NaBloPoMo Post #4: Children Just Like Me


November 4th, 2009

Finding children’s books with pictures that represent a wide variety of children is a challenge to say the least.

When we first started our adoption process this book, Children Just Like Me, was recommended to us by several people. And I totally lucked out, I found it for $5 at a used book store.

It’s a great book. It has a wide variety of countries covering major parts of the world. It is pictures of real children and their families and their homes or schools, a few of their toys and descriptions of all the pictures. Except for Ethiopia. Every child in the book is shown with their family. Except the Ethiopian children. For the section on Ethiopia, the children featured are orphans.

Did the authors/photographers really have that difficult of a time finding one family in all of Ethiopia to interview and photograph?

I had one person say “Well, it really is kids just like Milo.” And true, Milo was an orphan in Ethiopia but this simply perpetuates the stereotype of Ethiopia that it is a country unable to care for their children. That’s not how I want my son to view his birth land. That’s not how I want anyone to view Ethiopia.

Am I calling for a boycott of the book? Do I want it removed from libraries? Not used in schools?

No. The rest of the book is extremely valuable and beautifully done.

I think what I am asking for is two things.

1. For people to realize that how they represent a country or people group may be the only small information some people may read on that particular topic. And, personally, I don’t want the world just assuming that Ethiopia is a country full of orphans because it’s not. It’s much, much, more than that.

2. For parents, teachers, grandparents, baby-sitters, anyone who reads books to kids to look carefully at the books they are reading to children and the message the book is sending.

Just to clarify, we do own this book. But for now, it will be put away until I can find enough other books that show real kids in Ethiopia with their families to balance out the picture.

Are you above average?


August 5th, 2008

The story is that apparently the National Endowment for the Arts estimates that the average adult has only read six of these books. Here are the markup guidelines:

1) Look at the list and bold those you have read.
2) Italicize those you intend to read.
3) Star the ones you love
4) Reprint this list in your blog

1 Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen
2 The Lord of the Rings – JRR Tolkien *
3 Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte
4 Harry Potter series – JK Rowling *
5 To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee *
6 The Bible
7 Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte

8 Nineteen Eighty Four – George Orwell
9 His Dark Materials – Philip Pullman
10 Great Expectations – Charles Dickens
11 Little Women – Louisa M Alcott *
12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles – Thomas Hardy

13 Catch 22 – Joseph Heller
14. The Complete Works of Shakespeare
15 Rebecca – Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit – JRR Tolkien
17 Birdsong – Sebastian Faulks
18 Catcher in the Rye – JD Salinger *
19 The Time Traveller’s Wife – Audrey Niffenegger
20 Middlemarch – George Eliot
21 Gone With The Wind – Margaret Mitchell
22 The Great Gatsby – F Scott Fitzgerald
23 Bleak House – Charles Dickens
24 War and Peace – Leo Tolstoy
25 The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams
26 Brideshead Revisited – Evelyn Waugh
27 Crime and Punishment – Fyodor Dostoyevsky
28 Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck
29 Alice in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll
30 The Wind in the Willows – Kenneth Grahame

31 Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy
32 David Copperfield – Charles Dickens
33 Chronicles of Narnia – CS Lewis
34 Emma – Jane Austen
35 Persuasion – Jane Austen
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe – CS Lewis
37 The Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini
38 Captain Corelli’s Mandolin – Louis De Bernieres
39 Memoirs of a Geisha – Arthur Golden
40 Winnie the Pooh – AA Milne
41 Animal Farm – George Orwell
42 The Da Vinci Code – Dan Brown

