Well, I know that things have settled down for you now that school is in session. I am sure that many of you have chosen clubs to be in before and after school, too. I heard that at one high school they had a robotics club, where the students spend the semester making a robot that they can enter into competition to see who wins! That sounds so exciting!
Then I heard that there is a reading club at another school. You know that’s the one I love the most. Reading opens the world up to you. Just think if you want to know more about robotics, just grab a book at the library and read it. You’ll learn a lot.
I know a woman who is an author and she travels once a year to a reading conference and sits with students of all ages. These students all have a desire to be writers themselves. Say, that’s a good idea. Have you ever had the desire to write a book? Drop me a line if you have. I’d like to talk with you about it. Make sure it’s all right with Mom and Dad. Just leave me a comment on this blog so I can get to you, and I’ll be glad to talk to you about it.
Do you see the picture above, with all the kids raising their hands to answer the question? That’s what I want to make sure all of you do. Reading makes you smarter, too. So, keep it simple and read a book. Talk to you later.
Now you already know that I am a great fan of all of you reading books so that you can learn so much more. Remember that in the pages of a book you can be anyone you want to be. You can be an astronaut, a princess, a king, a nurse or doctor. Why you can even be a deep sea diver or an animal trainer!
There’s another great advantage to reading books. You get to meet other kids and people from around the world. I wonder what a child about 9 years old living in South Africa or Japan does first thing in the morning when it’s time to get ready for school. Are their schools like our schools? Do they eat fun snacks and go to the movies like some of us here do? Does a teenager in other lands have graduation ceremonies like our graduating teens do? How do they dress and why do they dress the way that they do? I’m sure that kids from other places around the world ask the same questions about us.
You know how to get your answers? Sure you do! Read a book from the library about other cultures. Cultures, that an interesting word. What does it mean? Well, I looked it up in a book called the dictionary. A dictionary has thousands of words in it with their different meanings.
Cultures in short means: “the customs, social institutions and achievements of a particular nation.”
So, when you pick up a book about people in Haiti or Egypt, you read about what they do and why they do as they do. It’s great to read a book guys! Let’s continue to enjoy our Summer with trips, fun activities, picnics, swimming, and more. But please remember there’s more fun in the pages of a book than most anywhere else. Check out about other kids around the world before the Summer ends. You’ll love it.
Can you see my friend Jen, above. She’s reading a book and has two more books to read. She loves to read. Even though she has already been on a summer vacation with her family, and went to the amusement park with her friends, she hasn’t forgotten to read during this Summer.
I am sending all of you this short reminder to be sure that you visit your local library or favorite book store and get some books to read. The books don’t have to been hundreds of pages long for you to read, unless you want that kind of book. Wow! That’s a great idea. Go to the library and ask the librarian for a good long book that’s age appropriate for you and determine to read 20 minutes a day until school starts again. If you finish that book before school begins, great! If not, just keep on reading until you do. Guess what? You’ll have read so much that when the new text books are given out and assignments on your tablet are downloaded, you’ll already be in good reading practice and will ace any of your assignments!
So, until next time, let’s get our minds sharpened and our eyes roving over those pages in our favorite books. Keep having good fun this Summer.
I almost forgot. I have two new books coming out later this year. One is called “Junior Rabbit Travels to New York,” and the other is “Junior Rabbit Travels Home.” I’ll let you know when they come out so you can add them to your collection of children’s books. One more thing, when you get to the library, watch out for falling books!
Hi there fellow readers. If there is one really good habit that we should have, it the habit of reading. The Library is the best place to be. If you go to the library, you’ll see people sitting reading the newspapers and even magazines. You’ll see people buying older books and even videos to take home and watch.
Now you might say, but I have an iPad or a tablet or a cell phone. THAT’S GREAT! You can read on your tablet and phone, too. I know one thing for sure. Whatever you do, and even if you are at home, take your phone and pull up a story, download it and read it. Guys, remember reading opens up the world to you. So, LET’S ROCK!
I have been so very busy so far this Summer. I’ve been to career days a various schools before they let out for the summer vacation, I’ve published my 4th book. You can see the cover right here. And, I am working on book number 5.
It’s good to get a little time to connect with you again. I want to hear how you’ve been doing so far this summer. So, let me hear from you about all the wonderful things you’ve been doing. Just in case you can’t think of fun things to do they summer, take a look:
Click on the book cover above, and you can purchase my newest book. You’ll love it, too.
Wow, it’s time for me go. But remember, take time to keep it simple and read a book. Bye Now
Well, it’s April, and we’re all hoping for a wonderful spring season. You know how I am always telling you to make sure you read daily for at least 20 minutes. But guess what, I’m going to ask you to do something else. It will help you and help Mom and Dad, too. It’s called SPRING CLEANING! Now don’t go “Oh Boy, really!?” There’s a lot of fun in cleaning up around the house and especially in your room. When you move the bed, the dresser or open the closet and begin to clean your room real good here’s what will happen:
You’ll find that money in one of the pockets of your jacket or pants that you forgot you had
You’ll find that diary that you hid so our brothers and sisters would find it
You’ll see an outfit that you may have forgotten you had in the closet
You’ll find that CD that you loved on the floor behind the bed when you move it
While cleaning out the closet, you’ll find really good clothes that you’ve outgrown and you can fold up and put in a bag and give to a charity for other kids to wear. (Remember, everyone isn’t as fortunate as you. By giving to charity good or slightly use clothes you will help to clothes children who don’t have. That’s wonderful.)
You’ll find that phone number in your dresser drawer to your girlfriend or best guy friend whose family moved away to another state and you’ll be able to call him or her to catch up on the latest events.
You’ll find that book that your little brother or sister kept wanting you to read to them that you hid and said you couldn’t find it. You’ll be glad to give it back to them. Yes, of course, they’ll want you to read it to them again.
You’ll surprise Mom and Dad making them so happy that they might reward you with a new Playstation or Xbox or even a new TV.
You’ll be so glad that your room is fresh and clean and organized. No more cobwebs!
I told you, spring cleaning isn’t bad at all. So, hop to it. Tomorrow is Saturday, a great day to get started spring cleaning that room. When you get a little tired, sit down and keep it simple and read a book for 20 minutes. Then get back to cleaning.
It’s me Jenny. I have been so busy, but I wanted to stop and say Happy New Year to all of you. I have a book coming out soon. Junior Rabbit Travels to Pennsylvania. I told you about it before, I think. But, anyway. I want to know if you all are doing your best in school and I really want to know if you all are reading and making trips to the Library. Remember what I told you before, “Reading opens up the world to you.” So, let’s get reading.
I’ll talk to you again real soon. Here’s a picture of my new book cover.
I’ll let you know when to get it. Let’s excel in school, reading, friendship, chores, and being a nice person to other kids.