Tuesday, May 20, 2014

P is for ...

Gary Paulsen. How Angel Peterson Got His Name is hilarious (pushes elementary boundaries just a bit but I still have a copy). And then of course Hatchet and all his others.

Ellen Potter's Spilling Ink. Your young writers need this one. Her other books are also fun but that is my favorite.

Hanoch Piven's My Dog Is as Smelly as Dirty Socks and My Best Friend Is as Sharp as a Pencil. If you don't have them already your figurative language lessons NEED them. The app is kind of fun as an additional activity but it's not free and it's not a Must Buy app. Fun if you have the $. Not a Must. Books YES. App ... no.

Sara Pennypacker's Clementine character. Too cute. And her additions to the Flat Stanley.

Have you read this one?
The Teacher's Funeral : A Comedy in Three PartsThe Teacher's Funeral : A Comedy in Three Parts by Richard Peck
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Laughed so hard we cried.

Anne Perry. NOT a kids author but one of my favorite grown up historical mystery writing authors. Imagine my surprise when years into my fandom I learned of her ... past. Anyway. Don't understand but still love her books.

And Elizabeth Peters (otherwise known as Barbara Michaels and Barbara Mertz). She died last year. Sad. How did I miss that until looking for her webpage link for this post? Apparently she'd fought cancer pretty quietly for quite some time. Anyway. Sad for her family and for all of us who loved her character Amelia Peabody!

Wow. Douglas Preston. Most of my favorite grown-up authors have "P" last names.

And Piggie (and Elephant) PAR-TAY.

Now I'm sad I did not hold a Piggie and Elephant Dance party this year.

Oh and I know I bragged in the last alphabet post but here is a "P" and she is adorable. HER HAIR IS EPIC. I missed a couple earlier on. Might have to come back and show them off again. I have 10 nieces and nephews. 4 married siblings with kids and all. ;)

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