Monty's Book Talk 4-9-2020

Happy National Poetry Month!  It couldn't have come at a better time.  Here's one of my own favorites I memorized in second grade:  "Keep a Poem in Your Pocket!"  Well, that and Shel Silverstein's "Sick".  Did you memorize a poem as a kid?  Here's a great resource detailing how Memorizing poetry turns on a kid's language capabilities
 
To celebrate National Poetry Month....please enjoy these 50 must share poems for your elementary schooler - and if you memorize one, send us a video!
 
To access Super story-time read alouds -- if you have an LA County library card (like we use at La Crescenta public library) you can go to their page, find "digital media" and choose Kanopy.  There is an entire section for "Kanopy Kids" -- and within that, Story Time!  The very first time you log on, you'll need your library card to create an account, then you're all set!  Parental controls can keep kids within the Kanopy Kids area.  Some of our most favorite books are there!  Creepy Carrots anyone?
 
Need new ways to get books and stories?  Audible is offering free books read aloud to kids right now.  Also Amazon Prime members can currently get Kindle versions for free.  Here are a smattering of Monty's favorite titles - all ages and all available for freeeeeeeee on Amazon right now.
Sarah, Plain and Tall
Big Nate
The Kane Chronicles, Book One:  The Red Pyramid
Booked (The Crossover Series)
Warriors:  Power of Three #1 -- The Sight
Old Yeller
M is for Mama's Boy (NERDS Book 2)
The Lost Hero (Heroes of Olympus, Book1)
A Long Walk to Water (Based on a true story)
The Fairy-Tale Detectives (Sisters Grimm #1)
Pete the Cat
Harry the Dirty Dog
The Bad Seed (We read this aloud recently -- huge hit!)
Harry Potter 1 & 2
The Last Musketeer
Stuart Gibbs' Books
Kindgom Keepers:  Disney After Dark
Warriors:  The Ultimate Guide (Warriors Field Guide)
The Terrible Two (Mac Barnett)
Peter Pan
Mary Poppins
 
Here are 10 great books for Spring, Easter and Passover -- recommended by Design Mom, and many verified at our own Monte Vista library!
 
And -- Mrs Edwards reads Ox-Cart Man and demonstrates a Caldecott etching project.  Did you catch her reading of Swimmy and demonstration of thumbprint art?
 
We miss you!  Keep reading!