March is Reading Month 2011

The Techie Kids have begun talking about Book Recommendations.


Each year, we look for quality texts at home, at school, and online. When we find something fabulous, we want to tell others about it! We found some wonderful resources a few years ago from Mrs. Newingham  We use her Genre Study Posters and Peer Book Recommendation Forms.






Please leave a comment to share your book recommendations with us.


If you are looking for a book to review, here are some websites to visit that have online stories to read or listen to:




You might be interested in reading some of the fairytales.


Learn English Kids- Short Stories



Mighty Book- Story Books   



Also found on Mighty Book…

Beatrix Potter Stories


Fables and Nursery Rhymes


Thanks to Mrs. Morris & Miss Jordan for posting the links to these websites!




Thank you to Ms. Vivian for sharing this link!



Children’s Library




And now for a few Techie Kids Favorites!

Storyline Online


(This is always a top click.)


Signed Stories




Magic Keys  




Robert Munsch  


(I think this wonderful author website was shared with us last year by Mrs. Watson, thanks!)



Story Cove












One More Story- Pete’s a Pizza




 Silly Books








Reading Is Fundamental




What book are you reading right now and how do you feel about it?


Can you share with us a fabulous book that you’ve read recently and just what makes it so great?


If you had to pick your favorite genre, please tell us which you would choose and share an example.


Try out this Scholastic widget to find books, authors, and genres.


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57 thoughts on “March is Reading Month 2011

  1. doctor sues i like the green eggs and ham i think its vary cool
    i love the book because it rimes and its interesting to me becuse he is my fave author.

    • Hi Danielle,

      Thank you for sharing your book recommendation with us.

      I agree that Green Eggs and Ham is a wonderful story that many people enjoy. I was wondering if you could share some specific examples with us about what makes this book so great. Do you know what genre it would best fit into?

      Your teacher,
      Mrs. Moore

  2. A good book is Lord of the Rings, It has all three stories in one book! Followed by the Hobbit, it is an awesome book! I would recommend it!

    • Dear Parker,

      I am so glad that you shared this book. The Lord of the Rings is a very popular set of stories. I think you will find many classmates who would recommend it, as well. Since the storyline is very intricate, could use please share some the highlights with us? If there are others who are interested, but have not heard of this book before, I know that you could share an engaging review that would make others eager to read it!

      I look forward to your reply. 🙂

      Mrs. Moore

      • Dear Mrs. Moore,
        I read the reply, and I came to the computer and got started. The genera of the Lord of the Rings has it’s moments. The characters, are Bilbo Baggins, his nephew Frodo, Frodo’s friends are Sam, Merry Pippen, and Gandalf the grey. Like I said earlier, this book has it’s moments.

  3. Dear Techie Kids,
    I read a book called Diary of a Wimpy Kid the Ugly Truth by Jeff Kinny and it is so cool. It is a non-fiction book. The best part was when they said my name! And I am not even kidding. It says my last name to. And it is spelled the EXACT same way. This book is funny, has a bit of mystery in it and it is a informational book to. (well if your in middle school!)

    From, Jordan

    • Dear Jordan,

      Thank you for sharing your recommendation with us!

      I thought I might see this title appear as part of our student recommendations. I remember how excited many of you were when the first movie about this book came out! Have you seen Jeff Kinney’s website? During our author study last year, many students found his site to be a great deal of fun!

      It is interesting to me that you see so many elements of different genres in this text. I know that Mr. Alvaro loves this book. I think it would be fun to talk with him about which genre he feels has the strongest characteristics throughout the story.

      Your buddy,
      Mrs. Moore

  4. Dear Mrs.Moore

    I am reading a book called Harry Potter and the Order of the Phenix. Its a little advanced for most of you. But its super cool. It’s a fiction book that’s a mystery book and some words are funny and stuff I really like it.

  5. Dear Amanda,

    Hi my name is Savannah. I’m very glad that you like Harry Potter. When I was in 3rd grade, my sister got me interested in Harry Potter. By the end of the year I had already read the whole entire collection. My favorite one was the 7th one. Which one was your favorite?

    Your 4th grade friend,

    • Dear Savannah,

      I haven’t read all of the 7 yet. I’m only on at the end of the 5th. But so far I like the 4th out of them all. I just love that fantasy books. There is this movie I am number four and I just found out Its a book so I want to read those too. They just look really cool.

      Your friend, Amanda

      • Dear Amanda,

        Hi! Don’t worry about not reading all of the Harry Potter books yet it took me a whole year to read them all. I like the 4th too but wait until you read the 7th book. Its awesome! After you read the 7th book go see if they have the movie (part 1 and part 2 unless you’ve already seen it). its so sad when … my sister Amber said that when she read it she cried (and my eyes got misty too). I have got to go. Bye!

