As I Was Saying about the Letter B . . .
at Baja Greenawalt's Cozy Book Nook!
Kindergarten teachers must have so much fun when when whole weeks are devoted to a single letter! Just think . . . blues and browns on the bulletin board . . . brownies and berries at snack time . . . all sorts of balls at recess . . . and no end of books for extended story time! (And now I imagine a kindergarten teacher shaking her head at my idealised view of what goes on in her classroom. LOL!)
For today's BBB (*giggle*), I have two B-books to share . . .
from another blogger's post on her weekly haul.
What do you think?
(Spot the Encyclopedia Brown books from two weeks ago in the background?)
In Volume 30 of my "Tutor Tales", I wrote a bit about a trip my tutees and I took to the used bookstore, which resulted in Star Shaker spending a week with a slightly used copy of The Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner.
Now, when she was done with it, she said that she wouldn't mind reading more books in the series--which was both music and the siren song of serendipity to my ears.
As those who frequent used bookstores know, it's very hard to find series books in order and therefore advisable to buy what you need in advance. But the week that Star Shaker was there, there were not one, but two copies of The Boxcar Children (which is, of course, the first book in the series)--and not two, but three copies of Surprise Island (which is the second)!!! And I use three exclamation marks to tell you about that because in the ESL tutoring business, having both a "student's copy" and a "teacher's copy" of books you have to buy yourself is a luxury.
What you see in the photo are my "teacher's copies," which I've already used to make simple reading comprehension and vocabulary tests for her.
There has been no sign of The Yellow House Mystery (the third book) yet . . . but that's probably a good thing. These books may be easy to read and excellent "training wheels" for Star Shaker, but it is best to practice reading a lot of different styles. (It's also best not to drive the tutor crazy. And the biggest surprise in Surprise Island was that it nearly had me pulling my hair out. LOL!)
And just when you thought the Bonanza of Things That Begin with B was over for today . . .
Letter B Bonus: There will be a Reading Diary entry on the first Boxcar Children book tomorrow!