58th out of 232 books — 44 voters
The Best Book to Read
THE LITTLE BOY who loves to read is back, and this time he and his classmates are visiting a big public library! In their signature catchy, rhyming verse, Debbie Bertram and Susan Bloom give readers a taste of the variety of books that can be found at the library. Michael Garland’s bright, graphic illustrations bring to life the array of fantastic and hilarious scenes that...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published June 24th 2008 by Random House Books for Young Readers
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Apr 13, 2013 Christian Houseworth rated it 5 of 5 stars
This is an excellent book to motivate children to read. It uses the author's craft of rhyme as well. It motivates children to become excited about reading and to know that there are books available for them to read based on any subject of interest, hobby, how-to books, etc. This book would also be helpful to read to your students and or children before going to the library for the first time, it talks about the process of getting a library card, checking books out, and returning them. Awesome bo...more
On a field trip to the library, the little boy who loves to read and his classmates are in search of the best book to read. I think this book encourages readers to obtain self-selected literature for daily reading or sharing with the class. Moving from the story, student's in the classroom could research for what they think is the best book, give reasons why and then have a class vote that narrows down the top four, and then from those four you can pick a final "best book."
The rhyming text and the boldly colored pictures make this book about a trip to the library an excellent choice for a read-aloud. You could easily follow-up with a discussion about how each reader defines his/her "best book". Be sure to check out others in the series: The Best Place to Read and The Best Time to Read. Each features the same adorable male bibliophile!
This simple rhyming text makes for a fun read aloud for launching the year and talking about books. Debbie Bertram's additional titles follow the pattern and can serve as similar mentor texts for routines re: reading workshop. see: Best Time to Read and The Best Place to Read if you want to share.
I kind of hate reading aloud books that rhyme (especially when, like with this one, the rhyme feels forced at times), but I will be using The Best Book to Read with some of my elementary school kids as a welcome to the library.