luxury! We as staff and students appreciate it!
I also share a ballot form that shows where a student has written in a favourite Christian author's name. I explain that someday, maybe a student will write their name in that space because they are writing Christian Literature for children. I hope this inspires young students to become amazing writers! The writing can begin today!