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Book Talk: Making Friends with Books | Scrub-a-Dub-Tub, a Reading Tub Blog In making my way through this year's collection of Cybils nominees in the Easy Reader and Short Chapter Book category, I have been struck by three things. 1. (tags: ping.fm) No description available. (tags: ping.fm) The Book Chook: Oh, What Nonsense (tags: ping.fm) No description available. (tags: ping.fm) links for 2009-10-31 | Scrub-a-Dub-Tub, a Reading Tub Blog No description available. (tags: ping.fm kidlit) links for 2009-10-30 | (tags: ping.fm) No description available. (tags: ping.fm kidlit)

Book Talk: Making Friends with Books

In making my way through this year’s collection of Cybils nominees in the Easy Reader and Short Chapter Book category, I have been struck by three things. 1. the number of books that are part of a series; 2. the number of books that feature animal characters; and 3. the recurring theme of buddy stories.  As I mentioned in my b0ok talk about Cybils nominees Elephant and Piggie, new readers like familiar things. Not unlike friends in the real world … when they (or us for that matter) go to a new place, we immediately look for someone or something familiar we can connect with. With so many early reader books centered around friendship, you would think that they risk … Read more