Mrs. Borja’s Books of the Month and Reading Tips
Finding Danny by: Linzi Glass
For animal lovers out there, this is the first book that almost brought me to tears. While searching for her lost dog, Danny, twelve-year-old Bree meets Rayleen–a volunteer at the local animal shelter–who helps Bree put her life in perspective.
Kayla’s Tooth by: Veronianne Borja
Kayla is a 7 year old girl who has a loose tooth for the very first time. She loses her tooth while eating popcorn at the zoo and not having heard of a “tooth fairy” before, her Aunt Sandy explains what a tooth fairy is. Intrigued by the explanation, Kayla decides to write a letter to the tooth fairy asking that the tooth fairy give her present to another child in need. Follow along as Kayla tries to keep her tooth and hoping that the tooth fairy wont be sad! Also, have fun while reading by searching for a hidden tooth in every illustration.
Who was Ben Franklin by: Dennis Brindell Fradin
After reading this book for the first time last year for Oregon Battle of the Books, I’ve learned so much about Benjamin Franklin that I’ve read it 3 times by far. An inspiring biography by Dennis about a founding father of the U.S.A., an inventor, a scientist and so much more…
Turtle in Paradise by: Jennifer Holm
ONE of my almost 4 year old daughter’s favorite book. Bear loves the moon so much that he wants to give him a birthday present. But he doesn’t know when his birthday is or what to get him. So Bear goes to have a little chat with the moon. Such a great bedtime story.
Mrs. Borja’s Reading tips:
1. Enjoy reading! Appreciate all the books available out there.
2. Visualize what’s happening in the story. Use your imagination!
3. Don’t limit yourself to one genre. Try something new every time.
4. Write down words that are meaningless to you. The dictionary is a valuable resource.
5. Share the story with a friend.
6. Look at what’s available in your library catalog. Have fun!
See you in the library!!