Read Aloud Hall of Fame #13: WHERE ARE MY BOOKS? by Debbie Ridpath Ohi
You need a book. A can’t miss book. A read aloud that will cast a wide net and pull everyone in. This is the idea behind The 100 Scope Notes Read Aloud Hall of Fame.
In each post I’ll share a read aloud that has never let me down. Some will be obvious and popular. Others lesser-known. All will be story time gold.
Click here to see all the Read Aloud Hall of Fame inductees.
Where Are My Books? by Debbie Ridpath Ohi
Okay, say it’s the beginning of the school year (hard to imagine as we are in the depths of February, I know, but play along) – what are your go-to books to kick off the year? There are plenty of options, but if you’re like me, you want something that isn’t just a positive lecture – you want something fun to read aloud. Time and again, I reach for Where Are My Books? by Debbie Ridpath Ohi.
Spencer loves to read, so when his favorite books begin to go missing from his shelf, he’s ready to lay some blame. The members of his family are innocent, so who could be the culprit? Spencer sets a trap and discovers a group of squirrels is to blame. It’s up to Spencer to set things straight.
Expressive artwork, humor, and a read-along-with-me-refrain (WHERE ARE MY BOOKS?), combine to make this book my back to school go-to.
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About Travis Jonker
Travis Jonker is an elementary school librarian in Michigan. He writes reviews (and the occasional article or two) for School Library Journal and is a member of the 2014 Caldecott committee. You can email Travis at email@example.com, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.
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