Monday, November 22, 2010

Third & Fourth Grade Author of the Month: Judy Blume

As Thanksgiving approaches, third and fourth graders have been discussing what it means to be a part of a family, and no one is better at telling stories about family than our November author of the month, Judy Blume. Whether it's Peter's struggle as the oldest child in Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing, Freddy's attempts to stand out as the middle child in The One in the Middle is the Green Kangaroo, or the "Pain's" difficulty with measuring up to his older sibling in The Pain and the Great One, Judy Blume's portrayals of kids from all types of families are funny and truthful.

Over the past week in the library, third and fourth graders have been exploring some of Judy Blume's books and how they deal with the topic of siblings. In addition, students have been exploring the idea of birth order and how it can shape our personalities.

To find out more about birth order, click here.
To find out more about Judy Blume, click here.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday, and enjoy the time you spend with your family!

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