Monday, June 12, 2006

Reading Lists...

I had a fabulous weekend, but for some reason, not so much in the mood for talking about it today. Maybe tomorrow. So, what else is on this mind o' mine? I kind of wish I had saved the 'Almighty Cleanse' bit or the very cool lunchbox link for today, because I don't have much. Oh well. I didn't, and now it's too late. Well, I was just thinking of going to the library to pick up this book, which is on hold for me, and then I thought I would also pick up Jane-Emily, which was suggested by L on her blog. And that got me to thinking of a cool thing that Maya's class did this year, which was that they were assigned one genre per month, and they had to read at least one book from that genre. I had planned to get all A-type on her, and pick out a bunch of books for her each month from her genre, and I did at first..but then I backed off a bit and let her pick her own books. She seemed to be fine with it both ways. Anyway, I thought this was a pretty good idea. She read:

General Fiction
  • Time Stops for No Mouse
  • The Sands of Time
  • No Time Like Show Time
    These are all written by Michael Hoeye, who lives in Portland and takes yoga from my step mom, Julie. They are sort of mysteries, sort of thrillers, sort of sci-fi fantasy, so I figured that made them general enough. Maya liked them so much, I bought them for a couple of kids for birthday gifts.

  • From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
  • Several American Girl Mysteries

    Science Fiction
  • A Wrinkle In Time
  • The Forgotten Door
  • The 21 Balloons

  • Dogs - A book about dog evolution from wolves, and different breeds, which are two of her favorite subjects. She got it from the library, so I'm not sure about author, etc.

    Two books by the same author
    (they then had to write a report about that author).
    For the life of me, I cannot remember what she read for this assignment. I think it was someone who writes American Girl stories.

    That is this month. She gets a lot of subscriptions, so she can count any of them. Among her subscriptions are:
  • Stone Soup
  • Cricket
  • Nickelodeon
  • Discover
  • National Geographic Kids
  • Spider

    Historical Fiction
  • Indian Captive
    I don't remember what other books she read in this category, but she read several, and really enjoys this genre.

    Was there actually this category, or am I remembering wrong? I don't know. If there was, she probably read
  • Where the Sidewalk Ends

    The thing is, she's a voracious reader, LOVES to read, so she'll be reading all summer. She read a lot more than what I listed...these are just the ones I can remember off the top of my head. She is going to have these same two teachers next year (they teach 4th and 5th graders together), so I'm guessing that they will do the same genre thing. Any suggestions for books she might like?
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