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Here is information about the first days of the Jacqueline Wilson blog tour, and HERE is the website where you can learn more about this popular British writer, and register to win a new IPad Mini. As you can see, I'll be posting about my book(s) later in the tour. So far, terrific reads, but I'll share more later. In the meantime, check out Karen Yingling's week of reviews and more!
- October 13th : Hetty Feather on Ms Yingling Reads
- October 14th: Lily Alone on Ms Yingling Reads, for Marvellous Middle Grade Monday
- October 15th: The Longest Whale Song on Ms Yingling Reads
- October 16th: Little Darlings on Ms Yingling Reads
- October 17th: Hetty Feather on Ms Yingling Reads
- October 18th: The Worst Thing About My Sister on Ms Yingling Reads, for Tomboy Friday!
- October 19th: Hetty Feather on The Fourth Muskateer
- October 20th: Hetty Feather trilogy 1 on Teacher Dance
- October 23rd: Excerpt of Hetty Feather on TBC
- October 28th: Hetty Feather trilogy 2 on Teacher Dance
- October 30th: Excerpt of Queenie on TBC
I read two good books this week, in addition to the Jacqueline Wilson books I'll review later.
This is a re-read of course, but I wanted to remind myself of the good lessons in this book, for all ages, even the US Congress! I have used the stories to start conversations about accepting differences and how to come to some kind of compromise when having conflicts. Those Sneetches get into such a snit, and by trying to be just the people who are the “best” group, they end up spending all their money. In The Zax, two Zaxes (Is that the correct plural?) will absolutely not budge off their path, going south or going north (sound familiar?) And then there is Mrs. McCave, naming all her 23 sons Dave. To be different is not only the goal, but makes everything in this household easier. Finally, in What Was I Scared Of?, Dr. Seuss offers one more good lesson, that we may think someone else is a little weird, but forget they might think the same of us! I am reminded of Robert Burns: “O wad some Power the giftie gie us. To see oursels as ithers see us!”
Next: More Jacqueline Wilson reading, poetry and picture books. I am teaching the book Hatchet to a second group, reading three different professional books with three different groups of teachers: Opening Minds by Peter H. Johnston, Book Love by Penny Kittle, and Finding the Heart of Non-Fiction by Georgia Heard. I've read the first two before, but this is a chance to read and discuss with colleagues-much fun!