Third grader Emily is a voracious reader-my favorite kind. She reads and understands well above her grade level and sometimes it’s a challenge to help her find just the right books. I don’t want to discourage her reading in any way, but I also want her to get the most out of the books she does choose. Historical fiction is her favorite genre-though I’m not sure she knows what a genre is yet! Stella By Starlight was on the display table of new books a few weeks ago and Emily was immediately attracted to it, checked it out and brought it home for Easter vacation reading. Yesterday she brought in a review of the book for me which she did totally on her own without being asked–look at the lovely quote at the end! Don’t you just know that a student like Emily has great things ahead? Wonderful job, Emily, and thank you!



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