This is the blog of children's book author and third grade teacher, Stacy Barnett Mozer. I blog about my own writing journey, the journey of other kidlit authors, my classroom, and talk about books. Thanks for stopping by. Your thoughts are always welcome (and encouraged).

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

#BookTalkTuesday June 20, 2017

This year I wanted to find new ways for my third grade students recommend books so we decided to post their recommendations on #BookTalkTuesday. Next year we'd love to see more classes join in.

Yesterday I asked my students to tell me their first book of the summer (which starts at 1:15 today). Here are some of the books they will be reading first:

The Great Treehouse War by Lisa Graff

Jake and Lily by Jerry Spininelli
Hilo by Judd Winick
Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling
Ghosts by Raina Telgemeier
The Ship of Secrets by Geronimo Stilton

Here's what my students recommended this week:

E. recommends Dog Man. - There is a Villain Petey and he hates Dog Man because he always catches Petey when he's doing something wrong so Petey goes to cat jail. And there is a mayor who is secretly evil and wants to make Dog Man bad. But she got a better idea and sends Petey a present in jail to help him create a Weenie Army. You should read this book because it is really funny and the author is the same author for Captain Underpants. George and Harold from Captain Underpants are also in the book.

A. recommends Dog Man: A Tale of Two Kitties - In this book, Petey wanted to create a clone that would help him, but it turned out that the clone was "Li'l Petey" who thought Petey was his father. So Petey made a robot named 80-HD for his clone to go in. Then Li'l Petey disappeared, and decided to go with dog man, while Petey was more annoyed. This book has so much comedy, action, and I love how it tells you the next book coming, titled "Dog Man and Cat Kid." It also tells you how to draw the characters. I enjoyed this wonderful book! You should read it!

S. recommends Meanwhile - It's not a normal book because you can chose between two options like for example in the beginning you chose between to eat vanilla or chocolate ice cream. If you chose vanilla you end the book directly but if you chose chocolate you go to a professors laboratory because the ice cream made you sick. It's really cool although it's kinda confusing at the beginning you will understand if you read the instructions and it's a really good story YOU SHULD READ IT!!!!!!!!!!!

C. recommends All Heart. - Carli Loyd wanted to be on the national women's soccer team. But she didn't make the team. So her dad met this soccer trainer to help her. Then the next year she tried out again. With the help of her trainer James she made the team. I learned from Carli that if you preserve lots of great things will happen. I recommend this book because Carli teaches lots of great lessons. She's also my favorite player.

J. recommends No Talking - Dave wanted to prove that girls talk more than boys by making a challenge who can talk less. But the teachers start finding out what they are doing they get mad. I recommend this book because it is funny when the principal and teachers get mad at the boys and girls for NOT talking.

That's all for this week. I'm hoping that my soon to be former students will continue to send me their recommendations over the summer. Please comment on our reading choices or share your recommendations below. They love hearing from you!

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