Wednesday, December 20, 2006

The Polls are Open

Do you have a favorite children’s book? Whether it’s one you enjoyed reading as a kid or one you read to your children, now is the time to help NEA’s Read Across America assemble the new “Educator’s 100 Favorite Book List.”

Choosing a favorite book is never easy, but Kelli Chastain and my wife Katherine, both teachers at Lake Park Elementary School in Putnam City, were able to come up with their favorites. For Kelli it’s "Thank You Mr. Falker" by Patricia Polacco. For Katherine, the book "Jingle Bells Homework Smells" by Diane de Groat tops her list.

There are other faculty members at Lake Park who have different ideas about the book that would get their vote. For Para-professional Debby Cook, it's the book "Ragcoat" by Lauren Mills. For John Lunn, Lake Park's Principal, it’s "Curious George" by H.A. and Margret Rey.

No matter which book you choose, make sure your top choice is considered by going to

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