        Your friend,

        • Dear Savannah,

          Oh now I really got to git going on them books. I already saw part 1 and part 2 is coming soon. Its funny though I’m in 5th grade now and I started the books in like 3rd grade. I guess I’m just a really slow reader. 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 Well now I know that its sad at the end.

          Your friend, Amanda

  6. hello TK. It’s 5:53am and I have a school inspector visiting today! However I woke up with a smile because it was a nice surprise that some of you chaps left some comments on our blog. I thought I’d quickly say thank you, because I will not be able to sort some comments for you until next week.
    My favourite book for older children 9-11 is Holes, Louis Sacher.
    The Diary of a Wimp books seem very popular with everyone.
    Myself I love the ‘Frog’ books by Max Velthuijs. He was Dutch and they loved him so much they put his characters on their stamps!
    Now I am off to mull over your suggestions, regarding blogging.

    Mr E

  7. Hello Mr. E.,

    Ooo, Holes is definitely a text that I have heard many Techie Kids speak of as a favorite too! Thank you for adding to our recommendations. I haven’t heard of the Frog books before, but he must be well liked to star on a postage stamp! My all-time favorite books are from the Nancy Drew series. I just love a good mystery! I considered it a personal challenge to try and solve the case before others do. 🙂

    We have been talking about how it is okay to not like everything that you read. We are all different, so we can have different opinions. However, if we do not like a book, we discussed how important it is to focus on why we do not like it. Determining specific details will help us to make an informed decision about what books we might like to try in the future. The important part is to not give up on reading just because we did not enjoy books that other people chose for us. Exploring new genres is fun!

    Happy blogging,
    Mrs. Moore

  8. Well hello there, Jazmin!

    It is so nice to hear from you. 🙂 I’m very sorry that your amazing blog was deleted! The good news is, you are already such a fabulous blogger, it will not be long before you are up and running again! Please let me know when you’ve added your ClustrMap back on. I will be sure to visit and give you a lovely red spot.

    What do you think of our reading websites? The first three were shared by Miss Jordan and Mrs. Morris. Did you use any of those sites in class last year? Do you have a favorite website or story to recommend to the Techie Kids?

    Your pal,
    Mrs. Moore

  9. Dear Mrs.Moore,

    Yes i have been to Jeff Kinney’s website. It is so much fun! I like non-fiction books what kind do you like? Have you seen the Wimpy Kid movie? I have it was really funny.

    Your Student,

    • Dear Jordan,

      I enjoy many types of books. If I had to choose, I’d absolutely say Mystery is my favorite! I have not seen the Diary of a Wimpy Kid movie. It is on my “to watch” list.

      Your pal,
      Mrs. Moore

  10. Dear Techie Kids,

    I am reading a book called among the hidden by Margaret Peterson Haddix and it is about a third child that cannot be seen by anybody else but his two brothers Mark and Mathew his mom and his dad. I recommend this book.

  11. Dear Techie Kids,

    My book recommendation is my all time favorite book called Frog and Toad. Its a series of books that are very interesting. Its about 2 friends(Frog and Toad) that either get into trouble or have to solve a mystery but each of the books have a different story behind it. I’m really not sure what the authors name is so if you no may you please comment and tell me. This is a book for all ages so if your interested find a library near by and read it. I’m sure you’ll like it.

    Your Friend,

  12. My favorite part of the doter sues
    is when the fox was in the box
    that was my favorite part is
    becuse a fox dont
    eat green eggs and ham
    i don’t think no one does but him

    sincerely Danielle

  13. Dear Techie kids,

    my book recommendation is the story of rip van winkle it is a folk tale that explains the spirit of Hendrick Hudson, who sailed on his ship called the half moon they all gather on the mountain top every 20 years to play nine pin and drink spirits with his crew. Rip van winkle helps a dutch man carry a wooden keg to the mountain top. Rip drinks from the keg and falls asleep for 20 years. that is my book if you wqant to here the rest you have to read it hope you like it

    your freind

  14. Dear Mrs.Moore,

    My book recommendation would be Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan. It is a great book about a boy named Percy who discovers that he is a demigod. I really liked this book because it is about greek and roman mythology. I think this best go to historical fiction.

    From, Cory.

  15. Dear Techie Kids,

    I also recommend a book called Among the Free. it is about a bunch of kids called the shadow children that escape from jail and run away. It is by Margette Peterson Haddix. I recommend this book to everybody.

