Guilty Pleassure


Last February at the CCIRA conference Jane Yolan gave a potent luncheon speech. One of her points was that publishers “create” series to make money. I agree, but some of them are fun and do get kids to read. I read the fourth 39 Clues this summer. It is not great literature, and will probably not stand the passage of time, but they are fun. I borrowed the book from M. He emailed me four times to see how I liked it, and to tell me “Mr. Kimmal it is the best one yet!”

How bad can a book be if it keeps a nine year old reading during the summer?
Reading Level high 3rd grade and above.

Comments

Little Willow said…
Thanks for hosting Poetry Friday tomorrow! I posted a few hours early: Emily Dickinson at Bildungsroman.
Mary Lee said…
Kyle,

For Poetry Friday I have a poem by Jack Prelutsky and an invitation to the Kidlitosphere to participate in the National Day on Writing gallery that Franki and I are hosting. It's called A LIfetime of Reading, and it will be a place where we gather a collection of stories about our reading lives.

Jack Prelutsky and National Day on Writing at A Year of Reading.
laurasalas said…
Hi Kyle, Thanks for hosting! For Poetry Friday, I have a roundup of 15 Words or Less poems that people wrote. Drop by and add your own to the comments!

http://laurasalas.livejournal.com/168094.html
Tabatha said…
Hi Kyle,

Thanks for hosting. I've got some REALLY old poems this week:

http://www.tabathayeatts.com/poetryfriday.htm
laurasalas said…
Hi again, I also have two very short poems (Books and Custodian) from Lee Bennett Hopkins' fabulous collection, Alphathoughts.

http://laurasalas.livejournal.com/168297.html

Thanks!
Thanks for hosting!

This week for Poetry Friday, Mark & I discuss I Always, Always Get My Way.

A hilarious, rhyming book about a cute little girl who's learning that "cute" only gets you so far...