Happy Birthday, Bethany!!

Posted on February 13, 2013 at 12:40 PM

I had so much fun this morning!  I had the pleasure of visiting the classroom of an amazing girl who turned 7 years old today.  I got to be a visiting reader to her class and we had a great time.  We read George Washington's Birthday, A Mostly True Tale by Margaret McNamara and illustrated by Barry Blitt.  It is about George turning 7 years old and what his day might have been like.  It is really funny!




We also read Dr. Zeuss fun book Happy Birthday to You!  He has created another crazy world that reminds you that "You are You"!!  And it helps your imagination take off and create your best birthday ever!



So, Happy Birthday to Bethany!!

Happy Reading Everyone!!

Vogel Elementary ROCKS!!

Posted on May 26, 2011 at 5:31 PM

Hey guys, as promised I'm writing about the great day we had today at your school.  Thanks so much for being great listeners. 

Kinder through 2nd graders really like Bubble Gum!!  I hope you don't have a terrible, horrible, no good very bad day for the rest of the school year. (Bubble Gum, Bubble Gum by Lisa Wheeler and Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst were the books we read.)

3rd through 5th was so tired from their field day, I thought they would go to sleep on me!  :D But they didn't.  We had a lot of fun doing tongue twisters from Dr. Seuss' Fox in Socks, and reading "The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs" by A. Wolf (Jon Scieszka).

Remember to work on getting a super strong, super fast monster truck brain over the summer.  NO POTATO BRAINS!!!!

See you next year and happy reading.

The Book Fairy

Elm Creek Reading Night

Posted on November 28, 2010 at 3:00 PM

Well, I owe another apology to my friends at Elm Creek Elementary School. I told you I would write about all the fun we had at your Reading Night, then I had computer problems.  Anyway, I finally got things fixed and was able to write about all the fun we had on November 16 at your school. 

I couldn't believe how many families came out for our reading event!  You had such a big crowd.  It made it very exciting.  I could tell you were having fun, because you had a lot to say.  I thought you did a wonderful job with the tongue exercises and tongue twiters with "Bubble Gum, Bubble Gum" by Lisa Wheeler.  But you made a mean sounding Wolf in "The True Story of the Three Little Pigs" by Jon Scieska. 

I hope you had as much fun as I did.  I thought it was great that your school gave out books and even had games for you to play too.

I hope you keep up all the good work with your reading.  You promised!!

By the way, I found out some really special kids were sick that night (I think they are related to the Principal somehow?)  I sprinkled lots of magic all over your school, so you'll have lots of good books to read.  Maybe we can meet in person sometime. 

Happy Reading!

Sinclair Elementary Friday Night Fun!

Posted on October 25, 2010 at 8:00 AM

Wow,  I had such a great time on Friday, October 22 at your school.  I heard we had about 175 moms, dads, and kids there to have fun at the Early Childhood Literacy Night.  What could be funner than talking about reading, reading books, eating delicious cookies and lemonade?  PLUS, every single family  taking a free book home!!  :D

I wanted to list which books we read, in case you wanted to check them out of your library and read them again.  (I never get tired of reading good books.)  Here they are:

"The Amazing Pig" by Paul Galdone

"Alice the Fairy" by David Shannon

"Princess Pigsty" by Cornelia Funke, illustrated by Kerstin Meyer

and "The LIttle Red Hen" from "Eight Favorite Fairy Tales" by Lucy Cousins

You guys did a great job of talking like a king, and making the animal sounds, and just being great listeners! 

I hope you keep up all your hard work.  I would love to hear from you, so write me if you get a chance! 

Happy Reading!

Hello to all my Somerset friends.

Posted on May 16, 2010 at 9:33 PM

I just wanted to say to all my friends at the Somerset ISD Early Childhood Center.  I had a great time on Friday reading with all of you.  That was a huge rain storm wasn't it?  I was glad we were inside and dry and having fun, even if it was rainy.

I hope you liked all the books we read.  Here are the titles and authors in case you want to read them again:

Yoo Hoo, Moon by Mary Blocksma, Illustratred by Petience Brewster (wasn't that cat the funniest thing you ever saw?  I can't believe he slept through all the noise!)

I Love you Stinky Face by Lisa McCourt, Illustrated by Cyd Moore

Four Fierce Kittens  by Joyce Dunbar, Illustrated by Jakki Wood ( you guys made some great farm animal sounds.)

Animal Go Round by Johnny Morris

I hope all of you keep your promise to read over the summer!  Remember:  NO COUCH POTATO BRAINS!  Work on those super strong, super fast, monster truck brains.

It was great to meet you.  Hope to see you again soon.

Happy Reading!:tongue:

Salado Intermediate, There's a first time for Everything!!

