And the best part, years later, I still remember those books that my teachers (and librarians) read to me and my classmates.
RAMONA QUIMBY, AGE 8, by Beverly Cleary. My introduction to Beverly Cleary! I quickly read all the other Ramona books.
LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE, by Laura Ingalls Wilder. Made my parents buy me the boxed set.
Thank you, thank you to all the teachers and librarians who fed my love of books. In appreciation, I invite you all over to my blog, The Purple Desk, for a very special contest. Every month, for the entire 2008-2009 school year, I will be awarding one third grade classroom a copy of my book along with a big box of goodies related to my book. Check it out here! To enter your favorite third grade classroom, all you have to do is send an email with the name of the teacher, school and city of the class to firstname.lastname@example.org.
September’s winner has just been posted. Good luck. And if you remember your favorite school read-alouds, I’d love to hear about them!
And remember to check back tomorrow when Jenny dishes the truth about the tooth fairy!