July 1, 2014

Lets Talk About Books Linky 7/1

I am so excited to be linking up with Deanna Jump for her "Lets Talk About Books Linky!" This is one of my favorite linky parties because I love coming across new stories to share with my kinders!

http://mrsjumpsclass.blogspot.com/2014/07/book-talk-tuesday-and-freebie.html

The story I'm sharing this week is...

Have Fun, Molly Lou Melon by Patty Lovell. 

This book is fabulous!!
 

Let me tell you a little about this book. I was first introduced to Molly Lou Melon from my lovely friend Katie. She teaches second grade in a district close to mine. She told me about one of her favorite stories, Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon (another awesome book!) and I was hooked. I got a copy and shared it with my students right away. This fall at the scholastic book fair I  noticed Have Fun, Molly Lou Melon. I picked it up right away, and read it. I knew my kinders would love it.
Molly Lou Melon's grandmother taught her to always be happy with herself. She also taught her how to use her imagination. Her grandmother told her about all of the toys she would make out of the random objects she found. Molly Lou Melon began using her imagination and followed in her grandmother's footsteps. 


A new girl moves in next door, (Gertie) and she lives in the modern world with every over-the-top toy a child would want! Molly Lou Melon teaches Gertie how to use her imagination. Gertie becomes a believer and soon the girls are exhausted from their make-believe world!

This is an amazing book to encourage students to get creative and use their imagination. After reading this story, we went outside for an extra recess (which we never seem to have time for!) and they used their imagination. It was so inspiring to watch the students. They were pretending they were firefighters at a firehouse and they were leaving to go put out a fire! This story opened up so many opportunities in writing workshop! 
Looking forward to reading about all of your book choices! 
Have a fabulous Tuesday! :)

13 comments:

  1. I LOVE Molly Lou Melon!!!! I have not heard of this book and will have to add it to my collection. Thank you for sharing!
    Mrs. Spriggs’ Kindergarten Pond

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by! You definitely won't regret getting this book!!

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  2. I'm so glad I stopped by! I'm going to definitely add this gem to our classroom library! I'm thinking it will be great for "Ii" day when we preview the alphabet.
    Amanda
    The Kindergarten Bandit

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Amanda! You'll have to let me know how your kinders like it! :)

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  3. This looks like a great book to use during language therapy too! Thanks for sharing. Your blog design is very cute - love it!
    ~Scarlett at Speech Is Sweet

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    1. Thanks so much Scarlett! Christi Fultz from Design by Christi Blogs did it! She nailed it for me! :)

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  4. I am so happy I stumbled upon your blog today, as I have never hard of Molly Lou Melon. The book looks adorable & doesn't hurt that it has a fabulous message. Thanks for such a great share!
    -Ashlee
    TeacherWillRunforBooks

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    1. They really are fabulous Ashlee and have amazing messages! Hope your kids like them!! :)

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  5. Hi Amber,
    I read Stand, Tall Molly Lou Mellon last year and loved its message. I had one little gal that wanted to copy everything another little gal would do...same colors, same games, same drink, same book, etc. I worked hard to get her to stand tall and Molly Lou helped! I can't wait to add the next Molly Lou Mellon to my library! Thanks a ton!
    Stephanie
    Lunch, Snacks, and Recess

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    1. What a great way to use that book in your classroom!! Thanks so much for sharing! :)

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  6. I have not heard of Molly Lou Melon, but this book sounds wonderful for my kiddos. I have added it to my ever growing amazon wish list. I am going to have to check out her other stories as well. Thanks so much for sharing.

    ~Laura
    Luv My Kinders

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    1. I know how you feel! My list is ridiculous ;)

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  7. Molly Lou Melon is a hit in my kindergarten classroom too.

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