Do Not Open This Book by Joy Cowley I just love this book {first graders do, too} for making predictions. Use it towards the beginning of the year. The kids will read it all year long. Wonderful shared reading book.

First Grade Schoolhouse: What is Your Prediction? Do Not Open This Book! by Joy Cowley is a wonderful big book to promote the love of reading. It can be used to introduce making predictions and works well for shared reading.

Would like to read this: Morning Meetings with Jesus: 180 Devotions for Teachers by Susan O'Carroll Drake.

My teacher friends - Would like to read this: Morning Meetings with Jesus: 180 Devotions for Teachers by Susan O'Carroll Drake. Book club maybe?

ALL of Mitch Albom's books are worth reading

Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom -- One of my all-time favorite books - a life-changer.

books worth reading

Water For Elephants - Sara Gruen - An old man reminisces on his youth, specifically the summer he spent working on a circus train in the (EXCELLENT! Amazing voice, setting, and interesting read!

first day of school book :)

Lexile: (Adult directed-Picture book-Could present a challenging independent reading experience to age-appropriate reader) You're Finally Here! by Melanie Watt. A demanding dust bunny uses similes to let the reader know how rude it is to keep him waiting.

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Preventing Misguided Reading: New Strategies for Guided Reading Teachers, Jan Miller Burkins, Textbooks - Barnes & Noble

Emily, Alone    By Stewart O'Nan; hardcover, 272 pages; Viking Adult, list price: $29.95  Stewart O'Nan's novels just keep getting better and better (and they were good to start with — if you missed Snow Angels, his 1995 debut, remedy that situation soon). I loved his most recent novel before this one, the award-winning Last Night at the Lobster; and now Emily, Alone, his newest, is just about all that a reader looking for three-dimensional characters, terrific writing and a true-to-life…

Nancy Pearl Presents 10 Terrific Summer Reads

Newly independent widow Emily Maxwell dreams of visits by grandchildren and mourns changes in her quiet Pittsburgh neighborhood before realizing an inner strength to pursue developing opportunities.