  16. dear Techie Kids,
    I would read Michigan chillers book 7. Its called dinosaurs destroy Detroit.
    Its a really good book. along with the other books. The authors name is Johnathan Rand.

    sincerely, john

  17. Dear Mrs. Moore,

    I would like to recommend a book called Goosebumps The Ghost Next Door. This is the best book I have ever read. I have read this book like 20 times.I hope you read it and love it like I do.

    Your friend


  18. dear Techie Kids,

    I would recommend this book called Goosebumps book 1 welcome to the dead house. Ive read it about 6 times.The book is a Austom book.I love it and i hope you like it to.

    sincerely, john

  19. Dear Techie Kids,

    Hi it’s me Courtny and I just read this cool book called Loser. By Jerry Spinelli. This book is realistic fiction. This book is about an interesting little boy named Zinkoff who starts getting called a loser in 4th grade because, he made his whole team loose on field day. But later on in the book he tries to save the day. Does he save the day read the book to find out?

    Your Friend,

  20. Dear Mrs. Moore,

    I would like to recommend The Wicked Witch Is At It Again because it is an amazing book and it is well worth reading. :):):):):):)

  21. Dear Techie Kids,

    Now You See Me is a great book and I would like to recommend it to all of you Now You See Me is about two girls who get a Polaroid camera and every time they take a picture this ghost boy gets closer and closer and they need to find out who he is and what he wants before its too late.

    -Your Friend Kayla

  22. Dear Mrs. Moore,

    I would like to recommend The Wicked Witch Is At It Again because it is an amazing book and it is well worth reading. 🙂

    Your Friend,

  23. Dear Techie Kids,

    I just got done reading this really cool book called Romeow and Drooliet by Nina Laden. This book is fantasy because there is talking dogs and cats. This book is a love story about a dog and a cat who fall in love, but Romeow is from a family of dog hating cats and Drooliet is from a family of cat hating dogs. This book can be found on Storyline Online.

    Your Friend,

    • Dear Angelica,

      I think you did a good job with your book recommendation. You put good, juicy details that made the person reading you comment want to read the book. Now I want to read the book that you recommended. Again, you did a really good job!

      Your friend,

  24. Dear Techie Kids,

    Hi it’s Junior. I just read a awesome book called Rascal. It is a realistic fiction story. the book is about a boy named Sterling. He finds a raccoon and takes it home. I like when Sterling and Rascal, the raccoon, got to the mountains and they stay there for a week. It’s a great book and you should read it!


  25. Dear Mrs. Moore,

    Hi its Deja 🙂 I just read a book called Captain Underpants and the Big Bad Battle of the Bionic Booger Boy Part 2 the revenge of the Robo Boogers By Dav Pikley.This book is basically a fantasy story. I like this book because it is funny especially the part when Captain Underpants beats up the Robo boogers. I think you guys should really read this book.

    Your Friend,

  26. Dear Techie Kids,
    I recommend Bad Kitty vs Uncle Murray the Up Roar at the Front Door because it is a funny fiction. I like this book because in the third chapter Kitty locks herself in a closet with Puppy. In the closet Kitty writes on a piece of p
    paper of what shes thinking. The author is Nick Bruel.

    Your Friend,

  27. Dear Mrs. Moore

    I read the book LynnVisible by Julia DeVillers. I thought it was a great book. This book is realistic fiction. I recommend this book (especially to people who want to be fashion designers.) It is about this girl who makes clothes in her closet. Then when a famous fashion designer finds her shoes on her dining table her adventure goes off. If you want to know the rest of the story you will have to read LynnVisible.


  28. Dear Techie Kids,

    I can’t believe the website is one year old! I feel like I just submitted my first comment yesterday.

    Your friend,
    Techie Kids

  29. Dear Techie Kids,

    I read this book called The Lightning Thief by Rick Rordin. I love it so much because it is fiction,action packed.My favorite part of the book is when Percy (the star of the book wins the war between the gods and the titans.this is the best book I have ever read.

    A BIG fan of books,

    Taylor H.

  30. Dear Mrs.Moore,

    I would like to recommend Diary of a Wimpy Kid Movie Diary. This book is about how Diary of a Wimpy Kid started and about the Diary of a Wimpy Kid movie. The book is full of pictures and a lot of funny description from some people who are trying to make idea’s in the book. I would recommend this to everyone because this a really funny book and it is for kids every where. I hope you read this book and see what I mean about all the funny parts.



  31. Dear Techie kids,

    I am reading a book called Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Rodrick Rules. Its about a kid named Greg and his summer. His mother gives Greg and his brother Rodrick mom bucks. They save the mom bucks to get real money. Rodrick throws a huge party when their parents weren’t home. If you want to find out if Rodrick gets caught you have to read and find out.

