Friday, February 10, 2006

Book Meme

Susan from Chicken Spaghetti posted a meme. I decided to do it too . By the way... look at her most current post on Second Graders =Good Readers. Check out the P.S. section. My students are going to go nuts when I show it to them on Monday - I can't wait! (Thanks for writing to us Susan and posting this great list!)

* Sabina did the meme too! Check hers out here.
Here is the Meme:
What were your three favorite children's series?
1) Choose Your Own Adventures

2) Nancy Drew
3) The Great Brain


1) Harry Potter Series

2) Magic Tree House Series

3) Cam Jansen

What were your three favorite children's book characters?
1) Pippi (Pippi Longstocking)

2) Tom (The Great Brain)

3) Nancy (Nancy Drew)


1) Harry (Harry Potter)

2) Gooney Bird Greene (Gooney Bird Greene)

3) Tom (The Great Brain)

What were your three favorite non-series children's books?
1) From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg
2) Heidi - Johanna Spyri
3) ¿Que Hago? -What do I Do? by Norma Simon

1) The Girl Who Hated Books -Manjusta Puwagi
2) Thank You Mr. Falker - Patricia Polacco
3) Wilfred Gordon Mc Donald Partridge -Mem Fox

Bonus Round #1:
Who wrote your least favorite childhood books?

I think I liked all books. I don't remember not liking certain types of books then.

Bonus Round #2
What was the saddest moment in your childhood reading?
I can't think of one. Probably when I didn't have anything to read.

Bonus Round #3
Which adult book scared the bejeezus out of you?

This is hard. It would be a toss up between some of the murder mystery writers that I read. (Cornwell, Kellerman and Patterson) There are some really gory parts in there that make my skin crawl.
I think one of the reasons that I am teaching is because I want to share my love of books with kids. I have a ton of books in my classroom. I don't know how many but I know that the number is well over 1,000. I am always buying new books. I think that there is a much better assortment of books today than when I was little.

What Do I do?  ¿Qué Hago?

Great Book Moment in my Life: About 4 years ago, on one of our classroom trips to the school library, I was browsing through the shelves looking at books when I stumbled across a book from my past. It was What Do I Do by Norma Simon. I had completely forgotten about this book. It was one of my first books. It is about a day in the life of a cute little girl who lives with her extended family in New York. It is a bilingual book. When I came across the book I was moved to tears. I felt a rush of emotions come over me. I LOVED this book as a little girl. I am not sure if it was because it was one of the first books I could read or if it was because I remember thinking that the main character was so much like me. I checked it out, of course, and couldn't wait to get home and read it to Sabina. I then went online and looked for the book. I found out that it was published the month before I was born. It was only available from Barnes and Noble. I snatched it up and couldn't wait for it to arrive.

1 comment:

Susan said...

Great lists! I loved Heidi, too. And my son and I just read "Thank you, Mr. Falker." He loves Patricia Polacco books, like "Some Birthday" and "Thunder Cake."

Your class got me to write a post that I've been meaning to for a while. So, a big huge "thank you" to them. Their letter made my day.