I definitely owe my love of reading to my dad. He read me a bedtime story (or two) almost every night of my childhood. We didn't have the perfect family, but this one tradition was very reassuring as a kid. My Dad is a great storyteller, always using funny voices and singing the songs to his own tune.
Reading with my dad introduced me to some of my favorite books, books I now share with my
son. Here's a list of some of my favorite childhood books:
The Boy Who Was Followed Home by Steven Kellogg
Amelia Bedelia by Peggy Parish
Just Me and My Dad by Mercer Meyer
The Berenstain Bears by Stan and Jan Berenstain
Bedtime for Frances by Russel Hoban
Hop on Pop by Dr. Seuss
Later, we read chapter books together (The Ramona Quimby series, The Hobbit), which I would recommend for any of our Sparta families! Happy Father's Day and Happy Reading!
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I hope you're enjoying summer vacation. I've found that between the local festing, a trip to Milwaukee, and my son Gavin's busy summer school, I feel busier than during the school year! However, I am making reading a priority this summer... I hope you are, too!
I am a certified Elementary/Middle School teacher with an English minor. I spent the 2008-09 school year running the 21st Century Community Learning Center for Sparta's Meadowview 4th-8th grade schools. In the next few years, I hope to be in a library media position! For now, I'm happy to be making a positive change in the lives of my students. I love books, and hope that this blog serves as a forum for sharing book recommendations, links, book talks, and blogs. Happy Reading!