December 6, 2000
"I like 'Cat in the Hat' by Dr. Seuss because the sun would not shine, it was too wet to play and the children heard a bump sound so they jumped and there was the Cat in the Hat." -- Tyshell Plater Tench Tilghman Elementary "I liked 'Moe the Dog in Tropical Paradise' by Diane Stanley because it is a book about a dog who does not like winter. He surprised his friend Arlene by painting his wall like a tropical paradise." -- Elise Hoskins Eldersburg Elementary "The book 'Harry in Trouble' by Barbara Ann Porte is about a boy in trouble.
November 29, 2000
"I liked 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' by Roald Dahl because I like chocolate, and you can go to a factory and make anything you want to make, like chocolate. It is my favorite book." -- Kia Wright Public School #215 "My favorite book is 'New Adventures of Mary-Kate and Ashley: The Case of the Missing Mummy' by Francis Lin Lantz. It is about two girl twins named Mary-Kate and Ashley who go into a museum and get locked up in jail. I like it because the twins go into a very, very, very dark room and three mummies catch them and lock them up."
April 12, 2000
"I highly recommend the book 'Satchel Paige' by Lesa Cline-Ransome. It's a fun story about the life and times of a great man and a terrific baseball player. He made some bad choices as a boy, but adults cared for him and helped him straighten up." -- G. Lowell Swain, Winand Elementary "In 'Stephanie's Ponytail' by Robert N. Munsch, Stephanie wants a different kind of ponytail every day. She gets mad when all the kids call her ponytail ugly, but the next day, they all copy it. Stephanie is so mad at the kids that she says 'Tomorrow I am going to shave my head!
March 8, 2000
"My favorite book is 'The Island of the Blue Dolphins' by Scott O'Dell. I like this book because there is a lot of adventure and it teaches us never to give up regardless of the challenges we encounter. In my heart, Karana, the main character who was left by herself on a deserted island, will always be one of my heroes." -- Christine Lebron, St. Margaret Elementary "I recommend 'My Robot Buddy' by Alfred Slote. In it, a boy named Jake wants a robot buddy, but it costs a lot of money. Do you think he got the robot buddy?
March 1, 2000
"In 'Tall Tale: The Unbelievable Adventures of Pecos Bill,' Daniel lived in Paradise Valley. He hated living there and wished he could be anyplace else. The part I liked was when he was chasing a nice-looking horse, but it really was a car." -- LaByanca Harvey Grove Park Elementary " 'Koko's Kitten' is a good book because the author Francine Patterson talks about a real gorilla. Koko knows how to communicate in American Sign Language. The photographs are great." -- Michael Dimick Seneca Elementary "I read a book called 'Amber Brown Goes Fourth' by Paula Danziger.
February 20, 2000
" 'Think Big' by Ben Carson is Dr. Carson's formula for success. The words 'think big' are an acronym. The acronym represents: T=talents and time, H=hope and honesty, I=insight, N=nice, K=knowledge, B=books, I=in-depth, G=God. I recommend this book to anyone who wants to unleash their potential for excellence." -- Terry Thornton II Johnnycake Elementary "My favorite book is 'Something Queer in the Cafeteria' by Elizabeth Levy. The book is a hilarious mystery. There is a brand new cafeteria at the Evergreen Avenue School, and everything has gone wrong.