Poll: Who misses the old days.
I do :DWhen you were younger…What TV shows/Movies did you watch?What books do you read?What music did you listen to?What toys did you have/ play with?Who was your favorite person to hang with?What did you love to eat?What silly habit did you have?Did you cry a lot/ crave...
LolThis question is epic winWhat TV shows/Movies did you watch?I was obsessed with this movie called “The Last Unicorn”I was also a big fan of the Wiggles, playschool and Humphrey B Bear.Australian TV ftw.What books do you read?The folk of the far away treeThe wishing chairHarry PotterWind in the WillowsBlack BeautyA series of unfortunate events…Wow, that’s so long ago!What music did you listen to?Britney, Led Zeppelin, AquaI’ve always had awkward music taste…What toys did you have/ play with?Teddy and Ellie. That was my stuffed bear and elephantMy barbie dolls and I loved the hose.No, not for kinky stuff, I just loved hosing my sistersWho was your favorite person to hang with?My best friend back then is now a massive pot head stoner and I’m never going to see him again.Devastating. I miss him :(What did you love to eat?I had this infatuation with steak. I would eat NOTHING, I mean NOTHING but steak. I’m not even kidding.What silly habit did you have?I ate my hairAnd bit my nails.I still bite my nails though.Did you cry a lot/ crave attention?Yes. Biggest attention seeker.. I bit my preschool teachers ear and shoved sand down her pants, that’s how much of a sook I was.Actually, that makes me rather uncultivated :-I cried all the time in elementary school. Like, I;d look out the window, and start crying.Do you think you were cute?I was adorablehttp://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x127/…I’m in purpleLet’s go back to the good old times. Do you remember?Not really. I miss it though
B&A: Questions and the … Yearbook….
(Sorry for re-post, error with link)Merry Christmas everyone! Hope you’re all having a great time with family and friends :DA few questions then :)1) Name a book that kept you up for quite a considerable amount of time2) Name a book you loved as a kid3) Is the title or cover more likely to…
WHOA! Whoa whoa whoa! I got Question of the Year? I feel so honored :3 Thanks to everyone who voted for my question!And congratulations to everyone else who won an award and who got honorable mention. This finished product, JLT and Silly Turtle, is fantastic! Thanks so much for doing this!Now for the real questions, haha.1) Name a book that kept you up for quite a considerable amount of time. Finishing the Chronicles of Narnia, namely The Last Battle, kept me up until 5 in the morning this past summer. Literally the latest I’ve ever stayed up reading. The sun was coming up and I was going to sleep!2) Name a book you loved as a kid. So many! Junie B. Jones, The Magic Treehouse, the Animal Ark books! The Magic Treehouse, especially, was one of my favorite series. I LOVED those books!3) Is the title or cover more likely to affect your judgement of a book? The title. But the cover art has a lot to with my first impressions of the book, too. Yes! I do sort of judge a book by its cover :p But to be fair, the first time I read Howl’s Moving Castle (one of my FAVORITE books), it was the old version with this unattractive cover: http://alaskaknits.files.wordpress.com/2…4) Would you rather meet an author or a character? A character! Meeting someone that doesn’t really exist? That’s an absolute dream!5) Which fantasy world do you want to visit? Now this is difficult. The world of JK Rowling, Phillip Pullman, Diana Wynne Jones, or JRR Tolkien would be amazing. Any of them. To me, the most believable of them are Rowling and Jones, so I think that because I could see myself in either of these worlds, I’d pick one of them. I just don’t know which one!BQ: Christmas! Great! I got a Harry Potter sticker book (you’re so jealous), Tales of Beedle the Bard, Quidditch Through the Ages, and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Among other things, like a new phone which I needed, haha. How is yours? 😀
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What are some good early chapter books for a 6 year old girl. (first grader).
