Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Simply Grand Books

I'm always curious about book recommendations for the kids.

Last week my sister e-mailed me the 4th-6th grade reading list for their school.

I ordered a few from our library and one in particular has been a favorite around here:

A Baseball Card Adventure, Jackie and Me  by Dan Gutman.


Here's a synopsis:

Like every other kids in his class, Joe Stoshack has to write a report on an African American who's made an important contribution of society.  Unlike every other kid in his class, Joe has a special talent:  with the help of old baseball cards, he can travel through time.  So for his report, Joe decides to go back to meet one of the greatest baseball players ever, Jackie Robinson, to find out what it was like to be the man who broke baseball's color barrier.  Joe plans on writing a prize-winning report.  But he doesn't plan on a trip that will for a short time change the color of his skin-and forever change his view of history and his definition of courage.

Other books in the series include Babe & Me and Honus & Me.



Our boys have loved collecting sports cards for the past two years.

Mr. J had some Christmas money to spend this week.  His gift of choice?



A favorite book of mine this week was:  Wilma Unlimited by Kathleen Krull


This is the dramatic and inspiring true story of runner Wilma Rudolph, who overcame childhood polio and eventually went on to win three gold medals in a single Olympics. “A triumphant story, triumphantly relayed.”—Publishers Weekly

This story captivated the boys' interest and brought tears to my eyes.

You and your kids will love this book!



Happy Reading!

Heather $


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