Friday, April 10, 2009

I waited until Opening Day to read this book to my class. (Usually, I go to the game, but they traded Holliday. It is my own protest.) Their first question was “Were you upset when the Dodgers moved?” They are mean! I’m not that old. You Never Heard of Sandy Koufax by Jonah Winter is a beautiful and informative book about baseball. It is a brief biography about a legend. The “Brooklyn” English is fun. The kids loved it.

In today’s Denver Post there was an article about Evan Netzer. He is a third grade teacher in Windsor Colorado with a boys book club. He does it twice a month! How do you that? Here is the link to the article. It is exciting to see boys book clubs getting press.


Carol said...

Somebody told me yesterday about the article, so I ran home to read it. I was sure it was going to be about my favorite boys' book club organizer!

Shelby said...

Another great baseball book is Play Ball! by Jorge Posada and Robert Burleigh. The illustrations by Raul Colon are gorgeous.

Thanks so much for your blog. I'm in Hermosa Beach, CA and check it weekly. Your selections have really inspired me and my 9 year old son to look beyond the "easy picks" and go for great lit.