My Daughter loves to read and her reading has just taken off this year. She now is starting to bridge over into easier chapter books. She has gone past most of the books we have at home for her and I am looking for some good books that she can be reading as well as some she can be growing into. she currently is…
First, keep in mind that many picture books are quite challenging, so there’s no need for her to move completely into chapter books unless that’s what she wants to do. My 7-year-old reads at probably a 3rd-4th grade level, and she still reads both picture books and chapter books. My 9-year-old also enjoys picture books as well.Some suggestions of chapter books… (I don’t know the reading levels on all of these, so you’d have to check, but they are age-appropriate.)Junie B. JonesMagic TreehouseA to Z MysteriesRainbow Magic FairiesNancy Drew Notebooks (I think that’s what it’s called.)Nancy Drew & the Clue CrewPicture books…Bink & GollieFancy NancyMercy Watson (This is actually a chapter book series, but they have lots of pictures.)Nate the GreatMagic SchoolbusEloise (may be too hard for her to read on her own)Dr. Seuss booksbooks by Mo Willems — some are very simple, but very fun to read. The “Elephant & Piggie” books and the ones with the pigeon are written like comics, so she can work on her expression as she reads.Chapter books that you can read together… (too hard for her to read on her own)Little House on the PrairieFunny FrankCharlotte’s WebThe Trumpet of the SwanDisney Fairy books (if she likes Tinkerbell)Captain UnderpantsThere are really so many great books out there. Just go to the library and start flipping through a few. I’ve heard my kids’ teachers tell them to read the first couple pages of a book and see how it feels. There should be a couple words they don’t know in the first page or two in order for it to be challenging enough, but if there are many more than that, they’re not quite ready to read it on their own.You can also use www.arbookfind.com to search for books at your daughter’s level or to see what level a book is.
What Are Good Book Series For Children.
I Need Some Thx u Very Much
If you go to site below you can find more info on all of these and much much more! I’ve listed some things that are not series as well.For girlsBetsy Tacy Series by Maud Hart LovelaceLittle House Series by Laura Ingalls WilderCobble Street Cousins Series by Cynthia RylantAmber Brown Series by Paula DanzigerJunie B. Jones Series by Barbara ParkerFor allMagic Treehouse Series by Mary Pope Osborne(Time Travel to lots of times and places – excellent)Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass by Lewis CarrollBo The Famous Retriever, Bo and the Missing Dogs, and Bo and the Night Intruder by Lynn Shefield SimmonsThe Boxcar Children Series by Gertrude Chandler Warner – Four orphans, Henry, Violet, Jessie, and Benny take up residence in an abandoned boxcar. They manage to find work, outfit their new home, and get food. The initial story is followed by many, many more.The Canada Geese Quilt by Natalie Kinsey-Warnock – The story follows 10 year old Ariel from spring through fall on the Vermont farm where she lives.Charlotte’s Web by E. B. WhiteA Child’s Garden of Verses by Robert Louis StevensonClues in the Woods, Key to the Treasure, The Mystery of Hermit Dan, and Pirate Island Adventure by Peggy ParishThe Courage of Sarah Noble – This is a true story of 8 year old Sarah who went with her father from Massachusetts to Connecticut in the 1700’s to build a new home. She then stayed with the Indians while her father returned for the rest of the family.Encyclopedia Brown Series by Donald J. SobolGold Rush Winter by Claire Rudolf Murphy – A Swedish American family in the late 19th century moves from South Dakota to Alaska to join the father who is searching for gold.In Grandma’s Attic, More Stories From Grandma’s Attic, and Still More Stories From Grandma’s Attic by Arleta Richardson – These are stories from the era of horse-drawn carriages, hoop skirts, and high button shoes.Hannah by Gloria Whelan – A blind girl in Michigan in the late 19th century doesn’t go to school until someone tells her about the Braille method of reading.Homer Price by Robert McCloskeyIce Wreck by Lucille Recht Penner – This is the true story of Sir Ernest Shackleton, the crew of 27 men, and 69 sled dogs, who while aboard the Endurance on a Antarctic expedition became trapped in the ice.Keep the Lights Burning, Abbie by Peter Roup – This is a true story of a lighthouse in Maine. During a storm, it is very important to keep the light on and it is Abbie’s job.Milly-Molly-Mandy Storybook by Joyce Lankester Brisley – These stories are set in the 1920’s in England. Seven year old Millicent Margaret Amanda lives in a cottage with a thatched roof in a small town where she knows everyone.Misty of Chincoteague by Marguerite Henry – This author wrote several stories about horses.Next Spring an Oriole by Gloria Whelan – In 1837, Libby, age 10, and her family moved to the Michigan frontier in a covered wagon.Owls in the Family by Farley MowatPaul Bunyan by Steven KelloggPeter Pan by J. M. BarriePinocchio by C. CollodiPioneer Cat by William J. Hooks – Smuggling her cat aboard the