| Today I join my fellow bloggers in|
"serving up a slice" to the March SOLSC
sponsored by Two Writing Teachers.
|Pink and green - the perfect color scheme for spring!|
As I circulated among students and peered over shoulders at the lists, I discovered an old Newbery Honor title from 1935, The Pageant of Chinese History by Elizabeth Seeger. We're studying China right now, so I thought it would be fun to share this book with my students. I dashed to the technology that both peeves (bar codes on the front cover) and exhilarates to see if the title is available. Yes!
|A peek inside this front cover reveals |
a few black and white illustrations
and 497 pages of text.
It arrived with the old stamped date due sheets inside the front cover. Checkouts of this book began in 1983 and continued with two to four checkouts per year until Dec. 1992. Then the record of checkouts jumped to once in 1994, once in 1995 and once in 2002. Under the date due slips is a glued card that shows a checkout to Mercer Island on Jan. 16, 1970. When I was a kid I loved looking down the list of names to see if someone I knew had previously read the book I was holding in my hands.
Share a favorite Newbery Medal or Newbery Honor title in your comments today, and we'll add your choice to our board (kites this time)!