If you ever find yourself in the wrong story, leave.
Teachers and parents are always searching for ways to encourage our readers to try new material. I recently attended a workshop that suggested posting lines from children's books around the library, hallways and classrooms as a way to "hook" the readers. Here are some favorites from the workshop. Many of these are available for checkout in the RES library. Enjoy!
"There is nothing sweeter in this sad world than the sound of someone you love calling your name." Kate DiCamillo, The Tale of Despereaux
"The more he gave away, the more delighted he became." Marcus Pfister, The Rainbow Fish
"A person who has good thoughts cannot ever be ugly. You can have a wonky nose and a crooked chin and stick out teeth, but if you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely." Roald Dahl, The Twits
"I wished she'd never stop squeezing me. I wished I could spend the rest of my life as a child, being slightly crushed by someone who loved me." Gail Carson Levine, Ella Enchanted
"Where's Papa going with that ax?" said Fern to her mother as they were setting the table for breakfast." E.B. White, Charlotte's Web
"Happiness can be found in the darkest of times if only one remembers to turn on the light." J.K.Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
And last but not least, in a nod to last week's most popular Little Golden Book....
"Five little puppies dug a hole under the fence and went for a walk in the wide, wide world." Janette Sebring Lowrey, The Poky Little Puppy
Do you have favorites you would add to the list? Please include them in the comments section below. Happy Reading!