Rock On! Punk Farm by Jarrett K. Krosoczka a #TBT Book Review

One of the very first books my (then) Kindergartner brought home from the school library was Punk Farm by Jarrett K. Krosoczka. What a sweet beginning to her elementary career. So, to celebrate all the young students (and their parents) sharing the joys of the school library, we’ve pulled up this early favorite for this week’s Throwback Thursday book review.  Punk Farm written and illustrated by Jarrett K. Krosoczka Knopf Books for Young Readers, 2005 Tonight’s the B-I-G night. Sheep, Cow, Goat, Chicken, and Pig, aka the band Punk Farm, has their big rock concert for all of the other animals. In the middle of their last practice, Cow hears footsteps in the farmhouse. Oh, no! Farmer Joe is supposed … Read more

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#TBT Book Review – Teach Us, Amelia Bedelia

If it is August, it is time for thoughts of “back to school.” This week we’ve pulled an easy reader from the the archive: Teach Us, Amelia Bedelia by Peggy Parrish. Do you have a favorite Amelia Bedelia book – add it to our collection in the comments below!!

amelia bedelia easy readerTeach Us, Amelia Bedelia

written by Peggy Parish
illustrated by Lynn Sweat

Scholastic Press, 1977

Amelia Bedelia’s boss asks her to go by the school and let the principal know that the new teacher will be late in getting to school. Amelia goes to the school, but before she can tell the principal the whole story, he gives gives her a list of things that need to be done.

So Amelia gets to work. Project 1: paint pictures with the children. Amelia Bedelia means well, but somehow things get very complicated.

Reading Tub book review of Teach Us, Amelia Bedelia – May 2009


Why a Throwback Thursday for Book Reviews?

Those of us who blog about books are a community. We read lots of books, we write lots of reviews, and we share those reviews with fellow book lovers and those in search of books for children and teens on our blogs, websites, and via social media.

We write so many reviews that, over time, they get buried by other, newer reviews. BUT! that book we read three years ago will always be new to some reader, somewhere. So why not share that review with a new audience?

Everyone is welcome! Here are the participation guidelines:

  • If you reviewed the same book we’re featuring, add your permalink to the original review on the Reading Tub website or in the InLinkz Linkup.
  • Want to (re)share a review you posted in June 2009, then add your permalink in the InLinkz Linkup. [No, it doesn’t have to be a book you loved; but it does have to be a review you take a lot of pride in.]
  • Add any notes about the review in the comments, please.

The spammers have been having a blast with our Throwback Thursday posts … now its your turn to take back blogging from those nuisances. Did you review Teach Us, Amelia Bedelia? Or another book from May 2009? Add it to our linkup above or comments below.

NOTES: Teach Us, Amelia Bedelia cover image links to amazon.com. The Reading Tub has an affiliate relationship with Amazon. 100% of any income from this source is used for our literacy mission.

Poetry Book Review: A Pizza the Size of the Sun by Jack Prelutsky

A Pizza the Size of the Sun by Jack Prelutsky illustrated by James Stevenson Publisher: Greenwillow Books, 2013 Material: paperback Genre: Nonfiction – poetry, humor Circles, triangles, short stanzas and long; words you’re familiar with and some that are much too long (Fummawummalummazumms!). More than 100 poems cover topics from food to pets to school and avoiding chores. There are all varieties of poems for young readers. Interest level: 5 and Up. Recommended Ages read together: 5 to 10; read yourself: 9 and Up Type of Reading: Family reading, independent reading, read aloud Age of Child: Read with a 10-year-old girl. Target Audience Reader: Our preteen is balking at reading, but still loves poetry. She likes being able to open … Read more