Category Archives: younger elementary

Week 9: Jazz

Book summary: Walter Dean Myers’ collection of poetry tells the story of Jazz, that distinctly American music form, in swinging words and be-bopping rhythms. The introduction gives readers an education in what jazz is, while the glossary and timeline provide further … Continue reading

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Week 8: Magic Treehouse #16 Hour of the Olympics

Book summary: Jack and Annie are off on another adventure through time! As Master Librarians, Morgan leFay has charged our young friends with the task of retrieving valuable stories from ancient times. This time they’re off to Ancient Greece, when and … Continue reading

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Week 1: Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Book summary: Alexander wakes up with gum in his hair, and his day does downhill from there. He’s the only one who didn’t get a prize in his cereal, he forgets to count sixteen, he’s the only one with a cavity, … Continue reading

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Week 2: Saint George and the Dragon

Book summary: Once upon a time, faeries stole a baby from his crib and left him in a field for a farmer to raise. This baby, whom the farmer called George, was destined to grow into a brave knight who would … Continue reading

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Week 1: The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein

Book summary: A boy came. He asked for stuff. He got stuff. He went away again. And so on, until the tree had nothing left to give. My Impressions: When we were assigned this book as part of a list … Continue reading

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