Posted on December 16, 2009 at 6:10 PM

Hello to the 4th and 5th grade classes who won the STAR BEHAVIOR awards for the library.  I had a great time today telling you my story,  EVEN when we were interrupted by the FIRE DRILL.  I can honestly say that is the FIRST time I have ever been interrupted by a Fire Drill. :roll: (Usually, I am interrupted by a Kindergartener who is very excited!)  I hope you liked Mrs. Biddlebox (by Linda Smith, Illustrated by Marla Frazee)

Your job now, is to make sure you don't fail school,  make sure you keep reading, and TRY to read FOX in SOCKS by Dr. Seuss as well as I can read it. 

Have a great holiday break.  I hope to see you again sometime.  And to the student who asked if I could make myself small again:  you should see me jumping around on the keyboard right now while I type this up!  If find some really good books, you'll know I was there, even if you don't see me.  Just look for the fairy dust! :wink:

Sinclair Reading FUN, FUN, FUN!

Posted on December 3, 2009 at 7:37 AM

Wow,  Sinclair.  I had lots of fun reading at your school.  I can tell you have lots of good readers because you love books!  I loved reading books from your book fair.  It was fun to meet all of the grandparents and parents who made it to eat lunch with you.  I'm glad we got to take pictures, you will have some very special memories from getting to do that.  You have some really great families. 

Wasn't Dogs Don't Brush Their Teeth, by Diane deGroat and Shelley Rotner, hilarious?  You guys were laughing so hard, I started laughing too and could hardly read the book!  :roll:  I have to honestly say I have never seen a dog sitting on a toilet!!

With the First Graders, I also got to read Winter is the Warmest Season by Lauren Stringer.  It was a beautiful book with lots of great pictures. I bet some of you who love art decide to grow up and draw pictures and write books like hers. 

You guys have some really zooming, fast, strong, "MONSTER TRUCK BRAINS"!  Keep up the great work and remember you can NEVER get worse at reading, you can only get better and better.  Happy Reading!  :wink:

Hello Briscoe Academy

Posted on November 30, 2009 at 7:23 PM

Hello, there all you great readers at Briscoe.  I really enjoyed meeting all the first graders before they left for their field trip to the Magic Theater.  Your day was just full of magic, wasn't it? 

I had a great time with the Kindergarteners too.  We read a book where a mom calls her kid
Stinky FACE!!  Really.  It's one of my favorite books,  I Love You Stinky Face by Lisa McCort and illustrated by Cyd Moore.  We had a lot of fun being dinosaurs, alligators, gorillas and even a cyclops. 

Second grade was great helping me do tongue twisters from Dr. Seuss Fox in Socks, and reading Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst.  You did a great job.

I hope you all keep up your reading.  Remember, now you have some of my magical fairy dust, so you will always have great books to read!  :)

What I've been reading lately.

Posted on October 14, 2009 at 11:06 PM

Here are a few titles of books I've been reading that I want you to read for yourself.  Some of them are new ones that I have never read before.  Others are some of my favorites that I just have to read again. 

Mrs. Biddlebox by Linda Smith, Illustrated by Marla Frazee

One of my favorite books of all times.  Mrs. Biddlebox wakes up in a dreary little funk on the wrong side of her bunk.  She decides to take that rotten day and just turn it into cake.  I got to meet Marla Frazee and get her to sign my book.  It won the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators Golden Kite Award.

Magpie Magic by April Wilson

A tale of Colorful mischief.  This is so much fun because it is only pictures and no words. The magpie flies off of the page where he is drawn and causes problems.

The Tale I Told Sasha by Nancy Willard, Illustrated by David Christiana

On a boring, rainy day, a girl is given a yellow ball which takes her on an adventure to the place where all lost things are found.

My First Blog

Posted on June 23, 2006 at 8:38 PM

Hello and welcome to my blog.  I am finally figuring out some of this 21st century stuff.  I hope to give you updates on my activities and school visits through my blog.  I am having a good summer.  With so MANY summer reading programs, I am staying very busy sprinkling readers.  I've also had a great time finding, reading, and sprinkling books so you will have great ones to read. 

The books I have read lately are:

The Supernaturalist by Eoin Colfer (he is the author of the Artemis Fowl series)

Science Verse by Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith (it has a really cool CD with the authors reading the book.  They are really funny!)

More Optical Illusions by Al Seckel.  This is a really cool book with lots of optical illusions in it.  What is really neat is there is a section that tells you why we see the illusions the way we do.

 America's Beautiful Quilts by Zaro Weil.  I bought this book for a friend who likes to quilt.  It has pictures with all different kinds of quilts and tells you all about them.

On Morning Wings by Reeve Lindbergh.  A beautiful picture book.

MY READING CHALLENGE:  See if you can read this book and become really good at it:  Fox in Socks by Dr. Seuss.   The book is "A Tongue Twister for Super Children"  and in the front it says, "Take it SLOWLY.  This book is DANGEROUS!"  It is lots of fun to read and even if you get one part of the book where you can say it fast, you will really impress your friends.  I LOVE reading this book out loud when I go visit kids.  It really is fun (and not too dangerous - but your tongue might get numb!)

Have a great day.  Happy Reading!

 The Book Fairy