43 One Hundred Years of Solitude – Gabriel Garcia Marquez
44 A Prayer for Owen Meany – John Irving
45 The Woman in White – Wilkie Collins
46 Anne of Green Gables – LM Montgomery *
47 Far From The Madding Crowd – Thomas Hardy
48 The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood
49 Lord of the Flies – William Golding
50 Atonement – Ian McEwan
51 Life of Pi – Yann Martel
52 Dune – Frank Herbert -
53 Cold Comfort Farm – Stella Gibbons
54 Sense and Sensibility – Jane Austen
55 A Suitable Boy – Vikram Seth
56 The Shadow of the Wind – Carlos Ruiz Zafon
57 A Tale Of Two Cities – Charles Dickens
58 Brave New World – Aldous Huxley
59 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time – Mark Haddon
60 Love In The Time Of Cholera – Gabriel Garcia Marquez
61 Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck
62 Lolita – Vladimir Nabokov
63 The Secret History – Donna Tartt
64 The Lovely Bones – Alice Sebold
65 Count of Monte Cristo – Alexandre Dumas
66 On The Road – Jack Kerouac
67 Jude the Obscure – Thomas Hardy
68 Bridget Jones’s Diary – Helen Fielding
69 Midnight’s Children – Salman Rushdie
70 Moby Dick – Herman Melville
71 Oliver Twist – Charles Dickens
72 Dracula – Bram Stoker
73 The Secret Garden – Frances Hodgson Burnett *
74 Notes From A Small Island – Bill Bryson
75 Ulysses – James Joyce
76 The Bell Jar – Sylvia Plath
77 Swallows and Amazons – Arthur Ransome
78 Germinal – Emile Zola
79 Vanity Fair – William Makepeace Thackeray
80 Possession – AS Byatt
81 A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens
82 Cloud Atlas – David Mitchell
83 The Color Purple – Alice Walker
84 The Remains of the Day – Kazuo Ishiguro
85 Madame Bovary – Gustave Flaubert
86 A Fine Balance – Rohinton Mistry
87 Charlotte’s Web – EB White *

88 The Five People You Meet In Heaven – Mitch Albom
89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
90 The Faraway Tree Collection
91 Heart of Darkness – Joseph Conrad
92 The Little Prince – Antoine De Saint-Exupery *

93 The Wasp Factory – Iain Banks
94 Watership Down – Richard Adams
95 A Confederacy of Dunces – John Kennedy Toole
96 A Town Like Alice – Nevil Shute
97 The Three Musketeers – Alexandre Dumas
98 Hamlet – William Shakespeare
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – Roald Dahl *

100 Les Miserables – Victor Hugo

Hmmm…do you notice a pattern in the ones I love? Almost all are considered children’s literature. If you have not read The Little Prince, you need to read that.

And anything by Jane Austin or Dickens that I’ve read, I’ve hated. I only read them because they were a requirement for school.

Educating Esme


June 19th, 2008

Last weekend a friend recommended the book Education Esme. I took Lexi to the library yesterday, checked out the book and finished it in the same day. It’s a quick read, but I couldn’t put it down and I will be back at the library next week checking out the rest of her books.

The short summary of the book is that Esme is a first year teacher in a fifth grade classroom in the inner-city of Chicago. And she rocks as a teacher.

Here are a few of my favorite quotes from the book:

Responding to a staff member freaking out over something not worth freaking out over and missing what’s actually important:

But certain people just think it’s their job to freak out. As long as they’re freaking out, they feel busy, like they must be doing work. Getting upset is force, but no motion. Unless we are moving the children forward, we aren’t doing work. (page 52)

On making sense:

It does not make sense to say something does not make sense to someone who does not make sense, but sometimes, what else can you say? (page 60)

On being liked as a teacher:

“It’s not our job to be liked,” I reminded her. “It’s our job to help them be smart.” Secretly, I thought, Who gives a rat’s ass if they like us? Sometimes I can hardly stand them!” (page 87)

On a teacher’s day:

When someone asks me, “How was your day?” I never know what to answer. I have thirty-one days every day, a different day with each child. A good day with Ruben, a rough day with Billy…it’s too much. They talk about rewards and gratification in teaching school, and there is a share of it, but they don’t tell you it’s like joining a monastery or going to hell or sleepwalking or being afraid, afraid as you were when you were small. They don’t tell you how it feels when you get dizzy in front of a room full of children, ow what it feels like to tug at the tense bodies of children lashing, hating, fighting, spitting, scratching. They don’t tell how it feels to her “I hate you!” or how it feels to say, “That’s okay, I still love you.” They say now, in the education classes, “You have to be everything to them: counselor, mother, friend…” on and on: The List. I hear the ones who have been teaching for many years run it off with a certain pride. Well, I don’t think it’s anything to be proud of. I don’t want to play mama, I can’t play mama. They need a real mama. And they need a real teacher. (Page 160-161)

There Is No Me Without You


November 11th, 2007

I’ve started reading a book called “There is No Me Without You: One woman’s odyssey, to rescue her country’s children.” by Melissa Fay Greene. I’m only four chapters in but so far I am really liking this book. I tend to gravitate towards books in the “social justice” genre. Books that are written by journalists who live the life of the subject they are writing about such as “There are No Children Here“, “Ordinary Resurrections“, and “Among School Children“. This book is one of those.

