Pine Hill Library News
The Pine Hill Hummingbird Book Award to be Announced Soon!
Topping our list was humor - we like to laugh when we read a book! We also like when something unexpected happens. Another winning trait is when the author lets us, the reader, know information the characters in the story do not know. For example, we were squirming in our seats as we read Sam and Dave Dig a Hole by Mac Barnett with illustrations by Jon Klassen. We couldn't believe the characters' bad luck as they dug around the biggest, most enticing gems we'd ever seen. We wanted to jump into the book and help them!
Having discussions about and noticing what we like in the books we read not only helps us become better readers, it also helps us become better writers. We can use some of the techniques from our favorite books in our own writing to draw our readers into the story. As you may have noticed I am enjoying this project as much as the students! We will announce and celebrate our 2015 Award winner soon!