Saturday, November 22, 2008

Story Time

This week I came across two fabulous books that are my new story time favorites!! I read The Night Pirates by Deborah Allwright to Kindergarten classes this week and it just has great language in it. I love the idea of the little girl pirates!!! And that they borrowed Tom's house to steal treasure. I love that the big pirate guys ran away. This is a flolicking, non-scary read for all pirate fans. The second book is Library Mouse by Daniel Kirk. This book could be used for all ages to teach genre as well as writing skills. Library Mouse lives in a busy public library and he reads at night. At some point, he decides he should write a book and he writes a biography of life as a mouse. I used this to introduce fiction/non-fiction to 1st and 2nd graders.


  1. I had already set Library Mouse aside last week for kindergarten to have read aloud. I love that book!

  2. Oh, thanks. The Night Pirates sounds cute. I'll have to look for it.

    i've met daniel kirk a couple of time. He's a great guy! My son loves My Truck is Stuck which he illustrated (written by kevin lewis)

  3. yes, reading the Library Mouse made my curious about other Daniel Kirk books. I'm glad to know kids like them.

  4. Checking these out right now!


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