ALSC - Great Early Elementary Reads

The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) 2011-2012 School-Age Programs and Services Committee recommends these titles for children who are just learning to read and beginning to read on their own. The books included were published between 2009 and 2011. However, many are part of a larger series that young readers also will enjoy.
Source: http://www.ala.org/alsc. All rights reserved.

This particular collection only includes some of the notable books of ALSC’s Great Elementary Reads list.

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The Magical Ms. Plum (2009)

Written by Bonny Becker

Illustrated by Amy Portnoy

Ms. Plum is the magical teacher every schoolkid wishes for!

Everybody wants to be in Ms. Plum’s class. It’s not just that she teaches the usual things in unusual ways. There’s something more, something about Ms. Plum herself—and her mysterious supply closet. Whenever she asks her students to get her an eraser or a pencil or some paper clips, they come back with something . . . unusual. Who’d have thought a pinky-sized alligator, a big-mouth parrot, or a tiny wolf could teach kids a thing or two about life?

Each year, Ms. Plum is certain she’s had her best class ever. And it looks like this year . . . she’s right!

Relatable behavioral and personality issues are poked gently with empathy and humor in this fun, warm-hearted chapter book. This book is recommended for children ages 6 and up. (Copyright © Knopf Books for Young Readers/Random House. All rights reserved.)

Source:  Random House LLC.

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