I’m off to a two-day writing camp today. I’m excited and am looking forward to dreaming of new ways to grow writers in 3E. One way is to share great books… What are you reading that you think others would like?
Zoey and her cat, Sassafras, explore the world with the eye of a scientist. Zoey uses goggles, like most scientists do, to protect her eyes. She runs experiments and uses the information she learns through them to make changes and to answer questions. The changes and the questions she answers though, are about creatures from the magical world. In Dragons and Marshmallows, Zoey has to discover how to help a sick baby dragon. It takes her a while, but eventually she discovers what dragons need to thrive. If you like science, but also enjoy living in a world full of magical possibilities, make sure to read all of the books in this series. They are lots of fun.
Last year I read some of the books in Brad Meltzer’s Ordinary People Change the World series. We had Abraham Lincoln, Jim Henson and Albert Einstein in our classroom. I remember Gavin reading them and asking if we had others. We didn’t then, but now we do. The books in the series are quick biographies highlighting a special trait that made each of these people stand out and helped them change the world. Rosa Parks teaches us to stand up for ourselves. Martin Luther King, Jr. teaches us that eventually we can accomplish dreams when we stand together. Helen Keller teaches us that we can overcome obstacles if we remain determined. And Jackie Robinson teaches us there are many ways to be brave. On his website, Brad Meltzer says, “These aren’t stories of famous people. This is what we’re all capable of our our very best days.” I believe that too! I can’t wait to discover all you can do!
What books do you recommend? Let us know what you’ve been exploring!
As always, Happy Reading!