This is ONE OF 2 responses to VC 31 Drury 1 ("Children's stories")...
I asked Eliott to recommend some books for you, seeing as a good portion of his library are 4th and 5th grade books. Here they are:
Some standards are (the kids may have already heard these):
- The True Story of the Three Little Pigs (by A. Wolf), by John Scieszka
- The Stinky Cheese Man and other Fairly Stupid Tales, by John Scieszka and Lane Smith - includes short stories such as "Chicken Licken,""The Really Ugly Duckling," "Little Red Running Shorts," and "Jack's Bean Problem"
- Alexander and his Terrible, Horrible, No-Good, Very Bad Day, by Judith Viorst
- The Witch's Broom, by Chris van Allsburg
- All children's poetry by Shel Silverstein
- Any book in the series The Babysitter's Club
- Any book in the series My Teacher Is A...
- Anything from the Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library, especially Folk Tales of the British Isles, edited by Kevin Crossley-Holland. He said these went over really well in his classrooms.
A good bookstore will be able to give you the authors' names on those El couldn't remember. Have fun!
- Charlotte's Web, by E.B. White
- James and the Giant Peach, can't remember the author's name