March 24, 1999
"My favorite book is 'The Private Notebook of Katie Roberts, Age 11' by Amy Hest. This book is about an 11-year-old girl whose parents got divorced and what she goes through to get used to her father not being there. Her mother gets remarried and she has to move to Texas. The rest of the story tells how she had to get used to her new life. I like this book because it's in diary form and Katie is very brave and smart. I really recommend you read this book."-- Lynnae Young,Kingsville Elementary"We think the book 'Because a Little Bug Went Ka-Choo!
June 27, 2001
"My favorite book is 'Kit's Surprise' by Valerie Tripp. Kit doesn't like her uncle or his dog. And Kit and her friend Ruthie get into a very big fight because Kit doesn't want to take Ruthie's dress. But I think the last book of the Kit series will have a happy ending." -- Kristin Self Crofton Elementary "My favorite book is 'The Gingerbread Boy' by Paul Galdone. He jumps out of the pan and runs out of the house. Then a woman and a man run after him and a cow and then a horse chase him, too."
July 26, 2000
"I like the book 'Show and Tell' by Joanne L. Smith because it's about a boy named Billy who tries to bring the same thing to show and tell every day, but one day he brings a surprise. I like the bear in the book." -- Tavon Moreno, Commodore John Rodgers Elementary "I would recommend 'Heaven' by Angela Johnson to children who like secrets. In Heaven, Ohio, people say that you are either born in Heaven or you move there to forget about the past and start all over again. The main character, Marley, learns a secret about herself in Heaven and works through it with two very good friends."
January 31, 2001
"I read 'The Cat's Purr' by Ashley Bryan. It tells a story about how cats started purring. It has a cat and a rat who are best friends." -- Vylencia Morton Carter G. Woodson Elementary "My favorite book is 'Where Do Balloons Go?' by Jamie Lee Curtis. I laughed when they said 'Do balloons tango with airplanes or cha-cha-cha with birds?' If you want to laugh, read this book." -- Ava Stallings Woodside Elementary "You will love 'Where's That Reptile' by Barbara Brenner for many reasons.
June 14, 2000
"I read 'Oh, Tucker!' by Steven Kroll. Tucker is a very happy dog. He moves too fast and knocks over everything in his house. But he loves his family so much, and they love him." -- Jeremy Davis Cross Country Elementary "The book 'Jessica's Mermaid, Sweet Valley Kids' by Molly Mia Stewart is about Jessica, who saw a mermaid. Her friends did not believe her because Jessica always made up stories that were not true. She had to find the mermaid again, or her friends would leave her forever.
September 6, 2000
"I like the book 'The Animal World' by Maurice Burton because it has pictures of different kinds of animals living under water, on land and in the air." -- Ricardo Petroff Highlandtown Elementary "I recently finished reading the biography 'Milton Hershey, Chocolate King' by Mary Malone. This wonderful book is about Milton growing up happily and becoming a success even though there were many difficulties along the way. This is a fascinating book because he opens a school for boys, Chocolate Town and Hersheypark.
April 27, 2008
Michael E. Cryor finds it an exciting time to be the chairman of the Democratic Party in Maryland. "Enthusiasm is high," he said. "People are invested in managing and maintaining a culture of collaboration." Cryor, who once co-chaired Martin O'Malley's campaign for governor, is the president and founder of the Cryor Group, which he describes as a communications consulting group that allows people to think more strategically about linking business goals and assets. "Thinking Points" by George Lakoff I love Lakoff's work because he directs us to think differently about the communication of values and ideas and how poorly Democrats have handled the challenge.
December 9, 1998
" 'Dolphins at Daybreak' by Mary Pope Osborne is good because it's an adventure book. I think this is a good book for boys and girls because it's about a boy and girl who find a mini sub and get in it and fall into the sea. They learn about sea life. The dolphins save them from the shark."- Chris SchroederVilla Cresta Elementary"I like the book 'My Name is Not Angelica' by Scott O'Dellbecause it's very exciting. It is about a girl named Raisha who got snatched from her home and became a slave.
March 7, 2001
"I like 'Robo's Favorite Places' by Wade Hudson because it gives you ideas about places you might like to visit. This book is funny. It is about Robo, who has a lot of places he likes to go, but has a hard time choosing among them." -- Darshell Taylor Arundel Elementary "I enjoyed reading 'The Hundred Dresses' by Eleanor Estes. There were a group of girls who did not believe that Wanda had 100 dresses. It was very sad that everybody made fun of her and looked down on her, instead of looking at her as a normal person.
February 21, 2001
" 'The Adventures of Taxi Dog' by Debra and Sal Barracca was a fun and interesting book. I liked it because Maxi, the taxi dog, found a new owner. Jim, the taxi driver, took Maxi everywhere. I would like others to read this book because the Taxi Dog and his owner loved each other and they showed what teamwork is about." -- Kane Samuel, Montebello Elementary "I think everyone should read 'Little House in the Big Woods' by Laura Ingalls Wilder because the descriptions help you picture in your mind how hard it was to live in the 1870s.