Dear Students & Parents,
Having grown up without a television in my home, I have been and continue to be an avid reader. I love the "children's" books as much, if not more in many cases, as the adult books I have read. As I add to this list, I will create further categories. I am beginning with some of my personal favorites from both today and long ago. These are the "tried and true" books in my life which no matter how many times I read them, I've yet to become "bored." :) Perhaps you will enjoy some of these books as well.
May we all "Strive for 25" and keep on reading for our enjoyment, personal fulfillment, and growth.
:) Ms. Bethlendy
Ms. Bethlendy's Favorites...
by Richard Peck Year Published:This 1999 Newbery Honor Book is a humorous, yet deep account of Mary Alice, a city girl from Chicago, who has to go live with her Grandma Dowdel in a small "hick town" due to the struggles her family face due to the Great Depression. While Mary Alice is initially a bit fearful of her Grandma Dowdel, as time goes on, Mary Alice comes to see a deeper more caring side despite a gruff exterior. It is a book that makes me laugh out loud throughout! Richard Peck is a masterful storyteller and you won't want to miss this book!!! by Kate DiCamillo Year Published:The first of Kate DiCamillo's books in which I fell in love!!! :) Made me think, laugh, and cry. A beautiful story. by Lyn Lee Year Published:Love the illustrations & words choice throughout!! Such a fun book :)! by Katherine Patterson Year Published:A wonderful message to young and old alike...a book that I have and can continue to read many, many times!!! ...and another great read aloud!! :) by C.S. Lewis Year Published:I loved the entire series of the Chronicles of Narnia, but this first book is, and always has been, my favorite of them all!! by Kate DiCamillo Year Published: by Frances Hodgson Burnett Year Published:One of my favorites from childhood!!! :) by T.H. White Year Published:I first discovered this book in A.P. English, thanks to a wonderful teacher of my own, Mr. Griesinger!! I have read this book several more times since and love it each and every time!!! (Parents, I encourage you to share this book as a read aloud with your kids.) by Kate DiCamillo Year Published:A book that Liam and I LOVE reading!!! A great read aloud with wonderful voice and rich words.