Friday, November 29, 2013

CHAMELIA by Ethan Long

Lexile     AD440          Pages     40          Ages     3 - 6
AR Quiz No. 144066 EN Fiction
  IL: LG - BL: 1.9 - AR Pts: 0.5
  AR Quiz Types: RP



Most chameleons want to blend in.  But not Chamelia!  Chamelia wants to stand out.  She wants to be noticed.  She wears loud clothes and usually takes the opposite fork in the road from everyone else.  But Chamelia's plans don't always work out for the best.  Instead of standing out, she is left out.

Can Chamelia find a way to be accepted while still being true to herself?

I love this little lizard!  Being a bit of a rebel myself, I can empathize with Chamelia. It is sometimes a fine line to walk between being original and being obnoxious.  Chamelia's strategies can show your little ones how to walk that line - standing out while fitting in.

Happy Reading!
Miss Laurie

Chamelia can be checked out at any Lake County Public Library, or click  here and with your library card number and PIN you can place a hold for easy pickup at your favorite branch.

Monday, November 18, 2013

SALLY SORE LOSER: A STORY ABOUT WINNING AND LOSING by Frank J. Sileo, illustrated by Cary Pillo

Lexile     Not Rated          Pages     32          Ages     4 and up
 AR Quiz No. 158158 EN Fiction
  IL: LG - BL: 3.6 - AR Pts: 0.5
  AR Quiz Types: RP

Sally likes to be first.  First in line, first finishing lunch, first out the door, it doesn't matter.  Sally wants to win at everything.  When she doesn't, she cries and yells and bullies.

One day at recess, Sally's friends decide they have had enough.  In the middle of a game of soccer they walk off the field. They nickname her "Sally Sore Loser" and tell her they don't want to play with her anymore. Sally sits down in the middle of the field and cries.

After recess, Sally's teacher, Mr. Taylor, talks to her about what happened. He tells her about good sportsmanship, giving her a list of rules to follow.  She talks about it with her mother who tells her Mr. Taylor was right and making some suggestions as to how Sally can once again be accepted by her friends.

Will Sally win at being a good friend? Read Sally Sore Loser and find out!

Good sportsmanship is such an important lesson to teach our children.  Sally Sore Loser is a great start.  Also, at the back of the book there is a section that gives advice on how we, as parents, can continue that lesson.  You can't go wrong with Frank Sileo's Sally Sore Loser!
Happy Reading!
Miss Laurie

Sally Sore Loser: a Story About Winning and Losing can be checked out at any Lake County Public Library, or click  here and with your library card number and PIN you can place a hold for easy pickup at your favorite branch.