Notes from An Alien

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Laughter In the Library: Reading and Sharing Books That Make Kids Smile by Larnette Snow

Great recommendations for the kids in your life or the kids in the lives of folks you know :-)

Nerdy Book Club

As school librarians we have two principal missions: to teach children to be lifelong learners and to teach them to appreciate books and reading. Because these are such serious tasks, I like to incorporate humor into my lesson plans whenever, and as often as possible. That’s why I love books that do double duty by giving students a laugh while at the same time, teaching them concepts that will help them progress in school.

Don’t you love it when you read a book for the first time and know that your students are going to love the book? I think it’s even better if the book is going to make the children smile or laugh. When I think about books that I knew immediately were going to be hits, one pair that I think of are Lisa Wheeler’s Porcupining: a Prickly Love Story and Hokey Pokey: Another Prickly Love Story. With Porcupining the play…

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