wagon train from Missouri to Oregon turns out to be a very good thing indeed.The Racketty-Packetty House by Frances Hodgson BurnettThe Railway Children by E. NesbitSecret Agents Four by Donald J. Sobol – Four young boys decide to play spy.Sophie’s Snail by Dick King-SmithSophie is Lucky by Dick King-SmithSophie is Seven by Dick King-SmithThe Story of the Treasure Seekers by E. NesbitStuart Little by E. B. WhiteA Taste for Blackberries by Doris Buchanan Smith – This is a story about best friends. Just how well do we know our best friends?The True Story of Balto – This is the story of the delivery of needed medicine into Nome, Alaska via a relay of dogsleds. Balto was the lead dog in the last team which had to run the last two sections of the relay.The Ugly Duckling retold by Lorinda Bryan CauleyThe Velveteen Rabbit by Marjery WilliamsWinnie-the-Pooh by A. A. MilneThe Case of the Golden Key by James PrellerThe Case of Hermie the Missing Hamster by James PrellerThe Case of the Stinky Science Project by James PrellerThe Case of the Stolen Baseball Cards by James PrellerThe Case of the Runaway Dog by James PrellerThe Case of the Great Sled Race by James PrellerThe Case of the Ghostwriter by James PrellerThe Case of the Marshmallow Monster by James PrellerThe Case of the Detective in Disguise by James PrellerThe Case of the Bicycle Bandit by James PrellerThe Case of the Disappearing Dinosaur by James PrellerThe Case of the Buried Treasure by James PrellerThe Case of the Million Dollar Mystery by James PrellerThe Case of the Missing Falcon by James Preller
Am i the only one who doesn’t like Harry Potter.
I don’t dislike it, i just think it’s not nearly as good as people think it is.Most of the writers on this website are convinced HP is the greatest thing ever written. And, call me a snob, i’m pretty sure that place deserves to be held by Hamlet, or something of that sort.And don’t think…
Definitely not. I know a lot of people who hate it or, like you, just don’t think as highly of it as others. Nothing wrong with that! I love Harry Potter, but I agree- there are better books (they just don’t happen to be my favorites). Also remember that not everyone has had the same experience with literature. Whether it’s that they haven’t been exposed to the same books, that they haven’t been exposed to it in the same ways, or that they just have different opinions of what makes literature good. I think these things are what define taste and esteem.But if you’re asking what’s so special about it that makes some of us love it so much, I can give you my perspective. First, and most simplest, it’s a great story told beautifully. Rowling is a great writer. Harry Potter is an engaging story.Second, it’s an escape. The fantasy genre, in general, is an escape to me. Harry Potter is more accessible as an escape because it takes place in a world which acknowledges our own reality, our “muggle” world. Along with the fantasy and magic there are characters which remind me, at least, of people I know because they’re realistic. I’m reading LOTR right now. While it’s a fantastic story, the characters seem so beyond-reality, you know? They’re realistic in their own ways, but not accessible. One of Frodo’s biggest weaknesses might be that he trusts Smeagol too much. Ideal, much? Harry is more the everyman– his biggest weaknesses include his rash-acting and his temper. He’s not so perfect, while Tolkien seemed to be striving for perfection in his characters. So, in conclusion to point two, Harry Potter is an accessible escape.Point three (for me) is its philosophy. I don’t get my personal philosophies from Harry Potter, but a lot of them can be supported by it. For example, one of the most popular quotes from HP, “It is our choices, Harry, far more than our abilities that show us what we truly are” supports what I think about fate- that it doesn’t exist. We choose our paths and we choose who we are. We can change of our own accord, as supported by Snape and Draco Malfoy. Rowling didn’t create those characters just for a cool plot twist. They represent the people who are internally conflicted and they show us that they deserve their chances to show us what *they* truly are. It sounds dumb and cheesy, but there is a lot to learn from these books.Of course, these points might not seem as important to you as they are to me. If they’re not, you’re not missing a thing and, of course, that’s just fine. There are other books that do for you what Harry Potter does for me.Edit: “It’s an excellent children’s book. Its genre is _not_ “fantasy”. It’s not great literature to stand alongside the greats of adult literature, it was never intended to be, and very few people who aren’t children or teens think it is.”I disagree with most of that. Of course it’s not meant to be children’s literature! Rowling wouldn’t let a children’s series get so dark as the Potter books do. It was marketed as a children’s series at first because Harry and his friends were eleven in the first book and for no other reason. And how isn’t the genre “fantasy”? Or don’t children’s books get assigned genres, even if Harry Potter was a children’s series? Lastly, Harry Potter isn’t Hamlet but it’s not The Magic Treehouse, either.
