Recently, the Busy Librarian, Matthew Winner, challenged librarians and media specialists to get to know their collections a little better through a “shelf challenge.” Read more about the Shelf Challenge HERE.
For this challenge, I have chosen to focus on the Easy section of our school’s E author section. It is a small section and I thought it seemed a reasonable size to be able to complete it during the month. My thoughts are that if I am successful with the “E” authors, then I might even be able to start the “F” authors, too.
Each night I read a few of the books to my three year old as good night stories. Tonight we read Eight Animals Bake a Cake (Elya), Tooth on the Loose (Elya), and Adios Oscar! (Elwell). I was surprised to find that all three of these titles included some of the Spanish language: animals, greetings, and cooking items. For students who are learning basic Spanish phrases, these titles would harmonize perfectly. The two titles by Elya were very short and could be used together to teach rhyming words.
Adios Oscar! was a longer book that should probably be read separately. This book had a message that was wonderfully implied to the reader: don’t let what others think of you limit who you are and what you become.
Thanks Matthew Winner for starting the #shelfchallenge! Connecting titles that are similar can be extremely useful!