Ms. Banks' Blissful Books

My goal as a teacher is to encourage children to enjoy reading and that starts with me showing them my love of reading!

February 2019
reviewed: Where the Wild Things Are
Where the Wild Things Are is a literary classic and a must for young readers. The vocabulary in this book is awesome and youn...
Where The Wild Things Are - Maurice Sendak
reviewed: Tuck Everlasting
Tuck Everlasting is a very interesting book. It tells the story of a young girl who met a family that has the secret to livin...
Tuck Everlasting - Natalie Babbitt
reviewed: Bridge to Terabithia
Bridge to Terabithia is one of my favorite books. The story is beautifully told and every minute of it is enjoyable. This boo...
Bridge to Terabithia - Katherine Paterson
reviewed: The Chocolate Touch
I love The Chocolate Touch it is fun to read and students can not wait to predict what turns into chocolate next. John Midas ...
The Chocolate Touch - Patrick Skene Catling, Margot Apple
reviewed: Hooray for Reading Day!
Hooray for Reading Day! is one of my favorite books. It is helpful to students of all ages because of its meaning. Students w...
Hooray for Reading Day! - Margery Cuyler, Arthur Howard
reviewed: Duck! Rabbit!
Duck! Rabbit! is a fun book. It is a great way to teach young students that there is more than one way of seeing things. This...
Duck! Rabbit! - Amy Krouse Rosenthal, Tom Lichtenheld
reviewed: The One and Only Ivan
The One and Only Ivan is a great a book for older students it dives into issues that they need to be aware of. This would be ...
The One and Only Ivan - Patricia Castelao, Katherine Applegate
reviewed: Rocking in My School Shoes
Pete the Cat is too cool! Pete the Cat books are great for young readers because they are simple to read and have songs to ac...
Pete the Cat: Rocking in My School Shoes - Eric Litwin, James Dean
reviewed: Oh, The Places You'll Go!
Oh, the Places You'll Go! is filled with so much positivity and is great for the classroom. As with many Dr. Suess books, thi...
Oh the Places You'll Go![OH THE PLACES YOULL GO D][Hardcover] - DrSeuss
reviewed: Holes
Holes tells the tale of the unfortunate Stanley Yelnats and the characters he encounters at Camp Green Lake. This book is def...
Holes - Louis Sachar
reviewed: Bud, Not Buddy
Bud, Not Buddy is one of my favorite books. It is funny, heartfelt and informational wrap in a beautiful entertaining package...
Bud, Not Buddy - Christopher Paul Curtis
February 2019
reviewed: Amazing Grace
I absolutely love this book and I am so grateful Ms. Gilmore introduced me to it. It will always be a part of my collection. ...
Amazing Grace - Mary Hoffman, Caroline Binch
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reviewed: There's A Wocket In My Pocket!
This Dr. Suess book is one of my favorites! It is colorful and has some of the wildest words I have seen. This book is great ...
There's a Wocket in My Pocket! - Dr. Seuss
reviewed: Charlotte's Web
Charlotte's Web is a beloved classic. It is a tale of truth, friendship, and preserving. These are qualities that are importa...
Charlotte's Web - E.B. White, Garth Williams, Rosemary Wells