books for 2nd gr read-a-louds.
Will be teaching 2nd grade and am compiling a list of books to read over the school year.
These are some popular second grade read alouds that are available from Scholastic (most of them):All about SamAmelia BedeliaAnansi and the Moss-Covered Rock by Eric KimmelBailey School KidsBailey’s WindowBar GeorgeBecause of Winn-DixieBFGBoxcar ChildrenBunniculaCam Jansen (series) – AdlerCaptain UnderpantsCatwings – LeGuinCatwings by Ursula Le GuinCharlie and the Chocolate FactoryCharlotte’s WebCricket in Times SquareDaggie Dogfoot and many other books by Dick King SmithDouble Trouble in Walla WallaDr. DoolittleEnid Blyton BooksFantasic Mr. Fox – DahlFreckle JuiceGooseberry ParkGrandpa’s TeethHelp I’m a prisoner in the libraryHerbie JonesHey! New Kid!Hooway for Wodney Wat!Horton Hatches the EggIn the Snow: Who’s Been Here?In the Woods: Who’s Been HereJames and the Giant PeachJulian booksJunie B. JonesJunie. B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly SchoolbusLittle House on the PrarieLittle WitchMagic TreehouseMagic Treehouse seriesMagnus PowermouseMartin’s MiceMarvin Redpost: Is he really a girl?Marvin Redpost: Why pick on me – Sachar (any of these)Mouse and the MotorcycleMr. Tanene’s TiesMrs. Piggle-WiggleMy Father’s DragonNo DavidNo Such ThingOld Black FlyOlga Da Polga by Michael BondOtisPuppy SisterRamonaRussel or Eliza books by J. HurwitzSamd and the TigersSecond Grade Friends – CohenSecret GardeSkinnybonesSpoffordStone FoxStowaway to the Mushroom PlanetStuart LittleSweet Dream Pie by Audrey WoodThe Cabin Faced WestThe Chocolate TouchThe Courage of Sarah NobleThe folk of the faraway treeThe King’s Equal by Katherine PatersonThe Magic Farawy TreeThe Sheep-PigThe T.F. LettersThe Talking Eggs by D. Sans SouciThe Time Warp TrioThe Trouble with Wishes by Susan Beth PfefferThe wishing chairThree Triple TrinsTornadoWhingdingdillyThis is a list I found of suggested books. However, these are new titles that I have not tried out.Primary Read Aloud List, 2005-2006Auch, Mary Jane and Herm Auch. Souperchicken. Holiday House. 2003.Crimi, Carolyn. Henry and the Buccaneer Bunnies. Candlewick Press. 2005.Greene, Rhonda Gowler. This is the Teacher. Dutton Children’s Books. 2004.Hopkinson, Deborah and Nancy Carpenter. Apples to Oregon: Being the Slightly True Narrative of How a Brave Pioneer Father Brought Apples, Peaches, Pears, Plums, Grapes, and Cherries (and Children) Across the Plains. Atheneum Books for Young Readers. 2004.Lester, Helen. Hurty Feelings. Houghton Mifflin Company. 2004.McKissack, Patricia. Precious and the Boo Hag. Atheneum Books. 2004.Newman, Lesleau. The Boy Who Cried Fabulous. Ten Speed Press. 2004.Orloff, Karen Laufman. I Wanna Iguana. G.P. Putnam’s Sons. 2004.Palatini, Margie. The Three Silly Billies. Simon and Schuster. 2005.Reynolds, Aaron. Chicks and Salsa. Bloomsbury Children’s Book. 2005.Rosoff, Meg and Sophie Blackall. Meet Wild Boars. Henry Holt and Company. 2005.Salley, Coleen. Why Epossumondas Has No Hair on His Tail. Harcourt, Inc. 2004.Intermediate Read Alouds, 2005-2006Balliett, Blue. Chasing Vermeer. Scholastic. 2004.Colfer, Eoin. The Eoin Colfer’s Legend of Spud Murphy. Hyperion Books for Children. 2004.Giff, Patricia Reilly. A House of Tailors. Random House Children. 