The problem with reading those books is I usually read them and get frustrated, angry, sad, and fed-up with “The Man“. What ever the issue is in the book I want to be able to help. I end up slamming the book shut on the last page and start thinking, “how can I fix this?” and then get more frustrated because I can’t.

This book has lots of statistics in it that show the plight of Ethiopia and it’s people. And this while reading, I feel the sense of urgency that this is a country in need and for once, I am actually doing something to help.

Continue reading »

Madeleine L’Engle


October 9th, 2007

Madeleine L’Engle died last month and apparently I had no idea. If you have never read L’Engle’s book you should. Let me recommend a few.

Walking on Water – nonfiction – reflection of art and faith. Buy several copies, you’ll underline that much.

A Live Coal Beneath the Sea – fiction – one of my favorites

A Small Rain and A Severed Wasp – fiction, following the life of one woman.

The Genesis Trilogy – 3 books based on different stories from Genesis: Creation, Jacob & Joseph.

Two Part Invention – This is part of her Crosswicks Journals (there are 4 total) but they can be read as individual books. This particular book is the best example of a marriage. Ever.

Meet the Austins (well, any books in the Austin series). There are several books that revolve around these characters but they aren’t truly a series. Great young adult fiction.

One of my favorite things about her books is the way her characters appear. She will write about a boy named Calvin O’Keefe in A Wrinkle in Time and then he shows up as Professor O’Keefe in A Live Coal in the Sea. The books are completely unrelated but but her characters all weave together, making them feel like very real people.

Top 100


June 25th, 2007

Tom has been blogging about the Top 100 of things (movies and books) so I was curious about the list and which of the books I have actually read. Since the list is the Teacher’s Top 100 Books and I’m a teacher, I feel like I should have read at least 75% of the list. Here’s the whole list. Books I’ve read have * and books I own have +.

1. Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White * +
2. Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak *+
3. The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein*+
4. Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss*+
5. Good Night Moon by Margaret Wise Brown*+
6. I Love You Forever by Robert N. Munsch*+
7. Because of Winn Dixie by Kate DiCamillo
8. Oh! The Places You Will Go by Dr. Seuss*+
9. The Little House by Virginia Lee Burton
10. The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg*+
11. Skippyjon Jones by Judy Schachner
12. Thank You Mr. Falker by Patricia Polacco*
13. The Cat In The Hat by Dr. Seuss*+
14. The Lorax by Dr. Seuss*+
15. The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo
16. The Mitten by Jan Brett*+
17. Crunching Carrots, Not Candy by Judy Slack
18. Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus by Mo Willlems*(I don’t actually own this one but we bought it for Lexi’s grandpa.)
19. Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling*+
20. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle*+
21. Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst*+
22. Are You My Mother? by P.D. Eastman*+
23. Corduroy by Don Freeman*+
24. Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse by Kevin Henkes*+
25. Stellaluna by Janell Cannon*+
26. Tacky the Penquin by Helen Lester*+
27. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis*+
28. The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams*+
29. Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr.*+
30. Click Clack Moo: Cows That Type Doreen Cronin*+
31. Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson*+
32. Horton Hatches the Egg by Dr. Seuss*
33. Junie B. Jones by Barbara Park*+
34. Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder*
35. Make Way For Ducklings by Robert McCloskey*+
36. The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster*+
37. Piggie Pie by Margie Palatini
38. The Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper*
39. The Monster at the End of this Book by Jon Stone*
40. The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo
41. A Bad Case of Stripes by David Shannon*+
42. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs by Judi Barrett*+
43. From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg*
44. Inkheart by Cornelia Funke
45. Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli*+
46. Officer Buckle and Gloria by Peggy Rathmann*+
47. Olivia by Ian Falconer*+
48. The BFG by Roald Dahl*+
49. The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn*
50. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett*+
51. The Sneetches by Dr. Seuss*+
52. The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle*+
53. Tikki Tikki Tembo by Arlene Mosel*+
54. A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett*+
55. Bark, George by Jules Feiffer
56. Bunnicula by James Howe*
57. The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss*+
58. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl*+
59. Charlie the Caterpillar by Dom DeLuise
60. Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes
61. Dear Mr. Henshaw by Beverly Cleary*
62. Frederick by Leo Lionni*
63. Frindle by Andrew Clements
64. Frog and Toad by Arnold Lobel*+
65. Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney*+
66. Harris and Me by Gary Paulsen
67. Harry the Dirty Dog by Gene Zion*+
68. Hop on Pop by Dr. Seuss*+
69. How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss*+
70. I Love You, Stinky Face by Lisa McCourt
71. Is Your Mama A Llama? by Deborah Guarino*+
72. Jan Brett’s books*+
73. Knots on a Counting Rope by Bill Martin Jr.
74. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott*+
75. Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel by Virginia Lee Burton*
76. Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney*+
77. My Father’s Dragon by Ruth Stiles Gannett
78. My Many Colored Days by Dr. Seuss*+
79. My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George*+
80. No David! by David Shannon*+
81. One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish by Dr. Seuss*+
82. Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein*+
83. Stephanie’s Ponytail by Robert Munsch*+
84. Swimmy by Leo Lionni*
85. The Hundred Dresses by Eleanor Estes
86. The Boxcar Children by Gertrude Warner*
87. The Dark Is Rising by Susan Cooper
88. The Empty Pot by Demi
89. The Five Chinese Brothers by Claire Huchet Bishop*
90. The Giver by Lois Lowry
91. The Grouchy Ladybug by Eric Carle*+
92. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien*+
93. The Important Book by Margaret Wise Brown
94. The Last Holiday Concert by Andrew Clements
95. The Napping House by Audrey Wood*+
96. The Quiltmaker’s Gift by Jeff Brumbeau
97. The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats*+
98. The Story About Ping by Marjorie Flack
99. The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by Jon Scieszka*+
100. Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt*+

