New Review Tuesday: Born to Read
I couldn’t have asked for a better book to kick off my entries on this blog, which will focus on the latest and greatest in children’s literature. What’s worth adding to your classroom library? What should you spend your gift certificates on? What release dates should you mark on your calendar?
Those are just some of the questions I hope to answer on New Review Tuesdays.
While Wild About Books centered on the librarian Molly McGrew, who accidentally drives her bookmobile into the zoo, Born to Read stays closer to home, following a young boy with a love for books from infancy to school age.
There’s still a good dose of zaniness, however, as Sam ends up using his favorite stories to kick a giant out of town. And Sierra’s silly rhyming verse will definitely get kids giggling. Brown’s over-the-top illustrations add to the fun.
Born to Read is best for grades K–3, but it would also be a fantastic read-aloud for upper-elementary kids during the first days and weeks of school, when you’re trying to build up excitement around books. Do you have another story that you use to get kids enthused about reading? Please share it in the comments!