Miss Brooks Loves Books! (and I don’t) by Barbara Bottner

May Theme: Engaging the Reluctant Reader

Sometimes all it takes is one book to engage a child who may be reluctant to read.  Though it’s the end of the school year (for most), it’s never too late to try to entice a new reader.  This month, I will share books that explore reading as a topic.

Recommended Grades: K-2

Miss Brooks Loves Books (And I Don’t) is a great book to show children that not everyone enjoys reading, but there is a book in the library for everyone.  

Lesson idea: After reading aloud this book, discuss with students the idea that everyone usually has one book that may have turned them on to reading.  Remind students that perhaps some of them have not found that book yet, but you will help them.  Have students choose their favorite book (or help them find that one book that may turn them on to reading) and create a costume of the main character.  Celebrate “Book Week” in your own class and have students “really show why they love it.”

©2010 by Dawn Little for Picture This! Teaching with Picture Books. All Amazon links are affiliate links and may result in my receiving a small commission. This is at no additional cost to you.


3 thoughts on “Miss Brooks Loves Books! (and I don’t) by Barbara Bottner

  1. Max Elliot Anderson May 10, 2010 / 7:30 PM

    It’s so important to draw attention to reading, and attract reluctant readers to it, especially boys.

    I grew up as a reluctant reader, in spite of the fact that my father published over 70 books. Now I write action-adventures & mysteries, especially for tween boys, that avid boy readers and girls enjoy just as much.

    My blog, Books for Boys http://booksandboys.blogspot.com is dedicated to drawing attention to the importance of reading. And my new book, Lost Island Smugglers – first in the Sam Cooper Adventure Series – is coming out in August. .

    Max Elliot Anderson
    PS. My first 7 books are going to be republished by Comfort Publishing later in 2010

  2. pragmatic mom May 10, 2010 / 9:39 PM

    My daughter’s teacher is Miss Brooks except she just got married. I have to get this book for her!

    Pragmatic Mom
    Type A Parenting for the Modern World

    I blog on children’s literature, education and parenting.

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