I just took a close look at the calendar and realized that I only have a little more than a week before I have to report back to school.
WARNING: TO THOSE THAT KNOW ME WELL, SIT DOWN BEFORE YOU READ THE NEXT SENTENCE!
I was out to the school yesterday, just starting to get things organized and realized that I should get serious about picking books to read aloud in THE PIT! So, as a way of making my list I thought I'd put it in writing here so I have a list to refer to when the year gets hectic and I'm scrambling for a title. I'm not saying I'll be reading all of these titles because there will be new stuff coming out that will move onto the list as the year goes on, but it should be a good starting point.
Gone With the Wand by Margie Palatini illustrated by Brian Ajhar: I bought this at the end of last year and never got around to sharing it. It deals with a aging fairy godmother who has declining wand skills. Her friend the Tooth Fairy helps her find a new line of work, re-tucking kids in at night after they are awakened by the Tooth Fairy. It's fun twist on fairy stories with awesome, funny pictures. Margie Palatini books are always a hit in THE PIT!
Read It, Don't Eat It! by Ian Schoenherr: A fun look at taking care of a book from the library. Fun easy rhymes and excellent pictures will make this a good book to begin the year with to remind the kids how to take care of our books.
The Twelve Days of Springtime by Deborah Lee Rose Illustrated by Carey Armstrong-Ellis: A take off on The Twelve Days of Christmas with very funny rhymes and pictures. It will be fun to look for the kids that appear in every illustration. The favorite for my kids, yes my teen agers, was the nose picker. Very funny with lots of laughs in THE PIT for sure! It's another in the Deborah Lee Rose twelve day series.
Chicken Little by Rebecca and Ed Emberley: A father daughter team created this new look at an old classic. The pictures are very cool with bright colors and funky shapes. The word choices will make this fun and possibly noisy read aloud. I do love a good noisy read aloud!
So that's a start. There will be more and I'll try to update this list over the next few days as I go through my list of summer reads.