Have fun with Reading
Reading is one of my favorite things to do.
I hope you love it too.
Hook, Line and Sinker: A great first line can hook you and make you want to read the book. Here are a few first lines. See if you know which book they go to, then check out the Parent Page: Reading for the answers.
Do you have a first line that we should add? email Mrs. P.
"Natalie couldn't take it. She peeked in the doorway of the school library, then turned, took six steps down the hall, turned, paced back, and stopped to look in at Zoe again. The suspense was torture."
"Once Upon a time, in Frog Creek, Pennsylvania, a mysterious tree house appeared in the woods. A boy named Jack and his sister, Annie, climbed into the tree house. They found that it was filled with books."
"Rain fell that night, a fine whispering rain. Many years later, Meggie had only to close her eyes and she could still hear it, like tiny fingers tapping on the windowpane. A dog barked somewhere in the darkness, and however often she tossed and turned Meggie couldn't get to sleep."
"Not every thirteen-year-old girl is accused of murder, brought to trial, and found guilty. But I was just such a girl, and my story is worth relating even if it did happen years ago. Be warned, however, this is no Stories of a Bad Boy, no What Katy Did. If strong ideas and action offend you, read no more. Find another companion to share your idle hours. For my part I intend to tell the truth as I lived it."
Here is a website with more first lines. Check it out:
Here are some of
Everything ever written by Andrew Clements -
The Magic Tree House Series by Mary Pope Osborne
The Secret of Droon Series by Tony Abbott
Castle in the Attic by Elizabeth Winthrop
Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine
Love That Dog by Sharon Creech
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by JK Rowling
(and the other 6 books in the series - actually I don't care for Book 5, but
you need to read it if you want to get to Books 6 & 7 which are wonderful.)
Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney (from H.L.)
The 39 Clues Series by Gordon Korman (from H.L.)
What are your favorite books? Send me an email so I can add them to this list.
Award Winners: Click on the award name to check out websites to find award winning books to read.
Newbery Award: The Newbery Medal is awarded annually by the American Library
Association for the most distinguished American children's book
published the previous year.
Caldecott Award: This medal is to given to the artist who had created the most
distinguished picture book of the year and named in honor of the
nineteenth-century English illustrator Randolph J. Caldecott.
Coretta Scott King Award: The
Coretta Scott King Awards are presented
annually by the American Library Association to honor African-American
illustrators who create outstanding books for children and young adults.
Additional Websites to check out:
Looking for a good book to read? Look no further.
A great website for reading book reviews and articles
All kinds of great activities
Love poetry? You will love this site.
A great reading site.
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