We read another 5 books since I last posted this feature, so I thought I’d share them with you today!
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This is a short chapter book with a lovely donkey that helps others that hurt him. He’s a good one! 🙂 My class enjoyed this story!
I absolutely love Roald Dahl and you’ll definitely have seen this book on this feature before, possibly with my class two years ago? Well, I read it again to my 2017-8 class. They absolutely adore Roald Dahl. The chapters are short and snappy and they just lap up any grossness. The Twits has that in abundance!
This is a book that we read for pleasure. It wasn’t for a reading or a writing lesson. They absolutely loved this book. So much so, that I’m considering purchasing it myself for use in the future. They laughed out loud which is always a sign of a great book.
The Dark is another book that we read for pleasure. It’s all about facing fears head on. The children thought this book was a little creepy but they enjoyed it!
We used this book during a topic on sustainability! The perfect choice!
Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January 2018. It’s all about love of lists, love of literature and bringing bookish people together.
This week’s list is about our favourite book quotes. I’m not one for remember book quotes so I had the help of Goodreads for this one!
“You can only actually help someone who wants to be helped.” – Jojo Moyes, Me Before You
“You can be okay again. Just a different kind of okay than before.”- Emery Lord, The Names They Gave Us
“If you want to know what a man’s like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.” – J.K. Rowling Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire
“Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.”- Neil Gaiman, Coraline
“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who’ll decide where to go…” -Dr Seuss, Oh The Places You’ll Go!
“Love is like the wind, you can’t see it but you can feel it.” -Nicholas Sparks, A Walk To Remember
“What really knocks me out is a book that, when you’re all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it. That doesn’t happen much, though.” – J.D Salinger, The Catcher In The Rye
“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” -Dr Seuss, I Can Read With My Eyes Shut
“Sometimes people are beautiful.
Not in looks.
Not in what they say.
Just in what they are.” – Markus Zusak, I Am The Messenger
“You don’t love someone because they’re perfect, you love them in spite of the fact that they’re not.” -Jodi Picoult, My Sister’s Keeper
I absolutely loved looking up bookish quotes from some of my most favourite books. I absolutely love the quotes from Dr Seuss. What a genius that man was!
What are your favourite bookish quotes? Feel free to leave a link to your post and I’ll stop by!
Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the wonderful The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s list are ten unique book titles. There’s certainly a few out there!
The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake- Aimee Bender
The Forest of Hands and Teeth- Carrie Ryan
The Sky Is Everywhere- Jandy Nelson (beautiful book!)
The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time- Mark Haddon (favourite!)
The Earth, My Butt and Other Big Round Things- Carolyn Macker
Green Eggs and Ham- Dr Seuss
The Crimson Petal and The White- Michel Faber
The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making- Catherynne M Valente
The Knife Of Never Letting Go- Patrick Ness
The Elegance Of The Hedgehog- Muriel Barbery
I have read all of these books and had very varied opinions of them. A unique title can totally pull me in. What did you put on your list this week? Let me know!
Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the wonderful The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s list are ten books we think a certain person should read. I decided to think about books that I think every teacher should read. That might be for the teacher to read for themselves or to have a copy in their classroom.
In no particular order here are the books that I picked (images go to Goodreads!)
The Reason I Jump- Naoki Higashida
This book is a must for teachers who experience teaching a child with autism. It really opened my eyes. I recommend it to teachers and others. It’s just so honest. I adore it.
The Curious Incident of The Dog In The Night Time-Mark Haddon
I really enjoy this book and I think it brings with it a beautiful message which is important for those involved in education. It’s not just about Asperger’s. It has more to that. It’s interesting to see the world from a child’s eyes.
To Kill A Mockingbird- Harper Lee
I just think this is a really important book to read as an educator. It teaches about inequality and prejudice. Urgh, I love it!
I Am Malala- Malala Yousafzai
I am yet to read this book, but I have been suggested it by so many education professionals that I felt justified to put it on my TBR list and this list!
Books for the classroom
Elmer- David McKee
I love the message of Elmer. Celebrating differences. It’s what I’m all about!
The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs by Jon Sczieska
I adore this book (so do my class!) about the 3 Little Pigs from the wolf’s point of view!
El Deafo- Cece Bell
I really enjoyed this graphic novel which is perfect for middle grade readers. I thought it celebrated diversity beautifully.
Matilda- Roald Dahl
One of my favourites. Every classroom should have Roald Dahl in them.
The Huge Bag Of Worries- Virginia Ironside
I loved using this book with our class, it helped them think about their worries and how they’d address them.
Oh, The Places You’ll Go- Dr Seuss
I absolutely adore this book. I’m hoping to read it to my class nearer the end of the school year to inspire them on their next journey!
What have you done for your Top Ten list this week? Feel free to leave a link to your post and I’ll stop by! 🙂
Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the wonderful The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s list are our Top Ten Inspiring Quotes From Books. These can be quotes that make us think, inspire us etc. I have many of these, but I’ve narrowed it down to ten of my favourites, all from some amazing books. Some really make me stop and think and I love having that connection with an author’s writing!
“Sometimes in life, we need a few bad days in order to keep the good ones in perspective.” – Colleen Hoover, Maybe Someday
“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who’ll decide where to go…” – Dr Seuss, Oh The Places You Will Go.
“The hardest choices in life aren’t between what’s right and what’s wrong but between what’s right and what’s best.” -Jamie Ford, Hotel On The Corner of Bitter and Sweet
“And here in this room, I re-experience the memories again and again it is how wisdom comes and how we shape our future.” Lois Lowry, The Giver
“We accept the love we think we deserve.” Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being A Wallflower
“It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.”J.K Rowling- Harry Potter
“Love is like the wind, you can’t see it but you can feel it.” Nicholas Sparks- A Walk To Remember
“Sometimes people are beautiful. Not in looks. Not in what they say. Just in what they are.” Markus Zusak, I Am The Messenger
“You don’t love someone because they’re perfect, you love them in spite of the fact that they’re not.” Jodi Picoult, My Sister’s Keeper
“You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view… Until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.” Harper Lee, To Kill A Mockingbird
What are your favourite inspirational quotes from books? Feel free to leave a link to your post and I’ll stop by!