Wednesday Bedtime Reading

Two of the best children’s books, and total opposites. These classics are not just for children and they’re on my bookshelf. When there’s a terrible day, tomorrow will be better. Thank you, Jean!

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About Jennie

I have been teaching preschool for over thirty years. This is my passion. I believe that children have a voice, and that is the catalyst to enhance or even change the learning experience. Emergent curriculum opens young minds. It's the little things that happen in the classroom that are most important and exciting. That's what I write about. I am highlighted in the the new edition of Jim Trelease's bestselling book, "The Read-Aloud Handbook" because of my reading to children. My class has designed quilts that hang as permanent displays at both the National Liberty Museum in Philadelphia, and the Fisher House at the Boston VA Hospital.
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20 Responses to Wednesday Bedtime Reading

  1. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day! Mine is a very old copy now. I need to dig it out of storage to read to #1 Grandson. Of late he’s into chapter books. Who’s fault is that? Uh, er..cough, cough…Jennie! 😜😀 Thank you for the nudge!!
    We just finished a Bernstein Bear chapter book…The Galloping Ghost, and he has me reading to him The Hobbit! His choice!! He can’t wait until Bilbo meets Gollum. Today we passed the Little Free Library Box that only has children’s books where we donated the Bernstein Bear chapter book, and he picked a new chapter book for me to read.

    Summer reading is going well here I’m happy to say, but my voice is scratchy and hoarse from all this reading. ☺

    I haven’t ever read Lily’s Purple Plastic Purse. I’ll look for that one in the library.

    • Jennie says:

      I love your stories, Deborah! Reading about your grandson and the two of you reading together makes my day. He will laugh his head off at Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. You will, too, as you haven’t read it in ages. The Hobbit? Wow! He might also like The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe. I think Little Free Libraries are the greatest idea. Many, many thanks for your kind words. 😊

  2. Love both of these books, and so did my students!

  3. beetleypete says:

    Always good to get more reading recommendations for our grandson. Thanks to you and Jean for the introductions.
    Best wishes, Pete.

  4. Opher says:

    There are so many good children’s books. I wrote a series of biological ones which featured the real stories of various insects. I was looking for an illustrator but I never got round to completing them. I never found that illustrator. They are sitting around somewhere.

  5. I enjoy reading to my five-year-old granddaughter and these two books would be great.

  6. Lisa says:

    Somehow, I knew Alexander would make this list! Ford loved this book!!

  7. AJ says:

    I use both of those books in my classroom A LOT!

  8. Norah says:

    Always! We live in hope of better days, even when they aren’t terrible, horrible, no good or very bad.

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