Tuesday, August 21, 2007

You Read To Me, I'll Read To You: Scary Stories

I was so happy to see a new book in the You Read to Me, I'll Read to You series. This one is on very short scary tales to read together. How fun is that for a theme?

These books have been favorites every year during our weekly Poetry Friday celebration in our classroom. (We read poetry together while enjoying a morning treat--often donuts--with friends during the first 15-20 minutes of class each Friday.) My kids will be VERY excited to see this new book in our classroom library. I think it will quickly be a class favorite.

The book follows the same format as the others--poems for two voices. These poems are a tiny bit scary (tiny being the key word). Topics of ghosts, monsters, and other scary things will be fun for kids to read without having to worry about any nightmares. They are all in good fun.

This looks like a Halloween book and it will be fun to read then. But it will be one that is fun to read all year round.

If you haven't checked out the others, there is the first one of Short Stories, one of Fairy Tales, and Mother Goose Tales.


  1. Anonymous8:42 AM

    Thanks, Franki. I didn't know this was out yet. Yay. My son and I love this series.

  2. Franki,

    I love all of Mary Ann Hoberman's books. The You Read to Me, I'll Read to You series is terrific!
    Mary Ann was the featured speaker at our Reading Council's May dinner meeting this year. She's a lot of fun...and a great children's poet!

  3. I love this series and look forward to reading this new book with my children. Thanks!

  4. My youngest daughter is a huge fan of this series. I'm hoping her 4th grade teacher will recognize that "performance" is one enjoyable way she enters reading. I'm not even going to get a library copy first. I'm ordering this one right away.


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