Friday, March 22, 2013

More about books....

Well, we have another Friday!  Are you glad to have the week-end so near?  Are there special plans you might have for this week-end?

As you know, if you have been following this blog for awhile, I have a love of books, especially good children's books.  While I was teaching, I became aware of Ruth Heller.

Books on nouns, verbs, adjectives, pronouns, and more!

Also books based on science concepts.

And that's not all!  Even art!

Isn't this beautiful?

So colorful!

Ruth Heller not only wrote the books, she also illustrated them!  They continue to be a favorite of mine!  I used them to read aloud to the children to further reinforce concepts of language and science. They were excellent to use in the classroom!

Thank you for reading.  I really appreciate  your comments.


  1. Well, you know that I also love books! One of our favorites when our children were growing up was by Richard Scarry (sp?), and he had a marvelous talent for making language fun! I don't see his books any longer, and I suspect that some of them may not be considered "politically correct," but they were very helpful and gave us lots of laughs! I still recall one: "Show me a shaved, shorn sheep in shiny shoes, and I'll show you a sheep in sharp shape! LOVED those alliterations! I'll have to check Amazon....

  2. LOVE childrens books even now. I found a re-make of Dick and Jane in hardcover at Wal-Mart no less a place and while the familiar illustrations were there as well as some of the words. The story was at least it seemed to me, truncated (or so it seemed to me). Mind, that was quite awhile ago that I first read it. :-) The beginning of second grade so I may be wrong.

  3. I love books and reading. You have a very nice collection Nellie.

  4. I still love children's books even though my kids are between 47 and 38 years old . They still read the same Dr Susses 'books to the grandkids.

    Take care and have a great weekend.

  5. So bright!!!!!

    Love them....

    Bet Gabe would too. :-)


  6. Great info about children's books. I'm out of the loop since there are no little children around us thee days. That book on colors is AWESOME. Thanks for sharing.

  7. The colors in those books are fabulous!!

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  9. What a great selection of books for kids, Nellie. If you find books that combine arts and science, let me know. I like books that inspire kids to think out of the box. This selection looks good! Thank you for sharing your list on my blog the other day.

  10. Nellie, I always felt that children should be encouraged to read aloud . I keep telling my daughter to have her daughter read to her while she fixes dinner everyday. Just to keep her reading.I still love to read children's books.xoxo,Susie

  11. I too love books..will have to check these out! I buy great granddaughter a book every month!


  12. My weekends aren't much different than the weekdays, at this point. I hope that changes in the near future!

  13. I don't know Ruth Heller but I will look for her books now. I LOVE books and it is one thing I have a really really hard time parting with. I buy them for my grands all the time. My Lulu (age 10) is a voracious reader..and I love it- xo Diana

  14. I love books too! Any books.. They are like dishes and fabic and wool and..... You can never have enough! Enjoy!