    Your friend,

  32. I saw a book called Harry the Dirty Dog. by Gene Zion illustration by Margaret Bloy Graham it is a dog that is white with black spots. he loves to get dirty but hates to take a day before a bath he runs away read more to find out.

  33. Dear Techie Kids,

    I read Katie Kazoo Going to the Dentist. I recommend this book because it teaches you things for instincts. Katie was tell her friends brother that how bad the dentist is, and her brother started to cry. So Katie felt bad so she went to her friend house to tell her brother that the dentist is not bad . But, she already had left. So she went to the dentist and got her teeth done to show her friends brother that the dentist is not bad. I feel good about it because now i like the dentist.

  34. Hi I would recommend Stellaluna because i think it is a great book because i think it is a great way to show children(including me) how nice it is to be with your parents if you have not seen them in a while and how nice it is just to have them around so that is why I would recommend Stellaluna! You can find it on storyline online! 😀

    Your friend,

  35. Title= Come back Salmon
    Author Bruce Springsteen
    reconbendad by jaimie
    I like this book that I read because they acutely clean up litter

  36. Dear Mrs. more,

    I read A book called Diary of a Wimpy Kid The Ugly Truth. The author is Jeff Kinney. The book is a really good book because its about this boy Greg who had this really great friend named Rowely and they aren’t friends any more because they got in to a fight.Greg has two brothers Rodrick and Many. Greg’s uncle is engaged and has been married three times.

  37. Dear Mrs. Moore,

    I recommend the book The Summer of Moonlight Secrets. It is about a girl named Allie Jo and her friends. Allie Jo knows everything about The Meriwether, her home until a girl named Tara comes along. Will Allie Jo find out her secret? You will have to read this book to find out.


  38. Dear Mrs. Moore,
    My favorite book is a Nancy Drew book. It’s called “The clue of the Broken Locket.” Have you ever read a Nancy Drew book? If so what’s you favorite one? I also like the book ” Are You There God? It’s Me Marget.” It’s about a girl growning up. The author is Judy Blume. I have a blog now. It’s called !!!!!!!!
    Your Friend,
    From Techie Kids

  39. Dear Techie Kids,

    Wow! We have many wonderful stories being shared here. Please take the time to respond to one of the recommendations that sound interesting to you. When you are posting your own recommendation, be sure to include the title, author, and genre with 3 specific details from the story. Don’t forget to use intriguing language. I can’t wait to read more!

    Thanks for sharing!

    Your reading buddy,
    Mrs. Moore

  40. Dear Mrs.Moore,

    I read a awesome book called Penguins, its a informational book about the greatest animal The Penguin. The are so funny I like how they wabble and they swim really good.

  41. Dear Mrs. Moore,
    Here are my book recommendations. My first one is called Enemy Pie by Derek Munson. It is about a little boy who thinks he has the most perfect summer. That is until Jeremy Ross moves in down the street. he throws parties on his trampoline and he is never invited. So his dad helps him make the enemy go away but things eventually get turned around. my second one is a book called Michigan Chillers: Terror Stalks Traverse City. It is written by Jonathan Rand. It`s about a boy named Matt who gets a Magic kit for Christmas from his grandparents. He does his first trick without reading the manual. Things go totally wrong. His friend John and the Great Garbanzo help on the way to stop the snow monster he had brought to life. find out what happens in the book. that is my book recommendation. I hope you liked it!
    From, Alexis1

  42. Dear Mrs.Moore,

    I just read Ivy and bean.The book is by Annie Barrows.This book is in fitchin.I like this book because its about these two girl Ivy and Bean. Bean is a girl that likes to get dirty she jumps into mud. Ivy is a girl that likes to be all dressy and nice. Ivy and Bean get along very well in the end.

    Your friend,

  43. Dear Techie Kids,

    I have a classic for y’all. It’s a non-fiction book by Dr. Suess. It can be found in the children’s isle. Can you guess what book it is? My Many Colored Days!


  44. Dear Mrs Moore,

    One of my favorite books that I read is Elvis and Olive. My most favorite thing about it is the spying they do.They tell secrets that they find out when they spy.It is my favorite book in chapter books so far. I recomend you read this book.

  45. Dear Mrs. Moore,

    I am Recamending Harry potter and the prizoner fo azcaband. It is a great book with adventure, magic, action, and finally drama. My favorite part is when Harry and Hormoni save Serious an buckbeak. I also like when peter runs off exapeing and lupin turns into a werewolf.