Each person in our classroom has an assigned number and a basket in which he or she chooses a book that he or she thinks other people in our class should read. Usually, four to five students will have their choices featured here. This week it's my turn to feature a book. In addition, each students' choice for the week will be listed.
Mrs. Narita's Featured Book
One of my favorite summer reads was Amina's Voice by Hena Khan. There are many outstanding reasons to root for this book. It highlights friendship and the jealousy that arises when one's close friend welcomes another person into what was previously a circle of two. It shines a spotlight on a community's kindness in the aftermath of a hate crime. It also celebrates the heroine, Amina, finding her voice. But honestly, all those reasons aren't the primary reason why I'm recommending this book. I'm recommending this book because it makes me homesick for Illinois and Wisconsin and all the fabulous people who live in both states. When Khan spotlighted the Packers/ Bear rivalry, it was as if I were transported back in time to holiday dinners of my childhood. An important, fun read you don't want to miss!
Student #1: The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo
Student #2: Sisters by Raina Telgemeier
Student #3: Wishtree by Katherine Applegate
Student #4: I Survived the San Francisco Earthquake by Lauren Tarshis
Student #5: I Survived the Destruction of Pompeii by Lauren Tarshis
Student #6: Clementine's Letter by Sara Pennypacker and illustrated by Marla Frazee
Student #7: Top Elf by Caleb Zane Huett
Mrs. Narita: Amina's Voice by Hena Khan
Student #8: The Song of Neptune by Rick Riordan
Stuent #9: Harry Potter and the Deadly Hallows by J.K. Rowling
Student #10: Bad Unicorn by Platte F. Clark
Student #11: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling
Student #12: The Brixton Brothers by Mac Barnett
Student #13: The Puppy Place by Ellen Miles
Student #14: Because of Winn Dixie by Kate DiCamillo
Student #15: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling
Student #16: The 39 Clues by Gordon Korman
Student #17: The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell by Chris Colfer
Student #18: El Deafo by Cece Bell
Student #19: It's Halloween, You Fraidy Mouse by Geronimo Stilton
Student #20: Wings of Fire by Tui Sutherland
Student #21: Inkheart by Cornelia Funke
Student #22: Poached by Stuart Gibbs
4N Essays Are Taking Off!
For the rest of the 2018-2019 school year, students will be writing essays about the books they recommend on our back bulletin board and their writing will be featured on our front bulletin board. Look for essays to be posted on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Celebrate with us as we grow as readers and writers.