Wednesday, March 23, 2011

SOLSC: Friends to Visit - 23/31

The Slice of Life Story Challenge 
is hosted by the Two Writing Teachers.

Friends to Visit

I've been slowly reorganizing my classroom library.  As I was leveling and labeling books, I slowly started creating a stack of books on the side.   

This book.  Oh, this is a good one.  That book.

I remember loving them as a child, but why?  What made it so special?  Why did I want my students to read it?  I could not answer any of these questions.  

Hopefully, after this week my memory will be awakened by some of these favorites that traveled with me on my break.

Books are like old friends.  It's important to keep in touch and visit every now and again.

A short stack of favorite books to revisit:  The Giver; Tuck Everlasting; Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry; Sounder; The Cricket in Times Square; Walk Two Moons, Lily's Crossing; From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler; Where the Red Fern Grows; Seedfolks; Number the Stars; Wringer; and Because of Winn-Dixie.


  1. Must be the time of year--I laughed when I read your post because I just began doing the same thing. I kept pulling books out for me. I did end up putting them in the front of baskets so that maybe, just maybe, kids would pull them out to read.

  2. I reread Where the Red Fern Grows and The Giver this year. I absolutely LOVE From the Mixed up is one of my top 5 books. Ever since Mrs. Decell read it aloud to me in 4th grade, I've been in love! ;) I also love Winn Dixie, Number the Stars, and Cricket in Times Square. You have good taste in books!

  3. You are rereading your old favorites. I am just discovering them. None of them were translated to Estonian when I was a child. Of all those only The Giver is translated now. I am so glad that I have access to them in English. If you don't mind I'll use your list as a guide.


Thanks for sharing your thoughts.