An abundance of great reading material can be both a curse and a blessing. With so much to read with so little time, especially now that spring is here, how do you fit it all in? Take some time for yourself to enjoy these books.
If I Built a School, the picture book written and illustrated by Chris Van Dusen, is the story of a young boy named Jack ,who informs his teacher Miss Jane of what he would do if it had been he who had built the school. As Jack speaks, through rhyme and with great enthusiasm, he declares that all things boring, and uninspiring would be replaced with puppies, hovercraft desks and so much more.
New Kid, written and illustrated by Jerry Craft, takes us through a year in the life of Jordan Banks, who is starting seventh grade at a new school. In graphic novel form, we follow Jordan through his first year at a private school. Next to the usual challenges of adjusting to change such as finding yourself in a different environment and making new friends all while holding onto the old ones, Jordan navigates between cultural norms and stereotypes. As the year goes by, we see Jordan adjust and grow with each new challenge. Handled with care but without kid gloves, Jerry Craft delivers a smart and sensitive portrayal of the new kid experience. Bonus points, this book is also on the Texas Bluebonnet reading list for 2019-2020!
Semicolon by Cecelia Watson is the nonfiction story of the semicolon, the punctuation mark long the bane of grammarians, wrecker of laws and polite society. Who knew a mark could leave such a mark? Cecelia Watson did and in this fun and informative read, tells us all about it.
Hopefully you find one of these worth the read during your spring break.
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