2005.Hannigan, Katherine. Ida B. … and Her Plans to Maximize Fun, Avoid Disaster, and (Possibly) Save the World. HarperCollins Publishers. 2004.Moss, Marissa. Mighty Jackie: The Strike Out Queen. Simon and Shuster. 2004.Park, Linda Sue. Project Mulberry. Clarion Books. 2005.Ryan, Pam Munoz. Becoming Naomi Leon. Scholastic. 2004.St. George, Judith. So You Want to Be an Inventor? Philomel Books. 2002.Velde, Vivian Vande. Three Good Deeds. Harcourt. 2005.Yoo, Paula. Sixteen Years in Sixteen Seconds: The Sammy Lee Story. Lee and Low Books, Inc. 2005.
Books that focus on brother and sister relationships….
Are there any books that focus on that.Just the topic and how the siblings deal with eachother.I’m not talking about incest, just friendship/agruments.Any suggestions would be much appreciated, thanks : )
A summer to die for by Lois Lowry is a wonderful book about a girl who’s sister is dying of cancerSaving Zoe is a book about a girl who is given her sister’s diary a year after she was brutally murderedSorry but i don’t know of any that focus on just brother and sister although in many books you can find that on the side of the plot ie. Cheaper by the Dozen or the Magic Treehouse series *although those are for little kids*
American book recommendation for english learner.
I tried to read harry potter (american ver) and the hunger game but there are too many adjectives and colloquialisms that i don’t know so it was really difficult for me to read. I don’t want to look up the words every 30 seconds (literally) so i just gave up. or should i endure all these dificulties and…
If you are trying to learn English (awesome job by the way! Keep up the good work!), as basic as my recommendations may be, I would start with very easy books. My spanish teacher used the Berenstain Bears books (spanish version) to learn spanish words. They are little kids books but you would be surprised how many words you can learn from them. I tried it and it works. I mean, they are meant to teach little kids english words. Why can’t they teach adults too?Berenstain Bears seriesThe Polar ExpressAnything Dr. Seuss: the Grinch, the Cat in the Hat, the Lorax (everyone should read these, kid or adult!)If You Give a Mouse a CookieThe Bailey School Kids seriesMagic Treehouse SeriesMaybe some of the classics abridged for younger kids (you can find those anywhere)GoosebumpsHank the Cow Dog (loved these when I was a kid!)If you want something more adult, try these:The Old Man and the SeaElla EnchantedHolesRed DogPercy Jackson and the OlympiansCryptic HuntersZac’s LieA Series of Unfortunate EventsThe Tale of Despereoux (pronounced des-per-o I didn’t know when I was a kid)Because of Winn-DixieBridge to TerabithiaSpiderwick ChroniclesThe Chronicles of NarniaAlso, try visiting your local bookstore and flipping through the books in the kids/teen/adult sections to see if they are too hard. Magazines are also a great way to try to pick up some words.As for Harry Potter, maybe give it a break, work on the other books, and then come back to them. It might be a great way to see how much you have improved!Good luck! 🙂
How many magic treehouse books are there in all.
the kid i babysit wants to know.
78; but 28 are in the original series and 28 are in the “Fact Tracker” series.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magic_Tree_…Hope this helps.