Sunday, February 13, 2011

Madame Pamplemousse and Her Incredible Edibles by Rupert Kingfisher

I still haven't read this book? Should I? Why?

Only One Year by Andrea Cheng

It is hard to imagine sending a small brother or sister to live so far away for a whole year. Why did Sharon's parent's do it?

What would be some of the advantages (for you, your parents & for the child) of sending your two year old brother or sister away?What would be the disavantages or the tings that you would miss?

Tofu Quilt by Ching Yeung Russell

Is Tofu Quilt a fast or a slow read?

Because it is a verse novel you can read the story quite quickly, but do you need to read it a little more slowly to really understand the images and ideas that the poetry suggests?

Did you enjoy the style of writing? Tell us why?

The book took us to a time when boys and girls were treated differently. Do any of these difference still exist?

Sunday, January 30, 2011

The Dodgeball Chronicles (Knights of the Lunch Table, No. 1) by Frank Cammuso

Do websites like this make you want to read the book? Should authors / publishers provide websites for books? What sort of things would you like to see on them?
Some possibilities are:
          Why not make your own using animoto & share the link here
Give us some ideas and some links to you favorite book related websites

Matty Forever by Elizabeth Fensham

Try the Matty Forever jigsaw, quiz & cloze exercise

Mirror Mirror: A Book of Reversible Verse by Marilyn Singer

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 Isn't this a clever book? Could you try to write a reverse poem and share it with us here?

Dying to Meet You: 43 Old Cemetery Road by Kate Klise

Over the holidays I read this really great book. There is a good website where you can hear an interview with the author and the illustrator. There is an interesting facts about the Olive's name. Can you think up any great names for characters in scary books?