Not bad – there are only 24 that I haven’t read.

And if you are interested most of these authors have written several books and if one of their books made the list, all of their books should have made the list (in my opinion).

Happy reading.

Have you ever read this book?


May 23rd, 2007

Three or four years ago I was checking out library books for the preschool and I came across a book about a kindergarten teacher. And I’m kicking myself for not writing down the name of it. Here’s what I remember – the book actually looks like it is about a woman who plants a garden, but by the end you realize the “garden” is her class. (I know, it sounds cheesy and there are way too many books about making kids bloom and all that but this one I liked. It was well written.) Anyway, the illustrations were either watercolors or colored pencil and very simple. That’s all I remember of the book. If you’ve read it or know the title can you let me know what it is? It’s been driving me crazy. Thanks.

Here’s your list Steph.


May 18th, 2007

I have a huge collection of kids books and I teach kindergarten so when people are looking for book suggestions, I get asked. Anyway, here’s a list of some of the titles I could think of without sitting in front of my bookshelves.
Lexi’s picks are the books she carries around with her on a daily basis. Board books are books that don’t drive me crazy to read over and over again. Picture books are good for kids who are old enough not to rip books but too young for chapter books. And the last section is for kids who like to read on their own, or you want a book with a little bit more of a plot.

Big piece of advice: If you pick up a book at the bookstore and think, “man, this is an annoying book, but the pictures are cute, maybe I should just get it anyway.” Don’t do it. That will be the book your kid wants you to read over and over and over and over and over….
Lexi’s Picks
Doggies – Sandra Boynton
Hey! Wake Up! – Sandra Boynton
Barnyard Dance – Sandra Boynton
Snuggle Puppy – Sandra Boynton
Have you seen my cat? – Eric Carle
The Going to Bed Book – Sandra Boynton
Moo, Baa, La La La – Sandra Boynton
Mr. Brown can moo, can you? – Dr. Seuss
There’s a wocket in my pocket. – Dr. Seuss
Touch and Feel Books
Hand, Hand, Fingers, Thumb – Al Perkins

Board Books
Anything by Sandra Boynton
Goodnight Moon – Margaret Wise Brown
Big Red Barn – Margaret Wise Brown
The Napping House – Audrey Wood
The Very Hungry Caterpillar – Eric Carle
The Very Busy Spider – Eric Carle
Head to Toe – Eric Carle

