Our son's third-grade teacher sent home a friendly, informative letter after the first couple of weeks of school, telling the parents what the class had been up to. I was especially glad to see the list of books she had been reading to the students, so I thought I'd post them here. Maybe the kids in your life would like them, too. Thanks, Miss Nelson*!
Being a Scientist (I don't know this one.)
The Library, by Sarah Stewart; art by David Small
Math Curse, by Jon Scieszka; art by Lane Smith
The Minpins, by Roald Dahl; art by Patrick Benson
Odd Velvet, by Mary E. Whitcomb; art by Tara Calahan King
The Teacher from the Black Lagoon, by Mike Thaler
At home, Junior avidly read Beverly Cleary's Socks, via a book-on-tape narrated by Neil Patrick Harris. He followed along in the book as he listened. I heard bits of the story, about a beloved pet cat who must adjust to a new baby's arrival, and thought it sounded fun. School Library Journal gave a a thumbs-up to both Cleary's "hilarious" chapter book and Harris's rendition.
* Not her real name.