Week of October 16—Finding Hooks to Inspire Your Books
Wednesday, October 19—Special Events in the Lives of Children
When I visited Barnes & Noble on Saturday there was a display with books about new babies and becoming a big brother and big sister. This caught my eye since my great-niece has just “welcomed” a twin brother and sister into her family. Many of the “starting school” books that had been featured back in August and September have found their way onto shelves—but at least they're still in the store! When thinking of hooks, we can think beyond seasons and holidays. We can think about the lives of children, issues they face, events in which they participant on a regular basis, and more.
School Events, Activities, and Happenings
First Day of School
School Supply Shopping
Media Center Orientation
Red Ribbon Week—Say No to Drugs (October)
Great American Teach-in (November)
Christmas Party (Holiday Party)
Tests, Tests, Tests
Last Day of School
Becoming a Big Sister/Brother
Going to Preschool
Going to Kindergarten
Going to School
Sleepovers and Homesickness
I can add another school event that is very popular and would be a good book hook:
Principal For A Day!
Great idea! THANKS!
Love your list! We (educators)focus on skills, but it's the events in life that "hook" us. Following your blog!
Agreed, Sandi! THANKS!
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