Bookology readers first met Brenda Sederberg’s Reading Team partner Sylvie when she was only two days old. At that time the two were sharing one of their very first read-alouds. Now Gram and Sylvie have had the chance to share a whole wonderful year of reading together!
To celebrate Sylvie’s first birthday, Brenda is highlighting the three books that have become Sylvie’s favorites over that special year. As Brenda says, “Sylvie now brings books to me to read — which is such a joy for me, both as a former elementary school teacher and as Gram.” Sylvie’s First Birthday Favorites are: The House in the Night, written by Susan Marie Swanson and illustrated by Beth Krommes; Big Red Barn, written by Margaret Wise Brown and illustrated by Felicia Bond; and “More More More,” Said the Baby by Vera B. Williams.
Brenda continues, “Sylvie loves being read to: when she isn’t feeling well, before a nap, and just anytime!”
Brenda and Sylvie conduct their read-alouds in Minnesota. Brenda also shares her passion for children’s literature by reading to an elementary classroom and by belonging to the Duluth branch of Bookology’s Chapter & Verse Book Clubs, which meets at the Bookstore at Fitger’s.
Bookology is always looking for new Reading Teams to help us celebrate the joys of reading aloud together. Contact Lisa Bullard for further information about how to participate.
About Raising Star Readers
The original inspiration for this column was Marion Dane Bauer’s book The Stuff of Stars and her suggestion for using that book as an ongoing scrapbook to document reading aloud with a child. More details about that suggestion can be found on this PDF. The Stuff of Stars is illustrated by Ekua Holmes and published by Candlewick Press. Brenda has been having fun putting together just such a scrapbook for Sylvie and is delighted to share this peek at it with Bookology readers.