Feast on Some Good Reads

Posted by Teresa M. on Dec 5, 2014 3:05:45 AM

Do you have a favorite book you could read over and over again? If you are like me, when you find a great book you just have to share. Today, I want to share with you some of my favorites and hope you will pass them along to your students. Enjoy your reading feast!

Screen shot 2014-11-22 at 7.35.26 AMMagic Pot

by Pleasant DeSpain (author), Tom Wrenn (illustrator) © 2007 ISBN: 9780874838275
This is one of my favorite folktales. You could definitely use this in a math lesson as well. In this story from China, when a woodcutter finds a magic pot that makes two of everything that he puts inside of it, he thinks all of his troubles have disappeared! Or have his troubles merely doubled?

Screen shot 2014-11-22 at 7.42.54 AMI'm Allergic to School!

by Robert Pottle (author), Mike & Carl Gordon (illustrator) © 2007 ISBN: 9781416929475
I love poetry and humor! I’m Allergic to School! is the first solo project by Giggle Poet Robert Pottle, and it depicts everyday events only a former teacher could capture. It contains 18 hilarious poems and songs about the funnier-than-fiction misadventures that occur at school. The 4-color illustrations are equally entertaining and giggle-packed.

Screen shot 2014-11-22 at 7.42.29 AMHow & Why Stories

by Martha; Weiss Hamilton (author) © 1999 ISBN: 9780874835618
This collection of delightful tales from around the world and through the ages explains why an animal, plant, or natural object looks or acts the way it does.

Screen shot 2014-11-22 at 7.51.36 AMOliver Twist

by Charles Dickens (author) © 2011 ISBN: 9781602918221
Oliver Twist is a penniless orphan. What chance has he got on the dangerous streets of 19th century London? Before long, he’s taken in by a gang of thieves. The boy’s future looks grim indeed, until a few kindly souls enter the picture.

Screen shot 2014-11-22 at 8.02.17 AMNewfangled Fairy Tales, Book #1 & 2Screen shot 2014-11-22 at 8.04.31 AM

by Bruce Lansky (author) © 1998 ISBN: 9780671577049 ISBN: 9780689822117

Newfangled Fairy Tales is a critically acclaimed series containing collections of ten contemporary fairy tales in each book, they put a delightful, new spin on classic stories and themes.

  • Michelle Koszlowski desperately wants to be a princess until her wish comes true and she discovers what a pain royal life can be.
  • The Little Tailor brags to everyone about his bravery until a giant comes along and teaches him a lesson.
  • Rapunzel is held captive in a high-rise apartment by an urban witch who owns a pizza parlor.
  • King Midas is a workaholic banker who’d rather play with his money than attend his son’s Little League baseball games.
  • The Big Bad Wolf is running a successful scam on Little Red’s grandma until Little Red catches him in the act.
  • The Three Bears invade Goldy’s house because their forest home is being stripped to build a superhighway.

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