Picture Books
Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse – Kevin Henkes
First Day Jitters – Julie Danneberg
Officer Buckle and Gloria – Peggy Rathmann
Strega Nona – Tomie dePoala
A Chair for My Mother – Vera B. Williams
Fox in Sox – Dr. Seuss
Green Eggs & Ham – Dr. Seuss
The Giving Tree – Shel Silverstein
Harold and the Purple Crayon – Crockett Johnson
Goodnight Moon – Margaret Wise Brown
Silly Sally – Audrey Wood
The Napping House – Audrey Wood
The Ginger Bread Baby – Jan Brett
The Mitten – Jan Brett
The Snowy Day – Ezra Jack Keats
Corduroy – Don Freeman
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day – Judith Voirst
Miss Nelson is Missing – Harry Allard
Where the Wild Things Are – Maurice Sendak
We Share Everything – Robert Munsch
Stephanie’s Ponytail – Robert Munsch
Flat Stanley – Jeff Brown
Odd Velvet – Mary Whitcomb
The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales – Jon Scieszka
The True Story of the Three Little Pigs – Jon Scieszka
Math Curse – Jon Scieszka
Tuesday – David Weisner
Jumaji – Chris van Allsburg
The Z was Zapped! – Chris van Allsburg
Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! – Mo Willems
Walter the Farting Dog – William Kotzwinkle
Click, Clack, Moo, Cows that Type – Doreen Cronin
Stellaluna – Janell Cannon
Owl Babies – Martin Waddell
Verdi – Janell Cannon
Olivia – Ian falconer
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom – Bill Martin Jr.
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie – Laura Joffe Numeroff
Froggy Goes to School – Jonathan London
The Red Book – Barbara Lehman
Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin – Lloyd Moss
The Apple Pie Tree – Zoe Hall
The Handmade Alphabet – Laura Rankin
Whistle for Willie – Ezra Jack Keats
Catching the Wild Waiyuzee – Rita Williams-Garcia
Who Is the Beast? – Keith Baker
It Looked Like Spilt Milk – Charles G. Shaw
The Doorbell Rang – Pat Hutchins
The Great Kapok Tree – Lynne Cherry
Tops and Bottoms – Janet Stevens

Books for Older Kids or to Read Aloud
Where the Sidewalk Ends – Shel Silverstein
Amber Brown is Not a Crayon – Paula Danziger
Junie B. Jones – Barbara Park
Freckle Juice – Judy Blume
Chronicles of Narnia – C.S. Lewis
Matilda – Roald Dahl
James and the Giant Peach – Roald Dahl
Superfudge – Judy Blume
Ramona – Beverly Cleary
The Mouse and the Motorcycle – Beverly Cleary
Charlotte’s Web – E.B. White
Sideways Stories From Wayside School by Louis Sachar
Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle by Betty MacDonald

Charlotte’s Web or Why I Love Reading


March 4th, 2007

Have you read Charlotte’s Web? If not, you should. If you have, you should go back and read it again.

I read Charlotte’s Web a few times as a kid and right now I am reading the book to my kindergarten class. They are so captivated by the book. My class does not sit still or sit quiet while I read a 5 minute picture book. But they will sit perfectly still for 3 chapters of Charlotte’s Web. Lately, I’ve been striking a deal with the class, during rest time (yes, kindergarteners still get those cute little mats to lay down on for 30 minutes of rest time) they have 2 choices, they can either lay quietly and sleep or lay quietly and listen to me read Charlotte’s Web. Since we began the book, there has been no talking, no asking to go to the bathroom, no bothering the person next to them, nothing but silence and the occational “What’s the rat’s name?” or “How come Wilbur is so sad?”

Now, if this were a “regular” kindergarten class, listening quietly to Charlotte’s Web wouldn’t amaze me all that much, but my class is kids who are not read to on a regular basis, whose first language is Somali, have a very limited vocabulary, and 90% of the time can’t tell me the plot of Goodnight Moon. (In case you were wondering the plot is he’s going to bed and saying goodnight to everything.) But when we are reading Charlotte’s Web, my students remember the names of all the characters, they understand that Charlotte is trying to save Wilbur’s life, they know that Fern comes to visit Wilbur and can hear the animals talk, they understand that Charlotte writes words in her web. And big or old fashioned words like ice box, cellar, trough, gander, predicament, and destiny, don’t even phase them.

I’m not sure what is so appealing to them – if it’s the fact that they are being read to for a half an hour everyday, if they really like the story, or if it’s because it’s a chapter book like the “big kids” read – but a riot almost broke out on Thursday when we closed school before I had a chance to read another chapter. I guess I don’t really care why they like the book so much, I’m just glad they do. I was told at the beginning of the year by a couple of teachers that reading books that “advanced” to my class would be pointless because they wouldn’t understand any of what was being read to them. They may not understand all of what is being read, but they do understand some of it. I”m pretty proud of my kids for trying to understand this book. Really, if you have time, go back and read Charlotte’s Web, but read it from the point of view of a 5 year old who, 3 months ago, only knew 5 words in English.

After we finish Charlotte’s Web, we are going to read Ramona the Pest. Hopefully they will fall in love with Ramona as much as they have with Charlotte.

If we get through both of those books, The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe is also on my list of good “read aloud” books. I’ll let you know which one was their favorite.

Book Review – Shutterbabe


April 9th, 2005

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