Monthly Archives: March 2015

Level M Books!

My earlier panic over not having any good Level M books to recommend to you has subsided. For ten years one of my strengths as an educator was matching readers with books they could read and enjoy, so I’m going … Continue reading

Posted in List | 1 Comment

Easter BOOK Basket

The fact of the matter is that I see pretty much all gift giving opportunities as the right time for MORE BOOKS.  Also, at not quite two, my little one is still way too small for chocolate bunnies and marshmallow … Continue reading

Posted in Little Ones, Primary Grades | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Calendar Club: The Case of the April Fool’s Frogs

The Case of the April Fool’s Frogs by Nancy Star I thought I’d get seasonal with this pick!  Plenty of time to still acquire frogs before the first of the month.  Just kidding.  PLEASE don’t get frogs for April Fools’ … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Frustration

Parents, I get it now.  After nearly a month of trying to hunt down quality books at a Level M I fully understand the frustration many of you feel when trying to choose books at the correct reading level for … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Mr. Bear Gets Alarmed – After Happily Ever After

Mr. Bear Gets Alarmed (After Happily Ever After) by Tony Bradman The little one and I went to story time at a different library from the one we usually visit.  And while he was happily playing I spotted their amazing … Continue reading

Posted in Primary Grades | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Make Way for Dyamonde Daniel

Make Way for Dyamonde Daniel by Nikki Grimes Perma-bound is calling this a Guided Reading Level K which makes you wonder if Perma-bound has ever seen an actual Level K book.  (Hint: Henry and Mudge and Frog and Toad are … Continue reading

Posted in Middle Grades, Primary Grades | Tagged , | Leave a comment

All About Ellie – Critter Club #2

All About Ellie by Callie Barkley Ellie is excited about the abandoned baby rabbits that the Critter Club is fostering, but she’s also really excited about getting the starring role in the school play.  She’d hoped some of her friends … Continue reading

Posted in Primary Grades | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Technical Difficulties

Hey everyone – in the past few weeks I’ve had a flat tire, needed to remove a wayward mouse from my kitchen and had an expert in to save my fridge from certain death.  But it was the loss of … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Ivy & Bean

Ivy & Bean by Annie Barrows Unsurprisingly, Ivy & Bean is super cute.  There’s a reason the series is so terribly popular. Bean’s mother keeps urging bean to play with her neighbor Ivy, but Bean is not interested.  Mischievous Bean … Continue reading

Posted in Primary Grades | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Freddie Ramos Takes Off – Zapato Power #1

Freddie Ramos Takes Off (Zapato Power) by Jacqueline Jules I have seen this book listed as a Level M on various online sites. Moving to Starwood Park Apartments has been a good thing for Freddie and his mother. It’s just the … Continue reading

Posted in Primary Grades | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment