- December 6, 2017 at 8:11 PM #41475
I enjoyed Carolyn’s question on recommended reading for junior high level. Recently Yvonne Yoder posted an excellent blog on favorite books to read aloud to the little ones. What about the in between grades? I would love to be introduced to books I haven’t heard about . . .
- December 16, 2017 at 3:56 PM #41650
Some of my favorites…The Middle Sister by Miriam Mason and Father’s Big Improvements by Caroline D. Emerson. I do read these to first grade but they would be enjoyable to 2-5 grades also. Both of these are older books and my copies where printed by Scholastic Book Services. At the Little Brown House by Ruth Alberta Brown is one that my co-teacher enjoys reading.
- January 7, 2018 at 6:44 PM #42864
Thank you, Carolyn. I add these to my list. Do any of you know of The Royal Diaries series? They are a series of historical fictions focusing in on prominent historical figures. Written for grades 2-5. Before purchasing, I wish to hear from someone who has read them and can tell me if they are wholesome reading.
- January 15, 2018 at 9:57 PM #43006
Betty, if you have patience with me I will get back with you on the Royal Diaries series. We do have a few in our school library but I haven’t read them.
- January 17, 2018 at 8:21 PM #43048
Thank you, Carolyn, that is very kind of you.
- May 7, 2018 at 9:36 PM #48019
I am finally getting around to comment on the Royal Diary series. I’ve only read a few of them. I wouldn’t classify them as great literature but they made good reading. I did learn a few things from the historical stand point. Each one was written by a different author and I would recommend someone reading through each book before it goes on the school shelf. Our school library standard isn’t too stringent but they may not fit on everyone’s shelf. A co-teacher did comment about one of the books that is not in our library. She owns the book and wasn’t sure it was a book that she wanted her younger brothers to read. I didn’t read the book so I don’t exactly know why she made that comment. I think it was one of the queens of England but I don’t know for sure which one. I would say these books are similar to the American Diary series.
- May 24, 2018 at 10:00 AM #48424
Brother Andrew and Bruchko are two I use for devotion/chapel in seventh and eighth grade. I also enjoy books from Andrew Clements especially Frindle and Janitor’s Boy. He stories are mostly about fifth or sixth grade school stories. Keith Robertson has a couple I read to my class: If Wishes Were Horses, and Henry Read Inc. The Warm Summer by Craig Massey. The Mysterious Benedict Society written by Trenton Lee Stewart. RedWall by Brian Jaques. I like to have a variety of styles of stories. I want to give my students a variety of writing that they can enjoy and maybe build their interest in a new genre of reading.
- May 26, 2018 at 8:50 AM #48467
O wow, Henry Reed! I haven’t thought about Henry Reed in years, but I remember enjoying that series of books when I was about junior high age. I liked that they presented a character who was nerdy and bookish without being isolated or boring.
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